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Africa's first digital free trade area for rollout in 2018
Africa's first digital free trade area for rollout in 2018

Businesses within the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa) could save up to $450 million in clearance documentation once the bloc adopts blockchain technology...

By Julius Barigaba 28 Dec 2017

Ethiopia: Institute says textile, garment market expanding
Ethiopia: Institute says textile, garment market expanding

The Ethiopian Textile Industry Development Institute said the foreign currency generated from the textile sector has been steadily growing...

By Abebe Wolde Giogis 13 Dec 2017

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Made-in-Rwanda Expo ends with calls to buy local

The fourth edition of the annual Made-in-Rwanda Expo concluded yesterday with a call from leaders to embrace locally produced products...

By Julius Bizimungu 6 Dec 2017

Nestle to close its DR Congo factory
Nestle to close its DR Congo factory

Swiss food giant Nestle announced Sunday that it would close its factory in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo...

4 Dec 2017

Strengthening of trade, investment ties at Africa ASEAN Business Expo
Strengthening of trade, investment ties at Africa ASEAN Business Expo

A delegation from South Africa's Black Business Council recently held talks in Johannesburg with business leaders from Singapore and Malaysia on potential investment...

16 Nov 2017

Dangote: Nigeria is learning how to produce the entire value chain
Dangote: Nigeria is learning how to produce the entire value chain

"We are not going to import anything any longer," said Aliko Dangote in a candid discussion with Claridges in London editor in chief Lionel Barber at the Financial Times' 4th annual Africa Summit...

10 Oct 2017

SA companies explore opportunities in Tunisia, Algeria
SA companies explore opportunities in Tunisia, Algeria

A delegation of South African companies is currently on a trade and investment mission in Tunisia and Algeria, where they are exploring export markets...

3 Oct 2017

Automation, smart technology ushers in new era of manufacturing
Automation, smart technology ushers in new era of manufacturing

In today's on-demand retail landscape, manufacturers are undergoing massive changes to meet customers ever-increasing expectations...

8 Sep 2017

Bas de Vos
How to use blockchain to reinvent asset management

Without going into the specifics too deeply, blockchain is a huge, global distributed ledger or database running on many devices and open to anyone within the blockchain...

By Bas de Vos 1 Aug 2017

Digitalisation pushing boundaries of manufacturing
Digitalisation pushing boundaries of manufacturing

Digital transformation, as we've come to realise, means something different in every industry. In manufacturing, the term can be broad-reaching...

By Dereshin Pillay 27 Jul 2017

Morne Bekker
Data management: the centre of IoT projects

The internet of things (IoT) offers many more opportunities than merely improving efficiency and reducing costs...

By Morne Bekker 27 Jul 2017

Coca-Cola Beverages Africa acquires Kenya's Equator Bottlers
Coca-Cola Beverages Africa acquires Kenya's Equator Bottlers

Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA), Africa's largest Coca-Cola bottler has acquired Equator Bottlers, the third largest Coca-Cola bottler in Kenya...

7 Jul 2017

Will additive manufacturing inspire the next industrial revolution?
Will additive manufacturing inspire the next industrial revolution?

Some suggest that by taking the industrial revolution of 1760-1840 as the first one, we are currently in the fourth industrial revolution...

By Nicholas Kitonyi 3 May 2017

Stephen du Preez
Is industrial IT the next wave for Africa?

Kenya is on the cusp of real growth and innovation. In fact, according to the African Economic Outlook in 2015, East Africa was again the continent's fastest-growing region...

By Stephen du Preez 15 Mar 2017

Kayoola Solar Bus
#AfricaMonth: Driving Ugandan vehicle manufacturing

Kiira Motors Corporation is a presidential initiative for automotive manufacturing in Uganda. The company has three successful...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 25 May 2016

Seven ways cloud will help African manufacturers
Seven ways cloud will help African manufacturers

Whatever the size or specialty, manufacturing companies across Africa are under pressure to grow revenues, reduce costs and increase profitability...

By Jeremy Waterman 21 Aug 2015

GE Africa and Gearbox driving entrepreneurial development
GE Africa and Gearbox driving entrepreneurial development

GE Africa and Gearbox announced a plan to launch a 'GE Garages' manufacturing programme to help build a skilled workforce and drive...

24 Jul 2015

Mediatech Africa: next gen features and new tech
Mediatech Africa: next gen features and new tech

The largest media and entertainment technology trade show for southern Africa, Mediatech Africa, is taking place this week from...

14 Jul 2015

SSA industrial adhesives market growing faster than traditional markets
SSA industrial adhesives market growing faster than traditional markets

Since 2000, the sub-Saharan African (SSA) economy has more than trebled in size. Despite some challenges, the region is expected...

By Constance Nyambayo 13 Jul 2015

Deloitte report: consumers set to become manufacturing co-creators
Deloitte report: consumers set to become manufacturing co-creators

Deloitte released a detailed research report on manufacturing, titled The Future of Manufacturing: Making Things in a Changing World which suggests that...

2 Jul 2015

Collaboration is crucial to boosting trade in Africa, says DHL
Collaboration is crucial to boosting trade in Africa, says DHL

Business leaders from around the world gathered in Cape Town last week at the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa under the theme, Then and Now: Reimagining Africa's Future...

15 Jun 2015

Female millennials are the most confident and ambitious of any female generation
Female millennials are the most confident and ambitious of any female generation

New PwC survey dispels myths about women and work...

5 Mar 2015

Anton Harber
Depth of Africa coverage improves

Coverage of the rest of Africa in our media provides an interesting gauge of our relationship with the continent since our borders opened up 20 years ago...

By Anton Harber 5 Dec 2014

Workshop to help SADC countries improve food production
Workshop to help SADC countries improve food production

The governments of South Africa and New Zealand will join forces to share their expertise on food safety systems for export with their counterparts in the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC).

1 Sep 2014

Could Africa become like China?
Could Africa become like China?

Africa's changing demographic over the next three-and-a-half decades could transform the continent into the next China, but only if its youthful population is educated and entrepreneurial.

By Jana Marais 19 Aug 2014

Postive results likely from US-Africa summit says Davies
Postive results likely from US-Africa summit says Davies

South Africa and Africa in general benefitted immensely from the recent US-Africa Leaders' Summit held in Washington last week, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said on his return.

13 Aug 2014

Africa must look for partnerships
Africa must look for partnerships

Africa needs to form partnerships with the developed nations in order to realise the continent's goal to industrialise, International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane said .

By Chris Bathembu 5 Aug 2014

AECI plans to reduce its reliance on a weak SA
AECI plans to reduce its reliance on a weak SA

JSE-listed AECI plans to start producing explosives in Australia by year-end‚ as the chemicals and explosives firm looks to reduce its reliance on South Africa's weak mining and manufacturing sectors.

By Nick Hedley 30 Jul 2014

Renewable energy needs guarantees for investors
Renewable energy needs guarantees for investors

The slow pace with which renewable energy projects have been rolled out across Africa may prove to be an advantage in a few years.

By Charlotte Mathews 21 Jul 2014

Transnet wants to 'industrialise railways'
Transnet wants to 'industrialise railways'

Small- and medium-sized engineering companies must create niche markets for themselves to supply Transnet with parts for the locomotives that the freight logistics company envisages building within the next two to three decades.

By Amanda Visser 9 Jun 2014

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