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Sets Drapes Screens has nothing to lose but waste, making furniture from offcuts

Many sets are destroyed and thrown away as soon as an event is over...

1 day ago

Dangote emphasises diversification of African economies, importance of agriculture

Nigerian entrepreneur and business leader, Aliko Dangote told investors: "Agriculture, agriculture, agriculture. Africa will become the food basket of the world."

1 day ago

Pirelli hits accelerator on Italy relisting

MILAN, Italy: Pirelli will be relisted on the Milan bourse on 4 October 2017 following the biggest new share offer in Europe this year, the tyremaker announced this week...

1 day ago

Airbus opens first plane-completion centre in China

TIANJIN, China: Airbus on Wednesday inaugurated its first completion centre for large aircraft in China, a new asset for the European manufacturer in heated competition with American rival Boeing...

1 day ago

Ascendis to beef up operating efficiencies

Healthcare products conglomerate Ascendis is still on the acquisition trail, but an investment presentation last week stressed a focus on markedly improving profit margins...

By Marc Hasenfuss 3 days ago

McLaren to part ways with Honda, shifts to Renault

NEWSWATCH: After months of speculation, the McLaren team has confirmed that it will split ways with Honda and has also announced that it has signed a three-year partnership with Renault...

By Ilse van den Berg 3 days ago

The calm before the next African smartphone storm

For many years, African countries served as the growth engine for the global smartphone market. In 2016, however, global smartphone sales grew at a modest 2% and the landscape in Africa also saw a dip...

3 days ago

Rickshaws to jump start India's all-electric drive

NEW DELHI, India: India will roll out nearly 100,000 battery-powered buses and autorickshaws onto its sulphurous city streets in the coming weeks...

18 Sep 2017

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

SA takes local flavour to the world

The Department of Trade and Industry will lead a group of 20 companies from the agro-processing industry to the World Food Moscow exhibition...

6 Sep 2017

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

AfriSam revises merger offer to PPC

AfriSam says it has submitted a revised merger proposal to PPC while Canada's Fairfax Africa Investments has a firm intention to buy R2bn of ordinary shares in PPC...

By Mark Allix 5 Sep 2017

Long4Life acquires Inhle Beverages for R360m

Long4Life, an investment holding company with a lifestyle focus, has agreed to acquire 100% of Inhle Beverages for up to R360 million...

24 Aug 2017

Twin milestone for KZN ports as TNPA delivers two new tugs

The new Usiba tug was christened and named ahead of its delivery to the Port of Richards bay while the Port of Durban took delivery of its Umbilo tug, seeing TNPA celebrate a twin milestone for its KZN ports..

24 Aug 2017

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

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

ArcelorMittal SA to cut staff as steel sector outlook dims

ArcelorMittal SA is to retrench more than 50 workers as the poor economy and continuing cheaper Chinese steel imports gave it "no option but to review staffing levels"...

By Mark Allix 16 Aug 2017

Renault signs €660m deal with Iran

TEHRAN, Iran: French automaker Renault this week signed a long-awaited joint venture deal with Iran worth €660-million ($779-million) to build up to 300,000 cars per year...

By Siavosh Ghazi 10 Aug 2017

Electric car startup Faraday Future signs factory deal

WASHINGTON, US: Electric car startup Faraday Future has signed a lease for a new assembly plant in California and reaffirmed its intention to start deliveries in 2018...

8 Aug 2017

Tesla begins to deliver model for the masses

FREMONT, California: Tesla began delivering on a dream to make an electric car for the masses, rolling out the first of its keenly-awaited "Model 3" cars...

7 Aug 2017

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