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Indaba highlights South African manufacturing opportunities
Indaba highlights South African manufacturing opportunities

The 4th annual Manufacturing Indaba, a two-day conference and exhibition, will be hosted at Emperors Palace, Ekurhuleni from 27-28 June 2017...

2 days ago

#NewCampaign: Stop the Cycle
#NewCampaign: Stop the Cycle

The Huffington Post SA partnered with Native VML to come up with an engaging way to highlight the increased socio-economic and environmental impact of consumerism, and send a clear message to industries and manufacturers that need to be held accountable...

2 days ago

L to R: Eastern Cape Development Corporation Board chairperson Nhlanganiso Dladla, Buffalo City Metro Executive Mayor Xola Phakathi, MEC for economic development, environmental affairs and tourism Sakhumzi Somyo, Massmart group supplier development manager Von Stander and Ikusasa Green MD Thami Gxowa.
Ikusasa Green expands with new premises in Dimbaza Industrial Park

Ikusasa Green has become the latest tenant of the Dimbaza Industrial Park, as part of the government's broader strategy of revitalising industrial parks...

23 May 2017

From left to right: Spencer Sonn (Woolworths Foods), Dr Rob Davies (dti), Fazielah Allie (K9 Petfood) and Bulelani Magwanishe (dti).
Black female entrepreneurs expand business with dti, IDC, Woolworths partnership

The dti, Woolworths and the IDC officially opened the doors of K9 Pet Foods' new 3,600 m² factory premises...

23 May 2017

Retail sales rebound in March - but not enough to save quarterly decline
Retail sales rebound in March - but not enough to save quarterly decline

South African retail sales rebounded in March, but not enough to save a quarterly decline that may contribute to the country falling into a technical recession...

By Robert Laing 18 May 2017

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Why Richemont's sales fell 4%

Richemont, the luxury goods conglomerate controlled by the Rupert family, hiked its dividend for the year to March despite a crimping in operating margins...

By Marc Hasenfuss 17 May 2017

Africa increases high-value production, global trends identify industrial growth
Africa increases high-value production, global trends identify industrial growth

Euromonitor International has released research on how industrial changes are shaping the B2B marketplace around the world...

16 May 2017

Cape Town a competitive hub for food and beverage manufacturing
Cape Town a competitive hub for food and beverage manufacturing

Cape Town's food and beverage manufacturing sector is an important earner of foreign exchange for the city...

15 May 2017

Manufacturing production down by 0.9% in first quarter
Manufacturing production down by 0.9% in first quarter

Manufacturing production slumped in the first quarter of the year, Statistics SA reported on Thursday...

By Sunita Menon 12 May 2017

Tetra Pak introduces new digital services
Tetra Pak introduces new digital services

Global processing and packaging firm Tetra Pak has pioneered a new generation of digital technologies to boost efficiency for customers...

10 May 2017

TFG SewGood: A successful model of impact investment
TFG SewGood: A successful model of impact investment

Three years ago, TFG launched its SewGood programme to assist more than 40,000 people annually by providing training and skills development...

10 May 2017

Davies launches the latest industrial action plan
Davies launches the latest industrial action plan

The ninth iteration of the industrial action plan (Ipap) that Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies launched on Monday is an action plan and an effort...

By Mark Allix 9 May 2017

How brands that disguise their origins do damage to their bottom line
How brands that disguise their origins do damage to their bottom line

Many brands, particularly those from countries associated with poor production quality, attempt to disguise their origins. Some even attempt to deliberately associate their brand...

By Paurav Shukla 9 May 2017

Apple starting US tech manufacturing fund with $1bn
Apple starting US tech manufacturing fund with $1bn

SAN FRANCISCO, US: Apple chief Tim Cook on Wednesday announced Apple is creating a fund to get more people in the US to do "advanced manufacturing," kicking it off with a billion dollars...

5 May 2017

Twinsaver accelerates growth strategy with Sylko acquisition
Twinsaver accelerates growth strategy with Sylko acquisition

South African manufacturer of branded tissue products, The Twinsaver Group (Twinsaver), has announced the acquisition of Sylko...

3 May 2017

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Novus falls on news print deal is still on

Novus Holdings's share price fell 3.68% to R7.85 on Tuesday after it announced the existing printing agreement with Media24 would not be terminated...

By Ann Crotty 3 May 2017

Will additive manufacturing inspire the next industrial revolution?
Will additive manufacturing inspire the next industrial revolution?

Some suggest that by taking the industrial revolution of 1760-1840 as the first one, we are currently in the fourth industrial revolution...

By Nicholas Kitonyi 3 May 2017

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Manufacturing Indaba back in June

The Manufacturing Indaba will be held at Emperors Palace, Ekurhuleni from 27-28 June 2017...

28 Apr 2017

Making sneakers sustainable with the ‘Shoetopia' project
Making sneakers sustainable with the ‘Shoetopia' project

Two Polish students are challenging traditional methods of shoe production with their 3D-printed sneaker...

By Lindsay Samson 28 Apr 2017

Wait! Only 36% of your beef burger may be the real stuff
Wait! Only 36% of your beef burger may be the real stuff

They are the country's biggest-selling frozen beef patties but a close look at the packaging reveals that they are not very beefy at all - just 36% beef...

25 Apr 2017

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Apple touts greater use of recycled metal in gadgets

Apple wants to "one day" end the need to mine materials from the earth to make its gadgets, the technology giant said in its annual environmental responsibility report out Thursday.

21 Apr 2017

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Manufacturers expected to be more proactive in protecting consumers from economic crunch

Consumers demand economic protection from manufacturers, according to BMI Research...

20 Apr 2017

Value-based product development in the ever-evolving retail market
Value-based product development in the ever-evolving retail market

New consumer trends are emerging continuously and the retail market is changing fast. These dynamics lead to product and service providers having to incessantly consider their offering and strive for product development and innovation...

By Neelin Naidoo, Issued by Mpact Plastics 19 Apr 2017

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Manufacturing growth down

Growth in the manufacturing sector fell again in February with signs that the sector will not make much of a contribution to GDP in the first quarter...

By Sunita Menon 13 Apr 2017

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Global wine production falls in 2016

Bad weather in many regions was behind the 3.2 percent fall in global production to 267 million hectolitres (mhl) from 276 million in 2015, the International Organisation of Vine and Wine said at a news conference...

12 Apr 2017

Factory output falters in February
Factory output falters in February

After a slight improvement in manufacturing production and signs the sector was picking up, output fell again in February...

By Sunita Menon with Mark Allix 12 Apr 2017

A national PET footprint
A national PET footprint

Mpact's plastic division comprises business clusters serving various markets through the use of diverse technologies and raw materials. One such material is PET (Polyethylene terephthalate)...

Issued by Mpact Plastics 7 Apr 2017

Think knitting is just for geriatrics? Think again
Think knitting is just for geriatrics? Think again

Created by Spanish designer Gerard Rubio, the Kniterate is a knitting machine that turns digital designs into fully realised garments...

By Lindsay Samson 7 Apr 2017

Manufacturing Indaba returns in June
Manufacturing Indaba returns in June

The Manufacturing Indaba, now in its fourth year, will be hosted at Emperors Palace from the 27 to 28 June 2017. Planned keynote addresses and panel discussions...

7 Apr 2017

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