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Material hurdles remain

For a short while, some time around 2014, it looked as if the clothing, textile, footwear & leather (CTFL) sector was beginning to recover after almost 20 years of crippling pressure...

20 hours ago

3D printed sports shoes are more about your wallet than your feet

The race is on to bring 3D printed footwear to market. Adidas, Nike and Under Armour are some of the big names that have been working on delivering bespoke shoes to their customers...

By ManMohan S Sodhi 3 days ago

Strengthening of trade, investment ties at Africa ASEAN Business Expo

A delegation from South Africa's Black Business Council recently held talks in Johannesburg with business leaders from Singapore and Malaysia on potential investment...

16 Nov 2017

Hisense acquires Toshiba television business

Hisense Electric, the publicly listed subsidiary of Hisense Group, has agreed to purchase 95% of the shares of Toshiba Visual Solutions Corporation for 12.9 billion Japanese Yen...

14 Nov 2017

Manufacturing Indaba eyes growth in SADC region

The annual Manufacturing Indaba has its sights set on expansion and growing its current offering to manufacturers both from South Africa and from the SADC region...

14 Nov 2017

Investors cheer PPC's optimistic trading update

PPC's share price rose 5.8% to R7.53 on Tuesday morning, 7 November, after it said its profitability had improved thanks to "robust growth in Rwanda and Zimbabwe" and a significant reduction in finance fees...

By Robert Laing 8 Nov 2017

October tractor sales leap 24.2% y/y to 704 units

Tractor sales surged 24.2% year-on-year in October to 704 units, according to the South African Agricultural Machinery Association...

By Dominic Preuss 8 Nov 2017

Ford SA pumps R3bn into Ranger production, to build Raptor locally

Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa will be investing R3bn to expand production capacity for the Ford Ranger. It has also announced the local production of the Ford Ranger Raptor in 2019...

3 Nov 2017

Digitisation, smart agriculture shaping the future of the African chemicals market

The use of smart agriculture will promote the appropriate use of agricultural chemicals and drive additional chemical sales as Africa boosts it's below average use of these inputs...

27 Oct 2017

Hino Motors' new Koga plant off to a good start

Hino Motors' new Koga plant in Japan, where the latest generation Hino 500 trucks are being built, is already operating at 90% of capacity...

27 Oct 2017

Scaw Metals dismisses US claims about steel dumping

South African steel producer Scaw Metals has dismissed an "affirmative preliminary determination" by the US department of commerce...

By Mark Allix 27 Oct 2017

ArcelorMittal SA CE to retire in January

ArcelorMittal SA said on Tuesday, 24 October, that CEO Wim de Klerk is to retire in January...

By Andries Mahlangu 25 Oct 2017

South African steel production rises 9.9% y/y in September

SA's steel production grew by 9.9% year-on-year in September to 556,000 tonnes, after surging by 24.4% in August, and following July's 6.3% decline and June's 15.9% plunge, according to the World Steel Association...

By Dominic Preuss 24 Oct 2017

Massmart salutes small, local manufacturers breaking into international markets

Massmart was joined by the Economic Development Department and Proudly South African at an event to celebrate participants in the Massmart Supplier Development Programme...

23 Oct 2017

Toyota crowned Savrala Manufacturer of the Year

At the recent Southern African Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association's (Savrala) annual industry Manufacturer of the Year (Moty) awards, Toyota was crowned the overall winner...

23 Oct 2017

Mathe Group recycles 100,000 truck tyres

Mathe Group recently celebrated recycling its 100,000th truck tyre at its Hammarsdale facility...

18 Oct 2017

Mahindra latest car group to invest in SA plant

Indian company Mahindra, which has 34 plants around the world for its passenger vehicles, bakkies, trucks, tractors, and agricultural machinery, will start assembling products in SA in 2018...

17 Oct 2017

From survival to significance: the role of the SA automotive sector

One sector, in particular, has made a dramatic change in South Africa's short history as a democracy. Yet its growth is often overlooked...

By Mike Whitfield 16 Oct 2017

How one green company is changing lives while building furniture

When Tameron Haralambous asked her husband Peter to build a changing table for their nursery, she had no idea it would set them on the path to becoming award-winning furniture designers...

12 Oct 2017

The game-changing potential of M2M technology for businesses

The case for introducing machine-to-machine (M2M) technology into the workplace is gaining in strength, with solutions providers continuing to innovate and push the boundaries of such technologies...

By Ronald Ravel 12 Oct 2017

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