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Angola gains cosmetics factory

ABC Cosméticos has opened in Angola with a budget of $10 million and capacity to produce 8.840 tonnes per a year of five different products...

2 days ago

How the brushless motor can catalyse energy efficiency

If you consider yourself an entrepreneur or an inventor designing products that require a motor, one of the simplest ways to make your product energy efficient is to use a brushless motor...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 3 days ago

May the best furniture win

Furniture designers are set to battle it out at the annual Furniture Design Competition hosted by the Department of Trade and Industry (dti)...

17 Mar 2017

Nampak's operational performance still improving

Packaging manufacturer Nampak said on Wednesday that it has made significant progress in the implementation of its comprehensive plan...

16 Mar 2017

Is industrial IT the next wave for Africa?

Kenya is on the cusp of real growth and innovation. In fact, according to the African Economic Outlook in 2015, East Africa was again the continent's fastest-growing region...

By Stephen du Preez 15 Mar 2017

Panâh: An ethical fashion production house in Kenya

Founded by Morteza Saifi and Evgeniya Khromina, Panâh is an ethical fashion production house based in Nairobi, Kenya...

14 Mar 2017

Bowler Metcalf posts loss after 'capricious' six months

Plastics packaging and soft-drink group Bowler Metcalf said on Friday that revenue grew 14% to R291m during the six months to end-December...

By Pericles Anetos 10 Mar 2017

Mimi Women aims to build manufacturing plant

Mimi Women aims to raise R10m in order to build a manufacturing plant that will produce affordable sanitary pads...

9 Mar 2017

Addis cracks international nod for ethical business practices, labour relations

Addis is the first South African-owned manufacturer to comply fully with the international requirements of the SEDEX Global Conformance Programme...

7 Mar 2017

#DesignIndaba2017: Concrete beehive helps create a more sustainable beekeeping industry

The beekeeping model being exhibited at Design Indaba aids in the survival of bees; offers a more sustainable option for beekeepers and additional income sources for small-scale farmers...

2 Mar 2017

South Africa's Product of the Year winners revealed

South Africa's best products, recognised through a market-leading independent consumer survey, were announced at the Product of the Year gala event...

27 Feb 2017

Product inspection vital to reduce recalls in food manufacturing

Food safety is a key area of focus for manufacturers, brands and retailers alike. Consumers must trust the products they purchase, therefore if there is a quality issue...

By Neil Giles 15 Feb 2017

Question marks over the future of AGOA

One of the questions posed by Trump's team particularly probed AGOA, which gives some products made in Africa duty-free access to the US...

By Hamlet Hlomendlini 7 Feb 2017

SA, Thailand to strengthen economic ties

South Africa will this week sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that is aimed at advancing the country's economic agenda with Thailand...

30 Jan 2017

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