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SA factory activity shrinks on unrest, Covid-19 restrictions - PMI

South African private sector activity fell at its fastest rate in 10 months in July as output tumbled in the wake of civil unrest in some parts of the country and tighter coronavirus lockdown restrictions...

By Olivia Kumwenda-Mtambo 14 hours ago

Women can, and should, occupy more space in FMCG

The ground is ripe for women in manufacturing to take charge and drive localisation by playing a meaningful role in the fast-moving consumer goods sector...

1 day ago

Lonsa acquires majority stake in fibre cement manufacturer Everite

Lonsa Group Limited (Lonsa) has acquired majority and controlling shareholding in Everite for approximately R600m. Everite is an industrial manufacturer of a range...

1 day ago

#WomensMonth: Back to nature with Sonto Pooe's NativeChild

Behind every braid or big afro there is a story to be told. For beauty entrepreneur Sonto Pooe, it began at the tender age of 8 when she tried to braid her own hair after a cruel experience with a hairdresser...

By Ntandokazi Ntozakhe 2 days ago

SimpliFine expands in Kenya with locally produced products

Kenyan integrated food producer, SimpliFine, is expanding across Kenya with new, locally-produced meat and vegetarian products...

30 Jul 2021

IZA proposes new zinc refinery in SA to meet local demand

According to Simon Norton fromt the Africa Desk of the International Zinc Association, South Africa needs a zinc refinery to assist with the vast quantities of galvanised steel...

27 Jul 2021

Millions of Koo and Hugo's canned veg products recalled

Tiger Brands is recalling certain Koo and Hugo's canned vegetable products produced from 1 May 2019 to 5 May 2021 due to "an extremely small number" of defective cans supplied by a packaging supplier...

26 Jul 2021

Distell expects up to 20% rise in full-year profits

Drinks maker Distell said its full-year profit would be up to around 20% higher than a year earlier, but a fourth ban on alcohol in its home market South Africa had cost it about R30m...

By Emma Rumney 23 Jul 2021

LG aims for 100% renewable energy use by 2050

LG Electronics has pledged to transition completely to renewable energy by 2050 as a key component of its sustainability strategy...

22 Jul 2021

Balancing food safety with packaging sustainability

The tension between food safety in packaging on the one hand, and environmental protection on the other, is a longstanding dilemma that has been brought into sharper focus by Covid-19...

22 Jul 2021

NCC warns against inflated prices for essential goods

The National Consumer Commission has sent a strong message discouraging suppliers from inflating prices of essential items amid the unrest that engulfed the country the past few days...

20 Jul 2021

Toyota might stop investing in South Africa after KZN violence - UPDATE

Toyota said it's unsure about continuing investment in KwaZulu-Natal and the country and that it's worried about the violence in the province...

19 Jul 2021

SA's big retail chains race to restock looted stores

South Africa's big retailers are working round the clock to replenish shelves with food in hundreds of stores looted last week in some of the country's worst unrest for years...

By Nqobile Dludla 19 Jul 2021

Operation 'rebuild and restock' underway as unrest wanes

The intensity and frequency of riots eased on Thursday, and businesses and residents are in the throes of repairing the damage to property and clearing the debris that has resulted from days of looting...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 16 Jul 2021

LG factory in Durban looted and set alight

LG's Durban-based factory in South Africa has been looted and burned down as part of protest action...

14 Jul 2021

Tunisian garment workers fight for unpaid wages in pandemic's shadow

Racking up debts and running out of options, Tunisian seamstress Najeh is pinning her hopes on her employer's promise to pay four months of overdue wages in August...

By Layli Foroudi 13 Jul 2021

#MandelaDay2021: Call to action

This Mandela Month, you can align your company or brand with worthy causes that address social injustice...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 12 Jul 2021

What architects need to see in manufacturers' architectural specifications

According to Morag Evans, CEO of BuildConnect, manufacturers that fail to improve the quality of architectural specifications provided online, risk not being specified in projects...

12 Jul 2021

SA manufacturing production up 35.3% in May

South African manufacturing production increased by 35.3% in May 2021 compared with May 2020...

12 Jul 2021








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