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Made-in-Rwanda Expo ends with calls to buy local

The fourth edition of the annual Made-in-Rwanda Expo concluded yesterday with a call from leaders to embrace locally produced products...

By Julius Bizimungu 6 Dec 2017

Manufacturing Circle optimistic about prospects of factories

Despite the Absa purchasing managers' index (PMI) spending six months in contractionary territory, the Manufacturing Circle is adamant that manufacturing is SA's greatest opportunity for job-rich growth...

By Sunita Menon 5 Dec 2017

Nestle to close its DR Congo factory

Swiss food giant Nestle announced Sunday that it would close its factory in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo...

4 Dec 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: Building a true African haircare brand with AfroBotanics

In six years South African natural haircare brand, AfroBotanics, went from being manufactured in founder Ntombenhle Khathwane's garage to a fully equipped factory in Midrand...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 30 Nov 2017

Packaging, processing, printing industry leaders gather in thousands for Propak Cape

Held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 24-26 October, the Propak Cape expo attracted just under 6,000 visitors...

28 Nov 2017

Manufacturing Circle unveils plan to create a million jobs in a decade

The Manufacturing Circle has launched a plan containing constructive and actionable steps to create an environment in which manufacturing in South Africa can thrive...

27 Nov 2017

DTI, IDC fund Kenako Concrete

The R71m Kenako Concrete manufacturing facility, located in the Coega Special Economic Zone (SEZ), is the first black industrialist in Port Elizabeth to be funded by the Department of Trade and Industry (dti) and the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC)...

24 Nov 2017

#ATFexpo17: The clothing, footwear and textile trade's one-stop shop

The ATF Trade Exhibition and co-located China Premium Tex expo provides local and international players in the apparel, footwear and textile trade with a space to connect...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 21 Nov 2017

Material hurdles remain

For a short while, some time around 2014, it looked as if the clothing, textile, footwear & leather (CTFL) sector was beginning to recover after almost 20 years of crippling pressure...

20 Nov 2017

3D printed sports shoes are more about your wallet than your feet

The race is on to bring 3D printed footwear to market. Adidas, Nike and Under Armour are some of the big names that have been working on delivering bespoke shoes to their customers...

By ManMohan S Sodhi 17 Nov 2017

Strengthening of trade, investment ties at Africa ASEAN Business Expo

A delegation from South Africa's Black Business Council recently held talks in Johannesburg with business leaders from Singapore and Malaysia on potential investment...

16 Nov 2017

Manufacturing Indaba eyes growth in SADC region

The annual Manufacturing Indaba has its sights set on expansion and growing its current offering to manufacturers both from South Africa and from the SADC region...

14 Nov 2017

October tractor sales leap 24.2% y/y to 704 units

Tractor sales surged 24.2% year-on-year in October to 704 units, according to the South African Agricultural Machinery Association...

By Dominic Preuss 8 Nov 2017

Investors cheer PPC's optimistic trading update

PPC's share price rose 5.8% to R7.53 on Tuesday morning, 7 November, after it said its profitability had improved thanks to "robust growth in Rwanda and Zimbabwe" and a significant reduction in finance fees...

By Robert Laing 8 Nov 2017

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International

Hisense acquires Toshiba television business

Hisense Electric, the publicly listed subsidiary of Hisense Group, has agreed to purchase 95% of the shares of Toshiba Visual Solutions Corporation (TVS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, for 12.9 billion Japanese Yen (R1,6 billion). Toshiba holds its 5% stock rights.

14 Nov 2017

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