H&M Foundation drives circular fashion through textile recycling facilities
H&M Foundation drives circular fashion through textile recycling facilities

As part of H&M's mission to become "truly circular" by 2030, its charitable arm, the H&M Foundation, has opened two hydrothermal textile recycling plants in Hong Kong...

20 Sep 2018

Top 10 nominees for Innovation Prize for Africa 2018 announced
Top 10 nominees for Innovation Prize for Africa 2018 announced

The top 10 nominees in the African Innovation Foundation's (AIF) Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) 2018 have been announced...

14 Sep 2018

4,000th FAW rolls off Coega production line
4,000th FAW rolls off Coega production line

FAW South Africa's Coega assembly plant recently celebrated the assembly of the 4,000th FAW in South Africa...

12 Sep 2018

Pratley replicates its famous suspended bulldozer stunt
Pratley replicates its famous suspended bulldozer stunt

Celebrating its 70th anniversary, the Pratley Group earlier this year marked the occasion by replicating its memorable launch of Pratley Wondafix in 1985 which saw CEO Kim Pratley stand underneath a 13-tonne bulldozer...

5 Sep 2018

It's too soon to call 3D printing a green technology
It's too soon to call 3D printing a green technology

Over the past decade 3D printing has captured the imagination of the general public, engineers and environmental visionaries...

By Reid Lifset, Martin Baumers, and Timothy Gutowski 5 Sep 2018

From breast implants to ice cube trays: How silicone took over our kitchens
From breast implants to ice cube trays: How silicone took over our kitchens

One of my ice cube trays is a small, yellow novelty tray that, when placed in the freezer, molds water into little duck-shaped pieces of ice...

By Kiersten Muenchinger 31 Aug 2018

KZN Manufacturing Indaba explores opportunities for growth and innovation
KZN Manufacturing Indaba explores opportunities for growth and innovation

Provincial manufacturers and businesses assembled in Durban at the Kwazulu Natal Manufacturing Indaba to explore growth opportunities, discover the latest manufacturing incentives and trends...

31 Aug 2018

Three ways making a smartphone can harm the environment
Three ways making a smartphone can harm the environment

Nearly five billion people worldwide will use a smartphone by 2020...

By Patrick Byrne and Karen Hudson-Edwards 29 Aug 2018

From slag to swag: The story of Earl Tupper's fantastic plastics
From slag to swag: The story of Earl Tupper's fantastic plastics

When American Horror Story, the Museum of Modern Art and Napoleon Dynamite pay homage to an invention, you know it's made a cultural impact in a big way.

By Marsha Bryant 28 Aug 2018

MetPac-SA CEO gains first Certified Packaging Professional status in SA
MetPac-SA CEO gains first Certified Packaging Professional status in SA

CEO of MetPac-SA, Kishan Singh, has become the first packaging expert in South Africa to be awarded the designation 'Certified Packaging Professional' (CPP) by the international Institute of Packaging Professionals...

24 Aug 2018

SA business to be showcased at Mozambique's annual FACIM trade show
SA business to be showcased at Mozambique's annual FACIM trade show

The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) will be hosting a South African Pavilion that will showcase goods and services from 23 local companies at the 54th annual Feira International de Maputo (FACIM) trade show.

22 Aug 2018

Jungheinrich virtual reality training wins Immersive Learning Award
Jungheinrich virtual reality training wins Immersive Learning Award

Jungheinrich has won gold in the "Customer Project" category of the Immersive Learning Award 2018.

Issued by Jungheinrich South Africa 10 Aug 2018

Removing barriers for female artisans
Removing barriers for female artisans

With unemployment rates at a whopping 27.1% in the second quarter of 2018, it is important for women to be granted opportunities in what is traditionally viewed as male-dominated industries...

10 Aug 2018

Stainless steel sector growth should be integrated in global value chain - Sassda
Stainless steel sector growth should be integrated in global value chain - Sassda

The Southern Africa Stainless Steel Development Association (Sassda) has said that it welcomes any and all beneficiation of South Africa's raw materials...

10 Aug 2018

Clean steel ready to be exported from the Mathe Group truck tyre recycling plant.
Mathe Group takes a 'steel' on tyre recycling

Mathe Group, a tyre recycler based in KwaZulu-Natal, has now developed two steel by-products being exported to Australia and Korea...

7 Aug 2018

CBC brewery’s 120m2 flat plate collector array. Source: Soltrain, 2016
Solar thermal: an opportunity for SA's food, beverage industries

In an era of uncertainty, when it comes to both power supply and pricing, renewable energy sources can provide certainty in both supply and costs...

By Louise Scholtz 20 Jul 2018

Panasonic reveals new SA headquarters in Cape Town
Panasonic reveals new SA headquarters in Cape Town

Panasonic South Africa, a local subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation, unveiled its new Cape Town offices last week...

20 Jul 2018

LG's InstaView fridge and TwinWash are models of efficiency
LG's InstaView fridge and TwinWash are models of efficiency

Home appliances have always been designed to make our lives easier. And as consumers become increasingly time-poor, the need for 'convenience' is driving more and more of our purchasing decisions...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 17 Jul 2018

Budding furniture designers, manufacturers invited to apply for Good Design Programme
Budding furniture designers, manufacturers invited to apply for Good Design Programme

Furniture designers and manufacturers have been invited to apply towards the Good Design Programme, a competition geared at individuals and startups looking to further their understanding of innovation in business...

17 Jul 2018

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Local steel, aluminium no threat to US security

South Africa has re-emphasised that its steel and aluminium products does not pose any threat to US national security...

17 Jul 2018

#SourceAfrica2018: Why Africa's clothing sector could lead in responsible sourcing
#SourceAfrica2018: Why Africa's clothing sector could lead in responsible sourcing

Whether you are a retailer, brand or manufacturer, the need to proactively manage social compliance issues in your supply chain has never been greater...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 6 Jul 2018

#MFGIndaba: Expect to be disrupted
#MFGIndaba: Expect to be disrupted

Innovation happens at the speed of trust, not the speed of technology. Roby Stancel from Virtual Consulting International explains this using the automotive industry as an example...

By Danette Breitenbach 27 Jun 2018

#MFGIndaba: Industry 4.0: good or bad for manufacturing?
#MFGIndaba: Industry 4.0: good or bad for manufacturing?

The two countries with the lowest employment in the world, Germany and Japan, are also home to the world's most automated manufacturing industries in the world...

By Danette Breitenbach 26 Jun 2018

#SourceAfrica2018: Lessons from K-Way's lean turnaround
#SourceAfrica2018: Lessons from K-Way's lean turnaround

K-Way has been lauded as exemplary in its approach to boosting the local clothing manufacturing sector. But 14 years ago, the company was approaching the brink of closure...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 26 Jun 2018

#MFGIndaba: Business beyond 2020
#MFGIndaba: Business beyond 2020

For manufacturers to stay ahead they need to think consciously about the next thing and come up with the next thing...

By Danette Breitenbach 26 Jun 2018

#MFGIndaba: An uncomfortable world
#MFGIndaba: An uncomfortable world

In same the way as the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Revolutions did, the 4th Revolution is creating discomfort around the globe...

By Danette Breitenbach 26 Jun 2018

#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 25 Jun 2018

#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 25 Jun 2018

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 22 Jun 2018

SA explores ways to save steel industry from collapse
SA explores ways to save steel industry from collapse

Government is committed to work with the steel industry to save jobs...

15 Jun 2018

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