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Reviving Cape Town's clothing and textiles industry

The City of Cape Town has plans to commission a clothing, textile and fashion study in the 2019/20 financial year, to unpack the economic contribution of the sector...

2 days ago

#SeamlessSA: How Ramona Kasavan is taking Mimi Women to the rest of Africa

Ramona Kasavan is taking over Africa one sanitary towel at a time. She started her company, Mimi Women, after seeing large numbers of girls missing school over their monthly menses...

By Maroefah Smith 14 Mar 2019

Boat building opportunities in the Eastern Cape

Transnet National Ports Authority's (TNPA) Port of Ngqura recently hosted the testing and launch of locally manufactured aluminium vessels...

13 Mar 2019

Husband and wife team lands multi-million rand Shoprite contract

Mike and Thina Maziya's plastic manufacturing and recycling company, Verigreen, has been awarded a multi-million rand contract with Shoprite Group...

11 Mar 2019

Print your city? 3D printing is revolutionising urban futures

The Fabrication City concept puts manufacturing back in the hands of communities - using 3D printers...

By Sylvie Albert, Jeremy Millard, Tomas Diez 11 Mar 2019

GIBS manufacturing-focused MBA kicks off in Durban

In a partnership with the new Toyota Wessels Institute for Manufacturing Studies (TWIMS), the University of Pretoria's Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) has launched a Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) and Masters of Business Administration (MBA) in Durban which is be focused on the manufacturing industry...

Issued by Gordon Institute of Business Science 8 Mar 2019

Polystyrene Association presents solutions tackling employment, housing and waste

At the Polystyrene Association of South Africa's recent annual general meeting it unveiled plans to increase the collection and recycling rate of post-consumer polystyrene...

25 Feb 2019

South Africa's failure to create manufacturing jobs

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

By Jeremy Seekings and Nicoli Nattrass 25 Feb 2019

SAPPMA issues call for papers ahead of PIPES XII Conference

The Southern African Plastic Pipes Manufacturers Association (SAPPMA) has issued an invitation to professionals interested in presenting at its PIPES XII Conference...

8 Feb 2019

PG Bison opts for locally sourced, sustainable rPET strapping

Wood-based product manufacturer PG Bison will now use only locally sourced and recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET) strapping...

6 Feb 2019

Automation could power manufacturing progress

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

4 Feb 2019

Nominated for three IFOY Awards

Jungheinrich has been nominated in 2019 for a total of three IFOY Awards. For yet another year, this makes Jungheinrich the company with the most nominations in the IFOY competition...

Issued by Jungheinrich South Africa 23 Jan 2019

R81m Black Industrialist textile firm set for launch in KZN

A multimillion-rand Black Industrialist textile firm, Africa Bespoke Apparel (ABA), is ready to launch on 22 January 2019 in Verulam, KwaZulu-Natal. A 100% black-owned company operating in the textile, clothing and footwear sector...

18 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Trends moulding the plastic packaging industry

There's a major shake-up happening in the plastic manufacturing industry. And the change is happening remarkably quickly across the world for converters and brands alike...

By David Drew 7 Jan 2019

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