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SAB suspends 550 temporary workers as production stagnates

SAB)has had to suspend 550 temporary contract workers across its South African operations, as it navigates the unintended consequences of the third alcohol ban...

6 hours ago

Unilever trials 'nano factory' in portable shipping container

The prototype is a fully-functioning, mini production line that houses everything needed to produce a batch, from the point where raw materials go in at one end to where finished products come out at the other...

21 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

Manufacturing production down 3.5% in November

Manufacturing production decreased by 3.5% in November 2020 compared with November 2019, according to data from Statistics South Africa...

13 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

Bizcommunity's festive thank you to the SA business community

Since March 2020 when Covid-19 first turned business on its head, Bizcommunity has been the place where virtual business gets done, fully set up to seamlessly steer your business communications through the challenges of lockdowns, meltdowns and new remote working norms...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 18 Dec 2020

Challenges, opportunities for manufacturing CFOs now and in the future

The Covid-19 pandemic has brought on massive changes to the manufacturing industry, which has had to adapt to new operating models, an evolving consumer market, and disruptions in supply chain processes, all while keeping the workforce safe and healthy...

By Mark Wilson 17 Dec 2020

SA exports locally-produced sanitisers for R1.66bn

The local production of hand sanitisers in South Africa has contributed to saving lives and earning export revenues for the country...

9 Dec 2020

YID-Textiles Programme to empower business-minded youth in SA townships

Technoserve has introduced a Youth Ideas Development Textiles Programme, aimed at empowering township-based youth and helping to revive SA's textiles sector...

2 Dec 2020

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

Futurist-in-chief Dion Chang to lead BizTrends2021 - Towards New North and New Narratives

Bizcommunity, in partnership with South Africa's leading business trend consultants Flux Trends, invites you to join BizTrends2021 - Towards New North and New Narratives on Thursday, 28 January 2021...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 30 Nov 2020

Packaging during Covid-19 and beyond

As a $900bn-a year industry worldwide, what does the world of packaging look like now?

By Raymond Dube 30 Nov 2020

Beefmaster Group pumps R30m into Kimberley plant upgrades

The upgrades will enable the company to scale up production and create approximately 30 new jobs...

27 Nov 2020

Buy local this festive season, for the sake of SA's economy

People who loosen their purse strings during the upcoming holiday season and buy local instead of imported products could help improve South Africa's economic outlook...

25 Nov 2020

3 ways ERP helps manufacturers do more with less

A far cry from the niched, rigid manufacturing software of the 80's, today's cloud-based, highly flexible integrated solution is able to meet the evolving requirements of most manufacturing operations at speed...

By Anton Oosthuizen, Issued by QuickEasy Software 24 Nov 2020

Twyg Sustainable Fashion Awards 2020 winners list

The Sustainable Fashion Awards celebrate South African designers, retailers and personalities leading sustainable, ethical, circular and regenerative practices in the fashion industry...

23 Nov 2020

Heineken keeps SA Investment Conference 2019 promises

Heineken South Africa reaffirmed its commitment to the local market and to its aim of delivering quality products to South African customers across the country...

Issued by Heineken South Africa 20 Nov 2020

SABS appointed as test house for World Rugby equipment

The governing body for international rugby, World Rugby, has appointed the South African Bureau of Standards as the first Test House in the southern hemisphere to test padded clothing...

19 Nov 2020

Green industries to aid SA's economic recovery

The Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries has published the regulatory framework for extended producer responsibility (EPR) schemes as part of government's effort to contribute towards the economic recovery plan...

12 Nov 2020

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