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Mondelez International announces senior appointments in sub-Saharan Africa
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

Dave Govender takes helm as CEO of Bravo Group
Dave Govender takes helm as CEO of Bravo Group

Dave Govender has been appointed CEO of Bravo Group, Africa's largest manufacturer of furniture brands such as Sealy, Edblo, Gommagomma...

1 Jun 2020

Why Ford, Chanel and other companies pitch in during a crisis - without the government ordering them to
Why Ford, Chanel and other companies pitch in during a crisis - without the government ordering them to

Severe shortages of critical medical supplies have prompted governments to compel private companies to fill the gap...

By Elham Mafi-Kreft and Steven Kreft 26 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Continued support needed from government, corporates, ordinary citizens
#LockdownLessons: Continued support needed from government, corporates, ordinary citizens

Njombo Lekula, MD at PPC, shares his experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how his organisation is navigating these unusual times...

By Sindy Peters 19 May 2020

Tertius Carstens named CEO for PepsiCo sub-Saharan Africa
Tertius Carstens named CEO for PepsiCo sub-Saharan Africa

Tertius Carstens, the current CEO of Pioneer Foods, has been appointed CEO of PepsiCo sub-Saharan Africa with immediate effect...

19 May 2020

Pepkor donates over R2m towards Covid-19 relief
Pepkor donates over R2m towards Covid-19 relief

Pepkor is supporting the fight against Covid-19 by donating a portion of senior leadership's salaries to relief efforts and having its clothing manufacturing division produce face masks...

23 Apr 2020

Defy to begin building ventilators in SA this May
Defy to begin building ventilators in SA this May

The company aims to help cater to the demand for medical equipment across sub-Saharan Africa...

14 Apr 2020

Alpla to consolidate manufacturing in Gauteng with new plant
Alpla to consolidate manufacturing in Gauteng with new plant

Austrian packaging manufacturer Alpla Group is building a new factory in Lanseria near Johannesburg, which will bundles activities from five existing plants...

11 Mar 2020

Windhoek-based Caterserve goes off-grid
Windhoek-based Caterserve goes off-grid

Namibian food manufacturer Caterserve, which produces over 1,000 bottles of tomato sauce and mayonnaise daily, has installed a 200kW battery-solar off-grid system...

2 Mar 2020

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4 important steps for delivering an Industry 4.0 factory and supply chain

In Africa, several developments are presenting opportunities for organisations that adopt Industry 4.0 technologies to capture significant market share and gain global relevance...

By Baljeet Nagi 17 Feb 2020

$50m Standard Bank funding to boost CCBA Ethiopia expansion
$50m Standard Bank funding to boost CCBA Ethiopia expansion

Standard Bank has arranged and structured $50m in financing facilities for Coca-Cola Beverages Africa to support its expansion strategy in Ethiopia over the next five years...

29 Jan 2020

#BehindtheSelfie with... Atisha Gopichund, techno marketing director at Saint-Gobain
#BehindtheSelfie with... Atisha Gopichund, techno marketing director at Saint-Gobain

This week, we go behind the selfie with Atisha Gopichund-Lutchman, techno marketing director at Saint-Gobain sub-Saharan Africa...

By Leigh Andrews 22 Jan 2020

Nampak unveils new liquid carton facility
Nampak unveils new liquid carton facility

Africa's largest packaging company, Nampak, officially launched its Liquid Carton divisions' new Technical Hub in Roodepoort, Johannesburg...

7 Jan 2020

Technology trends impacting global manufacturing in 2020
Technology trends impacting global manufacturing in 2020

It is no secret that the manufacturing sector is critically important for both developed and emerging economies. From producing necessities like food for a nation to creating much-needed jobs...

By Kevin Dherman 13 Dec 2019

Best in SA packaging shine at Gold Pack Awards 2019
Best in SA packaging shine at Gold Pack Awards 2019

The winners of this year's IPSA Gold Pack Awards, the premier showcase for the South African packaging industry, was announced at Inanda Club in Sandton on 30 October...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 22 Nov 2019

These are Shoprite's standout suppliers for 2019
These are Shoprite's standout suppliers for 2019

The Shoprite Group honoured its most innovative and reliable suppliers at its annual Supplier Awards this past weekend...

19 Nov 2019

P&G SA invests in local Always manufacturing plant
P&G SA invests in local Always manufacturing plant

Procter & Gamble is investing R300 million in South Africa's manufacturing sector...

5 Nov 2019

Ramaphosa opens South Africa's first smartphone factory
Ramaphosa opens South Africa's first smartphone factory

President Cyril Ramaphosa has opened South Africa's first smartphone factory at the Dube TradePort in Durban...

21 Oct 2019

3 clothing brands on an ethical production journey
3 clothing brands on an ethical production journey

While sustainability may be just a buzzword to some fashion companies, others ensure that every aspect of their business is sustainable - from the materials used to produce garments to ensuring that their staff is treated fairly...

2 Oct 2019

Pictured at the official opening are from left: Scott Smith (operations director, Van Dyck Floors Zimbabwe), Jonathan Pairemanzi (J. Link Carpets), Dr. Mehran Zarrebini (MD Van Dyck Floors), Louis Mudzongo (Classic Carpets), Dion Yatras (MD, Van Dyck Zimbabwe), Stuart Dearnaley (export manager, Van Dyck Floors) and Kuda Duri (account manager, Van Dyck Zimbabwe).
Van Dyck Floors expands footprint in Zimbabwe

South African carpet manufacturer, Van Dyck Floors, has extended its global footprint with the launch of an operation in Zimbabwe...

9 Sep 2019

Five 3D printing myths
Five 3D printing myths

The first conviction for 3D printing a firearm was recently reported in London, not long after 3D printed masks were used to trick face recognition. Should we be afraid?

By Ahmad Beltagui, Achilleas Sesis and Nikolaos Stylos 16 Aug 2019

Pep Clothing celebrates 50 years of local production
Pep Clothing celebrates 50 years of local production

Pep Clothing is celebrating 50 years of production in South Africa. The company, which is SA's largest clothing manufacturer under one roof, has reached this milestone birthday despite operating in a strained manufacturing environment...

13 Aug 2019

Diageo dedicates $219m to sustainability projects in Africa
Diageo dedicates $219m to sustainability projects in Africa

Diageo, one of the world's largest producers of spirits and beers, has committed to investing $219million in renewable energy upgrades at 11 of its breweries in Africa...

8 Aug 2019

Ericsson to build its first fully-automated smart factory
Ericsson to build its first fully-automated smart factory

Ericsson is set to build its first fully-automated smart factory in the U.S., expected to be up and running in early 2020...

5 Jul 2019

JIT manufacturing at the core of an optimised FMCG supply chain
JIT manufacturing at the core of an optimised FMCG supply chain

The ability to manufacture 'just enough' stock to cover orders and deliver 'just enough' product to every retailer is the optimal supply chain scenario in the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) industry...

By Andrew Dawson 24 Jun 2019

Big Pharma emits more greenhouse gases than the automotive industry
Big Pharma emits more greenhouse gases than the automotive industry

Rarely does mention of the pharmaceutical industry conjure up images of smoke stacks, pollution and environmental damage...

By Lotfi Belkhir 28 May 2019

Coca-Cola to retain majority stake in Africa bottling business
Coca-Cola to retain majority stake in Africa bottling business

The Coca-Cola Company has announced that it will maintain its majority stake in Coca-Cola Beverages Africa, abandoning plans to refranchise its Africa bottling business...

21 May 2019

Fashion production is modern slavery: 5 things you can do to help now
Fashion production is modern slavery: 5 things you can do to help now

Fashion shouldn't cost lives and it shouldn't cost us our planet. Yet this is what is happening today. Globalisation, fast fashion, economies of scale, social media and offshore production have created a perfect storm...

By Anika Kozlowski 26 Apr 2019

Defy ramps up SA production with R1bn investment
Defy ramps up SA production with R1bn investment

Home appliance brand Defy, a subsidiary of Arcelik Global, has invested more than R1billion in upgrading three local production centres to serve as its strategic manufacturing hub...

25 Apr 2019

#CNILux: Global luxury industry shifts gaze to Africa
#CNILux: Global luxury industry shifts gaze to Africa

The fifth annual Condé Nast International Luxury Conference kicked off in Cape Town yesterday, bringing some of the biggest names in global luxury to African soil...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 11 Apr 2019

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