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Contraction of paper industry unlikely despite challenges

By: Robyn Wilkinson     25th March 2016 Despite the difficult economic climate, Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa (Pamsa) executive director Jane Molony believes that it is unlikely that there will be significant contraction in the paper industry this year. 

Plan in motion to manage carbon tax uncertainties

By: Robyn Wilkinson     25th March 2016 Through education, lobbying and research, the paper industry will manage policy uncertainties regarding the inception of carbon tax, says Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa (Pamsa) executive director Jane Molony. 

Industry body prioritises education, empowers full-time employees

By: Kimberley Smuts     27th March 2015 In an effort to replace the old N-level courses previously offered by former further education and training colleges, the Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa (Pamsa), in partnership with the Fibre Processing and Manufacturing (FP&M) sector education and training authority (Seta) and... 

New tax mooted by DEA could impact negatively on paper industry

By: Kimberley Smuts     27th March 2015 Currently the paper industry is largely responsible for its own collections of recyclable paper needed as a raw material. Owing to transport and labour costs, collection  is an expensive exercise, a situation manufacturers can do little to improve, says Paper Manufacturers Association of South... 

Paper industry doing well, despite struggling economy

By: Kimberley Smuts     27th March 2015 While the South African economy has been relatively stagnant over the past two years and is not expected to grow much this year – with 2% being an optimistic upward growth projection – the pulp and paper industry is “doing  well under extremely difficult circumstances”, says Paper Manufacturers... 

Association upbeat about stressed industries

By: Ilan Solomons     28th March 2014 If the weak rand persists during this year, producers of paper, pulp and board will register stronger returns, particularly from bleached hardwood pulp and chemical cellulose exports, Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa (Pamsa) executive director Jane Molony tells Engineering News.... 

Paper remains important in the digital age, despite criticism

By: Ilan Solomons     28th March 2014 While the paper industry is facing significant challenges, owing to the increasing use of digital online platforms and the convenience of receiving documents electronically, the electronic distribution of information should not be touted as being more environmentally friendly than distributing... 

Jane Molony

By: Nomvelo Buthelezi     7th June 2013 Position: Executive director of the Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa (PAMSA) Main Activity of the Company: The PAMSA has been promoting the interests of the South African pulp and paper industry since 1992. It represents more than 90% of the country’s paper manufacturers, providing... 

Pulp demand increases while some paper grades slump

By: Chantelle Kotze     8th March 2013 As the worldwide recession subsides, the South African paper and pulp industry has settled, with some grades of sustainably produced pulp, packaging and tissue paper showing slight growth in demand. 

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