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Topic - Local Manufacturing Sector
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...
Aug 20, 2014
South Africa had to embark on an aggressive export drive, particularly into the rest of Africa, to adequately grow its manufacturing sector, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) industrial development policy and strategy adviser Nimrod Zalk said on Wednesday,...
May 19, 2014
Past events have illustrated the importance of manufacturing with regard to the South African economy and, therefore, the country has to “focus heavily” on this sector, Department of Trade and Industry deputy director-general Nimrod Zalk said on Monday. Speaking as...
Apr 04, 2014
Feb 21, 2014
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%,...
Feb 21, 2014
Oct 15, 2013
Sep 19, 2013
Aug 16, 2013
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,...
Nov 04, 2011
South African Valve and Actuator Manufacturers Association (Savama) chairperson Mark Atkins says local valve manufacturers are capable of satisfying local demand; however, the benefits offered by cheaper valve imports from the Far East are severely affecting local...
May 30, 2011
Attached please find a press release on: The South African motor industry can and will play an increasingly important role in bringing about “a better life for all” in South Africa, according to the former CEO of the McCarthy Group, Brand Pretorius.
Jan 21, 2011
Research and consulting firm Frost & Sullivan expects that the South African plastics sector will have grown by only about 2% during 2010, following the impact of the global economic recession. The sector also continues to feel the effects of the strong rand and...
Aug 02, 2010
Despite the Kagiso Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) having registered a 1,1 point increase to 49,5 points in July, the level of the index indicated that the slowdown in the manufacturing industry had continued at the start of the third quarter, Kagiso Securities...
Apr 30, 2010
Confidence among local manufacturers, domestic manufacturing volumes and selling prices were all continuing to improve, but First National Bank Commercial economist Sizwe Nxedlana on Friday warned of the risks that the local manufacturing sector could still face...
Apr 09, 2010
One of the challenges facing the manufacturing industry in South Africa is the drastic skills shortage, which has a great impact on sustainability. This shortage is critically felt in the foundries, forges and die casting industry, which is considered the backbone of...
Jan 22, 2010
Local new vehicle sales were expected to grow modestly, but off a low base, by 7% to about 422 800 units in 2010, compared with the 395 230 new vehicles sold in South Africa in 2009, vehicle retailer McCarthy CEO Brand Pretorius said this month. Speaking to...
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