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Pioneer to unbundle its stake in Quantum Foods
Pioneer to unbundle its stake in Quantum Foods

Pioneer Foods will proceed with plans to unbundle its entire stake in its agricultural business‚ Quantum Foods‚ which will then be listed as a separate entity on the JSE in October.

By Fifi Peters 18 Sep 2014 12:03

SA's water crisis in danger of deepening
SA's water crisis in danger of deepening

South Africa is facing a water crisis and the government's current plans to address it are not sufficient according to the latest paper of the African Futures project released at a seminar in Pretoria.

18 Sep 2014 10:41

Denel, Aerosud sign deal with Airbus
Denel, Aerosud sign deal with Airbus

A three-way agreement between leading aircraft manufacturer Airbus and South African companies Denel Aerostructures and Aerosud Aviation has been finalised.

17 Sep 2014 11:34

Cabinet approves further funding for Eskom
Cabinet approves further funding for Eskom

National Treasury has announced the approval of a package to support Eskom to ensure that the energy security of the country is maintained and GDP growth supported.

16 Sep 2014 09:26

Youth employment review now available
Youth employment review now available

Statistician-General Pali Lehohla says while the number of black youth in employment has grown over the last 20 years, the acquisition of skills has not grown at the same rate within this group.

16 Sep 2014 08:45

SA July manufacturing production down 7.9% y/y
SA July manufacturing production down 7.9% y/y

Manufacturing production fell much more than expected in July - mainly reflecting the damaging effect a strike by steel and engineering workers during the month had on output.

12 Sep 2014 15:12

Beneficiation needs favourable environment
Beneficiation needs favourable environment

The best way to promote beneficiation is to create a generally favourable environment for investment in manufacturing, Chamber of Mines Chief Operating Officer Roger Baxter said.

12 Sep 2014 06:02

Packaging and coding equipment trends in the manufacturing industry - Pyrotec
Packaging and coding equipment trends in the manufacturing industry

Packaging plays an important role in consumer in-store purchasing decisions as it has the power to increase sales of any product. But a lot more goes into packaging than just the look and feel. The equipment used to label, code and print on packaging is just as vital...

By Brandon Pearce, Issued by Pyrotec 11 Sep 2014 10:14

State says it will create 6m jobs in five years
State says it will create 6m jobs in five years

Pretoria - Six million job opportunities are expected to be created through Phase 3 of the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) by 2019, claims the Department of Public Works.

By More Matshediso 11 Sep 2014 08:26

Mechanisation brings profits and jobs says Coka
Mechanisation brings profits and jobs says Coka

South Africa should embrace technology and mechanisation instead of dreading it, given mechanisation's long-term benefits of job creation and higher productivity, Productivity SA's chief Executive Bongani Coka says

10 Sep 2014 13:15

State blamed for slow beneficiation of minerals
State blamed for slow beneficiation of minerals

Business lays the blame for a lack of industrialisation squarely on government, saying SA's manufacturing is at a tipping point because of government's inability to reduce input costs and its reluctance to stand up to trade unions.

8 Sep 2014 10:57

New Hyundai plant will benefit SA economy
New Hyundai plant will benefit SA economy

The South African economy is set to benefit from the new Hyundai plant which has opened in Benoni, Ekurhuleni.

5 Sep 2014 08:06

Scrap metal 'unaffordable' in SA
Scrap metal 'unaffordable' in SA

The scrap metals industry has a complex and often adversarial relationship with the foundries industry and many countries impose duties to prevent exports of scrap metals, while also heavily subsiding their metals industries, despite World Trade Organisation rules.

By Mark Allix 4 Sep 2014 12:31

Sefa gives R800m to 40,000 small businesses
Sefa gives R800m to 40,000 small businesses

The Small Enterprise Finance Agency (Sefa) has funded over 40,000 small and medium enterprises over the past year, says the organisation's Chief Executive, Thakhani Makhuva.

4 Sep 2014 08:53

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