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Business accelerator for fashion entrepreneurs launched
Business accelerator for fashion entrepreneurs launched

Marketing agency Nonzero is collaborating with Standard Bank to create the Business of Fashion accelerator programme...

15 Sep 2017

Egyptian upcycling startup creates fashionable accessories from trash
Egyptian upcycling startup creates fashionable accessories from trash

While studying in Europe, Egyptian entrepreneurs Rana Rafie and Yara Yassin were inspired by the recycling and upcycling boom taking place around them...

By Jamie Matroos 13 Sep 2017

Messe Frankfurt takes the reins of SA textile, footwear and apparel shows
Messe Frankfurt takes the reins of SA textile, footwear and apparel shows

Messe Frankfurt has acquired Africa's largest textile, footwear and apparel shows...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 11 Sep 2017

Automation, smart technology ushers in new era of manufacturing
Automation, smart technology ushers in new era of manufacturing

In today's on-demand retail landscape, manufacturers are undergoing massive changes to meet customers ever-increasing expectations...

8 Sep 2017

Manufacturing Indaba roadshow opens in Durban in September
Manufacturing Indaba roadshow opens in Durban in September

The KwaZulu-Natal Manufacturing Indaba roadshow will be hosted in Durban on Thursday 14 September 2017 at the ICC...

6 Sep 2017

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Lego cuts jobs, overhauls business following drop in revenue

Iconic Danish toymaker Lego is set to shed 1,400 jobs after suffering its worst financial performance in over a decade...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 6 Sep 2017

#WomensMonth: Janine Binneman - a gem in local jewellery design
#WomensMonth: Janine Binneman - a gem in local jewellery design

Jeweller, gemologist and entrepreneur Janine Binneman is using her thriving Cape Town business to empower women...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 30 Aug 2017

David Tlale's #MBFWJ17 collection at Edgars in September
David Tlale's #MBFWJ17 collection at Edgars in September

Couturier David Tlale will launch his new ‘diffusion line' collection at select Edgars stores in September 2017...

24 Aug 2017

Introducing: OKE South Africa
Introducing: OKE South Africa

Excited to be part of the Bizcommunity network, OKE South Africa, which extrudes and injection moulds plastic parts and components for many well-known companies, shares their high-quality products and latest news...

Issued by OKE South Africa 23 Aug 2017

Transnet Port Terminals completes major SMME programme in KZN
Transnet Port Terminals completes major SMME programme in KZN

Transnet Port Terminals has completed its R2 million SMME programme with nine youth-owned rural co-operatives in KwaZulu-Natal...

23 Aug 2017

R10m investment in digital printing to revive local textile industry
R10m investment in digital printing to revive local textile industry

The arrival of digital textile printing in Cape Town can revive the local clothing and textile manufacturing industry and salvage some of the job opportunities...

18 Aug 2017

Emirates SkyCargo collaborates with DuPont on enhanced temperature protection solution
Emirates SkyCargo collaborates with DuPont on enhanced temperature protection solution

Emirates SkyCargo in collaboration with DuPont is rolling out a new white cover solution as part of its endeavour to offer a range of innovative cool chain temperature solutions...

18 Aug 2017

(L-R) Joana Filipe Simplício, legal consultant; Silvia Fernandes, head of department (Chefe de departamento in Portuguese), UTIP; Martin Bachmann, group head active management, Quantum Global Group.
Angolan beverage plant gets approval

A new Angolan beverage plant has been approved for development...

15 Aug 2017

#WomensMonth: Four decades of formidable fashion with Marianne Fassler
#WomensMonth: Four decades of formidable fashion with Marianne Fassler

With a career spanning 40 years, Marianne Fassler remains a formidable force in SA fashion...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 14 Aug 2017

Manufacturing figures point to an end to recession
Manufacturing figures point to an end to recession

Manufacturing production increased in the second quarter of the year - indicating SA may be heading out of recession...

By Sunita Menon 14 Aug 2017

Image credit: Avsar Enamel
Turkish houseware manufacturers on trade mission in SA

Under the ambit of the Turkish Housewares Manufacturers & Exporters Association, 25 Turkish houseware manufacturers will hold meetings with local business...

11 Aug 2017

Haywards Sustainable Safaris
Celebrating women as custodians of artistic and cultural heritage

"I often wonder off the beaten track looking for the pulse of the region and the heartbeat of the community, the local artisans, the storytellers and elders of a village, the sacred values of the area..."

10 Aug 2017

R350m pumped into Albany Bellville bakery a Western Cape win
R350m pumped into Albany Bellville bakery a Western Cape win

Albany Bakeries has launched its new and improved factory in Bellville, Cape Town, following a R350 million investment...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 4 Aug 2017

Sweet end of packaging
Sweet end of packaging

With the global bakery and confectionery market predicted to reach €436 billion and €203 respectively by 2020, the specialist packaging industry is gearing up...

1 Aug 2017

Ellies CEO Wayne Samson. Image credit: Russell Roberts via Business Day
Restructured Ellies posts loss

The 2017 financial year was "one of the toughest if not the toughest" in the history of Ellies Holdings, according to CEO Wayne Samson...

By Alistair Anderson 1 Aug 2017

#CSIMonth: Utilising CSR to create communities that thrive
#CSIMonth: Utilising CSR to create communities that thrive

Diageo SA sees itself as having a responsibility to ensure that its people, its suppliers, and the communities around its operations thrive as a result of the business...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 31 Jul 2017

An impactful solution
An impactful solution

Innovation and value-based product development is the forefront for most companies, but few consider how this type of development should be focused on a wider industry challenge, in order to become part of an industry solution...

Issued by Mpact Plastics 31 Jul 2017

Digitalisation pushing boundaries of manufacturing
Digitalisation pushing boundaries of manufacturing

Digital transformation, as we've come to realise, means something different in every industry. In manufacturing, the term can be broad-reaching...

By Dereshin Pillay 27 Jul 2017

WallpaperStore to pop up in Cape Town
WallpaperStore to pop up in Cape Town

Curated interior and lifestyle design marketplace WallpaperStore will be popping up in Cape Town in mid-September...

25 Jul 2017

Hisense SA bumps up local product offering
Hisense SA bumps up local product offering

Hisense South Africa revealed an array of new products at an event held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre last week...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 21 Jul 2017

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...

20 Jul 2017

Durban-born Holmes Brothers brand goes big in Japan
Durban-born Holmes Brothers brand goes big in Japan

Holmes Brothers, the Afrocentric surfer style menswear brand that originated in Durban, has successfully launched in Japanese retailer The Freak's Store...

18 Jul 2017

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

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