In Brief Open hearts, open jars, open source
In the US, Proctor & Gamble has launched new disability-friendly packaging for its Olay beauty line and will share the design on an open-source basis with the rest of the industry. To develop the new container’s lid, P&G liaised with people with various conditions, including dexterity issues, limb differences, joint pain and vision impairments. Next up, Heineken has put in its offer for local wine and spirits maker Distell Group Holdings for a very thirsty R38.4bn and will also be looking at acquiring a majority stake in the owner of Namibia Breweries, producer of Windhoek, and more importantly, of Windhoek Draught. This is going to put the wind up rivals Diageo and AB InBev in the region, make no mistake. Finally, Hinds Spices is running a competition to find the best Shisa Nyama in the country. The Chesa Champion campaign, which showcases Hinds’ proudly South African spices, will kick off in Soweto this month, which is what we call a good start since the best Shisa Nyamas in the country are, of course, to be found in eThekwini.
Comment: Spicy meat cooked to perfection on the coals, and an icy bottle of Windhoek Draught. Tastes like home.