The skills shortage in the foundry sector shows there is a continuing demand for "traditional" trades.
Five years on from the Rana Plaza garment factory collapse in Bangladesh, improvements have been made. But workers compensation is still to happen.
From small towns, through a complex global production network, wool products have become tricky to 'place'.
Canada, the US and Mexico have signed a deal to rip up the 25-year-old NAFTA and replace it with something new. But what's actually changed?
This year's recycling crisis has prompted the federal government to pledge a move towards an economy in which materials are kept in use for as long as possible. But it still has a long way to go.
Trump's plan to slap $200 billion more in tariffs on Chinese goods is premised on yesterday's waste-fueled economy. Tomorrow's economy is 'circular.'
The collapse of the oil price in 2014 highlighted the need for Nigeria to dilute its exposure on the commodity.
Buttons are just one part of a steady hollowing out of the UK’s manufacturing supply chain since the 1970s.
Food is not waste until it's wasted.
Is 3D printing better for the environment than conventional manufacturing? The jury is still out.
President Trump's global trade wars may indeed drive manufacturing back to the U.S. – just not in the way he predicted.
The art and design industry in Australia is demanding 'mass customisation' of works of art. Robots may be the answer – and they're creating jobs already.
Donald Trump's obsession with trade deficits, and his subsequent wielding of the tariff big guns, is the absolute wrong approach for the U.S. economy.
Talk of the post-industrial society is mostly hype without evidence.
High municipal electricity tariffs pose a serious threat to South Africa's machinery and equipment manufacturing industries.
Elon Musk 's Tesla has serious production problems.
The Reserve Bank is clinging to sunny GDP forecasts, but stubbornly low inflation and low wage growth mean even these look weak.
A closer look at the US-China trade relationship shows why Trump's 'targeted' tariffs are likely to hurt American workers and businesses as well.
President Trump's new tariffs suggest he doesn't understand why American steel and aluminum have been hurt in the first place.
South Africa needs a robust economic policy agenda to make it more open, productive and inclusive.