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Developing new manufacturers
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

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

Fifth Annual Manufacturing Indaba to highlight sector's impact on job creation
Fifth Annual Manufacturing Indaba to highlight sector's impact on job creation

South Africa's manufacturing sector remains one of the key contributors to GDP growth and direct employment, whilst other sectors - specifically the services sector - merely trigger a rise in employment as a result of the increased demand of a growing GDP...

Issued by Manufacturing Indaba 4 Apr 2018

LaunchLab invites entrepreneurs to pitch startup ideas
LaunchLab invites entrepreneurs to pitch startup ideas

The Stellenbosch University LaunchLab is inviting entrepreneurs to pitch their startup business ideas in multiple industries and stand the chance to win incubation support to the value of R50,000...

23 Mar 2018

Sharpening African manufacturers' competitive edge with technology
Sharpening African manufacturers' competitive edge with technology

African countries from South Africa to Ethiopia to Nigeria are pinning some of their hope for economic growth and job creation on industrialisation...

By Matthew Kibby 20 Mar 2018

Securing a future for fashion - in conversation with Jackie Burger
Securing a future for fashion - in conversation with Jackie Burger

The word 'pollution' may conjure up images of dirty waterways and smog-filled city skies but seldom is it realised that the clothing on our backs may be the product of a dirty and dehumanising supply chain...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 15 Mar 2018

Factory output surges on higher consumption of food and drinks
Factory output surges on higher consumption of food and drinks

Annual South African manufacturing output growth accelerated to 2.5% in January from December's figure, which was revised down to 1.8% from the 2% Statistics SA originally published...

By Sunita Menon 14 Mar 2018

'Sustainable' Lego: plastics from plants won't solve a pollution crisis
'Sustainable' Lego: plastics from plants won't solve a pollution crisis

Lego is going to start making toys from plant-based plastic. In an effort to become more sustainable...

By Sharon George and Deirdre McKay 14 Mar 2018

Eastern Cape SMEs get a leg up with new Exporter Development Programme
Eastern Cape SMEs get a leg up with new Exporter Development Programme

A new Exporter Development Programme has been launched by the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber in partnership with the Eastern Cape Development Corporation...

13 Mar 2018

More than 30 global firms want to supply Tanzania with electric trains
More than 30 global firms want to supply Tanzania with electric trains

The government has reportedly started screening more than 30 global firms which applied for contracts to supply electric trains to ply the standard gauge railway (SGR) line of which construction just started...

By Sylivester Domasa 6 Mar 2018

RCL Foods invests R150m in new pet food plant
RCL Foods invests R150m in new pet food plant

Food producer RCL Foods has opened a R150 million pet food plant in Randfontein, one of the largest facilities of its kind in South Africa...

6 Mar 2018

Listeriosis outbreak traced to Enterprise Foods factory in Limpopo
Listeriosis outbreak traced to Enterprise Foods factory in Limpopo

The source of the world's largest Listeriosis outbreak has been traced to an Enterprise Foods facility in Polokwane, Limpopo...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 5 Mar 2018

Inaugural event aims to showcase opportunities in advanced manufacturing
Inaugural event aims to showcase opportunities in advanced manufacturing

South Africa's advanced manufacturing progress will be showcased at the inaugural African Advanced Manufacturing and Composites Show...

28 Feb 2018

How plastics made from plants could be the answer to the world's waste problem
How plastics made from plants could be the answer to the world's waste problem

Plastics are incredibly useful materials with extremely diverse properties, allowing a multitude of different applications that benefit our lives...

By James William Comerford 26 Feb 2018

Industry 4.0 at the heart of Manufacturing Indaba 2018
Industry 4.0 at the heart of Manufacturing Indaba 2018

This year's Manufacturing Indaba is set to explore the impact of Industry 4.0 and IoT on transformation in the manufacturing industry...

15 Feb 2018

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DTI to honour furniture design excellence

The Department of Trade and Industry (dti) is set to hold the Furniture Design Competition later this month to recognise excellence in the sector...

9 Feb 2018

Buy local to create jobs
Buy local to create jobs

Unemployment in South Africa is at nearly 28%. Even more frightening is that of this percentage, half have never ever worked...

By Danette Breitenbach 7 Feb 2018

East Africa: Smuggling, hides exports hurting bid to grow leather trade
East Africa: Smuggling, hides exports hurting bid to grow leather trade

While Kenya has identified the leather industry as among those to push its manufacturing sector, it is struggling to stem export and smuggling of raw hides and skins...

By Njiraini Muchira 6 Feb 2018

Game-changing trends for the manufacturing industry in 2018
Game-changing trends for the manufacturing industry in 2018

When you think 'IoT', is your first thought newly affordable, available sensors being added to products after they've been manufactured? If it is, well I believe 2018 will change that...

By Antony Bourne 5 Feb 2018

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ArcelorMittal says profits more than doubled in 2017

Global steel giant ArcelorMittal said Wednesday, 31 January, that its net profit more than doubled last year as the worldwide market for steel improved...

1 Feb 2018

New Mungo Mill a nod to transparent textile design and production
New Mungo Mill a nod to transparent textile design and production

Textile company Mungo, founded 35 years ago by master weaver Stuart Holding, opened a new mill in November at the historic homestead of Old Nick Village in Plettenberg Bay...

31 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: What is shaping grocery retail in South Africa - Part 2
#BizTrends2018: What is shaping grocery retail in South Africa - Part 2

In Part 1 of the Trade Intelligence Retail Trends 2018 report, we described how globally and locally, we are in the beginning stages of a game-changing revolution in how products are made and sold...

By Maryla Masojada 25 Jan 2018

BizFin Focus 2018 - Attract more interest
BizFin Focus 2018 - Attract more interest

Find out how to invest in your company's presence on the biggest multi-industry B2B news website in Africa and attract more interest from 328,000 decision-maker audiences across 18 industry sectors...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 25 Jan 2018

Bata SA plans retail restructuring to focus on manufacturing and wholesale
Bata SA plans retail restructuring to focus on manufacturing and wholesale

As it continues to grow its wholesale, manufacturing and online presence nationwide, shoemaker Bata South Africa has announced the rationalisation/restructuring of its retail division...

24 Jan 2018

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These three business investments prevent manufacturing injuries

As a business, it's your responsibility to take as many precautions as possible to prevent workplace injuries. Not only are you protecting your employees, but you're protecting your business as well...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 22 Jan 2018

Coca-Cola Company pledges to cut plastic packaging waste
Coca-Cola Company pledges to cut plastic packaging waste

The Coca-Cola Company has announced a commitment to become more environmentally friendly by reshaping its approach to packaging...

22 Jan 2018

Digital skills, smart technology could transform SA manufacturing
Digital skills, smart technology could transform SA manufacturing

The manufacturing industry's role in the South African economy has seen a long and sustained decline...

By Daniel Schwartzkopff 19 Jan 2018

Economic slowdown drives beverage innovation among bottom-end retailers
Economic slowdown drives beverage innovation among bottom-end retailers

Like so many other sectors, the South African beverage market has not escaped the effects of the country's economic slowdown...

By Shaneev Boodoo 18 Jan 2018

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The future of food production: Robots revolutionising agriculture

With the aim to revolutionise the farming industry as well as increase their market reach and revenue, organisations have been gearing up for new robotic technologies in recent years...

By Piyush Mandhare 18 Jan 2018

Boeing, Adient launch aeroplane seat design, manufacturing company
Boeing, Adient launch aeroplane seat design, manufacturing company

Boeing and automotive seating company, Adient, have launched a new Adient Aerospace, a joint venture that will develop, manufacture, and sell a portfolio of seating products to airlines and aircraft leasing companies...

18 Jan 2018

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