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Topic - Local Manufacturing Sector
May 29, 2015
IMPORT THREAT Cheap imports from Asia is currently the most significant challenge facing South Africa’s metals and engineering sector
The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) is hosting the first annual Metals and Engineering Indaba (MEIndaba), from May 28 to 29 at Emperors Palace, in Johannesburg, to address the challenges that the metals and engineering sector...
Mar 23, 2015
The Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services (DTPS) aims to leverage small, medium-sized and microenterprises (SMMEs), cooperatives and township and rural entrepreneurs to reverse South Africa’s status as a net importer of information and communications...
Feb 17, 2015
Subdued demand, sluggish construction and mining activity, a volatile rand exchange rate, regulatory hurdles and the effects of third-quarter 2014 strike action had impacted negatively on the local manufacturing sector during the fourth quarter of 2014. This is...
Feb 17, 2015
To bolster the automotive industry’s contribution to Gauteng's economic growth, Premier David Makhura has urged local vehicle manufacturers to limit imports of automotive parts, components and accessories from other countries. Speaking at an engagement session with...
Oct 31, 2014
Over the past 20 years, there has been persistent concern about deindustrialisation in South Africa, as well as locally produced manufactured products having been increasingly displaced by imports. The very future of manufacturing has been called into question,...
Oct 31, 2014
Over the past 20 years there has been persistent concern about deindustrialisation in South Africa, as well as the fact that locally produced manufactured products have been increasingly displaced by imports.
Oct 16, 2014
As the spotlight remains on South Africa’s move from analogue to digital television broadcasting, a consortium has quietly gained some traction in shifting radio broadcasting to digital as a trial starts revealing the benefits. The Digital Radio Mondiale Southern...
Sep 30, 2014
Dr Rob Davies
Local jewellery manufacturers will, through the newly launched R100-million Gold Loan Scheme, have the opportunity to access loans at an interest rate of 3% to buy the gold needed to make jewellery. Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies launched the scheme on...
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The South African manufacturing industry has been under pressure for a number of years and the outlook for 2014 remains subdued, despite the tailwind being provided by the weaker rand. Close observers forecast that the sector is set to register growth of close to 2%,...
Oct 15, 2013
Frost & Sullivan senior economist Craig Parker has cautioned that, despite the International Monetary Fund’s current expectation of 2.9% growth in South Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP) in 2014, this will most likely be revised downward to 2.7%, as global...
Sep 19, 2013
Department of Trade and Industry deputy director general for industrial policy and development Garth Strachan
It is important for sub-Saharan Africa, as a global growth frontier, to move away from its current economic growth path that relies almost exclusively on resource extraction and exports, towards a more sustainable development path that promotes industrialisation and...
Aug 16, 2013
Valve manufacturers and foundries could see a R4-billion to R5-billion recovery over the next three to five years as localisation in public procurement takes hold. The industry would be able to “take back” the market share lost to foreign companies over the past few...
Aug 16, 2013
BOOSTING BUSINESS IN EKURHULENIFrom left: SM Projects GM Sakkie Maartens, Endress+Hauser GM Chris Gimson, EBi GM Chris van Biljon, Proudly South African CEO Leslie Sedibe, Siyanda Engineering CEO David Slabbert and EBi president AZ Sithole at the launch of the Ekurhuleni Business Initiative’s engineering forum
Community business organisation the Ekurhuleni Business Initiative (EBi) has launched a regional engineering forum inviting all civil, mechanical and electrical engineers to come together once a month to boost local industry. "It’s time for engineers in South Africa,...
Aug 02, 2013
Apr 24, 2013
The time was ripe to review South Africa’s monetary policy, which was cited as one of the main challenges facing the country’s manufacturing sector, Manufacturing Circle executive director Coenraad Bezuidenhout said on Wednesday. At a manufacturing CEO breakfast...
Jan 31, 2013
Jan 25, 2013
South Africa will not have a competitive advantage unless it offers a discounted price for key inputs, such as steel, to the local manufacturing sector, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) acting deputy director-general responsible for industrial development Garth...
Nov 23, 2012
Continued support from government and major engineering firms through dedicated enterprise development programmes will significantly spur the growth of requisite skills and increase the survival rate of start-up enterprises in the domestic construction-engineering...
Nov 01, 2012
The seasonally adjusted Kagiso Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) deteriorated further into contractionary territory in October, falling to 47.1 points from an upwardly revised 48.3 points during September, suggesting a notable loss in the local manufacturing sector’s...
Oct 01, 2012
The seasonally adjusted Kagiso Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) has lost 4 index points in September and declined back below the key 50-point mark to 46.2. Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply MD André Coetzee said the pullback did not bode well for actual...
Sep 17, 2012
Denel and Airbus Military have finalised a new agreement with revised terms for manufacturing aircraft components on the A400M, in a development that will contribute significantly to the financial turnaround of the South African company and confirms its position as a...
Jul 02, 2012
After a strong start to the year, the seasonally adjusted Kagiso Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) fell to 48.2 in the second quarter, the lowest since August 2011, sponsor Kagiso Tiso Holdings said on Monday. The domestic PMI moderated in June, losing 5.4 index...
Jun 08, 2012
The manufacturing sector’s ability to attract young, skilled people would be a determining factor in its success going forward, business software provider Isah International director Peter van Harten said on Friday. He added that despite its current ailing state,...
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