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#EntrepreneurMonth: A premium African surf brand with global appeal

Little over a year ago, three friends with thriving creative careers embarked on a mission to combine their love of Africa with their passion for surfing...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 2 days ago

#BODCT: Redesigning the world one business at a time, to surprise and delight customers

Big brands shared the role of design in their business at Business of Design, with Adrian Morris, partner and MD at Design Partnership speaking of current the physical reboot trend responding to a changing landscape, while Brian Mtongana, head of design at Woolworths, honed in on the role of packaging in sales...

By Leigh Andrews 3 days ago

How one green company is changing lives while building furniture

When Tameron Haralambous asked her husband Peter to build a changing table for their nursery, she had no idea it would set them on the path to becoming award-winning furniture designers...

12 Oct 2017

The CDI announce name change, launch Design Directory and release results of CDI design retail survey

The CDI announces its new name, the Craft and Design Institute; the launch of SA's first craft and design directory; and the results of a survey undertaken by the CDI on the value of design retail in Cape Town...

12 Oct 2017

Report reveals customer aftermarket is afterthought for manufacturers

A new report reveals discrepancies in how manufacturers and retailers view and approach post-purchase revenue, profit and relationship-building opportunities in the aftermarket service sector...

12 Oct 2017

K-Way factory cuts carbon emissions with solar power installation

In an effort to cut carbon emissions and reduce its environmental impact, K-Way has installed a solar power plant at its factory in Ottery, Cape Town...

11 Oct 2017

Propak Cape to showcase latest in packaging, processing, printing and plastics

The Propak Cape exhibition, taking place from 24-26 October at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, will showcase the latest innovations in packaging...

6 Oct 2017

Business of Design speaker Q&A: Jeremy Stewart

Business of Design (BoD) is back with a speaker lineup of note. The two-day seminar is held annually in Cape Town and Johannesburg during October and doesn't just focus on design in itself but has a much broader vision for the field in all areas of business...

By Jessica Tennant 5 Oct 2017

Novus Holdings-ITB Manufacturing merger takes effect

Commercial print and manufacturing company, Novus Holdings, has acquired ITB Manufacturing, a private company that manufactures and supplies flexible plastic packaging solutions...

5 Oct 2017

Nigerians spent $3bn annually on foreign goods - MAN

Local manufacturers lost an average of $3 billion annually due to the preference of Nigerian government and consumers for foreign goods...

By Olajide Fabamise 4 Oct 2017

Manufacturing sector rises slightly in September but is still contracting

South African factory managers were slightly less pessimistic in September than in August, with the monthly Absa sponsored purchasing managers index rising to 44.9 points...

4 Oct 2017

Bowler hints at SoftBev share sale

Perennially profitable plastics packaging specialist Bowler Metcalf has hinted at selling its investment in loss-making softdrink bottling associate SoftBev...

By Marc Hasenfuss 3 Oct 2017

The 3D-printed snack of the future by Chloé Rutzerveld

Edible Growth is the food science creation of Eindhoven University of Technology graduate Chloé Rutzerveld. It is a critical look at current 3D-printing technology...

By Emile Uys 28 Sep 2017

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International

Cognac craze in US, China prompts Hennessy expansion

PARIS, France - The world's biggest brandy producer Hennessy on Wednesday opened a new plant in southwest France to try to satisfy the seemingly insatiable thirst for its liquor in the US and Asia.

16 hours ago

Bidding war heats up for $5bn second Amazon HQ

NEW YORK, US - It's the prize of a lifetime - a $5 billion investment creating 50,000 well-paid jobs that everyone wants, but only one US city will get.

20 hours ago

#EntrepreneurMonth: Chris Weylandt on the business of contemporary home decor design

Chris Weylandt, founder and CEO of furniture and decor retailer Weylandts, forms part of the impressive line-up at this year's Business of Design conference held in Cape Town last week and Johannesburg this week.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 1 day ago

Black model in Dove video says ad 'misinterpreted'

LONDON - The black model who appeared in a Dove advert which triggered accusations of racism insisted Wednesday that she was not a victim and that the commercial had been misinterpreted.

12 Oct 2017

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