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Call for applications: eThekwini Furniture Cluster Business Accelerator
Call for applications: eThekwini Furniture Cluster Business AcceleratorArticle

Successful applicants that excel during the pitching process will be in the running to gain a lucrative business contract with furniture retailers, @home, CLM Home and Homewood...

1 day ago

Absa PMI expands at slower pace in April
Absa PMI expands at slower pace in AprilArticle

South Africa's seasonally-adjusted Absa Purchasing Managers' Index expanded at a slower pace in April as growth in business activity and new sales orders slowed...

Olivia Kumwenda-Mtambo 3 days ago

DTIC and Proudly South African launch local online furniture portal
DTIC and Proudly South African launch local online furniture portalArticle

An online furniture portal has been launched to showcase the SA furniture sector's capabilities, and stimulate local procurement...

28 Apr 2021

Empowering manufacturers to act more like retailers
Empowering manufacturers to act more like retailersArticle

Not only did the pandemic cause local manufacturing output to drop by nearly 50%, manufacturers also faced a squeeze from retailers looking to provide the best possible value to customers...

Greg Gatherer 30 Mar 2021

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Patel calls for partnerships in manufacturing sectorArticle

Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel says South Africa must rebuild its manufacturing strength to be able to fully benefit from the opportunities in the BRICS markets...

30 Mar 2021

Virtual Next21 expo to spotlight export-ready SA design
Virtual Next21 expo to spotlight export-ready SA designArticle

The Next21 virtual trade exhibition will see 23 small South African craft and design brands have their creations showcased to a global audience of importers, retailers and decorators...

23 Mar 2021

Helping Cape Town's clothing manufacturing sector rebuild
Helping Cape Town's clothing manufacturing sector rebuildArticle

Local clothing manufacturing businesses across Cape Town are launching an online development programme that is being supported with funding from the City of Cape Town...

8 Mar 2021

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Buy Local Summit & Expo goes virtual this MarchArticle

The 9th annual Buy Local Summit & Expo is being held virtually between 8-10 March this year. The event is hosted by Proudly South African, the country's official buy local advocacy campaign...

4 Mar 2021

TFG presses for cut in yarn import duties to advance SA manufacturing
TFG presses for cut in yarn import duties to advance SA manufacturingArticle

TFG said this change is essential to enable larger purchases of locally-made fabrics...

22 Feb 2021

AfCFTA: Alive with possibilities
AfCFTA: Alive with possibilitiesArticle

The South African government says it will maximise the opportunities presented by the African Continental Free Trade Area, which came into operation on 1 January 2021...

Onalenna Mhlongo 12 Feb 2021

Manufacturing output up 1,8% in December
Manufacturing output up 1,8% in DecemberArticle

Manufacturing production increased by 1,8% in December 2020 compared with December 2019, according to data from Stats SA...

12 Feb 2021

Acquisition of Pepkor's John Craig saves 400 jobs
Acquisition of Pepkor's John Craig saves 400 jobsArticle

The Competition Tribunal has approved the sale of Pepkor menswear chain John Craig to Johannesburg-based Blue Falcon 188 Trading, saving 422 jobs...

12 Feb 2021

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Playtex factory liquidation leaves hundreds without work in SAArticle

Hanes South Africa, which holds the licence to manufacture, sell and distribute Playtex underwear in SA and other African countries, filed for voluntary liquidation...

10 Feb 2021

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

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

27 Jan 2021

Manufacturing production down 3.5% in November
Manufacturing production down 3.5% in NovemberArticle

Manufacturing production decreased by 3.5% in November 2020 compared with November 2019, according to data from Statistics South Africa...

13 Jan 2021

YID-Textiles Programme to empower business-minded youth in SA townships
YID-Textiles Programme to empower business-minded youth in SA townshipsArticle

Technoserve has introduced a Youth Ideas Development Textiles Programme, aimed at empowering township-based youth and helping to revive SA's textiles sector...

2 Dec 2020

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Virtual Manufacturing Indaba to gather experts from across AfricaArticle

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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Buy local this festive season, for the sake of SA's economyArticle

People who loosen their purse strings during the upcoming holiday season and buy local instead of imported products could help improve South Africa's economic outlook...

25 Nov 2020

Tuffy teams up with WWF SA to drive plastic waste awareness
Tuffy teams up with WWF SA to drive plastic waste awarenessArticle

Tuffy has partnered with WWF SA to drive education, awareness and behaviour change around plastic waste...

5 Nov 2020

Prospect of new SA design qualification excites furniture industry
Prospect of new SA design qualification excites furniture industryArticle

The qualification was registered with the South African Quality Assurance Framework (SAQA) in May this year...

26 Oct 2020

#DoBizZA: Reassessing our commitment to buying South African
#DoBizZA: Reassessing our commitment to buying South AfricanArticle

Local businesses, manufacturers, petrol stations, retailers, local products and services... in the absence of exports... have carried us through this pandemic, says Proudly South African's Happy Ngidi...

Lauren Hartzenberg 30 Sep 2020

Localisation: Supporting a strong recovery in SA manufacturing
Localisation: Supporting a strong recovery in SA manufacturingArticle

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

The Watershed reopens with new 'made in Africa' beauty offering
The Watershed reopens with new 'made in Africa' beauty offeringArticle

The vibrant space is home to 150 tenants who represent over 365 local brands and small businesses, and with an impressive 3.6 million visitors a year...

1 Sep 2020

PnP Clothing's new collaborative partnership celebrates SA design
PnP Clothing's new collaborative partnership celebrates SA designArticle

Pick n Pay Clothing is launching limited ranges of exclusive collections in collaboration with promising young South African designers...

11 Aug 2020

Local manufacturing incubator to produce Dis-Chem uniforms
Local manufacturing incubator to produce Dis-Chem uniformsArticle

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

CEO Luc-Olivier Marquet on Unilever's response to Covid-19
CEO Luc-Olivier Marquet on Unilever's response to Covid-19Article

Many Unilever brands form part of South Africans' everyday defence against the coronavirus...

Lauren Hartzenberg 15 Jun 2020

#LockdownLessons: A pause to reflect on sustainable production
#LockdownLessons: A pause to reflect on sustainable productionArticle

Sitting Pretty is a conscious fashion brand designed and manufactured in Cape Town...

Lauren Hartzenberg 3 Jun 2020

Proudly SA expands portal to include locally-made sanitisers and detergents
Proudly SA expands portal to include locally-made sanitisers and detergentsArticle

Proudly South African has extended the product offering on its portal to include locally produced hand sanitisers, surface disinfectants and detergents...

15 May 2020

Boris Dzhingarov
Moody's downgrade a death blow amid coronavirus pandemicArticle

After multiple warnings, Moody's has finally downgraded the South African economy to Ba1 status. This is extremely negative for the country, and prospects moving forward...

Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 9 Apr 2020

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

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

Covid-19: Factory closures in China may swell demand for SA-made products
Covid-19: Factory closures in China may swell demand for SA-made productsArticle

Albert Louw from Lasher Tools says that the company has gained new business as a consequence of the outbreak of coronavirus in China and the closure of manufacturing in the country...

2 Mar 2020

SA's Furniture Industry Master Plan roadshow concludes
SA's Furniture Industry Master Plan roadshow concludesArticle

The South African Furniture Initiative and the Department of Trade and Industry completed their consultative roadshow in Port Elizabeth, after meeting furniture manufacturers across South Africa...

11 Feb 2020

Van Dyck Floors restructures and shifts product focus
Van Dyck Floors restructures and shifts product focusArticle

Van Dyck Floors and Nouwens Carpets were going to consolidate their respective manufacturing operations in Harrismith. However, Van Dyck Floors has had to restructure its business...

4 Dec 2019

Corobrik invests over R1bn in manufacturing plants
Corobrik invests over R1bn in manufacturing plantsArticle

Corobrik's investment into its SA manufacturing plants over the next two years is set to pass the R1bn mark...

18 Nov 2019

P&G SA invests in local Always manufacturing plant
P&G SA invests in local Always manufacturing plantArticle

Procter & Gamble is investing R300 million in South Africa's manufacturing sector...

4 Nov 2019

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

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

21 Oct 2019

Massmart procures R1bn in goods through supplier development programme
Massmart procures R1bn in goods through supplier development programmeArticle

The Massmart group has procured R1 billion worth of products from the small, local manufacturers on its Supplier Development Programme...

2 Oct 2019

SEZ could revive manufacturing capacity in Vaal Triangle
SEZ could revive manufacturing capacity in Vaal TriangleArticle

An important attribute that SA can take away from the success of Special Economic Zones at a global level is the importance of collaboration between key public and private stakeholders...

Zak Sivalingum 26 Jun 2019

The homegrown heritage of Grasshoppers shoes
The homegrown heritage of Grasshoppers shoesArticle

Celebrating 160 years in the industry, Grasshoppers shoes have transcended generations to remain one of South Africa's favourite homegrown footwear brands...

Lauren Hartzenberg 13 May 2019

South Africa's failure to create manufacturing jobs
South Africa's failure to create manufacturing jobsArticle

To reduce unemployment South Africa needs to prioritise labour-intensive work instead of higher wages, write professors Jeremy Seekings and Nicoli Nattrass...

Jeremy Seekings and Nicoli Nattrass 25 Feb 2019

Automation could power manufacturing progress
Automation could power manufacturing progressArticle

SA manufacturing investment slows down, but automation could power progress...

4 Feb 2019

TWIMS set to boost SA manufacturing
TWIMS set to boost SA manufacturingArticle

The launch of the newly established Toyota Wessels Institute for Manufacturing Studies (TWIMS) is set to boost South Africa's manufacturing sector...

27 Nov 2018

Manufacturing: a weak or strong link in your value chain?
Manufacturing: a weak or strong link in your value chain?Article

Manufacturing can (and should) be a catalyst for South Africa's future GDP growth. With a GDP that fell by 0.7% in the second quarter of 2018, it is imperative to look towards this industry as a key contributor...

Marius Lombard 19 Nov 2018

KZN Manufacturing Indaba explores opportunities for growth and innovation
KZN Manufacturing Indaba explores opportunities for growth and innovationArticle

Provincial manufacturers and businesses assembled in Durban at the Kwazulu Natal Manufacturing Indaba to explore growth opportunities, discover the latest manufacturing incentives and trends...

30 Aug 2018

Resist the reflex to cut back in tough economic times
Resist the reflex to cut back in tough economic timesArticle

"For CEOs and business leaders this is undoubtedly a challenging time," says University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business (UCT GSB) academic, Paul Maughan...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 1 Aug 2018

#MFGIndaba: An uncomfortable world
#MFGIndaba: An uncomfortable worldArticle

In same the way as the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Revolutions did, the 4th Revolution is creating discomfort around the globe...

Danette Breitenbach 26 Jun 2018

#MFGIndaba: Manufacturing key to growing SA economy
#MFGIndaba: Manufacturing key to growing SA economyArticle

With its multiple effect, manufacturing is the one sector in the economy that has the potential to create the jobs the country needs so desperately. But the industry is under threat and has declined...

Danette Breitenbach 25 Jun 2018

Factory output surges on higher consumption of food and drinks
Factory output surges on higher consumption of food and drinksArticle

Annual South African manufacturing output growth accelerated to 2.5% in January from December's figure, which was revised down to 1.8% from the 2% Statistics SA originally published...

Sunita Menon 14 Mar 2018

Inaugural event aims to showcase opportunities in advanced manufacturing
Inaugural event aims to showcase opportunities in advanced manufacturingArticle

South Africa's advanced manufacturing progress will be showcased at the inaugural African Advanced Manufacturing and Composites Show...

28 Feb 2018

Digital skills, smart technology could transform SA manufacturing
Digital skills, smart technology could transform SA manufacturingArticle

The manufacturing industry's role in the South African economy has seen a long and sustained decline...

Daniel Schwartzkopff 19 Jan 2018

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