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Kenya breaks ground for world’s first green garment factory made from upcycled containers
27-05-2024 | 12:19:30
With its innovative construction, and use of solar energy and rainwater harvesting, the new garment and textile center is expected to save an estimated 18 tons of CO2 annually.
Coca-Cola system announces plans to grow its investment in Kenya to $175 million over the next five years 
22-05-2024 | 13:51:00
The Coca-Cola system has a rich legacy of refreshing Africa and making a difference in the East Africa region, where it is a major employer, directly employing 10,000 people.
[Nigeria] Wärtsilä signs service agreement to maintain power plant at Mangal Industries cement facility
08-05-2024 | 15:48:07
Technology group Wärtsilä has signed a ten-year Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Agreement for a captive power plant providing the energy for a Nigerian cement producing facility.
Nexgen Packaging opens African headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya
26-04-2024 | 12:08:00
Nexgen Packaging,  a global provider of apparel brand identification and packaging products, has announced the grand opening of its African headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. 
[South Africa] Volkswagen announces R4 billion investment in Kariega plant
16-04-2024 | 16:14:00
The changes being made in preparation for the production of the new SUV also affords training and upskilling opportunities for Volkswagen Group Africa’s production employees.
Global asset manager Rohatyn Group sells South Africa-based Portfolio Company BevCo to Varun Beverages 
12-04-2024 | 16:12:00
The company operates five manufacturing facilities across South Africa with an installed capacity of 3,600 bottles per minute
German manufacturer Karcher invests €3 million in the Kenyan market
27-03-2024 | 13:19:37
This investment was made to operationalize the business into a full subsidiary, which includes a regional distribution center at the Freight Forwarders Solutions warehouse, Tatu City, the 5,000-acre mixed-use Special Economic Zone (SEZ) on Nairobi's doorstep, positioning Kenya as a hub for East Africa.
Africa’s vibrant and sustainable creations
22-03-2024 | 10:18:00
In many African communities, creativity knows no bounds. A unique and fascinating trend has emerged, where individuals repurpose flip-flops into remarkable crafts.
Nissan Navara to fly the flag up through Africa in daring expedition
21-03-2024 | 07:58:00
Dubbed Nissan Daring Africa 2024, the expedition will visit Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania and Kenya before ending in Egypt.
[Column] Anthony Mwangi: Road towards gainful employment in Kenya: The Dual TVET approach
20-03-2024 | 14:38:00
The evolving employment landscape demands a fresh perspective, one that champions the pragmatic alternative of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET).
Heineken invests R2.3bn in its returnable bottling programme in South Africa
06-03-2024 | 15:20:22
The move, which will see the Heineken beer brand move into returnable glass, aligns to the company’s global ambition of net zero carbon by 2040 as per the Dutch Brewers’ “Brew a Better World” strategy.
[Kenya] KAM, Unilever launch Business Growth Programme to empower SMEs in manufacturing
06-02-2024 | 12:09:29
The programme, which KAM kicked off in 2016, aims to provide manufacturing SMEs with the necessary tools, resources, and guidance to enhance their competitiveness, expand their market reach, and drive sustainable growth.
[Kenya] KenGen diversifies into offering testing services to industries
31-01-2024 | 11:10:00
The accreditation of the calibration centre will not only contribute to KenGen’s financial sustainability but also position the company as a leader in calibration services regionally and globally.
United Manganese of Kalahari (UMK) has announced reduction in manganese production
11-01-2024 | 06:04:20
United Manganese of Kalahari (UMK) announced that, in response to the worsening market conditions, it will reduce the production of manganese ore and concomitant to that, the sale of its ore products, for the time being.
Volkswagen signs agreement with Government of Egypt for strategic co-operation viability study of shared automotive painting facility
14-11-2023 | 17:05:00
Volkswagen and Government of Egypt have signed an agreement to work together to develop a feasibility study on a shared automotive painting facility within the East Port Said Industrial Zone in the East Port Said Automotive Zone in Cairo.
[Free Webinar] The Verto Hour: Streamlining Payments for Manufacturers and Suppliers in Eastern and Western Africa
24-10-2023 | 11:42:00
Join this webinar that empowers both manufacturers and suppliers operating in African markets with valuable insights and actionable strategies to streamline their payment processes and ensure uninterrupted supply chain continuity.
[Column] Anthony Mwangi: Functioning ORGWARE a panacea for Kenya economic transformation
04-10-2023 | 10:36:43
The term describes the framework conditions for Information Technology (IT) projects that are neither part of the hardware nor software but are necessary to achieve the project goals.
Power tools manufacturer STIHL East Africa grows regional footprint one year into operation
29-09-2023 | 10:30:00
The transformation into STIHL East Africa Limited, launched in August 2022, is attributed to the region's growing demand for power tools.
Eurorepar enters the South African automotive spare parts industry
14-09-2023 | 14:48:26
The launch of Eurorepar comes with the backing of Stellantis. From a network that stretches across 40 countries, Eurorepar is synonymous with diversity, offering an impressive array of more than 15 000 part numbers.
Stellantis invests ZAR 3 billion in a greenfield manufacturing facility in South Africa
13-09-2023 | 16:05:59
The manufacturing plant will be built in the South African Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Coega situated near Gqeberha in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa.
[Column] Anthony Mwangi: Kenya’s green manufacturing for a sustainable future
04-09-2023 | 15:04:00
Over the last 18 years, KAM, in collaboration with the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum, has made tremendous efforts to promote energy efficiency in manufacturing.
Sergio Vieira appointed Vice President of Coca-Cola Africa
29-08-2023 | 14:38:07
Coca-Cola Africa has welcomed Sergio Vieira as the new Vice President of Franchise Operations, South Africa. Vieira joins the Coca-Cola Africa Operating Unit (AOU) in Johannesburg.
[Column] Rajan Shah: Strengthening local value chains key to Kenya’s transformation
28-08-2023 | 14:20:00
The government, through the Bottom-up Economic Transformation Agenda (BETA), has committed to drive economic and inclusive growth through agricultural value chain approach.
[Column] Rajan Shah: Rethinking Kenya’s export strategy key for economic prosperity
17-08-2023 | 14:51:00
Historically, the transformative growth of industrialized nations has been propelled by exports.
KAM, ICCA launch initiative on safe handling of chemicals
06-07-2023 | 08:55:07
Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) in partnership with International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) has launched the Responsible Care Kenya Initiative.
[Column] Pankaj Bedi: Transform Kenyan human capital for sustainable growth
03-07-2023 | 07:33:00
For any business, one of the most critical components of enhancing productivity and giving the company a competitive edge is a skilled and highly efficient workforce. The most industrialized nations attribute their development to a highly skilled workforce, among other factors.
Volkswagen signs deal with Government of Rwanda to establish a modern farm with electric tractors
13-06-2023 | 11:43:01
As part of the MoU, the Government of Rwanda has agreed to provide land in Gashora (Bugesera District) for the project, as well as to assist with permitting and licensing requirements of the project.
Kenya Association of Manufacturers hosts trade and investment mission in DR Congo
25-05-2023 | 05:15:00
Manufacturers from Kenya have called for export-led manufacturing growth to increase the sector’s contribution to the GDP from the current 7.8% to 20% by 2030.
Xylem launches international pump manufacturing site in Egypt
25-05-2023 | 05:15:00
Xylem, the global water technology provider, and its regional partner, the Tiba Manzalawi Group, have announced the launch of its new joint-venture manufacturing site, the Xylem Egypt Plant, that will provide world-class water solutions and brands to the region.
STIHL EA sets eyes on localizing its product development with $100 million investment
17-05-2023 | 10:21:00
Power tools manufacturer STIHL East Africa has announced it will invest Sh100 million in local accessories manufacturing every year as it seeks to localise its product development in the region.
[Column] Pankaj Bedi: High production costs hurting Kenya’s apparel exports
04-05-2023 | 12:33:41
A Cabinet communique dated 6th December 2022 highlighted government’s plan to drive Kenya’s export-led growth.
Global tyre manufacturer Goodyear seeks to expand to Zambia and DR Congo
28-04-2023 | 09:06:37
As part of its growth strategy, Goodyear Middle East & Africa (MEA) is actively seeking the right distributor & service provider to expand its reach within Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
Naspers, Takealot and Media24 join the South African Plastics Pact to reduce plastic waste across value chain
20-04-2023 | 12:04:00
Naspers, and its subsidiary businesses, Takealot and Media24, have joined the South African Plastics Pact by creating a circular economy for plastics.
[Column] Anthony Mwangi: Why accelerating circular economy is a no brainer for Kenya
19-04-2023 | 14:11:20
The concept of a circular economy is increasingly being recognized globally as crucial for achieving global sustainability goals.
Dangote industries lists N300bn series 1 and 2 Bonds on Nigerian Exchange
31-03-2023 | 13:05:00
The Group Chief Executive Officer, Dangote Industries Limited, Mr Olakunle Alake has expressed delight upon the completion of the listing of the firm’s N300bn series 1 and 2 Bonds on Nigerian Exchange Limited, commending the depth of capital market.
South African Competition Tribunal approves Heineken acquiring control of Distell and Namibia Breweries
17-03-2023 | 08:39:29
In November 2021, Heineken announced its intention to acquire control of Distell and Namibia Breweries Limited (‘NBL’), which were to be combined with Heineken South Africa (‘HSA’) into a new Heineken majority-owned business (Newco).
[ChatGPT Biography] Eric Kinoti, founder of Shade Systems
14-03-2023 | 14:57:03
Artificial Intelligence is taking the world by storm. As an experiment, Africa Business Communities is publishing a series of 100 biographies of the most successful entrepreneurs in Africa. We only ask the questions and let ChatGPT write.
[ChatGPT Biography] Manu Chandaria, Founder of Comcraft Group
14-03-2023 | 14:57:02
Artificial Intelligence is taking the world by storm. As an experiment, Africa Business Communities is publishing a series of 100 biographies of the most successful entrepreneurs in Africa. We only ask the questions and let ChatGPT write
[ChatGPT Biography] Ashish Thakkar, Founder Mara Group
14-03-2023 | 14:56:59
Artificial Intelligence is taking the world by storm. As an experiment, Africa Business Communities is publishing a series of 100 biographies of the most successful entrepreneurs in Africa. We only ask the questions and let ChatGPT write.
[ChatGPT Biography] Vimal Shah, CEO of Bidco Africa
14-03-2023 | 14:56:57
Artificial Intelligence is taking the world by storm. As an experiment, Africa Business Communities is publishing a series of 100 biographies of the most successful entrepreneurs in Africa. We only ask the questions and let ChatGPT write. We publish the results unedited.
[ChatGPT Biography] Aliko Dangote, Founder of Dangote Group
14-03-2023 | 14:56:57
Artificial Intelligence is taking the world by storm. As an experiment, Africa Business Communities is publishing a series of 100 biographies of the most successful entrepreneurs in Africa. We only ask the questions and let ChatGPT write. We publish the results unedited - just to learn and see what Artificial Intelligence can bring us in its rapid development.
[Column] Anthony Mwangi: Why Kenya needs a stable and predictable tax regime
14-03-2023 | 14:56:56
The importance of predictable and stable policies in driving the realization of a country’s socio-economic goals cannot be over emphasized.
[Column] Rajan Shah: Proposed EGMS Tax hike threatens Kenya’s economic growth
14-03-2023 | 14:56:55
The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has proposed an increment of excise duty which as Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) are deeply concerned about.
[Column] Anthony Mwangi: Let’s tackle illicit trade head on
14-03-2023 | 14:56:51
The recent crackdown on various forms of illicit goods revealed the extent to which criminal networks have proliferated in our nation and posed a threat to the lives and safety of all citizens.
[Column] Anthony Mwangi: Reinvigorate Kenyan textiles and apparel sector to create jobs
14-03-2023 | 14:56:49
This might surprise you, but Kenya is one of the global suppliers of big fashion brands in America.
[Column] Anthony Mwangi: How Kenyan manufacturing sector can contribute 20 per cent to the GDP by 2030
14-03-2023 | 14:56:44
Competitiveness is our ability to sustainably produce goods and services for which there is a market – at a price and quality that the market is willing to pay for.
[Column] Goodie M. Ibru: What the AfCFTA brings to the table in Africa
14-03-2023 | 14:56:43
The trade and investment layout of the African Continent is a story of both promise and missed opportunities. With a population of over 1.2 billion, Africa promises a huge and promising market.
[Column] Anthony Mwangi: Why Kenya’s inflation adjustment should not be implemented
14-03-2023 | 14:56:42
The Plan demonstrates the government’s deep understanding and commitment to developing sustainable solutions for all. KAM remains committed to working closely with Government to transform the economy.
[Column] Mary Ngechu: Placing women at the center of development discourse works
14-03-2023 | 14:56:40
Any conversations around increasing our competitiveness as a country without looking at women’s involvement are echoes in a hollow chamber. This is no longer a ‘good conversation to have’; it is an urgent measure that needs to be taken.
[Column] Rajan Shah: Transforming Kenya through a competitive manufacturing base
14-03-2023 | 14:56:38
Since the beginning of the year, the business community witnessed a hesitation by many investors before embarking on new projects or expanding on existing ones. The decision-making process by the government also stagnated as the nation awaited the election of new leaders.
[East Africa Business Week] Bob Koigi: Cushioning food systems from shocks
14-03-2023 | 14:56:37
This week, thousands of delegates across the continent and beyond are gathered in Kigali, Rwanda for the African Green Revolution Forum, AGRF, an annual event bringing governments and partners together around food security and making safe, nutritious foods produced in a sustainable way available to all Africans.
[Column] Bob Koigi: Kenya business community’s expectations of the new government
14-03-2023 | 14:56:31
Kenya’s incoming government following the just concluded elections takes office amid ballooning public debt, chronic drought, COVID-19 effects, inflation, unemployment and the impacts of global shocks that have buffeted the nation.
[Column] Tobias Alando: Driving the business community’s participation in skills training
14-03-2023 | 14:56:28
The ever-evolving trends in sectors such as manufacturing, technology, automation and climate change are changing the world of work, and together with it, the skills required to adapt and maintain a competitive edge.
[Column] Tobias Alando: Key learnings from the waste management journey
14-03-2023 | 14:56:26
The perception of waste as an unwanted material with no intrinsic value has dominated attitudes towards proper waste disposal. Yet, waste is a critical resource with the potential to transform the lives of Kenyans through the creation of jobs and wealth.
[Column] Tobias Alando: Securing our future: the path to net-zero
14-03-2023 | 14:56:23
Accelerating the transition to energy efficiency and conservation is one of the surest ways of securing the future of our planet for generations to come. This is because, energy is at the heart of climate change.
Masterclass sur la préparation des projets de l'African Business Roundtable Séminaire Web gratuit, 27 juillet
14-03-2023 | 14:56:23
Après des discussions avec diverses institutions de conseil et d'investissement, et afin d'attirer davantage les investissements vers les projets, le secrétariat de l'African Business Roundtable, en association avec Afreximbank, a conçu le "Project Preparation Masterclass"
[Nigeria Business Week] Andrea Ayemoba: Nigeria battles odds to maintain productive economy
14-03-2023 | 14:56:23
According to the International Monetary Fund, Nigeria is being pushed to the brink by inflation. Banks however, one of the pillars of the economy, have remained in good standing.
The African Business Roundtable Project Preparation Masterclass Free Webinar, July 27
14-03-2023 | 14:56:22
After discussions with a variety of advisory and investment institutions, and to further attract investment to projects, the African Business Roundtable Secretariat in association with Afreximbank has designed the “Project Preparation Masterclass”.
[Nigeria Business Week] Andrea Ayemoba: Gas price triggers ripple effect across industries
14-03-2023 | 14:56:20
Nigeria’s inflation as of the month of May stood at 17.71%, but economists are now predicting just a month later a new figure we can expect at the end of this year.
[Column] Job Wanjohi: Why the Kenya National Automotive Policy is a big win for the manufacturing industry
14-03-2023 | 14:56:19
Over the years, Kenya has carried out significant reforms geared towards improving the business environment and driving competitiveness.
[Column] Tobias Alando: What Kenya’s Intellectual Property Recordation Programme means for manufacturers
14-03-2023 | 14:56:18
The growth in international trade, advances in technology, and changes in trading methods have come with new challenges that call for advanced strategies to effectively and efficiently combat illicit trade.
[Nigeria Business Week] Andrea Ayemoba: Nigeria scores big in budget transparency
14-03-2023 | 14:56:18
The infrastructure of Nigeria is such that for meaningful progress to be made, there must be give-and-take on the parts of the government and the people.
[Nigeria Business Week] Andrea Ayemoba: Government, Industries move to expand women enterprise
14-03-2023 | 14:56:16
With plunging profits in its prized sector, oil and gas, and an ever-climbing inflation, Nigeria is increasingly turning to what most of the world has been blind to – the potential of women in business.
[Nigeria Business Week] Andrea Ayemoba: Banks rally behind women-led SMEs
14-03-2023 | 14:56:13
The NNPC has an approximated value of 50 trillion naira. With oil and gas infrastructure in Nigeria constantly plagued by mischief and vandalism, an ECOWAS expert has profferred a very interesting solution to this persisting problem
[Column] Andy Tomkins: Remanufacturing, the missing link in recycling
14-03-2023 | 14:56:13
Many businesses and individuals are making an active effort to reduce environmental impact, especially by aligning with the concept of the circular economy.
[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Why good governance is critical for Kenya’s prosperity 
14-03-2023 | 14:56:12
Government plays two key roles in an economy – regulatory and promotional/development roles. The regulatory role entails formulating and implementing various direct and indirect measures to monitor and regulate the economic activities of the private sector.
Les marques de distributeurs et les emballages personnalisés essentiels pour redéfinir la perception des marques "Made in Africa".
14-03-2023 | 14:56:09
Les biens et produits fabriqués en Afrique sont souvent perçus comme étant de qualité inférieure à ceux d'autres pays. Redéfinir cette image est essentiel pour accroître la compétitivité des fournisseurs africains, tant au niveau local qu'international.
[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Role of productive jobs in improving quality of life
14-03-2023 | 14:56:08
The growth of productive jobs by manufacturing means that many people will be able to support their dependants and live quality lives with access to basic amenities such as healthcare, education, clean water and food.
Private Labels, Custom Packaging Key to Redefining Poor Perception of ‘Made in Africa’ Brands
14-03-2023 | 14:56:08
Goods and products manufactured in Africa are often perceived to be of inferior quality compared to those from other countries. Redefining that image is key to increasing the competitiveness of African suppliers both locally and internationally.
[Nigeria Business Week] Andrea Ayemoba: An economic overview for Q1
14-03-2023 | 14:56:06
As we have seen over time, when one sectors hits a low point, another is seen hitting high notes. Such is the situation as we’ve seen it lately.
[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Innovation in training key to economic growth
14-03-2023 | 14:56:05
Skills are integral to the continuity of any business, more so in the global economy. Specifically, competitive skills are key to industrializing our nation. T
[Nigeria Business Week] Andrea Ayemoba: Telcos break new ground, digital loans gain momentum
14-03-2023 | 14:56:05
Instant loans, sometimes called digital loans, are gaining speed in the country and the telecom sector took some giant steps forward this week.
[Nigeria Business Week] Andrea Ayemoba: Persistent shortages and inflation call for new measures
14-03-2023 | 14:56:04
Africa has in the past decade positioned itself as a knowledge economy, with one of the most robust startup ecosystems in the world.
[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Erratic tax changes detrimental to Kenyan economic prosperity
14-03-2023 | 14:56:04
Whereas the government relies on the various forms of taxes as a major source of revenue, unfriendly fiscal and taxation policies harm businesses.
[Column] Mary Ngechu: Making space for the next generation of women in manufacturing
14-03-2023 | 14:56:04
Pivotal moments in history have brought manufacturing to where it is today, and women have played an important part in the sector’s evolution over the years.
[Nigeria Business Week] Andrea Ayemoba: Experts point toward startup management for local productivity
14-03-2023 | 14:56:03
Nigeria’s crown jewel, oil and gas, has been in a state of mild disrepair for several months now. There’s an ongoing fuel scarcity situation that is intensifying by the day and causing a ripple effect in every aspect of daily life.
[Interview] Kishan Singh, CEO, MetPacSA, South Africa
14-03-2023 | 14:56:03
Kishan Singh is the CEO The Metal Packaging Association of South Africa (MetPacSA) a not- for profit organization that seeks to position the South African metal packaging industry as a key contributor to sustainable development principles.
[Nigeria Business Week] Andrea Ayemoba: A call for exports diversification for higher market gains
14-03-2023 | 14:56:02
Agriculturists and entrepreneurs are working harder than ever to address food sufficiency, but energy rests firmly on the government’s shoulders.
[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Policies must reflect commitment to climate change mitigation
14-03-2023 | 14:56:01
Over the last few years, Kenya has embarked on a rigorous campaign designed to restore and conserve the environment. The country has recorded remarkable progress on this front.
[Column] Billy Tsuma: Fiscal instability is hampering recovery and driving away investors
14-03-2023 | 14:56:01
For any investor, the most important factor to consider when choosing an investment destination is policy stability and predictability. These two aspects earn investors’ trust and build confidence. What happens when the business environment is highly unpredictable and unstable?
[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Energy Reforms: A catalyst for an emerging economic powerhouse
14-03-2023 | 14:55:55
The discourse on energy sector reforms is not unique to manufacturers but Kenyans at large, as many grapple with the high cost of electricity and frequent power outages.
[Column] Mucai Kunyiha: Why local manufacturing should matter to political candidates
14-03-2023 | 14:55:55
The election fever in Kenya is already palpable as more government officials resign to join politics.
[Nigeria Business Week] Andrea Ayemoba: Nigeria sets course to unify industry benefits, lead Africa's 5G
14-03-2023 | 14:55:46
Following a turbulent year of stock market fluctuations, restrictions related to an ongoing pandemic and varying economic instabilities, predictions on Nigeria’s performance last year ranged from inferior to mediocre to excellent.
[East Africa Business Week] Bob Koigi: East Africa positions itself as investment destination of choice
14-03-2023 | 14:55:44
The East African community continues to live up to its billing as a prime investment destination for investors.
[Nigeria Business Week] Andrea Ayemoba: Q3 stats show industries thriving, strong investor confidence
14-03-2023 | 14:55:38
Nigeria earns every week its place as Africa’s largest economy. While subject to the typical ups and downs any market is expected to have, its mere size guarantees a general continuity of business operations even in the face of a spiraling inflation trend.
[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Fix Kenya's road construction challenges
14-03-2023 | 14:55:37
When it comes to a country’s socio-economic development, an efficient transport system is indispensable. For instance, roads enable citizens to access critical services such as health and education, as well as ensure that they are able to access their businesses.
[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Why Kenya should implement local content policies to steer growth
14-03-2023 | 14:55:35
Businesses continue to be exposed to a constant creation and review of policies, which is tedious and costly. One of the reasons for this is poor structures and reception by institutions that have been put in place to ensure that these policies are of benefit to the people of Kenya.
[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Ease regulatory burden for SMEs
14-03-2023 | 14:55:33
They contribute to communities’ unique identities and are the lifeline of any country’s economy, through job creation and as a stepping stone to achieving shared prosperity.
[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Government policies must support a flourishing local industry
14-03-2023 | 14:55:33
There is a sense of pride, for a country and its citizens, in attaining self-sustenance and economic independence. Central to this is a competitive local industry, producing goods for its domestic and export markets. 
[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Why goodwill is essential for lucrative trade relations
14-03-2023 | 14:55:32
Whilst Kenya and Tanzania have for years shared strong trade relations, non-tariff barriers, high cost of production and cheap imports from outside the East Africa Community (EAC) region have impacted trade between the two countries.
[Column] Bobby Johnson: High cost of inputs hurting steel sector
14-03-2023 | 14:55:31
The demand for steel is increasing in the country, as government-driven infrastructural development, and commercial and residential buildings surge.
[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Sustainable manufacturing key for environmental restoration
14-03-2023 | 14:55:30
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Indeed, if the past year is anything to go by, the need to restore the planet has been underscored by the ensuing consequences of the COVID 19 pandemic.
[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Safeguarding consumers from illicit trade
14-03-2023 | 14:55:30
Illicit trade is a longstanding issue, growing in scope and magnitude and derailing economic development. It not only threatens the welfare of consumers but also erodes the market share of genuine manufactured products, threatens the expansion of industries, and hampers the creation of job opportunities.
[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Invest in women entrepreneurs to improve livelihoods
14-03-2023 | 14:55:29
The resilience of women in entrepreneurship and business does not go unnoticed. It is their agility to overcome archaic beliefs and tough situations that have proven their worth.
[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Kenya tax policies need an overhaul
14-03-2023 | 14:55:25
The only way a nation can succeed in bridging the relationship gap between its citizens and the government – enriching the quality of our democracy and reducing apathy – is through the institution of efficient and fair tax systems.
[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Building momentum to mitigate climate change
14-03-2023 | 14:55:23
Global leaders, young people and even students are now talking about it. Companies on the other hand are thinking about how they can reduce their carbon footprint and their operations’ impact on the environment.
[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Regulatory overreach is impeding economic growth
14-03-2023 | 14:55:23
Naturally, regulations are a prerequisite for any nation or institution. When effectively implemented, they create an enabling environment for competitiveness by enforcing fair business practices
[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Promoting local production will lead to regional industrialization
14-03-2023 | 14:55:21
The establishment of an effective Common External Tariff in the East Africa region will lead to the exponential growth of the manufacturing sector.
[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Nurture technical skills to revolutionize manufacturing
14-03-2023 | 14:55:19
Countries all over the world have prioritized manufacturing in their economic rebound strategies, following the adverse effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
[Column] Quinton Swart: Why boxed water is better? Thinking inside of the box when it comes to packaging water
14-03-2023 | 14:55:19
Packaged water in South Africa is a growing market, commonly bottled in polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic. While this material is recyclable, more than half of plastic waste is not recovered, most of it ending up in landfill or in waterways.

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