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The role of incentives in manufacturing

The Manufacturing Indaba 2018 will be leading pertinent discussions regarding the various government grants, tax incentives and financing opportunities available to manufacturing-specific enterprises...

Issued by Manufacturing Indaba 2 days ago

Wool outlook for 2018

Increased affluence in traditional markets such as China and a growing demand for natural fibres in athleisure wear coupled with an abundant supply have created a "perfect storm" for wool...

By Nico Groenewald 2 days ago

How SA's electronics industry can stay current

The global marketplace is dominated by constant innovations in technology, business processes, and business management systems...

By Craig Johnston 3 days ago

Sustainability trends shaping retail in 2018

Sustainability issues are increasingly shaping trends in the retail sector. In this year's World Economic Forum Global Risks Report, three of the top global risks in terms of likelihood and impact are environmental...

By Feroz Koor 3 days ago

The big dreams of Skinny Sbu

A sock collector from a tender age, Sibusiso Ngwenya started his own homegrown accessories brand, Skinny Sbu Socks, with just R70, his mother's encouragement and the desire to be Africa's answer to Tom Ford...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 3 days ago

Developing small manufacturers: How to grow and develop small manufacturing businesses

Manufacturing experts, small and medium enterprise (SMME) leaders and entrepreneurs are to assemble in Johannesburg to mentor emerging manufacturing business owners on proven strategies for accelerating the growth of their enterprises...

Issued by Manufacturing Indaba 20 Apr 2018

Mondelez inaugurates $90m 'factory of the future' in Bahrain

Snack foods giant Mondelez International has invested $90 million into its newest 'factory of the future' in the Kingdom of Bahrain...

19 Apr 2018

Why is it important to grow manufacturing?

One of the aspects of the Manufacturing Indaba will be to focus on South Africa's manufacturing as a fundamental driver of GDP growth and associated with direct employment...

Issued by Manufacturing Indaba 18 Apr 2018

African bottling giant unveils new head office in PE

Coca-Cola Beverages Africa has announced the opening of its new head office in Port Elizabeth. The building will house the largest Coca-Cola bottler on the African continent...

13 Apr 2018

Parcels delivered within two hours could be the norm by 2028

In response to today's online-buying, smartphone-wielding consumer that expects a seamless, faster purchasing journey, 78% of logistics companies expect to provide same-day delivery by 2023...

12 Apr 2018

Developing new manufacturers

Following the 2008 financial crisis, which caused many industrial sectors around the globe to dwindle, South Africa's manufacturing industry experienced a similar downturn and almost a decade later, its recovery remains a work in progress...

Issued by Manufacturing Indaba 10 Apr 2018

Blackline Interiors designs flagship store at Menlyn Mall for the Brow Bar

Blackline Retail Interiors was appointed by the Brow Bar to design the brand's flagship store, which opened recently in the new wing of Menlyn Mall...

Issued by Blackline Retail Interiors 9 Apr 2018

AB InBev plans to build $100m brewery in Tanzania

Global brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) is looking to build a $100 million brewery in Dodoma, Tanzania...

9 Apr 2018

Manufacturing Indaba 2018 and Africa's drive towards a manufacturing revival

The fifth edition of the Manufacturing Indaba will be hosted at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg on 19 and 20 June...

Issued by Manufacturing Indaba 5 Apr 2018

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