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Apple touts greater use of recycled metal in gadgets

Apple wants to "one day" end the need to mine materials from the earth to make its gadgets, the technology giant said in its annual environmental responsibility report out Thursday.

3 days ago

Manufacturers expected to be more proactive in protecting consumers from economic crunch

Consumers demand economic protection from manufacturers, according to BMI Research...

3 days ago

Investing in sustainability enhances brand value

Investing in sustainability and The Carbon Trust Standard is not only a risk management tool...

13 Apr 2017

Training puts youth on road to success

After announcing the project late in 2016, Porsche has now opened its new training centre in Cape Town...

7 Apr 2017

Manufacturing Indaba returns in June

The Manufacturing Indaba, now in its fourth year, will be hosted at Emperors Palace from the 27 to 28 June 2017. Planned keynote addresses and panel discussions...

7 Apr 2017

Investment projects worth over R1bn ready for Coega IDZ

From April 2017, says the Coega Development Corporation (CDC), investment projects worth over R1bn are ready for implementation in the its industrial development zone (IDZ)...

7 Apr 2017

A national PET footprint

Mpact's plastic division comprises business clusters serving various markets through the use of diverse technologies and raw materials. One such material is PET (Polyethylene terephthalate)...

Issued by Mpact Plastics 7 Apr 2017

Bell Equipment announces a 30% black-woman-owned empowerment transaction

Bell Equipment, a manufacturer and distributor of heavyweight equipment, announced that it had entered into a broad-based black economic empowerment agreement with SiBi Capital, an entity entirely owned and managed by black women...

6 Apr 2017

A landfill is no place for plastic bottles

Because their usefulness extends well beyond their original purpose, and to bury them in earth is exceptionally wasteful...

By Sindy Peters 4 Apr 2017

Manufacturing output still positive but lower than in month before

Manufacturing purchasing has held on to recent gains and only dipped slightly lower in March 2017, but the Cabinet reshuffle may have far-reaching consequences...

By Sunita Menon 4 Apr 2017

Factors igniting growth in centrifugal pumps market

According to Frost & Sullivan, water and wastewater end-user demand, power generation in emerging economies, and investment in modernising water and wastewater infrastructure are factors igniting pockets of growth in the global centrifugal pumps market...

31 Mar 2017

Angola gains cosmetics factory

ABC Cosméticos has opened in Angola with a budget of $10 million and capacity to produce 8.840 tonnes per a year of five different products...

28 Mar 2017

How the brushless motor can catalyse energy efficiency

If you consider yourself an entrepreneur or an inventor designing products that require a motor, one of the simplest ways to make your product energy efficient is to use a brushless motor...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 27 Mar 2017

May the best furniture win

Furniture designers are set to battle it out at the annual Furniture Design Competition hosted by the Department of Trade and Industry (dti)...

17 Mar 2017

Nampak's operational performance still improving

Packaging manufacturer Nampak said on Wednesday that it has made significant progress in the implementation of its comprehensive plan...

16 Mar 2017

Is industrial IT the next wave for Africa?

Kenya is on the cusp of real growth and innovation. In fact, according to the African Economic Outlook in 2015, East Africa was again the continent's fastest-growing region...

By Stephen du Preez 15 Mar 2017

Panâh: An ethical fashion production house in Kenya

Founded by Morteza Saifi and Evgeniya Khromina, Panâh is an ethical fashion production house based in Nairobi, Kenya...

14 Mar 2017

Bowler Metcalf posts loss after 'capricious' six months

Plastics packaging and soft-drink group Bowler Metcalf said on Friday that revenue grew 14% to R291m during the six months to end-December...

By Pericles Anetos 10 Mar 2017

Mimi Women aims to build manufacturing plant

Mimi Women aims to raise R10m in order to build a manufacturing plant that will produce affordable sanitary pads...

9 Mar 2017

Addis cracks international nod for ethical business practices, labour relations

Addis is the first South African-owned manufacturer to comply fully with the international requirements of the SEDEX Global Conformance Programme...

7 Mar 2017

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