ARTICLES RELATING TO MANUFACTURING

Zim industry capacity utilisation could fall to 27% in 2020

2020-02-16 12:44

Zimbabwe industry's capacity utilisation contracted to 36.4% in 2019 and could fall further.

Wuhan coronavirus won’t affect iPhone production, according to Apple’s China manufacturer Foxconn

2020-01-29 15:06

Foxconn, Apple's largest manufacturing partner in China, says everything is still on schedule despite the Wuhan coronavirus' spread in China.

Numsa strike at Hisense continues, production halted indefinitely

2020-01-22 14:51

The strike by about 300 members of Numsa at the Hisense manufacturing plant in Atlantis, north of Cape Town, is still ongoing.

Production stops as Numsa strike hits Hisense plant near Cape Town

2020-01-16 18:43

A strike at the Hisense manufacturing plant in Atlantis north of Cape Town has put all production on hold for the time being.

Mines halt operations countrywide as Eskom asks for 20% power savings

2019-12-10 14:15

Several mining companies have had to temporarily shut down domestic operations after receiving requests by Eskom to reduce their load.

Non-compliance with minimum employment rules a challenge in SA clothing manufacturing industry

2019-11-05 19:50

Non-compliance with minimum employment conditions remains a challenge in SA's clothing manufacturing industry, says its National Bargaining Council chair.

September inflation cools to 4.1%, but bread, electricity show large rises

2019-10-23 10:39

The costs of bread and cereals rose by 8.5%.

Europe's manufacturing sector is spiraling downward. And there's 'worse to come.'

2019-10-01 13:22

IHS Markit said it was "the steepest downturn for nearly seven years" and the data was "sending increasingly grim signals for the fourth quarter".

The US just became the 5th major economy to see manufacturing slump — a sign of how hard Trump's trade war is hitting global growth

2019-09-04 14:51

The latest US data came two days after Trump's newest round of tariffs kicked in, and the trade war is showing no sign of abating.

SA must brace for more hikes in taxes, electricity tariffs - economist

2019-08-22 09:36

The challenge posed by heavily indebted Eskom means that SA taxpayers must brace for higher taxes and further electricity price hikes, says Absa's Group chief economist.

 

7 toxic chemicals hiding in your waterproof, stain-resistant, and wrinkle-free clothes

2020-02-02 12:11

Many clothing items, such as blue jeans, also carry a dye that can release cancer-causing chemicals.

The deadly virus sweeping across China could slash its economic growth, S&P warns

2020-01-24 18:07

"We simply don't know what the impact or even the potential impact could be. We only have SARS in 2003 to base assumptions on."

Follow the Chinese model for employment and wealth creation in South Africa

2020-01-20 10:49

Almost anything you can think of, the Chinese small-time workers will be producing, somewhere in China, from large cities to the absolute smallest of rural villages and settlements.

IAN MANN REVIEWS: An expert's guide to making factories work

2020-01-04 07:33

Manufacturing is a key industry in SA - and the author has made his career "fixing" factories.

Manufacturing production falls for fourth straight month

2019-11-07 16:46

Lara Hodes of Investec says the poor data would detract from South Africa's 3rd quarter GDP result.

Caterpillar just flashed the latest warning sign for the global economy

2019-10-23 16:27

The construction equipment titan — a bellwether for global industry — posted a 6% drop in sales and an 8% drop in profit per share.

Manufacturing contracts for the third straight month in August

2019-10-10 14:51

South African factory output shrank for a third straight month in August.

Taking away incentives will hit SA auto sector hard, industry body warns

2019-09-18 19:34

The National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa has raised concerns that reducing rebates on excise duties will negatively impact the competitiveness of the auto industry.

Increasing cost of living pushes workers in glass sector to strike

2019-08-25 18:39

Unionised workers in the glass sector will down their tools on Monday, says the General Industries Workers Union of SA.

July consumer price inflation drops to 4%

2019-08-21 10:07

This is slightly lower than the projections of analysts, and within the target range of between 3% and 6% set by the SA Reserve Bank.

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