South Africa drafts a bill on feed, pet food and fertilizer manufacturing

SOUTH AFRICA – South Africa’s Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development has proposed changes to the Feeds and Pet Food Bill and the Fertiliser Bill, governing the regulation and licensing of facilities that […]

Joint venture to develop US$111.46m industrial business park in Kenya

KENYA – Improvon, a South African industrial property developer has partnered with Actis, a private-equity investor to build a business centre around Kenya’s capital, Nairobi at an estimated investment of US$ 111.46 million (Sh11. 508 […]

Kenya sees new accreditation service bills signed into law

KENYA – Kenya’s President, Uhuru Kenyatta has signed the Accreditation Service Bill into law that seeks to promote accreditation services in the country. The new Accreditation Service Act establishes the Kenya National Accreditation Service (KENAS) […]

Ghanaian manufacturers push for establishment of a raw material council

GHANA – Manufacturers in Ghana are longing for the establishment of a Raw Material Council to, among other things, regulate and maintain standards of the raw materials fed to industries. According to the manufacturers, the […]

Zimbabwe to invest in nationwide industrialisation projects under new policy

ZIMBABWE – Zimbabwe is set to establish at least one factory in each of the country’s 63 districts through a national wide initiative aimed at promoting industrialisation in the country. This follows the approval of […]

Nigerian manufacturers call on government to halt 50% increase in VAT

NIGERIA – The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) has called on the Federal Government to halt the proposed increase on Value Added Tax (VAT) by 50 per cent. According to the president of the association, […]

Flexicon unveils new sanitary bulk bag discharger

SOUTH AFRICA – Flexicon Corporation, an international designer and manufacturer of bulk handling equipment has unveiled a new sanitary bulk bag discharger. The stainless steel equipment features an open channel construction for applications in which […]