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[Full Report] Calls for more credible industrial policies from African countries

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa and the African Union Commission latest study says a lack of planning and dynamism have thwarted the continent's industrialisation

GlaxoSmithKline to invest in five new factories for Africa

Detailed plans of a multi-million pound investment in Sub-Saharan Africa were due to be unveiled today at the EU-Africa Business Summit by the UK-based drugs manufacturer

Adams & Adams offers R50,000 prize in innovation contest

Design Indaba Expo 2014 Innovation Award sponsored is by Adams & Adams which will give the winning business a R50,000 boost develop their idea

Sasol and the DTI develop SMME incubator

A new R60 million facility aimed at stimulating small and medium sized enterprises has been opened thanks to a joint initiative between energy and chemical company Sasol and the DTI

UK bus shelter maker wins Nigerian contract

A specially designed bus shelter aimed at shielding waiting passengers from the sun and dust is to make its way from the UK to the streets of a Nigerian city

Association paves the way for world-class manufacturing in SA

TASA Gauteng has assisted toolmaker Creative Factory to increase its competitiveness through the implementation of a number of strategies aimed at improving its internal systems

Funding approved for TASA Gauteng tooling cluster Initiative

At the recent Afrimold Conference, Henk Snyman, Secretary of the Toolmaking Association of South Africa (TASA) Gauteng branch, announced a funding arrangement to provide a new tooling cluster

Continental Coal is on a roll with community project

A leading thermal coal producer has assisted the community near its Penumbra coal mine by establishing a new toilet roll manufacturing operation to boost the local economy

GMSA and Tenneco secure R6 million contract

General Motors has engaged its South African subsidiary and its component manufacturing partner to produce parts of its next generation of V-6 engines

Abraaj Group acquires leading frozen dairy business

Acquisition represents the largest ever African FMCG private equity transaction in Sub-Saharan Africa, outside RSA

3W Power/ AEG Power: Sourcing locally powers growth

A strategy of identifying certified and credible local partners is paying off for a leading power electronic systems and solutions company

Zuma opens SA's door wider for Japanese investment

South Africa's leader President Jacob Zuma is set to deliver a speech today at a three-day conference in Tokoyo where he will call on Japanese companies to continuing investing in his country

Build your brand at Nigeria's Oyo Mega Trade Fair

One of Africa's biggest cities, Ibadan is gearing itself up to host the foremost and largest domestic trade fair in Nigeria in August

South African records slowest Q1 growth since 2009

South Africa has recorded its lowest Q1 growth since the 2009 recession, following a dceline in the manufacturing sector

Awards launch for Namibian manufacturers

New awards have been established to showcase products from Namibian manufacturers and winners will be named at a ceremony in June

Nissan, Ford, Toyota see rise in exports to continent

Despite depressed export markets in Europe many of the big car manufacturers are reporting export increases to the rest of Africa while Nissan decides to re-launch the Datsun

Trade fair date change to boost business opportunities

Organisers of a leading conference and exhibition to showcase South Africa's manufacturing industry have brought the event forward to promote real business for exhibitors

South Africa targets 1.2 million vehicles by 2020

Growth in South Africa's automotive manufacturing industry will reach targets for production as long as all stakeholders contribute

South African Toyota workers walk out

The Japanese car manufacturer's Durban plant has been hit by illegal strike action after breakdown in talks over pay

Profits on right track for Dangote Flour Mills

Demand for product has seen Dangote Flour Mills invest heavily in updated production equipment and expanding its facilities

Cereal factory gets US$12 million boost

Nestle has doubled the capacity of its production facilities at its Harare factory to meet demand for its popular infant cereals

Nissan invests R1million in expanding factory

Nissan's plans to double capacity at its Rosslyn manufacturing plant have been welcomed as a vote of confidence in the South African automotive industry

8,000 new jobs at new motor assembly factory

Job creation in Zambia has been given a major boost with the announcement that a new US$1.3 billion investment is being made in establishing a new motor assembly plant

Zambia To Increase Copper Output

Zambia has announced that it aims to produce 1.5 million tonnes of copper by 2015, making it the world's fifth largest producer

Zimbabwe concerned with manufacturing sector

Many industries are struggling to cope with the current challenges being set within the country

Maruti Suzuki increasing African Exports

Following a decline in sales in India, Maruti Suzuki are increasing exports of petrol-fuelled vehicles into Africa

Young entrepreneur builds THE car for Africa

Second-hand cars in Kenya are more expense than you would think, with prices driven up by a combination of customs, excise and VAT. This situation, coupled with the poor conditions of Kenya's highway infrastructure, led one young computer engineer to set about solving the problem - creating a brand new car which costs just $6,000

Rolls-Royce appoint new Regional Director for Africa

The internationally renowned automotive company has turned to experience to take care of three of its developing regions

SABMIller's cassava beer aims to win over home brewers

Impala lager, made with root vegetable cassava, launched in Mozambique 25 percent cheaper than other beers

Manufacturing in Africa must be increased, says UN

UN report says continent must increase manufacturing exports to help reduce poverty

Tata will open auto assembly plant in SA

Indian giant Tata will build assembly plant in South Africa this month

Denel's R111m profit signals financial recovery

SA's largest arms manufacturer posts profit for first time in a decade

Cars that drive you to a new level of luxury

Buying one of these cars Is more than just a purchase to get you from A to B - it's a serious investment. Take a closer look at the most luxurious cars on the continent

Manufacturing Technology center launched

Speaking at the event, which took place last week, the Minister said that the launch of the Soshanguve Manufacturing Technology Demonstration Centre represents a “milestone” in the South African Government's ongoing efforts to support sustainable small businesses.

OSRAM lights up World Cup stadium

OSRAM’s products, including high-intensity discharge lamps, T5 and T8 fluorescent lamps and LEDs, are to be used for the indoor and outdoor lighting, floodlights, and lighting for catering establishments and parking lots at all ten World Cup stadiums.

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