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A group of Somali nationals from the Diaspora have returned home to set up the country's first soft drinks company. Using a South African brand and locally grown fruit, they have set out to create their own unique soda flavours
Thanks to a photovoltaic system, the MAN Truck & Bus plant in Pinetown, South Africa has been a climate-neutral production site since 2015 – and the first carbon-neutral truck factory in Africa. Covering almost 6,300 square meters, at the end of 2014 the system came on stream as a stand-alone source of renewable power for the plant. This not only allows MAN Truck & Bus to make a contribution to climate protection, but keeps it independent of fluctuations in energy prices. Read the story at: https://go.man/CaIr3ieK
Trade unionists in Lesotho are accusing foreign-owned factories of underpaying workers. The southern African country suffers from high unemployment, extreme poverty and a shrinking economy. Al Jazeera’s Fahmida Miller reports from Maseru, Lesotho. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
PUMA supplier factory Impahla Clothing based near Cape Town in South Africa manufactures PUMA apparel collections. Impahla Clothing undergoes regular factory audits by the PUMA.Safe team to ensure that PUMA's social and working conditions are adhered to.
Africa's most modern cement plant was completed in the record time of only 22 months.The Ohorongo cement plant is the most technologically advanced plant of its kind in Africa, as it has been designed for the highest levels of output with the least impact on the surroundings. The application of the best technology available allows for a 30% reduction in electrical power consumption as compared to traditional cement plants.
China's huge economic growth in the 1980s and 1990s was partly fueled by a huge manufacturing boom that produced low-priced goods for export. But now wages are rising and a growing middle class demands high quality goods and services. China's economic model is changing in response. CGTN's Nathan King goes to Guangzhou, where former factory workers are finding jobs in other sectors.
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The Dangote Cement plant in Obajana, Nigeria is the single largest cement plant in Africa producing up to 30 000 tons of cement daily. The plant is fully powered by four GE gas turbines that run on natural gas and Automotive Gas and Oils, providing sustainable power for the business to meet its production targets.
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China- Africa economic relations continue to grow. Recently, the Chinese HI sense company in South Africa launched a new factory aimed at providing local consumers with high- end products at affordable prices. HI sense Company is South Africa's major electronic appliances production base.
Africa's biggest cement producer, Dangote Cement, is in talks with the Tanzanian government about using the country's natural gas to power its production plant. The government is said to be resisting a plea to buy the gas at less than market price. Last week Dangote suspended its operations in Tanzania, blaming technical issues. Lucy Taylor has more.
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It's a sector being described as Nigeria's new oil; the tomato industry. Africa's richest man Aliko Dangote is hoping to change tomato production in the country, with a giant factory that will boost domestic output, create jobs, and even, indirectly, fight Boko Haram.
Handspring Puppet Company, the company responsible for the stunning puppets in 'War Horse', have a puppet factory in South Africa where they make all the puppets for the show. This short documentary is a fascinating insight into the factory and the work of Basil Jones and Adrian Kohler. For more information about War Horse: http://www.warhorseonstage.com/ Discover more about the art of making theatre with the National Theatre: http://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/discover Bookshop: http://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/bookshop Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/nationaltheatre Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/national.theatre.london iTunes: http://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/itunes TES: http://www.tes.co.uk/nationaltheatre