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Five-year multinational project kicks off to advance the circular economy in the textile industry
Five-year multinational project kicks off to advance the circular economy in the textile industry
1st February 2024

“The World Bank estimates that nearly 20% of global wastewater comes from textiles,” said United Nations Industrial Development Organization Project Administrator, Franchesca Beru at an inception... 

Stats SA economic statistics deputy director general Joe de Beer
Economy moves 'sideways' with marginal 0.2% contraction in GDP
5th December 2023 By: Darren Parker

Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) has reported a marginal 0.2% contraction in gross domestic product (GDP) for the third quarter, compared with the second quarter, and a contraction of 0.7%... 

Southern African Vinyls Association joins forces on World Clean-Up Day and River Clean-Up Day
Southern African Vinyls Association joins forces on World Clean-Up Day and River Clean-Up Day
13th September 2023

The Southern African Vinyls Association (SAVA) is excited to announce its participation and support of the upcoming Clean-Up & Recycle SA week and River Clean-Up Day initiatives. SAVA, the leading... 

GDP records 0.6% growth in Q2, but loadshedding threatens gains
5th September 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

South Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP) increased by 0.6% in the second quarter, which North West University Business School Professor Raymond Parsons says is welcoming news. He notes that... 

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Industry bodies unpack importance of continued Agoa access for local automotive industry
1st September 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Industry bodies unpack importance of continued Agoa access for local automotive industry As the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) comes up for potential renewal before its expiry in 2025,... 

South Africa 'missed the boat' on some localisation opportunities, but higher value industries can be pursued
29th August 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The latest research from policy research entity Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS) reveals that, for the first time since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, exports declined while... 

Reversing our manufacturing decline
6th July 2023

By Pule Pule – Sector Specialist: Manufacturing at the PIC South Africa (SA) needs solutions to pervasive unemployment, inequality and poverty. Regrettably, these have become our triple problem.... 

Proudly SA launches Second Half campaign to encourage local consumption
29th May 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Membership-based organisation Proudly South African (SA) says it is determined to be part of the solution to the country’s high unemployment rate and, through its new Second Half campaign, show... 

Manufacturing production down 1.1% y/y in March
11th May 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Manufacturing production decreased by 1.1% year-on-year in March, with the petroleum, chemical products, rubber and plastic products and ·textiles, clothing, leather and footwear being the largest... 

It’s no longer just men at work - the construction industry needs now to provide women-specific PPE
15th February 2023

By Desiree Hlubi, Brand Manager at Sisi Safety Wear  Notorious for workplace accidents and injuries on the job, construction is a risky business. Between working at heights, operating heavy... 

It’s no longer just men at work - the construction industry needs now to provide women-specific PPE
20th January 2023

By Desiree Hlubi, Brand Manager at Sisi Safety Wear  Notorious for workplace accidents and injuries on the job, construction is a risky business. Between working at heights, operating heavy... 

Truworths to list shares on A2X
28th November 2022 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed retail group Truworths International will list its shares for trade on A2X Markets from December 5, and will retain its listings on the JSE and the NSX. Neither of its listings, nor... 

Safety comes first
28th October 2022

Specialist industrial products and services provider INDUSTRI Tools & Equipment offers a comprehensive range of personal protective equipment (PPE), to assist industry in creating a healthy and... 

Inflation cools slightly to 7.5%
19th October 2022 By: News24Wire

Annual consumer price inflation cooled to 7.5% in September from 7.6% in August, which was slightly better than economists expected. Still, it’s clear that South Africans continue to suffer from... 

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Less than 1% of discarded textiles are recycled back into clothing
27th September 2022 By: Darren Parker

In South Africa, only about 13% of textiles are recycled at all, while less than 1% is recycled back into clothing, environmental services company Pinpoint Sustainability director Nicola Jenkin... 

Interceptor by Hi-Tec
Interceptor by Hi-Tec keeping feet on the ground with their range of safety footwear
15th September 2022 By: Simone Liedtke

Having evolved out of footwear company Hi-Tec Sports, which was founded in 1974 by Frank van Wezel, subsidiary Hi-Tec Work has evolved into Interceptor, which the company says “answers to... 

Foot care in the workplace is more than just appropriate footwear
12th September 2022

By Dr Anette Thompson, Specialist podiatrist at SISI Safety Wear The culture of ‘zero harm’ is about so much more than preventing workplace accidents. Holistically speaking, it’s about nurturing a... 

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Company stresses need for women’s PPE
26th August 2022 By: Cameron Mackay

Women’s safety wear manufacturer Sisi Safety Wear is continuously educating the local market on the need to procure personal protective equipment (PPE) designed for the growing female workforce,... 

Honouring women in industry during Women’s Month starts with addressing the PPE gender gap
23rd August 2022

By Desiree Hlubi, Brand Manager at Sisi Safety Wear The limited availability of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for women is a critical workplace health and safety issue. In addition to... 

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Agriculture sector needs to prepare for incoming carbon tax, ESG guidelines
9th June 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

As the world approaches the exceedance of planetary boundaries, the agribusiness sector also needs to do its fair share of adaptation to ensure the sustainability of global food systems. This... 

Business confidence slips in the second quarter, RMB/BER index shows
8th June 2022 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Rand Merchant Bank (RMB)/Bureau for Economic Research (BER) Business Confidence Index (BCI) dropped from 46 to 42 in the second quarter – a similar level to that recorded in the second half of... 

Southern African Vinyls Association takes up proudly South African membership
2nd June 2022

The Southern African Vinyls Association (SAVA) is proud to announce that they have taken up membership with the country’s official “Buy Local” campaign, Proudly South African. Proudly SA is... 

Capacity utilisation growth in the South African manufacturing sector being constrained by challenging operating environment – Chief Economist of DCG
5th May 2022

Capacity utilisation in the South African manufacturing sector improving but remains relatively low, with its potential growth being constrained by a challenging operating environment, says Mr... 

Sector expected to grow from ICT trade
18th March 2022

Market research organisation Kenneth Research last month released a report which showed that the petrochemicals and polymers market is anticipated to grow, primarily on the growth in trade of... 

Sisi Safety Wear partners with local NPO to help keep girls in school
17th March 2022 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Local female Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) manufacturer, Sisi Safety Wear, is proud to announce their partnership with a Durban-based Non-Profit Organisation (NPO) that works to keep girls... 

Business confidence has been improving, but Ukraine war may disrupt that
9th March 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The Rand Merchant Bank (RMB)/Bureau for Economic Research Business Confidence Index (BCI) has increased to 46 in the first quarter of this year, after remaining flat at 43 points in the fourth... 

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South Africa's economy grew by 4.6% in 2021 – Stats SA
8th March 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

South Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP) for 2021 increased by 4.9% in 2021, compared with a contraction of 6.4% in 2020. Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) statistician-general Risenga Maluleke... 

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PVC recycling on the rise
4th March 2022 By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah

With a year-on-year increase of 9.5% in polyvinyl chloride (PVC) recycling, the Southern African Vinyls Association (SAVA) tells Engineering News that additional initiatives can be implemented to... 

PVC recycling increased 9.5% in 2020 - SA Vinyls
3rd February 2022 By: Schalk Burger

Industry association the Southern African Vinyls Association (SAVA) has welcomed the plastics recycling report for 2020 released by industry organisation Plastics SA, indicating that the recycling... 

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Unlocking the value of mixed reality in manufacturing
26th January 2022

Johannes Kanis, Cloud and Enterprise Business Group Lead at Microsoft South Africa Mixed reality continues to grow exponentially because of its ability to help businesses and their employees... 

Sars' revenue collection down 7.8% in 2021
25th January 2022 By: Schalk Burger

The National Treasury and the South African Revenue Service (Sars) Tax Statistics 2021 edition shows that during the 2020/21 financial year, total tax revenue collections declined by 7.8% to... 

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Footwear provider expands into new terrains
21st January 2022

Driven by “a commitment to high-quality products”, local footwear provider Lemaitre states that it has always been a brand committed to keeping those who build South Africa safe, noting that, for... 

Mine aims for increased local content
21st January 2022

Metals and mining company First Quantum Minerals (FQM) is “determined” in its mission to increase local content across its mining operations. The mining firm has backed Zambian President Hakainde... 

SMEs in the Clothing Textile Footwear and Leather Sector to get a boost to innovate for sustainability
10th December 2021

South African small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and companies in the textile sector   who are part of multinational value chains, including exporting towards the European market, are to be... 

SANBWA applauds plastics industry for commitment to recycling
2nd December 2021

South Africa’s plastic recycling industry was severely challenged but delivered figures that are to be applauded.  This is the opinion of South African National Bottled Water Association (SANBWA)... 

Plastics industry release latest recycling figures
23rd November 2021

Plastics SA, the umbrella body representing the local plastics industry, has just released the official plastic recycling stats for the year ending 31 December 2020.  Each year, data is collected... 

Intra-African Trade Fair to build bridges between countries
16th November 2021 By: Yvonne Silaule

President Cyril Ramaphosa said the Intra African Trade Fair 2021 (IATF2021) would bridge gaps between governments as it aspires to connect all the regions of Africa to deepen economic integration... 

The African Continental Free Trade Area agreement will ultimately boost trade and industrialization across Africa, while addressing the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
16th November 2021

The African Continental Free Trade Area agreement (AfCFTA) will constitute the world’s largest free trade area, consolidating an integrated market of 1.3 billion consumers with a combined gross... 

South Africa Economic Outlook 2021
29th October 2021

South Africa remains the third largest African economy behind Nigeria and Egypt. In 2020, South Africa’s GDP was about US$ 302bn. Although primarily mining-based, the country has grown world-class... 

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Jaguar Land Rover trials world-first digital supply chain for leather using blockchain technology
15th October 2021 By: Irma Venter

Jaguar Land Rover has trialled the use of secure blockchain technology “to ensure full transparency within a sustainable leather supply chain”. In the world-first, the British automaker partnered... 

South African building industry in line for more State support
15th October 2021 By: Bloomberg

South Africa’s government is planning more measures to bolster its ailing building industry after banning the use of imported cement on state construction projects. “Government is undertaking... 

DTIC incentives
15th October 2021 By: Riaan de Lange

“There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something better tomorrow.” So said Orison Swett Marden, but this begs the question: Would the... 

The IDC launches the new clothing, textiles, footwear and leather growth programme
7th October 2021

The guidelines for the 2021-22 Clothing, Textiles, Footwear and Leather Growth Programme (CTFLGP) have been recently published. The programme is OPEN for applications and the guidelines are... 

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