Designing the future of self-adapting sportswear using bacteria
Designing the future of self-adapting sportswear using bacteria

Puma and MIT Design Lab have been collaborating on a research project that looks at how bacteria can be used within sportswear design to improve performance and sustainability...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 5 Jun 2018

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There's more to the plastic pollution crisis than just carrier bags

The focus for this year's World Environmental Day and Oceans Day is on plastic pollution and encouraging solutions for a healthy ocean...

By Dr Nonhlanhla Kalabaila 5 Jun 2018

Source Africa 2018 to tackle trends, tech and trade in clothing and textile sector
Source Africa 2018 to tackle trends, tech and trade in clothing and textile sector

Source Africa 2018 will open its doors at the CTICC on 21 June for a 2-day exhibition with free-to-attend seminar sessions aimed at the continent's textile, apparel and footwear sector...

4 Jun 2018

The impact of Industry 4.0 on manufacturers
The impact of Industry 4.0 on manufacturers

Hosted in Johannesburg, the trade and industry hub of sub-Saharan Africa's escalating economic prowess, the Manufacturing Indaba 2018 will be set amidst the exciting backdrop of Industry 4.0 which aims to open a gateway of opportunities for existing and prospective manufacturers in the region...

Issued by Manufacturing Indaba 1 Jun 2018

Benefits manufacturers will derive from attending the Manufacturing Indaba 2018
Benefits manufacturers will derive from attending the Manufacturing Indaba 2018

The Manufacturing Indaba 2018 aims to provide a unified platform for current and prospective manufacturers to explore how they can benefit from new innovations in the sphere of IoT and Industry 4.0...

Issued by Manufacturing Indaba 30 May 2018

Sun Exchange opens crowd-sale for new 473kW solar project
Sun Exchange opens crowd-sale for new 473kW solar project

Global buy-to-lease solar marketplace Sun Exchange has opened its crowd-sale for a new 473kW solar project to power Nioro Plastics...

30 May 2018

Why Tanzania asked a Kenyan firm to build BRT buses
Why Tanzania asked a Kenyan firm to build BRT buses

Bus body builder Labh Singh Harnam Singh (LSHS) has been hired to build high-capacity buses for Tanzania government's bus rapid transit (BRT) services...

By James Kariuki 30 May 2018

BMW has built five prototypes of its Personal Mover Concept so far.
BMW's 'personal mover concept' takes factory workers for a ride

Automotive factories can be big spaces requiring workers to cover serious miles as they go about their business. In the case of BMW, some employees can walk up to 12km a day, often carting around parts with them...

By Nick Lavars 30 May 2018

What to look forward to at Frigair 2018
What to look forward to at Frigair 2018

The triennial HEVAC&R trade exhibition, Frigair Expo, will be held at the Gallagher Estate in Midrand, Johannesburg from 6 to 8 June 2018...

29 May 2018

#MFGIndaba: Africa's opportunity to unlock industrial growth potential
#MFGIndaba: Africa's opportunity to unlock industrial growth potential

Manufacturing Indaba 2018 promises to be bigger and more innovative than ever before, providing the broader manufacturing industry with a roadmap and the connections to unlock their growth potential and deliver accelerated GDP growth...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 28 May 2018

Topics to be covered at the 2018 Manufacturing Indaba Conference
Topics to be covered at the 2018 Manufacturing Indaba Conference

Discussions at this year's Manufacturing Indaba will comprise Industry 4.0, IoT and emerging manufacturing technologies that are expected to challenge the status quo and transform the industry...

Issued by Manufacturing Indaba 22 May 2018

Toward sustainable ammonia production
Toward sustainable ammonia production

Ammonia is a critical ingredient in agricultural fertilisers. With a growing world population, escalating demand for food and energy and the looming perils of fossil fuel induced climate change, there is an urgent need to make ammonia synthesis more sustainable by using renewable energy sources...

By Xiaofeng Feng 22 May 2018

Creating business communities for African unity
Creating business communities for African unity

The run-up to the 55th Africa Day, celebrated annually on 25 May in parts of Africa and around the world in commemoration of the foundation of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) (now the African Union), is an ideal time to reflect on the opportunities presented by a new collective zeitgeist happening in Africa...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 21 May 2018

Doing good is good for business: Tiekie Barnard explains the benefits of Shared Value
Doing good is good for business: Tiekie Barnard explains the benefits of Shared Value

Business is driven by profit, but Shift Social Development CEO Tiekie Barnard believes in the importance of profit with purpose. In this Q&A, she explains the meaning of Shared Value and how companies can use this business strategy to find where the biggest growth opportunities lie...

Issued by Shift Social Development 21 May 2018

Food and beverage industry faced with mounting risks
Food and beverage industry faced with mounting risks

The Allianz Risk Barometer 2018 indicated that business interruption is a top concern for the food and beverage industry with 53% of 68 respondents pointing to the worrisome risk...

18 May 2018

Impact of Industry 4.0 on manufacturers
Impact of Industry 4.0 on manufacturers

The Manufacturing Indaba 2018 will be set amidst the exciting backdrop of Industry 4.0 which aims to open a gateway of opportunities for existing and prospective manufacturers in the region...

Issued by Manufacturing Indaba 15 May 2018

Denel CEO resigns
Denel CEO resigns

Denel group chief executive officer‚ Zwelakhe Ntshepe‚ has resigned with immediate effect after being with the company for 20 years...

15 May 2018

Importing that dream car is easier said than done - but possible
Importing that dream car is easier said than done - but possible

One can import just about anything to South Africa, including cars, but that doesn't mean it's going to be easy...

By Jeff Osborne 9 May 2018

Manufacturing Indaba launches IoT/Industry 4.0 Conference
Manufacturing Indaba launches IoT/Industry 4.0 Conference

Manufacturing Indaba 2018 is to launch oT/Industry 4.0 Conference - affiliated to the symposium as an official side event...

Issued by Manufacturing Indaba 8 May 2018

Tesla's problem: overestimating automation, underestimating humans
Tesla's problem: overestimating automation, underestimating humans

Tesla was hoping to produce 5,000 new Model 3 electric cars each week in 2018. So far, it has failed...

By Bettina Büchel and Dario Floreano 4 May 2018

R50m upgrade for Phuthaditjhaba Industrial Park
R50m upgrade for Phuthaditjhaba Industrial Park

The Department of Trade and Industry (dti) has completed the first phase of the revitalisation of the Phuthaditjhaba Industrial Park in the Free State...

4 May 2018

Manufacturing Indaba 2018 is bigger, better and more innovative than ever before
Manufacturing Indaba 2018 is bigger, better and more innovative than ever before

The Manufacturing Indaba continues to sustain its position as Sub-Saharan Africa's most renowned manufacturing event...

Issued by Manufacturing Indaba 3 May 2018

SA left disappointed as US denies steel tariff exemption
SA left disappointed as US denies steel tariff exemption

South Africa has expressed disappointment at not being granted exemption...

2 May 2018

Farmers hail cotton auction system
Farmers hail cotton auction system

Farmers in Zimbabwe have commended the government for improving cotton prices through introducing the auction system...

By Elita Chikwati 30 Apr 2018

Construction starts on 'world's most advanced steel plant'
Construction starts on 'world's most advanced steel plant'

Europe is getting its first steel plant in 40 years...

30 Apr 2018

The role of incentives in manufacturing
The role of incentives in manufacturing

The Manufacturing Indaba 2018 will be leading pertinent discussions regarding the various government grants, tax incentives and financing opportunities available to manufacturing-specific enterprises...

Issued by Manufacturing Indaba 24 Apr 2018

Wool outlook for 2018
Wool outlook for 2018

Increased affluence in traditional markets such as China and a growing demand for natural fibres in athleisure wear coupled with an abundant supply have created a "perfect storm" for wool...

By Nico Groenewald 24 Apr 2018

Corobrik invests R800m in Gauteng mega factory
Corobrik invests R800m in Gauteng mega factory

As part of its multi-billion rand investment roll out, South African brick maker Corobrik is investing R800m in a mega factory...

23 Apr 2018

Plastic packaging is often pollution for profit
Plastic packaging is often pollution for profit

As a polymer scientist, it feels like my life's work is dismissed as immoral by even my hero Sir David Attenborough, simply because I deal with plastics...

By Anthony J Ryan 23 Apr 2018

Developing small manufacturers: How to grow and develop small manufacturing businesses
Developing small manufacturers: How to grow and develop small manufacturing businesses

Manufacturing experts, small and medium enterprise (SMME) leaders and entrepreneurs are to assemble in Johannesburg to mentor emerging manufacturing business owners on proven strategies for accelerating the growth of their enterprises...

Issued by Manufacturing Indaba 20 Apr 2018

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