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No Africa plans at Astrapak

Astrapak, a manufacturer of plastic packaging material, has no immediate plans to enter other African economies, despite tough operating conditions in SA...

By Fifi Peters 21 Apr 2016

The fundamentals are the fundamentals - rationalise and capitalise

We have all, I'm sure, been reading of how the economy is not ideal for South African manufacturers and that with wage and labour issues, struggling consumer demand, power cuts and insufficient policy to support a healthy manufacturing environment, the picture looks bleak - this is the same old rhetoric we hear over and over...

By Nadia Rawjee, Issued by Uzenzele Holdings 14 Apr 2016

R2b invested to expand Dunlop SA plant

Sumitomo Rubber South Africa (SRSA) is investing R2 billion to upgrade and expand its Dunlop tyre manufacturing plant at Ladysmith...

13 Apr 2016

GWK unveils Farm Foods factory

GWK unveiled one of the most modern and technologically advanced food production facilities on the continent, the GWK Farm Foods factory...

11 Apr 2016

ABF sweetens its offer to buy out Illovo shareholders

Shareholders in sugar group Illovo have managed to draw a more palatable buyout offer from majority shareholder Associated British Foods...

By Marc Hasenfuss 11 Apr 2016

Supply chain thinking must change, say experts

Different to the tourism or marketing environments where digital integration has been absorbed organically, supply chain and manufacturing professionals have been sluggish to phase out what is a deeply entrenched traditional mentality. Thinking must change...

11 Apr 2016

Making grey clouds rain in favour of your business

Contrary to popular belief, there is light at the end of the tunnel - and no, this isn't the approaching train set to be derailed by yet another economic meltdown. Instead, as firm believers that every crisis can be turned into an opportunity, Uzenzele Holdings sat down with leading analysts to find the silver lining...

By Nadia Rawjee, Issued by Uzenzele Holdings 11 Apr 2016

Pick n Pay signs with GWK Farm Foods

Pick n Pay says it will be a customer of GWK Farm Foods, the newest subsidiary of one of SA's largest agro-processing groups...

By Mark Allix 8 Apr 2016

SA manufacturing production up 1.9% y/y vs Jan -2.5%

Manufacturing production recovered in February, increasing by 1.9% compared with a year earlier, following a 2.6% year-on-year contraction in January, Statistics SA data showed on Thursday...

8 Apr 2016

Brief uptick in factory data and confidence

Better manufacturing data and a business confidence index out on Thursday offered a glimmer of hope for the economy but analysts cautioned it was only temporary in a year when growth will be less than 1%...

By Ntsakisi Maswanganyi 8 Apr 2016

GTM outlines the importance of testing in electronic manufacturing

There's undeniably opportunity in consumer and industry electronics, given the staggering size of the market for TV sets, telephone systems, computers, smart metering, vehicle tracking and much else besides. At the same time, electronic manufacturing is a highly competitive industry with exacting standards for reliability and performance, and the need to reduce out-of-the-box and field failures is paramount...

7 Apr 2016

Tech trends disrupting business

Technology has fundamentally changed the way in which people and enterprises interact with each other and in turn, the world around them...

By Saurabh Kumar 30 Mar 2016

Business confidence at factories tumbles

Manufacturing business confidence has tumbled to a six-year low, suggesting that output and job creation in the sector will struggle to improve significantly this year and economic growth will suffer...

By Ntsakisi Maswanganyi 30 Mar 2016

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