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Localisation: Supporting a strong recovery in SA manufacturing

Many people re-discovered their enthusiasm for local production during the disruptive, bewildering early days of the pandemic. The result is 'localisation', an emerging trend that could revitalise local factories...

1 Sep 2020

GBCSA awards Equator - the Belt Factory 5-star Green Star certification

The Green Building Council of South Africa has awarded Durban-based belt manufacturer Equator - the Belt Factory a five-star Green Star Certification for Existing Building Performance...

1 Sep 2020

Covid-19 has hit SMEs in SA's food sector hard. What can be done to help them

Covid-19 has prompted widespread discussion of the resilience of food systems and how efficiency and competitiveness have been previously understood...

By Andrew Bowman and Reena das Nair 1 Sep 2020

How optimal water use can support food security, reduce waste in Africa

While wastewater reuse presents a sustainable solution in supporting food security amid looming water shortages, the infrastructure costs present a barrier to widespread adoption in South Africa...

27 Aug 2020

Tetra Pak reacts to demand for sustainable packaging solutions

Tetra Pak Southern Africa continues to adapt its value chain to support the circular economy and meet growing demand for sustainable packaging from retailers and food and beverage producers...

20 Aug 2020

Let's #DoBizZA this September

The #DoBizZA Content Feature sponsorship will allow your organisation to be seen supporting local, homemade and homegrown heroes, across 19 sectors on Biz, in the month-long celebration of all things local...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 18 Aug 2020

Tiger Brands to sell meat business units

Tiger Brands has reached agreements to dispose of its value-added meat products business to two separate companies...

17 Aug 2020

Treasury grants 90-days deferral of excise tax due on alcoholic beverages

The alcohol industry welcomes the positive response from the National Treasury to its request for a deferment of excise tax on alcoholic beverages...

4 Aug 2020

Alcohol ban dampens SAB and Heineken's investment ambitions

SAB has halted R5bn in investments in South Africa over the next two years, while Heineken SA is reevaluating plans to establish a new major production facility in KwaZulu-Natal...

4 Aug 2020

Food giants appointing teams to focus on plant-based products

Food giants muscle in on booming alternative protein market, with dedicated teams to develop and sell plant-based alternatives to meat and dairy...

30 Jul 2020

SA leg of Blue Sky Young Researchers Innovation Award launched

The Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa (PAMSA) has launched the local leg of the Blue Sky Young Researchers Innovation Award...

29 Jul 2020

Brikor JSE suspension lifted, notes increased demand for bricks

Brikor Limited's (BIK) suspension on the JSE since 2013 has been lifted after coming out of provisional liquidation in 2015, the company recently announced...

29 Jul 2020

How Asia's clothing factories switched to making PPE - but sweatshop problems live on

High street chains in the UK and elsewhere could have immediately paid their garment suppliers to make PPE rather than clothes, but did not...

By Alessandra Mezzadri and Kanchana N Ruwanpura 23 Jul 2020

Alcohol industry applies for deferment of R5bn in excise tax

"The sustainability of the sector, now and in the post-Covid-19 era, is dependent on this deferment if job losses are to be avoided..."

20 Jul 2020

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