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Creating business communities for African unity

The run-up to the 55th Africa Day, celebrated annually on 25 May in parts of Africa and around the world in commemoration of the foundation of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) (now the African Union), is an ideal time to reflect on the opportunities presented by a new collective zeitgeist happening in Africa...

Issued by 6 hours ago

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 7 hours ago

Food and beverage industry faced with mounting risks

The Allianz Risk Barometer 2018 indicated that business interruption is a top concern for the food and beverage industry with 53% of 68 respondents pointing to the worrisome risk...

3 days ago

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

Denel CEO resigns

Denel group chief executive officer‚ Zwelakhe Ntshepe‚ has resigned with immediate effect after being with the company for 20 years...

15 May 2018

Importing that dream car is easier said than done - but possible

One can import just about anything to South Africa, including cars, but that doesn't mean it's going to be easy...

By Jeff Osborne 9 May 2018

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 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

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

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

Issued by Manufacturing Indaba 3 May 2018

SA left disappointed as US denies steel tariff exemption

South Africa has expressed disappointment at not being granted exemption...

2 May 2018

Construction starts on 'world's most advanced steel plant'

Europe is getting its first steel plant in 40 years...

30 Apr 2018

Farmers hail cotton auction system

Farmers in Zimbabwe have commended the government for improving cotton prices through introducing the auction system...

By Elita Chikwati 30 Apr 2018

Wool outlook for 2018

Increased affluence in traditional markets such as China and a growing demand for natural fibres in athleisure wear coupled with an abundant supply have created a "perfect storm" for wool...

By Nico Groenewald 24 Apr 2018

The role of incentives in manufacturing

The Manufacturing Indaba 2018 will be leading pertinent discussions regarding the various government grants, tax incentives and financing opportunities available to manufacturing-specific enterprises...

Issued by Manufacturing Indaba 24 Apr 2018

Corobrik invests R800m in Gauteng mega factory

As part of its multi-billion rand investment roll out, South African brick maker Corobrik is investing R800m in a mega factory...

23 Apr 2018

Plastic packaging is often pollution for profit

As a polymer scientist, it feels like my life's work is dismissed as immoral by even my hero Sir David Attenborough, simply because I deal with plastics...

By Anthony J Ryan 23 Apr 2018

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 20 Apr 2018

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...

19 Apr 2018

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 18 Apr 2018

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