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Developing small manufacturers: How to grow and develop small manufacturing businesses

Manufacturing experts, small and medium enterprise (SMME) leaders and entrepreneurs are to assemble in Johannesburg to mentor emerging manufacturing business owners on proven strategies for accelerating the growth of their enterprises...

Issued by Manufacturing Indaba 1 day ago

Mondelez inaugurates $90m 'factory of the future' in Bahrain

Snack foods giant Mondelez International has invested $90 million into its newest 'factory of the future' in the Kingdom of Bahrain...

2 days ago

Why is it important to grow manufacturing?

One of the aspects of the Manufacturing Indaba will be to focus on South Africa's manufacturing as a fundamental driver of GDP growth and associated with direct employment...

Issued by Manufacturing Indaba 3 days ago

Recent changes in government to have significant impact on construction sector

The country is currently experiencing a palpable positive mood of change since the recent changes in government...

By Njombo Lekula 17 Apr 2018

African bottling giant unveils new head office in PE

Coca-Cola Beverages Africa has announced the opening of its new head office in Port Elizabeth. The building will house the largest Coca-Cola bottler on the African continent...

13 Apr 2018

Impact of food safety compliance on growth of food and beverage business

We have, of late, experienced an alarmingly high number of food safety-related incidents, both in South Africa and globally. Re-establishing trust in the food safety industry is more necessary than ever...

By Roy Kirby 11 Apr 2018

Developing new manufacturers

Following the 2008 financial crisis, which caused many industrial sectors around the globe to dwindle, South Africa's manufacturing industry experienced a similar downturn and almost a decade later, its recovery remains a work in progress...

Issued by Manufacturing Indaba 10 Apr 2018

Manufacturing Indaba 2018 and Africa's drive towards a manufacturing revival

The fifth edition of the Manufacturing Indaba will be hosted at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg on 19 and 20 June...

Issued by Manufacturing Indaba 5 Apr 2018

Fifth Annual Manufacturing Indaba to highlight sector's impact on job creation

South Africa's manufacturing sector remains one of the key contributors to GDP growth and direct employment, whilst other sectors - specifically the services sector - merely trigger a rise in employment as a result of the increased demand of a growing GDP...

Issued by Manufacturing Indaba 4 Apr 2018

LaunchLab invites entrepreneurs to pitch startup ideas

The Stellenbosch University LaunchLab is inviting entrepreneurs to pitch their startup business ideas in multiple industries and stand the chance to win incubation support to the value of R50,000...

23 Mar 2018

Sharpening African manufacturers' competitive edge with technology

African countries from South Africa to Ethiopia to Nigeria are pinning some of their hope for economic growth and job creation on industrialisation...

By Matthew Kibby 20 Mar 2018

Securing a future for fashion - in conversation with Jackie Burger

The word 'pollution' may conjure up images of dirty waterways and smog-filled city skies but seldom is it realised that the clothing on our backs may be the product of a dirty and dehumanising supply chain...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 15 Mar 2018

Factory output surges on higher consumption of food and drinks

Annual South African manufacturing output growth accelerated to 2.5% in January from December's figure, which was revised down to 1.8% from the 2% Statistics SA originally published...

By Sunita Menon 14 Mar 2018

'Sustainable' Lego: plastics from plants won't solve a pollution crisis

Lego is going to start making toys from plant-based plastic. In an effort to become more sustainable...

By Sharon George and Deirdre McKay 14 Mar 2018

Eastern Cape SMEs get a leg up with new Exporter Development Programme

A new Exporter Development Programme has been launched by the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber in partnership with the Eastern Cape Development Corporation...

13 Mar 2018

More than 30 global firms want to supply Tanzania with electric trains

The government has reportedly started screening more than 30 global firms which applied for contracts to supply electric trains to ply the standard gauge railway (SGR) line of which construction just started...

By Sylivester Domasa 6 Mar 2018

RCL Foods invests R150m in new pet food plant

Food producer RCL Foods has opened a R150 million pet food plant in Randfontein, one of the largest facilities of its kind in South Africa...

6 Mar 2018

Listeriosis outbreak traced to Enterprise Foods factory in Limpopo

The source of the world's largest Listeriosis outbreak has been traced to an Enterprise Foods facility in Polokwane, Limpopo...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 5 Mar 2018

Inaugural event aims to showcase opportunities in advanced manufacturing

South Africa's advanced manufacturing progress will be showcased at the inaugural African Advanced Manufacturing and Composites Show...

28 Feb 2018

How plastics made from plants could be the answer to the world's waste problem

Plastics are incredibly useful materials with extremely diverse properties, allowing a multitude of different applications that benefit our lives...

By James William Comerford 26 Feb 2018

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