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Hulamin benefits from weaker rand

A weaker rand and improved production helped local manufacturer Hulamin double its interim aftertax profit and grow sales by 25%, it reported on Monday morning...

By Robert Laing 3 days ago

Import duties help, says ArcelorMittal SA

The government had gazetted all of the 10 applications that ArcelorMittal SA had put forward for import duties, the company said in a trading update on Friday. It had also seen a "significant improvement" in the group's net cash position...

By Mark Allix 3 days ago

Margarine maker settles with watchdog over collusion with Unilever

Margarine and cooking oil maker Sime Darby Hudson Knight agreed to pay a R35m fine for colluding with Unilever, the Competition Commission said...

By Robert Laing 22 Jul 2016

Sime Darby Hudson Knight signs consent agreement over collusive conduct

The Competition Tribunal on Wednesday said the Competition Commission had signed a consent agreement with edible fats and oil refinery producer Sime Darby Hudson Knight over collusive conduct...

By Mark Allix 21 Jul 2016

Nestle's pet food unit to merge with owner of Bob Martin

The Competition Commission on Wednesday approved a merger between Nestle SA's pet food business and the company that owns Bob Martin, which makes snacks and treats for dogs...

By Fifi Peters 21 Jul 2016

Truck cartel to get heavy EU fine for price rigging: sources

BRUSSELS - EU regulators are set to imposed a record fine this week on several of Europe's biggest truck-makers that are accused of colluding to rig higher prices, sources close to the matter told AFP...

19 Jul 2016

Manufacturing data may help SA avoid a technical recession

Manufacturing production improved for the second consecutive month in May - an indication that the sector grew in the second quarter and helped the country to avoid a technical recession...

By Ntsakisi Maswanganyi 13 Jul 2016

Your chocolate gets smaller but pricier

Consumers are getting less bang for their hard-earned bucks as manufacturers downsize their products to contain costs. Prices, however, have remained the same and, in some cases, increased...

By Colleen Goko 13 Jul 2016

Nestlé Art Project selects 15 South African art students

The Nestlé Art Project, part of Nestlé South Africa's centenary commemoration, has shortlisted 15 South African art students from secondary and tertiary institutions as finalists...

8 Jul 2016

Pioneer Foods expands Bokomo UK operation

Pioneer Foods has officially opened its new Bokomo facility in Orton Southgate, England, less than two kilometres from the previous Bokomo UK factory...

5 Jul 2016

New African Coca-Cola company gets going

The African Coca-Cola operation unbundled from SABMiller started operating on Monday...

4 Jul 2016

Famous Brands spots gap, buys 'practically unused' tomato paste factory

Famous Brands has bought a bankrupt tomato paste factory in the Coega precinct...

By Robert Laing 4 Jul 2016

Sustainable plastic products made out of air pollution

AirCarbon is a plastic polymer made out of methane emissions that would otherwise be polluting the air...

By Katie de Klee 4 Jul 2016

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