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Cape Town bag manufacturer offers employees direct shareholding
Cape Town bag manufacturer offers employees direct shareholding

With funding from the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), PP Excel officially opened its Cape Town plant this week...

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100% Design South Africa - 'not just another interior design show'
100% Design South Africa - 'not just another interior design show'

This year's 100% Design South Africa will be "so much more than just another interior design show", says programme director Cathy O'Clery...

13 Jul 2017

Manufacturing production falls marginally in May
Manufacturing production falls marginally in May

Manufacturing production fared better than expected, falling only marginally in May 2017. It fell by 0.8% year on year compared with May 2016...

By Sunita Menon 12 Jul 2017

SA luggage market poised for growth - Samsonite Europe president
SA luggage market poised for growth - Samsonite Europe president

Samsonite South Africa, a joint venture between local entrepreneurs and Samsonite Europe, has grown turnover six-fold since 2009...

11 Jul 2017

A selection of Sacatelle's branded bags.
#CSIMonth: The sustainability of bag advertising

Sacatelle founder, Ikey Bensimhon talks about the brand sustainability of bag advertising - they're walking billboards, when you think about it - and the success of branded bags in a world that's slowly moving away from disposable plastic...

By Leigh Andrews 11 Jul 2017

The future of manufacturing lies in IoT investment
The future of manufacturing lies in IoT investment

Manufacturing today is no longer simply about making physical products but about finding new ways to create and capture value for the end user...

By Mike Vincent 11 Jul 2017

#Homesewn: K-Way's lean local manufacturing machine
#Homesewn: K-Way's lean local manufacturing machine

South Africa's clothing and textile industry has seen some trying times. In the past 15 years, jobs in the local sector have decreased from 200,000 to 19,000...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 10 Jul 2017

Made in Myanmar: designers put ethical twist on local fashion
Made in Myanmar: designers put ethical twist on local fashion

With Myanmar emerging as a manufacturing hub for mass-produced clothes, a crop of young designers are using homegrown fashion to preserve the country's sartorial heritage...

By Caroline Henshaw 7 Jul 2017

Lagos Garage Training Programme graduates third batch of entrepreneurs
Lagos Garage Training Programme graduates third batch of entrepreneurs

The third batch of Nigerian entrepreneurs has graduated from GE Lagos Garage Training Programme, which provided participants the opportunity to interact with manufacturing technologies...

7 Jul 2017

Coca-Cola Beverages Africa acquires Kenya's Equator Bottlers
Coca-Cola Beverages Africa acquires Kenya's Equator Bottlers

Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA), Africa's largest Coca-Cola bottler has acquired Equator Bottlers, the third largest Coca-Cola bottler in Kenya...

7 Jul 2017

Fashion designers respond to environmental crisis
Fashion designers respond to environmental crisis

Canada has never been a driving force in fashion. As a nation, our culture and identity are often reduced to stereotypes involving plaid, nature and hockey...

By Anika Kozlowski 6 Jul 2017

South Africans put themselves in Zimbabwean shoes
South Africans put themselves in Zimbabwean shoes

Blessing Lunga makes shoes in his two-roomed shack. He learned how to make them from a man he stayed with in Johannesburg...

By Thembela Ntongana 5 Jul 2017

Industry leaders gather to build South African manufacturing
Industry leaders gather to build South African manufacturing

The fourth annual Manufacturing Indaba, held on 27-28 June 2017 in Ekurhuleni, brought together key industry players...

4 Jul 2017

Weylandts introduces first Timothy Oulton Gallery in Africa
Weylandts introduces first Timothy Oulton Gallery in Africa

The first Timothy Oulton Gallery in Africa has been launched by Weylandts inside its Fourways store...

4 Jul 2017

Coca-Cola commits to 30% BEE stake
Coca-Cola commits to 30% BEE stake

The Coca-Cola Company and the Competition Commission have agreed on conditions to ensure that the long, drawn-out restructuring of CCBA does not face delays...

By Ann Crotty 30 Jun 2017

Ensuring safety and quality in glass packaging
Ensuring safety and quality in glass packaging

The popularity of glass packaging has remained strong for many years due to its numerous benefits to manufacturers, brands and consumers alike...

By Paul King 30 Jun 2017

Samsung to invest $380m in new US plant
Samsung to invest $380m in new US plant

NEW YORK, US: Samsung plans to invest $380 million and hire nearly 1,000 workers for a new manufacturing plant for home appliances in South Carolina...

29 Jun 2017

#YouthMonth: Fashion brand Jota-Kena's young, conscious co-founders
#YouthMonth: Fashion brand Jota-Kena's young, conscious co-founders

Cape Town-based 'slow fashion' brand Jota-Kena recently released its AW17 collection, which combines a colour palette reminiscent of the 1970's...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 28 Jun 2017

Adéle’s Mohair near Fish River Mouth has been providing employment for rural communities for over 30 years. Here founder and Agri EC Adéle Cutten (left) and long-time employee Liz Dyakala (right) inspect the team’s new uniforms. (Image: Supplied)
EC farming communities battling unemployment with innovative small businesses

Amid the pared down farming units focused on food security, Agri Eastern Cape members have become innovative in battling the spiralling unemployment rate in their communities...

26 Jun 2017

Massmart's Supplier Development Programme helps local manufacturers grow business
Massmart's Supplier Development Programme helps local manufacturers grow business

Massmart's Supplier Development Programme (SDP) has supported 32 small local manufacturers to gain access to market and form part of the broader Massmart supply chain...

22 Jun 2017

Sun Silicates takes lead in chemical engineering sector
Sun Silicates takes lead in chemical engineering sector

Situated in Germiston, Sun Silicates is currently the only company in South Africa that supplies both vermiculite and perlite-based insulating media used in the construction industry...

By Sindy Peters 20 Jun 2017

Image credit: EY Canada via Twitter
AGT Foods CEO scoops EY World Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 title

President and CEO of AGT Foods, Murad Al-Khatib, was picked from 59 individuals representing 49 countries and named EY World Entrepreneur of the Year 2017...

20 Jun 2017

Glimmer of hope for second quarter as retail sales up 1.5% y/y
Glimmer of hope for second quarter as retail sales up 1.5% y/y

Retail sales grew faster than economists expected in April, the first month of the second quarter, Statistics SA reported on Wednesday...

By Sunita Menon 15 Jun 2017

‘Seed to Seat' hardwood design project launches in South Africa
‘Seed to Seat' hardwood design project launches in South Africa

Seven South African designers are working with American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC), to design a ‘Seed to Seat' project at 100% Design South Africa...

15 Jun 2017

French luxury leaders create precious work at home
French luxury leaders create precious work at home

Using globalisation's potential with the precision of master designers making fashion, France's luxury companies are generating jobs again...

14 Jun 2017

From harvesting fungi from the body to hormone-infused cocktails, are these the products of the future?
From harvesting fungi from the body to hormone-infused cocktails, are these the products of the future?

Stories, both books and film, have a way of predicting the future - from The Simpsons predicting Donald Trump's presidency to I, Robot's driverless cars...

13 Jun 2017

John Flannery
General Electric appoints new CEO

NEW YORK, US: General Electric on Monday announced the departure of chief executive Jeff Immelt, who had made the risky bet of refocusing the American conglomerate on its industrial roots...

13 Jun 2017

Inaugural Africa-ASEAN Business Expo kicks off in November
Inaugural Africa-ASEAN Business Expo kicks off in November

The inaugural Africa-ASEAN Business Expo (AABE) 2017 launches 6-8 November at the Sandton Convention Centre to establish a new trading launch pad...

12 Jun 2017

TCI Apparel unveils sustainable design centre
TCI Apparel unveils sustainable design centre

Trade Call Investments (TCI) Apparel opened its new design centre in Epping, Cape Town. With industry-leading, conscious fashion the new centre is set to be a prime example...

12 Jun 2017

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