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How to use blockchain to reinvent asset management

Without going into the specifics too deeply, blockchain is a huge, global distributed ledger or database running on many devices and open to anyone within the blockchain...

By Bas de Vos 1 Aug 2017

Digitalisation pushing boundaries of manufacturing

Digital transformation, as we've come to realise, means something different in every industry. In manufacturing, the term can be broad-reaching...

By Dereshin Pillay 27 Jul 2017

Data management: the centre of IoT projects

The internet of things (IoT) offers many more opportunities than merely improving efficiency and reducing costs...

By Morne Bekker 27 Jul 2017

Africa increases high-value production, global trends identify industrial growth

Euromonitor International has released research on how industrial changes are shaping the B2B marketplace around the world...

16 May 2017

Will additive manufacturing inspire the next industrial revolution?

Some suggest that by taking the industrial revolution of 1760-1840 as the first one, we are currently in the fourth industrial revolution...

By Nicholas Kitonyi 3 May 2017

Africa wants to place itself on the automotive roadmap

Africa is keeping investors on their toes with forecasts far from being true to their word. The inherent volatility and instability of African markets...

By Ryan Bax 1 Dec 2016

Morocco signs deal for major Boeing hub

Morocco signed an agreement with Boeing on Tuesday to build a new hub for the US aerospace giant that officials hope will create thousands of skilled jobs...

29 Sep 2016

Car makers flag SA as base for drive into Africa

The global automotive industry produced more than 91-million vehicles in 2015, 1.1% up from 2014. Of that number, Africa accounted for 960,527...

By Mark Smyth 25 Aug 2016

Famous Brands revenue up 12%, expands further in Africa

Famous Brands, which owns Steers‚ Wimpy and Debonairs, plans to open 243 new restaurants in the coming year after reporting record turnover and profit for the year. It is also planning to enter Angola and Ghana.

By Zeenat Moorad 20 May 2014

Ford's sub-Saharan drive may benefit SA plants

As Ford's only manufacturing operation in the Middle East and Africa‚ Ford Southern Africa is in pole position to benefit from the group's decision to intensify marketing and production in sub-Saharan Africa‚ says Stephen Odell‚ president of Ford's European‚ Middle East and African operations.

By David Furlonger 11 Apr 2014

Luxury brands turn attention to Africa

Africa's growing middle class has expensive tastes and research by Bain & Company suggests that luxury goods sales will increase by 11% this year - demonstrating the continent's potential for upmarket goods.

By Zeenat Moorad 5 Nov 2013

Famous Brands half-year earnings up 20% to 180c

Fast food group Famous Brands reported a 20% increase in headline earnings per share to 180c for the six months to August.

29 Oct 2013

Quick meals for Africa

In SA, Famous Brands produces 265,000 cups of specially blended coffee a day. With 2,175 restaurants, the company, whose brands include Wimpy, Steers and Mugg & Bean, also makes 77m ice-cream cones a year. It's the big daddy of SA franchising, with a R9,7bn market capitalisation, and it wants to repeat its local success in the rest of Africa.

By Zeenat Moorad 16 Sep 2013

Thales keeps an eye on safety

To paraphrase from the iconic Star Trek, Africa is the "next (as opposed to the final) business frontier". And judging from exceptional recent economic growth, wealth in natural resources and sheer international business interest on the continent, it seems no-one has trouble believing this.

19 Aug 2013

World Bank provides US$14,7bn to Africa

The World Bank committed a record US$14.7bn in its fiscal year to June to support economic growth and better development prospects in Africa despite uncertain economic conditions in the rest of the global economy.

1 Aug 2013

Hotels moving in on Africa's potential

With limited opportunities for expansion in SA, a slew of hospitality companies are eyeing the rest of the continent, for future growth as there is an under-supply of quality hotels and upbeat economic prospects.

By Zeenat Moorad 10 Jun 2013

Africa is focus for international law firms

Expansion into Africa by the world's biggest law firms gathered steam on Monday (3 June) with the official tie-up between Norton Rose and Fulbright & Jaworski to form Norton Rose Fulbright.

4 Jun 2013

Japan offers US$10bn to Africa

TOKYO, JAPAN: Japan has pledged at least US$10bn in aid to Africa for the next five years as Tokyo prepares to host a major development conference for the resource-rich continent.

3 Jun 2013

Africa must make better use of resources

Africa's agricultural‚ mining and energy resources could be better used to boost the continent's pace of economic growth and pave the way for a breakthrough in human development‚ according to a report released on Monday (27 May).

By Mariam Isa 28 May 2013

Wind power to change Africa

Private investors smell profit in beefing-up the continent's over-stretched power grids and swarms of new wind turbines are soon expected to start going up.

28 May 2013

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