People who are disappointed with the ANC don't see opposition parties as offering an alternative, writes Mbhazima Shilowa.
Zimbabwe industry's capacity utilisation contracted to 36.4% in 2019 and could fall further.
Foxconn, Apple's largest manufacturing partner in China, says everything is still on schedule despite the Wuhan coronavirus' spread in China.
The strike by about 300 members of Numsa at the Hisense manufacturing plant in Atlantis, north of Cape Town, is still ongoing.
A strike at the Hisense manufacturing plant in Atlantis north of Cape Town has put all production on hold for the time being.
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 conditions remains a challenge in SA's clothing manufacturing industry, says its National Bargaining Council chair.
The costs of bread and cereals rose by 8.5%.
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 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.
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.
Many clothing items, such as blue jeans, also carry a dye that can release cancer-causing chemicals.
"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."
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.
Manufacturing is a key industry in SA - and the author has made his career "fixing" factories.
Lara Hodes of Investec says the poor data would detract from South Africa's 3rd quarter GDP result.
The construction equipment titan — a bellwether for global industry — posted a 6% drop in sales and an 8% drop in profit per share.
South African factory output shrank for a third straight month in August.
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.
Unionised workers in the glass sector will down their tools on Monday, says the General Industries Workers Union of SA.
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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