Clothing Industry

Stitched for success

The Industrial Development Corporation is working in partnership with the department of trade and industry to uplift the clothing and textile industry

Dilemmas of the two-piece

Wearing a suit instead of 'African' garb is an existential crisis with a postmodern twist.

Sold in the US: Cracking the American market

Designers should understand how the US market works and use that knowledge to create successful relationships with businesses, say experts.

SA cottons on to fast fashion

Retailers wanting to cash in on trends quickly have thrown local clothing makers a lifeline.

Mr Price shares hit record high despite consumer slump

Shares at clothing, sportswear and household goods retailer Mr Price have reached record highs, despite tighter household budgets.

Edcon loss widens as changes disrupt clothes sales

The clothing retailer posted a wider annual loss as changes in stores disrupted sales, but it expects trading results to improve from September.

Interventions save jobs

Phoebe and Floyd Designs was established in 1996 by husband and wife team, Bert and Martha Nagel.

Growing the local textiles industry

The textiles and clothing unit of the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) supports a number of enterprises across the industry.

Clothing industry sheds jobs

The clothing manufacturing industry is on a knife edge after the announcement of planned retrenchments of about 1 900 workers by two big players.

If only workers were not also people

Capitalist production will always follow those who are prepared to work for the cheapest rates.

Where incentives mean more clothing jobs

<strong>Teigue Payne</strong> unpicks a major difference between clothing factories in South Africa and elsewhere.

Productivity ploy ‘pays off’ to create stability

Clothing industry employment is stabilising, according to the job-loss database of the SA Labour Research Institute.


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In the Johannesburg suburb, neat queues are enforced, physical distances maintained and fights stopped by its community policing forum

Worship during lockdown – in a different way

The bishop uses WhatsApp to share scripture readings, and prayers and comments with all his congregants during the lockdown

Slice of life: ‘People have more compassion’

You know, this coronavirus thing, I just feel, if South Africans can stick together, we’ll get through this

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SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

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20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world