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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

FNB, The Unlimited Child partner in distributing masks in KZN

As part of the KZN Maskathon initiative, FNB and RMB are facilitating the donation of masks to 80,000 families from vulnerable communities of the province...

8 Jul 2020

Agile global supply chains: Supporting manufacturers through a time of change

Manufacturing is a key driver of job creation and national economies in general. But a component of manufacturing that is often taken for granted is supply chains...

By Christopher Veerasamy 2 Jul 2020

L'Oréal appoints new director of Midrand plant

L'Oréal South Africa has appointed Hlengiwe Mathenjwa as the new director of its Midrand manufacturing plant in Johannesburg...

1 Jul 2020

Diageo to open its first carbon-neutral distillery

Diageo is building its first carbon-neutral distillery in the United States. The $130m distillery, which will produce Bulleit bourbon, is currently under construction...

30 Jun 2020

Local manufacturing incubator to produce Dis-Chem uniforms

In a move to support local manufacturing and small enterprises, Dis-Chem Pharmacies will outsource the production of its staff uniforms via a small manufacturing incubator...

25 Jun 2020

Furniture manufacturers urged to explore available funding schemes

While the South African furniture manufacturing sector has endured some tough times in recent years, there are still significant financial incentives for high-quality projects.

24 Jun 2020

Industrial real estate is in high demand, here's why

Following the implementation of Level 3 lockdown, one particular property sector is making waves and has seen a noticeable spike in activity...

24 Jun 2020

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