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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

New joint venture in distribution to support AGCO brands in Zambia
New joint venture in distribution to support AGCO brands in Zambia

AGCO reported that a new joint venture company formed between...

2 Oct 2015

Local paper manufacturing industry to unlock value in Africa
Local paper manufacturing industry to unlock value in Africa

According to Novus Holdings, formerly known as the Paarl Media Group, Africa forms part of its growth strategy as the company seeks to unlock value in Sub-Saharan Africa...

27 Aug 2015

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

EU opens probe into Rexam beverage can takeover
EU opens probe into Rexam beverage can takeover

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: The EU's competition regulator opened an in-depth probe on Monday into the proposed takeover of Rexam, the British maker of beverage cans, by US peer Ball Corporation in an offer worth £4.3 billion ($6.6 billion; €5.8 billion)...

22 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

PPC cements African growth plan with new Zimbabwe plant
PPC cements African growth plan with new Zimbabwe plant

PPC is spending $200m on expanding its production facilities in Zimbabwe by 2020 as the nation's cement market evolves from...

By Mark Allix 7 Jul 2015

Serco meets the volume challenge
Serco meets the volume challenge

Serco recently received an order for specially-designed trailers to accommodate maximum volumetric capacity...

2 Jul 2015

Foreign investor buys stake in Mugabe dairy rival
Foreign investor buys stake in Mugabe dairy rival

A foreign investor has snapped up a 27% stake in Zimbabwe's second largest dairy company Dendairy...

By Memory Mataranyika 28 May 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

SABMiller faces competition in Latin America
SABMiller faces competition in Latin America

SABMiller faces some changes in its most profitable region, Latin America, as its dominance is put to the test and as the region's economy slows...

23 Dec 2014

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

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

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

Sanlam looking to invest in Africa, South-East Asia
Sanlam looking to invest in Africa, South-East Asia

Sanlam says it has R3bn in discretionary capital that is earmarked for growth opportunities mainly in Africa and South-East Asia.

By Phakamisa Ndzamela 6 Jun 2014

Packaging in SA is always changing shape
Packaging in SA is always changing shape

If there is one industry where everything is in flux and companies have to re-jig their shapes and formats all the time, it is SA's packaging manufacturers. Apart from constantly changing industry conditions, not least from encroaching rivals, each firm has specific obstacles to get over.

By Mark Allix 2 Jun 2014

Nampak earnings up 7.4% to 114.3c
Nampak earnings up 7.4% to 114.3c

Nampak's interim results for the six months to March saw the rest of Africa markets markedly contributing as the group as it grew overall trading income by 10%.

By Mark Allix 28 May 2014

Grand Parade ups its stake in Mac Brothers
Grand Parade ups its stake in Mac Brothers

Grand Parade, the company responsible for bringing Burger King to SA‚ said it bought a further 32.9% stake in Mac Brothers for R42,79 million‚ to achieve cost efficiencies and gain greater access to the African markets.

20 May 2014

Famous Brands revenue up 12%, expands further in Africa
Famous Brands revenue up 12%, expands further in Africa

Famous Brands, which owns Steers‚ Wimpy and Debonairs, plans to open 243 new restaurants in the coming year after reporting record turnover and profit for the year. It is also planning to enter Angola and Ghana.

By Zeenat Moorad 20 May 2014

Zimbabwe central bank has 'no tools' to fix economy
Zimbabwe central bank has 'no tools' to fix economy

Zimbabwe's new central bank chief said the country's economy was weakening and the bank did not have the tools to fix it.

8 May 2014

SABMiller's Africa sales slow growth
SABMiller's Africa sales slow growth

SABMiller's (SAB) fourth-quarter revenue growth fell short of analysts' expectations‚ sending the global brewing company's share price down by 2.21% on the JSE on Tuesday (15 April).

By Nick Hedley 17 Apr 2014

Ford's sub-Saharan drive may benefit SA plants
Ford's sub-Saharan drive may benefit SA plants

As Ford's only manufacturing operation in the Middle East and Africa‚ Ford Southern Africa is in pole position to benefit from the group's decision to intensify marketing and production in sub-Saharan Africa‚ says Stephen Odell‚ president of Ford's European‚ Middle East and African operations.

By David Furlonger 11 Apr 2014

SAB seeks African growth via larger maltings plant
SAB seeks African growth via larger maltings plant

The local arm of SABMiller (SAB)‚ South African Breweries' maltings division is looking to supply product to other African countries following its investments to expand capacity‚ according to the unit's general manager Thinus van Schoor.

By Nick Hedley 13 Mar 2014

'Solutions sought for high port tariffs'
'Solutions sought for high port tariffs'

Companies in the shipping industry and port authorities are seeking to resolve the challenges that South Africa's high port tariffs represent and to make it easier to do business in the country‚ says Maersk South Africa's Fred Jacobs.

By Ntsakisi Maswanganyi 11 Feb 2014

Grindrod, Northwest Rail to develop copper railway in Zambia
Grindrod, Northwest Rail to develop copper railway in Zambia

Grindrod‚ a JSE-listed freight and logistics service provider‚ through its wholly owned subsidiary Grindrod Mauritius‚ will work with Zambia's Northwest Rail Company to build‚ operate and maintain a new 590km Cape gauge railway from Chingola in the Zambian copperbelt to the Angolan border.

By Mark Allix 5 Feb 2014

SABMiller invests US%110m in Nigeria
SABMiller invests US%110m in Nigeria

Global brewing company SABMiller's Nigerian subsidiary‚ Intafact Beverages‚ is to expand its brewery in Onitsha‚ south-eastern Nigeria.

24 Jan 2014

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