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Govt launches R1bn agroprocessing investment support programme

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     28th June 2017 Government’s R1-billion agroprocessing support scheme (APSS), aimed at supporting brown- and greenfield investments in the local industry, was launched by Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies at the Africa Big 7 Food Forum and Saitex, in Midrand, on Wednesday. The APSS further seeks to... 

Greg Boulle

21st April 2017 This week we feature Gregory Boulle, CEO of Bravo Group, the largest manufacturer of lounge furniture and sleep products in South Africa.   

DTI to launch latest industrial park revitalisation

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     29th September 2016 The first phase of the R49-million Isithebe Industrial Park revitalisation in Mandeni, KwaZulu-Natal will be launched on October 4. Isithebe is one of ten industrial parks that has been prioritised by the Department of Trade and Industry for upgrading under its Industrial Parks Revitalisation... 

South African Manufacturing Sector In A Nutshell

3rd June 2016 The manufacturing sector is one of the sectors that felt the impact of global economic downturn of 2008/9 the most. The little recovery the sector has made has had little or no difference in terms of the recovery of the production losses and jobs lost during this period. According to Statistics... 

Enlarged Fastener Fair Turkey underlines market confidence

22nd April 2016 More than 190 exhibitors took part in the highly successful third Fastener Fair Turkey in Istanbul on 30 and 31 March. This represented a 46% increase in the number of companies participating compared to the previous exhibition in 2014, and led the event expanding into a second hall at the IFM -... 

New economic plan for Gauteng to be tabled in May 

By: Natasha Odendaal     22nd February 2016 The Gauteng Provincial Government is preparing to unveil a new Provincial Economic Plan for South Africa’s economic powerhouse to better cope with rapid urbanisation, persistent unemployment, poverty and inequality. The new plan, set to be publicly launched in May, aligned itself to government’s... 

Istanbul hosts second successful Fastener Fair Turkey

4th March 2015 A total of 1,700 managers, engineers and buyers visited the highly successful Fastener Fair Turkey 2014, which took place at the IFM - Istanbul Expo Centre on 20 and 21 November last year. This was the second of these events to take place in Turkey, setting a pattern intended to see it return... 

First Diepsloot SMME incubator to set the bar 

By: Natasha Odendaal     3rd July 2014 A new small, medium-sized and microenterprises (SMME) incubator, set to be launched in Diepsloot, in Johannesburg, within the next few months, will set the bar for the Gauteng provincial government as it revitalises South Africa’s township economies. The Gauteng Department of Economic Development... 


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