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The Industrial Development Corporation's Research and Information Department takes pleasure in releasing the latest update of its regular publication Sectoral Trends : Performance of the primary and secondary sectors of the South African Economy, 3rd quarter 2013.The Industrial Development Corporation's Research and Information Department takes...

A small factory in the tiny West Coast town of Velddrif is making a name for itself around the world. Stretch Tents International can be found from Burning Man to Glastonbury, and at a host of events and venues in-between. The waterproof, fire-retardant, tough-as-nails tents...

Factory fires, loss of supply, strikes, skills drain – SOS Tool & Die has had a rough few years. But it is sitting out the storm with its eye on the future. It is positive that the season will pass and things will stabilise...

Mining is fuelling rapid growth in the Northern Cape town of Kathu, and nearby alternative energy projects are bringing business people from foreign climes. Urban Hotels is placed to take advantage of the boom times....

Don’t make decisions based on what is currently happening in your business; rather think long term. This bit of advice has stood Quality Steel in good stead, and has helped the company grow to become a major player in the industry....

South Africans consume more chicken than any other animal protein. This prompted the Free State Co-operative Limited to set up Grainfield Chickens, which is processing 390 000 chickens a week. It plans to boost output by implementing double shifts – which will have a positive...

The South African textiles industry has been hard hit by cheap imports from the East, but with some innovative plans and a cash injection from the Industrial Development Corporation, Mozimax is going full steam ahead....

Some 30 percent of Westfalia’s global avocado supply comes from its South African orchards, which is sold in more than 40 countries. It also markets avocados from other countries, but is now looking at expanding into farming in South America and Southern Africa to fill...

In just six years, Capricorn FM, South Africa’s first wholly black owned regional radio station, has proved its mettle. The station has been punching above its weight from the start, and has become something of a force for good....

Clean water is a basic human right, but for many people – particularly poor, rural people – this is simply a pipedream. Ikusasa Chemicals has a solution it is installing in water purification plants across Western Cape, and soon countrywide: membrane ultra-filtration....

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