Textile Industry

US suspends duty-free benefits for apparel from Rwanda

Rwanda blames used clothing — which mainly comes from the US — for undermining the development of its local textile industry

​The textile industry needs to be sewn into the fabric of Lesotho’s economy

The mountain kingdom needs to cut its dependence on the United States' Agoa trade deal.

SA cottons on to fast fashion

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

November retail trade sales beat expectations

November retail trade was up by more than 4% from last year, Statistics South Africa has said.

Textile union Sactwu endorses clothing strike

Most members affiliated to the South African Clothing and Textile Workers' Union say they support a proposed wage strike.

London shows material interest in Africa’s old clothes

Curator Chris Spring’s journey into the world of African textiles began with the East African kangas, printed cloths usually worn by women.

Textile union Sactwu pledges R1m for farm workers union

The SA Clothing and Textile Workers' Union (Sactwu) has pledged R1-million for the establishment of a formal farm workers' union.

As they sew so shall they reap

A new agreement, which will be introduced at plant level, will allow clothing workers to receive productivity bonuses. Teigue Payne reports.

Leading the way in adventure clothing

In the low-margin and the seemingly endless decline of the South African sector because of imports -- the K-Way brand is a positive story.

State starts shopping locally

The Preferential Public Procurement Framework Act 2000 , passed in December, are a concerted effort by the government to source supplies locally.

All change for African textile giant

Embedded in the belly of South Africa, landlocked Lesotho has emerged as a textile giant in Africa.

Textile union opts for compliance over wage increases

Sactwu has abandoned its attempt to halt legal proceedings that could result in the loss of thousands of jobs in the clothing and textile industry.

Press Releases

Boosting safety for cargo and drivers

The use of a telematics system for fleet vehicles has proved to be an important tool in helping to drive down costs and improve efficiency, says MiX Telematics Africa.

Silencing the guns and firearms amnesty

Silencing the guns and firearms amnesty

Gender-based violence is an affront to our humanity

Gender-based violence is an affront to our humanity

UK-Africa investment summit 2020: Think Africa Invest SA

UK-Africa investment summit 2020: Think Africa Invest SA

MTN unveils TikTok bundles

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Marketers need to reinvent themselves

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South Africans unsure of what to expect in 2020

Almost half (49%) of South Africans, 15 years and older, agree or strongly agree that they view 2020 with optimism.