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.


Court date finally set for death in detention Haffejee inquest

Another apartheid era death will be investigated after NPA pressured to finally act

State capture commission granted a 13-month extension

Judge Wendy Hughes says this is the final extension because finality is "owed to the nation"

eThekwini commuters pay for council’s contracts

Perhaps a commission of inquiry can shine the spotlight on public transport in Durban, where bus and taxi passengers have to contend with fare increases and disrupted services

Press Releases

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs