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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 1 day ago

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

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

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

22 Feb 2021

AfCFTA: Alive with possibilities

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...

By Onalenna Mhlongo 12 Feb 2021

Manufacturing output up 1,8% in December

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

12 Feb 2021

Playtex factory liquidation leaves hundreds without work in SA

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

Mega co-located trade show set for Joburg in November

Analytica Lab Africa, Ifat Africa and Food & Drink Technology Africa have been rescheduled to November 2021...

10 Feb 2021

Optimising processes is critical to driving continuous improvement in a post-pandemic world

The manufacturing, warehousing and logistics sector has faced a number of challenges as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic...

By Gean Botha 8 Feb 2021

Ford invests $1bn in SA's automotive manufacturing operations

Ford Motor Company has invested $1bn (R15.8bn) in the country's automotive manufacturing operations. This was announced during a media briefing that was attended by President Cyril Ramaphosa and several key government leaders...

2 Feb 2021

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

SAB suspends 550 temporary workers as production stagnates

SAB has had to suspend 550 temporary contract workers across its South African operations, as it navigates the unintended consequences of the third alcohol ban...

25 Jan 2021

Unilever trials 'nano factory' in portable shipping container

The prototype is a fully-functioning, mini production line that houses everything needed to produce a batch, from the point where raw materials go in at one end to where finished products come out at the other...

21 Jan 2021

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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