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    Total declares force majeure on Mozambique LNG project
    In a serious blow to Mozambique's economic revitalisation hopes, Total has declared a force majeure and suspended its $20bn liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in the north of the country indefinitely as a result of escalating militant attacks in the area.
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    Fashionscapes: A Living Wage highlights plight of garment workers
    Fashionscapes: A Living Wage highlights plight of garment workers

    The documentary combines the voices of garment workers with legal professionals who are working together to argue for the first EU legislation to ensure garment workers receive a living wage...

    28 Apr 2021

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    L'Oréal Paris to cut 50% of carbon footprint by 2030

    L'Oréal Paris has committed to reducing its carbon footprint by 50% per finished product, and will contribute €10m to environmental projects whose beneficiaries are communities of women...

    26 Apr 2021

    Greening the global textile value chain
    Greening the global textile value chain

    Kutay Saritosun is a textile engineer and sustainability aficionado dedicated to educating companies on producing more environmentally responsible products...

    By Lauren Hartzenberg 23 Apr 2021

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    Many African countries had a surprise manufacturing surge in 2010s - it bodes well for the years ahead

    Until the 2000s, Sub-Saharan Africa was de-industrialising: the mood was gloomy as the little manufacturing activity that did exist was disappearing. But the trend has reversed...

    By Gaaitzen de Vries, Emmanuel B Mensah, Hagen Kruse and Kunal Sen 2 Mar 2021

    Made in Africa conference aims to drive Pan-African prosperity
    Made in Africa conference aims to drive Pan-African prosperity

    The inaugural Made in Africa Conference and Expo, a large virtual gathering and showcase for African buyers and sellers, will take place on 13 and 14 April...

    26 Feb 2021

    Young diamond jewellery designers called to enter Shining Light Awards
    Young diamond jewellery designers called to enter Shining Light Awards

    The Shining Light Awards invites promising young diamond jewellery designers from Botswana, Canada, Namibia and South Africa to showcase their talent...

    27 Jan 2021

    Ethnic conflict could unravel Ethiopia's valuable garment industry
    Ethnic conflict could unravel Ethiopia's valuable garment industry

    Ethiopia has long been considered one of Africa's economic wunderkinds. But for the past two months, violent conflict in Ethiopia's northern Tigray region fuelled by ethnic power politics has threatened the country's stability...

    By Dorothee Baumann-Pauly 21 Jan 2021

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    Virtual Manufacturing Indaba to gather experts from across Africa

    Leading figures within sub-Saharan Africa's manufacturing sector will convene virtually at the Manufacturing Indaba 2020 to debate pressing issues impacting the region's industrial landscape...

    1 Dec 2020

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    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

    Mondelez International announces senior appointments in sub-Saharan Africa
    Mondelez International announces senior appointments in sub-Saharan Africa

    Mondelez International is bolstering its regional leadership by appointing a new president of sub-Saharan Africa and managing director in SA...

    23 Jun 2020

    Why Ford, Chanel and other companies pitch in during a crisis - without the government ordering them to
    Why Ford, Chanel and other companies pitch in during a crisis - without the government ordering them to

    Severe shortages of critical medical supplies have prompted governments to compel private companies to fill the gap...

    By Elham Mafi-Kreft and Steven Kreft 26 May 2020

    #LockdownLessons: Continued support needed from government, corporates, ordinary citizens
    #LockdownLessons: Continued support needed from government, corporates, ordinary citizens

    Njombo Lekula, MD at PPC, shares his experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how his organisation is navigating these unusual times...

    By Sindy Peters 19 May 2020

    Tertius Carstens named CEO for PepsiCo sub-Saharan Africa
    Tertius Carstens named CEO for PepsiCo sub-Saharan Africa

    Tertius Carstens, the current CEO of Pioneer Foods, has been appointed CEO of PepsiCo sub-Saharan Africa with immediate effect...

    19 May 2020

    Pepkor donates over R2m towards Covid-19 relief
    Pepkor donates over R2m towards Covid-19 relief

    Pepkor is supporting the fight against Covid-19 by donating a portion of senior leadership's salaries to relief efforts and having its clothing manufacturing division produce face masks...

    23 Apr 2020

    Defy to begin building ventilators in SA this May
    Defy to begin building ventilators in SA this May

    The company aims to help cater to the demand for medical equipment across sub-Saharan Africa...

    14 Apr 2020

    Alpla to consolidate manufacturing in Gauteng with new plant
    Alpla to consolidate manufacturing in Gauteng with new plant

    Austrian packaging manufacturer Alpla Group is building a new factory in Lanseria near Johannesburg, which will bundles activities from five existing plants...

    11 Mar 2020

    #BehindtheSelfie with... Atisha Gopichund, techno marketing director at Saint-Gobain
    #BehindtheSelfie with... Atisha Gopichund, techno marketing director at Saint-Gobain

    This week, we go behind the selfie with Atisha Gopichund-Lutchman, techno marketing director at Saint-Gobain sub-Saharan Africa...

    By Leigh Andrews 22 Jan 2020

    Technology trends impacting global manufacturing in 2020
    Technology trends impacting global manufacturing in 2020

    It is no secret that the manufacturing sector is critically important for both developed and emerging economies. From producing necessities like food for a nation to creating much-needed jobs...

    By Kevin Dherman 13 Dec 2019

    These are Shoprite's standout suppliers for 2019
    These are Shoprite's standout suppliers for 2019

    The Shoprite Group honoured its most innovative and reliable suppliers at its annual Supplier Awards this past weekend...

    19 Nov 2019

    Ramaphosa opens South Africa's first smartphone factory
    Ramaphosa opens South Africa's first smartphone factory

    President Cyril Ramaphosa has opened South Africa's first smartphone factory at the Dube TradePort in Durban...

    21 Oct 2019

    Pictured at the official opening are from left: Scott Smith (operations director, Van Dyck Floors Zimbabwe), Jonathan Pairemanzi (J. Link Carpets), Dr. Mehran Zarrebini (MD Van Dyck Floors), Louis Mudzongo (Classic Carpets), Dion Yatras (MD, Van Dyck Zimbabwe), Stuart Dearnaley (export manager, Van Dyck Floors) and Kuda Duri (account manager, Van Dyck Zimbabwe).
    Van Dyck Floors expands footprint in Zimbabwe

    South African carpet manufacturer, Van Dyck Floors, has extended its global footprint with the launch of an operation in Zimbabwe...

    9 Sep 2019

    Diageo dedicates $219m to sustainability projects in Africa
    Diageo dedicates $219m to sustainability projects in Africa

    Diageo, one of the world's largest producers of spirits and beers, has committed to investing $219million in renewable energy upgrades at 11 of its breweries in Africa...

    8 Aug 2019

    Coca-Cola to retain majority stake in Africa bottling business
    Coca-Cola to retain majority stake in Africa bottling business

    The Coca-Cola Company has announced that it will maintain its majority stake in Coca-Cola Beverages Africa, abandoning plans to refranchise its Africa bottling business...

    21 May 2019

    #CNILux: Global luxury industry shifts gaze to Africa
    #CNILux: Global luxury industry shifts gaze to Africa

    The fifth annual Condé Nast International Luxury Conference kicked off in Cape Town yesterday, bringing some of the biggest names in global luxury to African soil...

    By Lauren Hartzenberg 11 Apr 2019

    #SeamlessSA: How Ramona Kasavan is taking Mimi Women to the rest of Africa
    #SeamlessSA: How Ramona Kasavan is taking Mimi Women to the rest of Africa

    Ramona Kasavan is taking over Africa one sanitary towel at a time. She started her company, Mimi Women, after seeing large numbers of girls missing school over their monthly menses...

    By Maroefah Smith 14 Mar 2019

    Airbus launches white paper on aerospace technologies in Africa
    Airbus launches white paper on aerospace technologies in Africa

    Airbus released The Great Enabler: Aerospace in Africa, a white paper on the role of aerospace technologies in Africa...

    31 Oct 2018

    Trading while caring for people and planet
    Trading while caring for people and planet

    Ratifications are moving ahead, if slowly, on the newly signed AfCFTA - the world's largest free trade agreement (with the most member countries) since the founding of the World Trade Organization...

    By Richards Munang and Robert Mgendi 22 Oct 2018

    AIMS launches Africa's first masters in machine intelligence
    AIMS launches Africa's first masters in machine intelligence

    The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) launched its first-ever African Masters in Machine Intelligence at its AIMS Rwanda Campus...

    17 Oct 2018

    FAO, AU launch new framework to increase agriculture efficiency
    FAO, AU launch new framework to increase agriculture efficiency

    The framework offers a detailed look at the history of machinery in Africa and points the way towards addressing challenges and creating new opportunities to assure the successful adoption of mechanisation...

    8 Oct 2018

    Top 10 nominees for Innovation Prize for Africa 2018 announced
    Top 10 nominees for Innovation Prize for Africa 2018 announced

    The top 10 nominees in the African Innovation Foundation's (AIF) Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) 2018 have been announced...

    14 Sep 2018



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