Digital Economy & ICT

Netflix, the international streaming service, announced an investment of almost $60 million at the 2022 South Africa Investment Conference, into “working with South African creators and distributors to bring high-quality stories” to a global audience. Netflix has invested more than $125 million in the industry over the past 5 years.

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Manufacturing and agriculture have always been a major contributor to the South African economy. A large percentage of this contribution has historically come from...

Manufacturing in South Africa

South has an established, diversified manufacturing base that has shown its resilience and potential to compete in the global economy.

South Africa hosts its first women in manufacturing conference

The importance of women in manufacturing and their experience in a male-dominated industry were among the topics discussed at the first Women in Manufacturing,...
Amplats eyes fuel cell 'home generator'

South Africa launches fuel cell study

A fuel cell feasibility study will accelerate mineral beneficiation and localisation of fuel cell manufacturing. It will also help to increase the demand for platinum during a downturn in the market. The government has pumped R15m into the study, which is expected to be completed within a year.

BMW celebrates one million 3-Series built in SA

The one-millionth 3-Series sedan rolled off the assembly line at BMW's plant in Rosslyn, Pretoria this week. The factory remains "a vivid example of a successful market entry through local production", says Harald Kruger, the chief executive of BMW South Africa.

South Africa committed to supporting manufacturing

Over the past three decades, South Africa's tool, die and mould-making sector has been in decline and its qualified toolmakers are ageing. This has a knock-on effect on the entire manufacturing sector, driving the government and the private sector to work together on initiatives to boost skills.

Kagiso PMI shows SA manufacturing sector on the rebound

Latest results from the Kagiso Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) indicate South Africa’s manufacturing sector is rallying. The index rose for a third consecutive month in October, its best level since November 2013.

South African companies take to 3D printing

High-tech 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, is gaining traction in South Africa with local companies using the technology to create intricate physical objects.

A ‘disruptive’ technology: Sandile Ngcobo’s world-first digital laser

Breakthrough experimental work by University of KwaZulu-Natal scientist Sandile Ngcobo as part of his PhD research has led to the development of a world-first digital laser set to open up revolutionary new technologies.