South Africa Factory of the Year

Awarding excellence in manufacturing Launched for the first time in South Africa at this year’s Manufacturing Indaba, Factory of the Year is a competition for manufacturers, benchmarking participants against over 2000 best-in-class factories in 30 countries. Participants benefit from independent, cross-industry performance feedback enabling them to analyse their strengths and weaknesses and initiate tailored improvements.Participating…

Director-General Trade and Industry Addresses the Manufacturing Indaba 2018

Lionel October, the Director-General Trade and Industry, recently addressed the delegates of the Manufacturing Indaba 2018 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg. Below are some notes from this Address: Speakers Notes: Director General Trade and Industry Subject: Manufacturing Indaba Venue: Sandton Convention Centre Date: 20 June 2018 1. Salutations; Senior leaders from business and…

Thank you for attending Manufacturing Indaba 2018

Once again, this illustrious annual event has brought together government officials, capital providers business owners, industry leaders and professional experts. This year’s event was a great success, with even more delegates, exhibitors and countries than before. Some of the highlights include: Increased support from government and in particular from the Department of Trade and Industry…

Do you want to meet Manufacturers?

If you are looking for a wholesale supplier or a manufacturer to produce your product, Manufacturing Indaba is an ideal place to meet Africa’s finest manufacturers across a wide scope of sectors. Through the personalised Business Matchmaking Programme, you can meet with manufacturers who match your requirements in prearranged, one-on-one meetings. USING LOCAL MANUFACTURERS MAY…

What to look forward to at Manufacturing Indaba 2018

A new centrally located venue! The 5th annual Manufacturing Indaba will be hosted at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, Africa’s economic hub. Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things are fundamental in promoting digital transformation in South Africa’s manufacturing industry. This theme will be prominent at the main 2-day conference and a dedicated Internet…

Topics to be Covered at the 2018 Manufacturing Indaba Conference

The one of a kind Manufacturing Indaba is being hosted to empower members of Sub-Saharan Africa’s promising manufacturing community to identify global trends; keep abreast with global competition; embrace digital transformation; cultivate a skilled workforce; enable black industrialist collaboration and acquire insight into what incentives are available to better empower their businesses. These discussions will pave the way for a more equitable, competitive and successful manufacturing industry and economy as a whole.

Manufacturing Indaba 2018 to launch IoT / Industry 4.0 Conference – affiliated to the symposium as an official side event

On 21 June 2018, to be held at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa, the Manufacturing Indaba will host a one-day conference that will focus exclusively on the Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0, otherwise known as the “Fourth Industrial Revolution”. The event will reveal how these revolutionary technologies impact manufacturers, providing attendees with a thorough understanding of this pertinent subject; enabling knowledge sharing and engaging dialogue discussions, as well as offering valuable insights to the latest global trends affecting the manufacturing industry.

The Role of Incentives in Manufacturing

The Manufacturing Indaba 2018 will be leading pertinent discussions regarding the various government grants, tax incentives and financing opportunities available to manufacturing-specific enterprises.  The symposium will also focus on the requirements candidates must meet to be eligible for such incentives which aim to foster business growth, promote job creation and stimulate global competitiveness within South…

Developing New Manufacturers

ADVANCEMENT IN MACHINE LEARNING AND INDUSTRIAL INNOVATIONS VITAL TO BOOSTING SOUTH AFRICA’S MANUFACTURING SECTOR. Following the 2008 financial crisis, which caused many industrial sectors around the globe to dwindle, South Africa’s manufacturing industry experienced a similar downturn and almost a decade later, its recovery remains a work in progress. To revive the ailing South African…

Readiness for the Future of Production

READINESS FOR THE FUTURE OF PRODUCTION REPORT 2018 – WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM As the Fourth Industrial Revolution gathers momentum, decision-makers from the public and private sectors are confronted with a new set of uncertainties regarding the future of production. Rapidly emerging technologies—such as the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, wearables, robotics and additive manufacturing—are spurring…

Advanced Manufacturing: New face of the Manufacturing Industry

Leading industry experts, influencers, academics and policy analysts to gather in Johannesburg to review strategies for driving South Africa towards advanced manufacturing Owing to the rapidly growing influence of advanced manufacturing technologies, in a field which is spearheading the progression of competing economies, it’s become more important than ever for South Africa to move into…

Made in Africa: Building the Future of Manufacturing

The annual Manufacturing Indaba provides a platform for international and local industry players in manufacturing to discuss challenges and to share examples and solutions. Some of the 2017 Manufacturing Indaba conference discussions focused on supporting local industry and creating a demand for local goods, contributing to the manufacturing value chain, skills improvement, and initiatives that…

South Africa to maximise opportunities in Sub-saharan Africa to further re-industrialisation

South Africa’s re-industrialisation is inevitable, but crucial to this process will be investment led trade and regional integration with the country’s neighbours. With relative ease of access to Sub-Saharan Africa and an understanding of the region, South African manufacturers can get ahead of other investors looking to Africa for new opportunities. Africa represents a large…