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Manufacturing sector needs to manage power crisis

The next one to two years will be tough for South Africa's manufacturing sector which officially fell into a recession in June due to the power crisis. The consequences for the broader economy and businesses in general are immense...

17 Sep 2015 13:28

Q&A with Sello Mosai: Manufacturing industry needs commitment from unions, top management

With just several weeks to go until the 2015 Manufacturing Indaba, we asked Sello Mosai, the executive manager of Value-Chain Competitiveness at Productivity SA, to share some insights into the current state of the manufacturing industry in South Africa and where to from here...

By Evan-Lee Courie 9 Jun 2015 13:37

New joint venture in farm machinery distribution to support AGCO brands in Zambia

AGCO, Your Agriculture Company, reported that a new joint venture company formed between South Africa's Barloworld and Germany's BayWa has been appointed...

2 Oct 2015 09:42

Connected homes offer new opportunities

Home networking has grown exponentially in the past few years, fuelled by the ever-increasing availability of broadband internet and smart mobile devices...

By Ashish Joshi 2 Oct 2015 09:14

Great potential in SA, China relations

PRETORIA: Economic cooperation and trade between China and South Africa which have developed fast, have potential for growth...

30 Sep 2015 11:32

Q2 formal-sector jobs fall to 8.944m from 8.945m in Q1

SA's formal sector shed jobs in the second quarter, which is not surprising given the economic contraction over the period...

30 Sep 2015 10:50

Spring Equinox heralds Bizcommunity's new interface

Celebrated in many cultures as the Spring Equinox, 21 September marks the turning of the seasons in the southern hemisphere. Today it also marks new beginnings for Bizcommunity's navigation interface...

Issued by 21 Sep 2015 10:38

SA's economic growth affected by global crisis

PRETORIA: Minister in the Presidency responsible for Planning Monitoring and Evaluation, Jeff Radebe, says the global economic crisis has...

21 Sep 2015 09:11

Nampak - The cost of complexity in manufacturing

While it is government's responsibility to create an enabling environment, manufacturers must look to their own operations and decide what efficiencies they can unlock to create value, CEO of Nampak, Andre de Ruyter, told a Forum at GIBS...

Issued by Gordon Institute of Business Science 21 Sep 2015 10:06

CoCT wins Recycled Product of the Year

The City of Cape Town and Mpact Plastic Containers have been awarded the SAPRO Trophy for the Recycled Product of the Year for their Fifty/50 Wheelie Bin...

19 Sep 2015 09:00

Goodyear announces R670m investment in Uitenhage factory

Goodyear South Africa's Uitenhage manufacturing plant in the Eastern Cape will receive a financial injection worth R670m to increase production of high-value-added (HVA) consumer tyres to drive profitable growth and meet market demands...

17 Sep 2015 08:06

MechCaL to supply fans to Zambian mining industry

Pretoria based designer and manufacturer of industrial fans, MechCaL, has extended its African footprint by penetrating the Zambian mining industry...

11 Sep 2015 06:30

Tractor sales drop 12.4% y/y in August to 507 units: Saama

Tractor sales dropped by 12.4% year on year (y/y) in August to 507 units, according to the South African Agricultural Machinery Association...

By Helmo Preuss 9 Sep 2015 09:14

SA'S 'Big Five': Bold Priorities for Inclusive Growth

Focusing on South Africa's 'Big Five' growth opportunities could deliver significant GDP growth, create jobs and confound a rising sense of pessimism about the nation's future prospects...

1 Sep 2015 13:28

ArcelorMittal to discuss closure of melt shop in Vereeniging

ArcelorMittal SA said on Monday it had "no option but to commence consultations" with stakeholders regarding the closure of its...

By Mark Allix 1 Sep 2015 08:47

Davies imposes steel tariffs with conditions

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies has come to the rescue of the beleaguered steel industry, approving a 10% ad valorem duty on certain...

By Linda Ensor 31 Aug 2015 10:40

SAVA survey focused on phasing out of heavy metals

The Product Stewardship Programme (PSP) survey, conducted by the Southern African Vinyls Association (SAVA), focused on the levels of compliance of member companies with regards to...

31 Aug 2015 07:21

New CEM Automotive solution available

Launched in Germany in March 2015, T-Systems' new Customer Experience Management Automotive (CEM Automotive) solution is now available. The cloud-based solution is a digital and mobile platform that connects all relevant stakeholders...

28 Aug 2015 15:07

[#WomenInBiz] Waking sleeping women and moving mountains with Melanie Nadar

Melanie Nadar sees herself as a mum, a leader, and an entrepreneur. After completing a four-year public relations qualification at the Durban University of Technology...

By Cari Van Wyk 28 Aug 2015 10:59

SA July PPI 3.3% y/y vs 3.7% y/y in June

Producer inflation for final manufactured goods was 3.3% year-on-year in July, decreasing marginally from the 3.7% year-on-year rise recorded in June, Statistics SA data showed...

28 Aug 2015 09:30

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