African Focus

Bosch supplies filling and packaging line to Novartis in Egypt

Pack shots of the Otrivin Saline Baby nose drops and Otrivin nasal spray productsSwiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis has been producing and filling a wide range of pharmaceuticals in Egypt for more than 50 years.

Meet packaging technology experts at Propak Africa 2016

Comas-RS1-machine-launched-at-Propak-Africa-2016During Propak Africa 2016, Imas Ingenious Machines (Imas) will play host to a number of technical and marketing experts from the company’s European principals. These specialists will share their expertise with visitors and present their latest innovations and developments in packaging machinery and inspection technologies. 

Lifebuoy celebrates Global Handwashing Day with Sowetan school kids

On Thursday 15 October, Lifebuoy commemorated the 8th Global Handwashing Day (GHD) together with the GHD co-founder and Unilever’s hygiene and nutrition social mission director for Africa, Dr Myriam Sidibe. Also in attendance were Unilever’s executive vice-president of Africa, Bruno Witvoet; Unilever SA’s CEO Peter Cowan; and acting chief director of environmental and port health services, Aneliswa Cele.

Merck counts on Africa for growth

Merck’s CEO-elect, Stefan Oschmann, will become CEO in April 2016Leading science and technology company Merck announced on 20 November that it plans to considerably expand its presence on the African continent over the next five years. It is counting on the region’s entrepreneurial spirit and innovation power for growth.

Earthoil’s argan oil brings medical care to Moroccan women

Some of the women from all-female co-operative in Morocco who have gained better access to healthcare, thanks to Earthoil

An all-female co-operative in the Souss Valley area of Morocco has gained better access to healthcare, thanks to its partnership with Earthoil. The co-operative is responsible for the production of the world’s only Fairtrade argan oil.

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