The Role of Manufacturing in Africa

African governments acknowledge the manufacturing space as a key accelerator for the continent’s robust and inclusive growth. Manufacturing plays a prominent role in Africa’s economic development made evident by how industrial growth positively affects the overall GDP and productivity of the nation. Manufacturing activities promote development in that they boost the value generated in an…

South Africa Factory of the Year

Awarding excellence in manufacturingLaunched 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. LEARN…

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…