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#MFGIndaba: Manufacturing key to growing SA economy
#MFGIndaba: Manufacturing key to growing SA economy

With its multiple effect, manufacturing is the one sector in the economy that has the potential to create the jobs the country needs so desperately. But the industry is under threat and has declined...

By Danette Breitenbach 11 hours ago

#MFGIndaba: Factory of the year launches in SA
#MFGIndaba: Factory of the year launches in SA

A benchmarking competition that recognises manufacturing excellence, Factory of the Year was launched locally at this year's Manufacturing Indaba...

By Danette Breitenbach 10 hours ago

Namibia: Barcode centre needed to boost local products on retail shelves
Namibia: Barcode centre needed to boost local products on retail shelves

The Namibia Trade Forum (NTF) is currently working on two projects to boost retail access of locally manufactured goods. These projects entail a feasibility study on establishing a Barcode Centre...

By Edgar Brandt 3 days ago

The most prestigious platform to engage with manufacturers
The most prestigious platform to engage with manufacturers

The Manufacturing Indaba 2018 is taking place at Johannesburg's Sandton Convention Centre, in the economic hub of Africa, from 19-20 June...

Issued by Manufacturing Indaba 14 Jun 2018

Developing skills for the future in preparation of Industry 4.0
Developing skills for the future in preparation of Industry 4.0

The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), the Department Science and Technology and the Manufacturing Circle have partnered with the Manufacturing Indaba 2018 to unpack what Industry 4.0 means for manufacturers...

Issued by Manufacturing Indaba 12 Jun 2018

Boost your small business with the Truworths fashion incubator
Boost your small business with the Truworths fashion incubator

Aspiring and existing fashion entrepreneurs wanting to take their business to the next level are encouraged to enter the Truworths Fashion Incubation Programme...

12 Jun 2018

Opportunities for manufacturers in Africa
Opportunities for manufacturers in Africa

Fundamental factors including increased political stability, growing investment prospects, Industry 4.0 as well as the enforcement of game-changing policies present plentiful opportunities for African manufacturers...

Issued by Manufacturing Indaba 8 Jun 2018

Unilever unveils R50m biomass boiler to cut emissions, waste
Unilever unveils R50m biomass boiler to cut emissions, waste

Unilever, has unveiled a R50-million biomass boiler at its Maydon Wharf Factory in Durban that will reduce CO2 emissions, waste-to-landfill, and ultimately the amount of electricity used in production...

6 Jun 2018

Designing the future of self-adapting sportswear using bacteria
Designing the future of self-adapting sportswear using bacteria

Puma and MIT Design Lab have been collaborating on a research project that looks at how bacteria can be used within sportswear design to improve performance and sustainability...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 5 Jun 2018

Source Africa 2018 to tackle trends, tech and trade in clothing and textile sector
Source Africa 2018 to tackle trends, tech and trade in clothing and textile sector

Source Africa 2018 will open its doors at the CTICC on 21 June for a 2-day exhibition with free-to-attend seminar sessions aimed at the continent's textile, apparel and footwear sector...

4 Jun 2018

The impact of Industry 4.0 on manufacturers
The impact of Industry 4.0 on manufacturers

Hosted in Johannesburg, the trade and industry hub of sub-Saharan Africa's escalating economic prowess, the Manufacturing Indaba 2018 will be set amidst the exciting backdrop of Industry 4.0 which aims to open a gateway of opportunities for existing and prospective manufacturers in the region...

Issued by Manufacturing Indaba 1 Jun 2018

De Beers enters the lab-grown diamond business
De Beers enters the lab-grown diamond business

After years of vowing to never sell laboratory-made stones, De Beers Group has announced the launch of a new company that will begin marketing a new brand of lab-grown diamond jewellery...

30 May 2018

Benefits manufacturers will derive from attending the Manufacturing Indaba 2018
Benefits manufacturers will derive from attending the Manufacturing Indaba 2018

The Manufacturing Indaba 2018 aims to provide a unified platform for current and prospective manufacturers to explore how they can benefit from new innovations in the sphere of IoT and Industry 4.0...

Issued by Manufacturing Indaba 30 May 2018

Top cotton fabric importing countries in the world
Top cotton fabric importing countries in the world

Global cotton fabric imports totalled 2.3 million tonnes in 2016, remaining relatively unchanged against the previous year's level...

29 May 2018

What to look forward to at Frigair 2018
What to look forward to at Frigair 2018

The triennial HEVAC&R trade exhibition, Frigair Expo, will be held at the Gallagher Estate in Midrand, Johannesburg from 6 to 8 June 2018...

29 May 2018

#MFGIndaba: Africa's opportunity to unlock industrial growth potential
#MFGIndaba: Africa's opportunity to unlock industrial growth potential

Manufacturing Indaba 2018 promises to be bigger and more innovative than ever before, providing the broader manufacturing industry with a roadmap and the connections to unlock their growth potential and deliver accelerated GDP growth...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 28 May 2018

#AfricaMonth: Beware - Africa's brand growth comes with counterfeiting challenges
#AfricaMonth: Beware - Africa's brand growth comes with counterfeiting challenges

Africa is an ideal market for brand holders and counterfeiters as growth in brand investment creates demand...

By Vanessa Ferguson 25 May 2018

Topics to be covered at the 2018 Manufacturing Indaba Conference
Topics to be covered at the 2018 Manufacturing Indaba Conference

Discussions at this year's Manufacturing Indaba will comprise Industry 4.0, IoT and emerging manufacturing technologies that are expected to challenge the status quo and transform the industry...

Issued by Manufacturing Indaba 22 May 2018

Nielsen Consumer 360 event unpacks major shifts in SA's consumer landscape
Nielsen Consumer 360 event unpacks major shifts in SA's consumer landscape

The South African consumer landscape is set for a multitude of shifts in the next ten years, not least of which is the maturing of the local market with growth in the Generation X market segment...

21 May 2018

Doing good is good for business: Tiekie Barnard explains the benefits of Shared Value
Doing good is good for business: Tiekie Barnard explains the benefits of Shared Value

Business is driven by profit, but Shift Social Development CEO Tiekie Barnard believes in the importance of profit with purpose. In this Q&A, she explains the meaning of Shared Value and how companies can use this business strategy to find where the biggest growth opportunities lie...

Issued by Shift Social Development 21 May 2018

Half a century of Hot Wheels
Half a century of Hot Wheels

Hot Wheels is the number one selling toy and vehicle property in the world, and this year it celebrates its 50th anniversary...

18 May 2018

Push for H&M to support SA suppliers
Push for H&M to support SA suppliers

Since launching in South Africa in October 2015, H&M has become a dominant force in the local clothing retail industry...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 15 May 2018

Impact of Industry 4.0 on manufacturers
Impact of Industry 4.0 on manufacturers

The Manufacturing Indaba 2018 will be set amidst the exciting backdrop of Industry 4.0 which aims to open a gateway of opportunities for existing and prospective manufacturers in the region...

Issued by Manufacturing Indaba 15 May 2018

The Missibaba x Mami Wata surfboard bag is B-A-N-A-N-A-S
The Missibaba x Mami Wata surfboard bag is B-A-N-A-N-A-S

What do you get when you take two creative brands, a shared love of bananas, and a desire to do some good? The Missibaba x Mami Wata Bananananananas custom surfboard bag...

By Maroefah Smith 14 May 2018

Nine decades of Coca-Cola in Africa
Nine decades of Coca-Cola in Africa

Ninety years ago, in 1928, the first Coca-Cola was sold on the continent in Cape Town, South Africa...

11 May 2018

Manufacturing Indaba launches IoT/Industry 4.0 Conference
Manufacturing Indaba launches IoT/Industry 4.0 Conference

Manufacturing Indaba 2018 is to launch oT/Industry 4.0 Conference - affiliated to the symposium as an official side event...

Issued by Manufacturing Indaba 8 May 2018

Tesla's problem: overestimating automation, underestimating humans
Tesla's problem: overestimating automation, underestimating humans

Tesla was hoping to produce 5,000 new Model 3 electric cars each week in 2018. So far, it has failed...

By Bettina Büchel and Dario Floreano 4 May 2018

R50m upgrade for Phuthaditjhaba Industrial Park
R50m upgrade for Phuthaditjhaba Industrial Park

The Department of Trade and Industry (dti) has completed the first phase of the revitalisation of the Phuthaditjhaba Industrial Park in the Free State...

4 May 2018

Manufacturing Indaba 2018 is bigger, better and more innovative than ever before
Manufacturing Indaba 2018 is bigger, better and more innovative than ever before

The Manufacturing Indaba continues to sustain its position as Sub-Saharan Africa's most renowned manufacturing event...

Issued by Manufacturing Indaba 3 May 2018

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