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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...

7 hours ago

Report examines how to build and implement a valuable digital twin
Report examines how to build and implement a valuable digital twinArticle

Digital twins are set to usher in a new and exciting digital era, with retail, manufacturing, and housing set to reap its benefits...

1 day ago

Logistics, supply chains sectors could play crucial role in rebuilding SA economy
Logistics, supply chains sectors could play crucial role in rebuilding SA economyArticle

As much as finding new ways to do business will play a key role in South Africa's economic turnaround strategy, for the country to emerge from the years-long slump exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic it will need to further invest in its cornerstone industries...

4 May 2021

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 4 May 2021

Multi-million rand investment to advance manufacturing education and research
Multi-million rand investment to advance manufacturing education and researchArticle

The Toyota Wessels Institute for Manufacturing Studies has received an R18m boost courtesy of Illovo Africa, Metair, TFG and Toyota SA Motors...

30 Apr 2021

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Zambia must find a way to balance the economy and public health in tax policyArticle

The burden of noncommunicable diseases is growing rapidly across sub-Saharan Africa. The conditions, which include obesity and diabetes, are now leading causes of premature deaths...

Mulenga Mary Mukanu 23 Apr 2021

New Bridgestone head of marketing announced
New Bridgestone head of marketing announcedArticle

Sara Didiza has been in the position since March and leads a multi-disciplinary team that includes product management, public relations, and more...

8 Apr 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

Commercial property shows recovery, not back to pre-lockdown levels - FNB 1Q2021 survey
Commercial property shows recovery, not back to pre-lockdown levels - FNB 1Q2021 surveyArticle

Over 40% of brokers surveyed see office-bound companies revising their office space needs and in many cases downscaling. The planned downscaling is not only due to greater levels of work-from-home, however...

John Loos 25 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

Gibela-Rail Manufacturing Plant boosts Gauteng economy
Gibela-Rail Manufacturing Plant boosts Gauteng economyArticle

Since its launch in 2018, the activities of the Gibela-Rail Manufacturing Plant have added R8.1bn into the economy of Ekurhuleni and the Gauteng City Region's Gross Domestic Product...

4 Mar 2021

AIDCEC: Electricity tariff increase will disrupt SA's automotive supply chain
AIDCEC: Electricity tariff increase will disrupt SA's automotive supply chainArticle

The Automotive Industry Development Centre in the Eastern Cape says that the electricity tariff increase of 15% will slow down SA's automotive supply chain...

25 Feb 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

2020 a slow year for dealmaking in Africa, but post-pandemic opportunities look promising - Part 2
2020 a slow year for dealmaking in Africa, but post-pandemic opportunities look promising - Part 2Article

In Part 1 of this series, we analysed merger-and-acquisition data in sub-Saharan Africa - here we look at country specific M&A activity in SA, Ethiopia and Ghana...

Wildu du Plessis and Morne van der Merwe 18 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

Reimagining transformation to make supplier diversity and inclusion possible
Reimagining transformation to make supplier diversity and inclusion possibleArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic has forced the world: governments, business leaders, citizens into unimaginable transformation...

Gary Joseph 9 Feb 2021

It's time to create meaningful brand connections
It's time to create meaningful brand connectionsArticle

Across the board, 2020 was characterised by survival, and the ever-evolving coronavirus pandemic tested the resolve of people and brands alike...

Lauren Crooks 3 Feb 2021

Eskom's Business Investment Competition calls for manufacturing SMEs
Eskom's Business Investment Competition calls for manufacturing SMEsArticle

A great leap forward is possible for SMEs in the manufacturing sector who enter the Eskom Business Investment Competition (BIC). Entries are now open and SMEs are encouraged to enter before 12 February 2021 at midnight...

1 Feb 2021

Unpacking the commercial real estate landscape, rising trends for 2021
Unpacking the commercial real estate landscape, rising trends for 2021Article

While 2020 will forever be remembered as a year of unprecedented challenges and uncertainty, 2021 promises to bring exciting shifts...

John Jack 26 Jan 2021

Digitisation and tech are key for businesses to thrive in 2021
Digitisation and tech are key for businesses to thrive in 2021Article

Companies have to realise that technology and digitisation are pivotal to surviving in the new normal. However, it's not just about who will go digital. It's about who will go digital-first and who will do it better...

Saurabh Kumar 8 Jan 2021

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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

3 ways ERP helps manufacturers do more with less
3 ways ERP helps manufacturers do more with lessArticle

A far cry from the niched, rigid manufacturing software of the 80's, today's cloud-based, highly flexible integrated solution is able to meet the evolving requirements of most manufacturing operations at speed...

Anton Oosthuizen, Issued by QuickEasy Software 24 Nov 2020

SA fashion is going local, and it's a good thing
SA fashion is going local, and it's a good thingArticle

Largely due to global supply chain disruptions brought about by Covid-19, more big South African fashion brands are committing to producing fashion at home. What are the implications?...

Issued by Lontana Apparel 16 Nov 2020

Ford SA starts Project Blue Oval, a renewable energy programme
Ford SA starts Project Blue Oval, a renewable energy programmeArticle

Project Blue Oval is a renewable energy programme for Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa's Silverton Assembly Plant in Pretoria...

13 Nov 2020

5 habits of highly resilient businesses
5 habits of highly resilient businessesArticle

Businesses of all sizes need to get resilient - and quickly. But what does resilience look like?

Lee Naik 10 Nov 2020

Trends to look out for in the steel production sector
Trends to look out for in the steel production sectorArticle

According to recent GDP reports, the downturn in the manufacturing sector - including iron, steel, non-ferrous metal products, metal products and machinery - has contributed a total of 11% to the overall 51% decline...

23 Oct 2020

IOTIC urges government and businesses to support the digital economy
IOTIC urges government and businesses to support the digital economyArticle

The IoT Industry Council of South Africa (IOTIC) is advocating for faster uptake of IoT technology by business and government in small, focused use cases...

14 Oct 2020

New online fashion platform StyleMode launches in SA
New online fashion platform StyleMode launches in SAArticle

Powered by Loot.co.za, StyleMode enters the market with a range of brands across apparel, footwear and accessories...

13 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

African airlines see 1% demand increase for cargo
African airlines see 1% demand increase for cargoArticle

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets in August showing that improvement remains slow amid insufficient capacity...

29 Sep 2020

Government should encourage the use of locally produced building materials
Government should encourage the use of locally produced building materialsArticle

President Cyril Ramaphosa's recent announcement of a substantial infrastructure development drive to address the economic impact of Covid-19 will go a long way towards stimulating recovery in the beleaguered construction industry...

Morag Evans 11 Sep 2020

Government should pay people to dig holes and then fill them
Government should pay people to dig holes and then fill themArticle

It was not until high levels of unemployment ensued in the 1930s that policymakers in the UK and US started to pay attention to Keynes' powerful argument for active demand management...

Dr Sitsabo Dlamini 4 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

African airlines post a 3.0% contraction in air cargo business for July
African airlines post a 3.0% contraction in air cargo business for JulyArticle

The International Air Transport Association's latest analysis on global and regional air cargo demand for July is stable but at lower levels than 2019...

1 Sep 2020

Quality local welding skills urgently required for economic recovery
Quality local welding skills urgently required for economic recoveryArticle

In 2017, government identified a list of 13 scarce skills with welding ranked at number two on this list, highlighting the critical need for qualified artisans in this field...

27 Aug 2020

GGDA's plans to reignite Gauteng's economy
GGDA's plans to reignite Gauteng's economyArticle

The Gauteng Growth Development Agency (GGDA) continues to accelerate its strategic intent to grow the province's economy...

25 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: Reflections from leading women in health in Africa
#WomensMonth: Reflections from leading women in health in AfricaArticle

Women leaders in the healthcare sector discussed possible solutions to drive gender equity, the need to achieve growth and foster innovation for better health outcomes across the continent as part of the Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF) 2020 Dialogues series.

19 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: Challenges in the travel sector spark critical conversations
#WomensMonth: Challenges in the travel sector spark critical conversationsArticle

According to the World Travel and Tourism Council, the sector contributed $168bn to African economies last year and given that globally, it is estimated that 50-million travel and tourism jobs are at risk due to Covid-19...

13 Aug 2020

Private sector records slight improvement in safety compliance
Private sector records slight improvement in safety complianceArticle

The Department of Employment and Labour's Inspection and Enforcement Services (IES) has recorded a slight improvement in safety compliance in the private sector, while the government sector has seen a slight decline...

13 Aug 2020

African self-reliance in meeting Covid-19 challenges
African self-reliance in meeting Covid-19 challengesArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic has revealed the extent of Africa's reliance on imports...

28 Jul 2020

Nissan South Africa is changing the car-buying experience
Nissan South Africa is changing the car-buying experienceArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a swift and severe impact on the globally integrated automotive industry. The global economy is currently in some form of lockdown and knocks to economic activity continue across the globe...

Evan-Lee Courie 16 Jul 2020

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The changing face of supply chainArticle

The global coronavirus pandemic has impacted the supply chain industry in several ways, many that will change it forever...

Nicholas Bell 14 Jul 2020

Volkswagen SA welcomes new directors
Volkswagen SA welcomes new directorsArticle

A number of new directors have joined Volkswagen Group South Africa's Board of Management in recent months...

8 Jul 2020

Supporting manufacturers through a time of change
Supporting manufacturers through a time of changeArticle

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...

Christopher Veerasamy 6 Jul 2020

Developing SMEs in Ghana
Developing SMEs in GhanaArticle

One of the most significant backbones of Ghana's economic and social development for a very long time has been small and medium scale enterprises (SMEs)...

6 Jul 2020

Investing in SMEs for sustainable growth
Investing in SMEs for sustainable growthArticle

Financial forecasts for H2 of 2020 continue to paint a bleak picture for an already dire state of affairs faced by the unemployed youth of South Africa...

24 Jun 2020

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

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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