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#ATFexpo17: The clothing, footwear and textile trade's one-stop shop
#ATFexpo17: The clothing, footwear and textile trade's one-stop shop

The ATF Trade Exhibition and co-located China Premium Tex expo provides local and international players in the apparel, footwear and textile trade with a space to connect

By Lauren Hartzenberg 3 days ago

Photo by toine Garnier on Unsplash
From survival to significance: the role of the SA automotive sector

One sector, in particular, has made a dramatic change in South Africa's short history as a democracy. Yet its growth is often overlooked

By Mike Whitfield 16 Oct 2017

Business of Design speaker Q&A: Jeremy Stewart
Business of Design speaker Q&A: Jeremy Stewart

Business of Design (BoD) is back with a speaker lineup of note. The two-day seminar is held annually in Cape Town and Johannesburg during October and doesn't just focus on design in itself but has a much broader vision for the field in all areas of business

By Jessica Tennant 5 Oct 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: Persistence propels businesses forward
#EntrepreneurMonth: Persistence propels businesses forward

Sabelo Sibanda and Thulisile Volwana are the founders of Millbug, an electronics manufacturing company, as well as Tuse, an Android app that tackles connectivity issues

By Ilse van den Berg 4 Oct 2017

McLaren to part ways with Honda, shifts to Renault
McLaren to part ways with Honda, shifts to Renault

NEWSWATCH: After months of speculation, the McLaren team has confirmed that it will split ways with Honda and has also announced that it has signed a three-year partnership with Renault

By Ilse van den Berg 19 Sep 2017

R350m pumped into Albany Bellville bakery a Western Cape win
R350m pumped into Albany Bellville bakery a Western Cape win

Albany Bakeries has launched its new and improved factory in Bellville, Cape Town, following a R350 million investment

By Lauren Hartzenberg 4 Aug 2017

What's in a chassis?
What's in a chassis?

When it comes to cars, it's easy to be fooled by looks and ads. Unfortunately, especially when you're a woman. Don't get me wrong, I know there are many knowledgeable women out there who can make men blush with their suspension- and engine-talk

By Ilse van den Berg 13 Jul 2017

#Homesewn: K-Way's lean local manufacturing machine
#Homesewn: K-Way's lean local manufacturing machine

South Africa's clothing and textile industry has seen some trying times. In the past 15 years, jobs in the local sector have decreased from 200,000 to 19,000

By Lauren Hartzenberg 10 Jul 2017

Sun Silicates takes lead in chemical engineering sector
Sun Silicates takes lead in chemical engineering sector

Situated in Germiston, Sun Silicates is currently the only company in South Africa that supplies both vermiculite and perlite-based insulating media used in the construction industry

By Sindy Peters 20 Jun 2017

Putting people at the centre of multi-buy promotions
Putting people at the centre of multi-buy promotions

In the South African retail and manufacturing sectors, promotions have become a popular tool to attain growth

By Lauren Hartzenberg 25 May 2017

Major GM South Africa announcement
Major GM South Africa announcement

General Motors has announced that it is transforming its business globally. For SA, this means the phasing out of the manufacturing and sales of Chevrolet vehicles [video]

By Ilse van den Berg 18 May 2017

A landfill is no place for plastic bottles
A landfill is no place for plastic bottles

Because their usefulness extends well beyond their original purpose, and to bury them in earth is exceptionally wasteful

By Sindy Peters 4 Apr 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
How the brushless motor can catalyse energy efficiency

If you consider yourself an entrepreneur or an inventor designing products that require a motor, one of the simplest ways to make your product energy efficient is to use a brushless motor

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 27 Mar 2017

#BizTrends2017: Key challenges for OEMs to tackle in 2017
#BizTrends2017: Key challenges for OEMs to tackle in 2017

I'm sure that everyone would agree that 2016 was a tough year as a result of our slow economic growth. Although we saw a definite decline in vehicle sales

By Ricardo Coetzee 11 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Carmakers primed to tackle new year challenges
#BizTrends2017: Carmakers primed to tackle new year challenges

Despite another difficult year for the automotive industry, car manufacturers are on top of the challenges and ready for 2017's expected trends

By Mike Whitfield 10 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Exciting areas of growth in plastic pipe industry
#BizTrends2017: Exciting areas of growth in plastic pipe industry

Despite numerous appeals made to government by industry, not enough has happened this past year to improve South Africa's water infrastructure

By Jan Venter 10 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: The auto industry will face its biggest disruption yet
#BizTrends2017: The auto industry will face its biggest disruption yet

The auto industry has always faced massive disruption. The heart of the industry has always been engineering, and advances have shifted the balance

By Jeff Osborne 10 Jan 2017

#SharetheBay: There's a rich history behind SA's 'diamond fibre' industry
#SharetheBay: There's a rich history behind SA's 'diamond fibre' industry

Did you know that South Africa's Eastern Cape is the mohair capital of the world? I didn't, until yesterday that is when we visited the Mohair South Africa headquarters in PE on a tour

By Sindy Peters 24 Nov 2016

The auto industry's state of flux - autonomous, electric, connected
The auto industry's state of flux - autonomous, electric, connected

"It appears that 'tomorrow' is coming sooner than many think." This is how influencer Carlos Ghosn describes the dramatic change

By Mike Whitfield 2 Nov 2016

#SustainabilityMonth: Green Worx uses enzyme technology to limit ecological footprint
#SustainabilityMonth: Green Worx uses enzyme technology to limit ecological footprint

Green Worx Cleaning Solutions recently became the first bio enzyme company in South Africa to be certified as compliant with the Certified Quality System ISO 14001 : 2015 standard

By Sindy Peters 3 Oct 2016

Sales vs Engineering - building effective teams
Sales vs Engineering - building effective teams

Whether in the workplace, professional sports, or your local community, team building requires a keen understanding of people, their strengths and what gets them excited to work with others

By Johan Hanekom 2 Sep 2016

#WomensMonth: Blazing a trail for women in production
#WomensMonth: Blazing a trail for women in production

Meet Faith Lelaka, unit head of VWSA's paint shop, and the first black woman to be appointed at this level in the production environment

By Lauren Hartzenberg 24 Aug 2016

Making extended producer responsibility sustainable
Making extended producer responsibility sustainable

Manufacturers are becoming increasingly concerned about the rising costs of product manufacturing - particularly the costs associated with the end-of-life disposal of these products

By Hermann Erdman 16 Aug 2016

Bruce Dube
#YouthMonth: Building a Youth Village with Bruce Dube

28-year-old Bruce Dube owns and co-owns many digital media platforms through which he shares his passion for youth development and plays a significant role in

By Cari Coetzee 10 Jun 2016

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#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

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#InTouch2016: Digital opportunity in the automotive arena

Michael Frans, head of business operations: automotive at T-Systems South Africa

By Lauren Hartzenberg 23 May 2016

Nadia Rawjee
Making grey clouds rain in favour of your business

Contrary to popular belief, there is light at the end of the tunnel - and no, this isn't the approaching train set to be derailed by yet another economic meltdown. Instead, as firm believers that every crisis can be turned into an opportunity, Uzenzele Holdings sat down with leading analysts to find the silver lining

By Nadia Rawjee, Issued by Uzenzele Holdings 11 Apr 2016

[BizTrends 2016] Year of radical innovation in built environment
[BizTrends 2016] Year of radical innovation in built environment

Much of our modern life is rooted in the way we have designed our cities

By Alta Schoultz 18 Jan 2016

[BizTrends 2016] Shifting towards e-mobility
[BizTrends 2016] Shifting towards e-mobility

Global statistics reveal that world populations have grown exponentially, but have the supporting services and infrastructure grown in proportion to cater for this? The answer is no

By Hiten Parmar 18 Jan 2016

[BizTrends 2016] Paving the way for auto innovation
[BizTrends 2016] Paving the way for auto innovation

The automotive industry is undergoing a fundamental change which is being driven by cost factors, political and economic conditions, population and traffic congestion, and environmental concerns

By Jeff Nemeth 18 Jan 2016

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