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Will ‘climate change’ keep SA’s Short-Term Insurance industry in the doldrums in 2018?

On a global scale, the majority of Short-Term Insurance markets, including South Africa, remain in a phase of below-average profitability. Despite holding 44% of the African market, the South African Short-Term Insurance market has witnessed weak growth in 2017 with sluggish premiums growth, mainly due to political uncertainty and slow economic growth. In addition, the

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Are Probiotics boosting SA’s Digestive Health industry growth?

Increasingly, health conscious consumers are starting to follow their gut when looking for ways of mitigating the negative health effects of increasingly stressful lifestyles and unhealthy eating habits. A growing number of consumers are using Probiotics to prevent and manage their digestive, as well as general, health issues. Insight Survey’s latest SA Digestive Health (Probiotics) Industry Landscape

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Is SA’s Shampoo market being boosted by Dry Shampoo innovation?

The big question for most Shampoo companies is whether there is a sustainable market for Dry Shampoo, or, was it simply an innovative fad that resulted from the strict water restrictions imposed on large parts of South Africa’s Cape region that were experiencing severe droughts? Globally, Dry Shampoo has gained immense popularity as a convenient

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Is SA’s Breakfast Cereals Industry catering to the growing Millennial segment?

Breakfast Cereals are still typically cherished by Baby Boomers who become nostalgic when thinking of Breakfast Cereals such as Froot Loops, Coco Pops and the sugar-coated Frosted Flakes. However, Millennials have received the term ‘Cereal Killer’ as this generation is specifically moving away from Breakfast Cereals and embracing various on-the-go snack options that better suit

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Is the National Health Insurance (NHI) the right cure for SA’s healthcare system?

South Africa continues to invest substantial resources into its healthcare services, and health remains a key priority with 12.3% of current government expenditure allocated to healthcare specifically. Since 1994, the investment into South Africa’s healthcare services has yielded significant results. However, funding of the public health system which provides healthcare services to the majority of

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Has the Cape’s water crisis driven bottled water sales?

Still, sparkling, flavoured or enriched with additional vitamins and minerals? Bottled water was once a far simpler product, but the number of options available to consumers within this category has increased substantially over the last few years and driven the growth of the industry. With the water crisis in the Cape provinces (Northern, Western and

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Is SA’s Tea Industry ‘everyone’s cup of Tea’?

For some a good cup of tea is like a hug in a mug; it simply makes everything better. Many consumers use tea to connect with family and friends and the drink is often associated with memories of happiness and joy. Consumers are, however, becoming more discerning about their choice of tea. They are moving

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Is the SA Analgesics market breaking through the pain barrier?

On a global scale, pain continues to be one of the most common symptoms encouraging individuals to seek medical care or over-the-counter alternatives to relieve their symptoms. This coupled with the ever-growing global healthcare industry, accelerated technological developments, the increasing prevalence of various pain disorders, and the rising global ageing population, are some of the

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