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Govt could curb imports in favour of more 100% local goodsArticle

Small Business Development Minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni says the department is in talks with the DTIC to designate more products under the 100% local content category to support SMMEs...

12 May 2021

5 reasons to join a business accelerator programme
5 reasons to join a business accelerator programmeArticle

South African's have a demonstrated history of innovation, from tech startups going global to successful township and rural economy entrepreneurs...

11 May 2021

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...

6 May 2021

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

7th National Furniture Design Competition winners announced
7th National Furniture Design Competition winners announcedArticle

Ian Perry from Durban-based furniture manufacturer Homewood won in the Established Manufacturers category of the National Furniture Design Competition...

17 Mar 2021

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

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Furniture manufacturers urged to explore available funding schemesArticle

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

Dave Govender takes helm as CEO of Bravo Group
Dave Govender takes helm as CEO of Bravo GroupArticle

Dave Govender has been appointed CEO of Bravo Group, Africa's largest manufacturer of furniture brands such as Sealy, Edblo, Gommagomma...

1 Jun 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

Ikea’s Hyderabad store has not been as busy as the Swedish giants had hoped.
Ikea v Pepperfry: India the venue for a David and Goliath furniture fightArticle

Ikea is celebrating its first anniversary of operating in India. Even though the company secured regulatory approval to enter the country in 2013, it took five years...

Ivy Buche and Amit Joshi 2 Oct 2019

Safi furniture directory launched to stimulate local procurement
Safi furniture directory launched to stimulate local procurementArticle

The South African Furniture Initiative's (Safi) furniture directory will be unveiled at the SARCDA Expo, which is being held at the Gallagher Estate in Gauteng from 22 August to 25 August 2019...

23 Aug 2019

SA's furniture industry to unveil its master plan by 2020
SA's furniture industry to unveil its master plan by 2020Article

The South Africa Furniture Initiative has indicated that the proposed Furniture Industry Master Plan (FIMP) will be completed by 2020. The FIMP will focus on the development and support of the local industry...

6 Aug 2019

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Book on Steinhoff's demise shows danger of 'big men' business leadersArticle

The collapse of Steinhoff International, the multi-billion dollar global business group, has been rightly described as the biggest corporate scandal in South African history...

Mills Soko 27 Dec 2018

Book on Steinhoff's demise shows danger of 'big men' business leaders
Book on Steinhoff's demise shows danger of 'big men' business leadersArticle

The collapse of Steinhoff International, the multi-billion dollar global business group, has been rightly described as the biggest corporate scandal in South African history...

Mills Soko 16 Nov 2018

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DTI to honour furniture design excellenceArticle

The Department of Trade and Industry (dti) is set to hold the Furniture Design Competition later this month to recognise excellence in the sector...

8 Feb 2018

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Beijing records best air quality in five years in 2017Article

Air quality in China's notoriously smog-ridden capital in 2017 was the best since pollution control measures were implemented five years ago, the Beijing government announced on Wednesday, 3 January...

4 Jan 2018

How one green company is changing lives while building furniture
How one green company is changing lives while building furnitureArticle

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

Mark Alard, Director of Strategic Partnerships and Customer Care, DTI
Coega, DTI hosts workshop to stimulate investment in agro-processingArticle

More than 20 companies from the Eastern Cape's agriculture/agro-processing sector attended a workshop conducted by the CDC and DTI...

5 Oct 2017

May the best furniture win
May the best furniture winArticle

Furniture designers are set to battle it out at the annual Furniture Design Competition hosted by the Department of Trade and Industry (dti)...

17 Mar 2017

High Court delivers well-reasoned judgments on tax law
High Court delivers well-reasoned judgments on tax lawArticle

The Full Bench of the High Court of the Western Cape recently delivered two well-reasoned judgments on topics which often find their way into the tax litigation arena, namely the capital or revenue nature of the disposal proceeds of shares, and the application of the tax legislation relevant to farmers...

Doelie Lessing and Daleen Malan 1 Dec 2014

Recycling workshop connects government and private sector
Recycling workshop connects government and private sectorArticle

In an effort to empower small recycling enterprises, General Motors South Africa (GMSA) recently held a workshop to facilitate information-sharing and contact between government officials and the recyclers who buy the company's waste products.

23 Jul 2014

Grapevine secures account for local office furniture manufacturer Angel ShackArticle

Grapevine Communications has been appointed to manage the PR/communications for local office furniture manufacturing company, Angel Shack.

Issued by Grapevine Communications 16 Apr 2013

Is your desk a bacterial minefield?Article

According to office furniture manufacturing company, Angel Shack, studies show that disease-causing microbes lurk in the most unexpected places, such as office furnishings and accessories. The average desk surface has 20961 germs per 6.5cm2 and is home to 400 times more bacteria than an office toilet seat.

2 Apr 2013

KayDav makes profit of R28,5m
KayDav makes profit of R28,5mArticle

Timber products supplier KayDav on Wednesday (27 March) said that while the industry was still battling the effects of oversupply on its selling prices‚ slow macroeconomic growth and the over indebtedness of the South African consumer‚ it was hopeful that these constraining factors will ease during 2013 and beyond.

Zeenat Moorad 28 Mar 2013

IDC supports the forestry and wood products industryArticle

According to The Citizen, the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) has a dedicated unit to help the forestry and wood products industry. Unit head, Lizeka Matshekga, explains that they look at the entire value chain.

22 Nov 2012

Fitch affirms Steinhoff rating after announcementArticle

Fitch Ratings has affirmed South African furniture retailer Steinhoff International Holdings's national long-term rating at A-(zaf) and national short-term rating at F2(zaf).

2 Feb 2011

Furniture retail, a dead woodArticle

Investors in furniture retailers JD Group and Lewis Group can forget the idea of making a quick buck when a foreign major swoops in to SA.

Stafford Thomas 23 Jul 2010

SAITEX offers profitable Asian connectionsArticle

SAITEX, reportedly the largest international trade show in Africa, takes place at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand from 25-27 July 2010. Asia, a major trading partner with South Africa, will be thoroughly represented, as more than 100 Chinese exhibitors will go on show, added to the Indian Pavilion, which again represents considerable investments from the sub-continent.

19 Jul 2010

Municipalities urged to grow local economies - KZN PremierArticle

KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sibusiso Ndebele has challenged provincial municipalities to stimulate their local economies by making use of products and initiatives that are unique to their respective areas.

Gabi Khumalo 29 Apr 2008

Steinhoff shares surge on earnings riseArticle

Furniture company Steinhoff's share price rose sharply after it announced its first-half profit had risen.

Nicola Mawson, Consumer Industries Correspondent 29 Feb 2008

Trevor Mashabane launches new property franchise
Trevor Mashabane launches new property franchiseArticle

Well-known local business executive Trevor Mashabane and entrepreneur Brenda Ledwaba have launched a new Pam Golding Properties (PGP) franchise empowerment office in Mabopane. The new franchise is well situated in the popular Tramshed shopping complex in Tshwane's busy CBD.

14 Nov 2007

Terry Levin
Raising the bar on designArticle

The world has no face value for designer, Ji Lee, who wowed at Design Indaba, yesterday, Thursday 23 February 2006, with a mind so conceptual, a vision so inspired, a craft so utterly mastered and honed, that one might well think of giving him the brief to Brand the Beloved Country, just to get a fresh perspective on things.

Terry Levin 23 Feb 2006

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