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  • 'Sacred forests' in West Africa capture carbon and keep soil healthy
    In parts of West Africa, patches of forest have been preserved for long periods of time because of their cultural or religious significance. These "sacred forests" are believed to be inhabited and protected by gods, totem animals or ancestors. Local communities have their own rules prohibiting reckless harvesting of timber and game, which have protected the sacred forests over many generations. By Michele Francis
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    Register for free business-to-business webinar, 24 March 2021

    Bizcommunity is proud to announce a media partnership with Success by Design in their forthcoming free webinar, titled 'B2B in Africa for Africa', taking place on Wednesday, 24 March 2021 at 12-12.40pm...

    Issued by Bizcommunity.com 5 Mar 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

    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

    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

    Diversification helps workwear manufacturer weather pandemic

    Thanks to a sustained diversification strategy, South Africa's oldest protective workwear manufacturer, Sweet-Orr & Lybro, has remained profitable...

    4 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

    Prospect of new SA design qualification excites furniture industry

    The qualification was registered with the South African Quality Assurance Framework (SAQA) in May this year...

    26 Oct 2020

    Bizcommunity and NSP Consultants congratulate BizListing winners!

    Congratulations to the SME companies who have won full-page BizListing entries in Bizcommunity's business directory...

    Issued by Bizcommunity.com 26 Oct 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

    How Asia's clothing factories switched to making PPE - but sweatshop problems live on

    High street chains in the UK and elsewhere could have immediately paid their garment suppliers to make PPE rather than clothes, but did not...

    By Alessandra Mezzadri and Kanchana N Ruwanpura 23 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

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