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    Fashionscapes: A Living Wage highlights plight of garment workers

    The documentary combines the voices of garment workers with legal professionals who are working together to argue for the first EU legislation to ensure garment workers receive a living wage...

    28 Apr 2021

    L'Oréal Paris to cut 50% of carbon footprint by 2030

    L'Oréal Paris has committed to reducing its carbon footprint by 50% per finished product, and will contribute €10m to environmental projects whose beneficiaries are communities of women...

    26 Apr 2021

    Greening the global textile value chain

    Kutay Saritosun is a textile engineer and sustainability aficionado dedicated to educating companies on producing more environmentally responsible products...

    By Lauren Hartzenberg 23 Apr 2021

    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 2 Mar 2021

    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

    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

    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

    Virtual Manufacturing Indaba to gather experts from across Africa

    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

    Food giants appointing teams to focus on plant-based products

    Food giants muscle in on booming alternative protein market, with dedicated teams to develop and sell plant-based alternatives to meat and dairy...

    30 Jul 2020

    Mondelez International announces senior appointments in sub-Saharan Africa

    Mondelez International is bolstering its regional leadership by appointing a new president of sub-Saharan Africa and managing director in SA...

    23 Jun 2020

    Why Ford, Chanel and other companies pitch in during a crisis - without the government ordering them to

    Severe shortages of critical medical supplies have prompted governments to compel private companies to fill the gap...

    By Elham Mafi-Kreft and Steven Kreft 26 May 2020

    #LockdownLessons: Continued support needed from government, corporates, ordinary citizens

    Njombo Lekula, MD at PPC, shares his experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how his organisation is navigating these unusual times...

    By Sindy Peters 19 May 2020

    Tertius Carstens named CEO for PepsiCo sub-Saharan Africa

    Tertius Carstens, the current CEO of Pioneer Foods, has been appointed CEO of PepsiCo sub-Saharan Africa with immediate effect...

    19 May 2020

    Pepkor donates over R2m towards Covid-19 relief

    Pepkor is supporting the fight against Covid-19 by donating a portion of senior leadership's salaries to relief efforts and having its clothing manufacturing division produce face masks...

    23 Apr 2020



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