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…