Bay businesses secure over R8 million in LRED support
Four manufacturing businesses have secured over R8 million in funding from the Eastern Cape Department of Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism. MEC for the Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism Mlungisi Mvoko visited Gqeberha to confirm that the funds are being used for the intended purposes, verify the... Read more
Government wants to localise more products in manufacturing
Small Business Development Minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni says the department is in talks with the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition to designate more products under the 100% local content category to support SMMEs in the local manufacturing sector. The Minister said this when Ministers in the economics sector replied... Read more
R1-Billion-worth Yekani Smart Factory revitalises Eastern Cape manufacturing and creates jobs
Yekani Manufacturing (Pty) Ltd. – an Information and Communications Technology (ICT) company – officially launched a R1- Factory Billion-worth Smart in East London Industrial Development Zone (IDZ) on Tuesday, 05 June 2018. The funding for this project was a concerted effort from various stakeholders that included the Department of... Read more
Dti puts the work in workplace with epic enterprise challenge
Trade and Industry Minister, Dr Rob Davies, is expected to launch the 20th anniversary of the Workplace Challenge (WPC) next week. The WPC is a two-year programme implemented amongst South African enterprises to improve their productivity and ensure sustainability of jobs. Accompanied by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of... Read more
Novel idea for children’s furniture market
Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) industrial design student Merliska Meerman will use her “Rhino” design concept as a solution to filling the gap currently existing in the South African manufacturing sector for children’s furniture. The 21-year-old will vie for the coveted title of producing the best furniture design concept... Read more
Otis South Africa appoints its service Director
Otis South Africa has appointed Nicolas Branly to the position of Service Director, reporting to the MD: Otis Africa, Daniel Daphne. Branly, who joined Otis France as Field Supervisor in 2009, holds a Bachelors’ Degree in Applied Economics from the University of Paris Dauphine, and MS Mechanical Engineering and... Read more
2nd manufacturing indaba planned for Eastern Cape
Manufacturing Indaba Eastern Cape (MIEC) a yearly provincial event, and part of the national ManufacturingIndaba will be hosted on the 20th October 2017 at The Boardwalk Convention Centre in Port Elizabeth. Nwabisa Makunga, the deputy Editor of both the Herald and the Weekend Post will be opening the Conference,... Read more
Young woman builds business empire from R1,000
When Promise Machimane, 32, was retrenched from her bank job, she struggled to find employment for a number of years, a story that thousands of young people can relate to. Despite the depressing period of unemployment after having lost her job with six years of experience, Machimane decided to... Read more
IDC funding creates 18,206 new jobs
The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) has facilitated the creation of 18,206 new jobs that would have been otherwise lost. This as the IDC, which is the national development finance institution set up to promote economic growth and industrial development, released its Integrated Results for the year ended 31 March... Read more

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