SA’s fashion industry is not taking Covid-19 lying down

The fashion and clothing industry will overcome the myriad challenges caused by the Covid-19 pandemic 23 NOVEMBER 2020 – 16:34 PRECIOUS MOLOI-MOTSEPE Picture: SUPPLIED This year we helplessly watched Covid-19 bring the global economy to its knees. Governments around the world responded by implementing lockdowns to contain the rapid spread of the deadly pandemic to their populations. Unfortunately, these measures — intended to save lives — suffocated economies. By the end of 2020, the world’s economy is expected to have shrunk 7.5%, the deepest contraction since the World War 2, which…

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Pandemic or not, SA’s olive oil production jumps

There is no denying that 2020 has been a year for the records. In these tumultuous times, South African olive oil producers put their collective shoulder to the wheel and managed to produce 30% more olive oil than in 2019. This is according to SA Olive, an association representing the common interests of the South African olive industry. SA Olive members consist of olive growers, olive oil producers, table olive producers, tree nurseries and olive importers, and it is “committed to supporting a healthy future for its members and growth and…

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| This SA factory recycles plastic waste into 800,000 black bags every day

Tuffy’s manufacturing plant produces 800,000 refuse bags a day out of 100% recycled material. Employing 300 locals and hundreds more as part of the circular economy, the factory operates 24-hours a day, five days a week. In line with extended producer responsibility schemes and the South African Plastics Pact, attention has turned to creating effective collection programmes. For more articles, go to www.BusinessInsider.co.za. Working at 24-hours a day, five days a week, Tuffy’s Stikland factory on the outskirts of Cape Town manages to recycle more than 300 tons of plastic waste…

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