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Meeting environmental goals means economic health at FROMM

By: Creamer Media Reporter      20th February 2020  Reduce, Reuse & Recycle is no mere catchphrase at FROMM Packaging Systems (“FROMM”) where commitment to sustainability is seen across the complete lifecycle of a product, ranging from the environmentally sound use of resources, to not using environmentally and health-damaging materials, and to... 

King appointed Mondi CEO

By: Creamer Media Reporter      18th February 2020 Paper and packaging group Mondi has appointed CFO Andrew King to succeed Peter Oswald as CEO, effective April 1. Oswald is stepping down on March 31. 

Seifsa, Minerals Council react positively to SoNA commitments

By: Marleny Arnoldi     14th February 2020 The mining and metals and engineering sectors have mostly welcomed President Cyril Ramaphosa’s plans around energy and infrastructure, following his State of the Nation Address (SoNA) on Thursday night. The Minerals Council South Africa said in a statement that it was encouraged by the... 

TPT boosts equipment capabilities with R2bn investment

By: Simone Liedtke     13th February 2020 Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) has already invested R2-billion to replace ageing equipment during the 2020 calendar year in response to industry calls for equipment that will improve performance across its operations. The investment included the acquisition of two mobile harbour cranes for the... 

First Cut’s Bremsaw acquisition a springboard to the Mpumalanga sawmilling and timber industry

13th February 2020 Mpumalanga, and its capital Mbombela, is the centre of South Africa’s sawmilling and timber industry. When the cutting equipment supplier and blade sharpener Bremsaw was up for sale, First Cut saw this as an ideal opportunity to further its presence in the Mpumalanga timber industry. Since the... 

Pick n Pay strengthens efforts to reduce single-use plastic packaging

7th February 2020 Retailer Pick n Pay plans to contribute significantly to reducing the impact of single-use plastic and packaging by 2025. Since 2018, it has successfully implemented a number of initiatives to reduce packaging and single-use plastic at its stores and throughout its supply chain. 

South African, Chinese researchers jointly make quantum communications breakthrough

By: Rebecca Campbell     24th January 2020 A joint team composed of researchers from South Africa’s University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), in Johannesburg, and China’s Huazhang University of Science and Technology (HUST) in Wuhan, has successfully demonstrated the transmission of “multiple quantum patterns of twisted light” down a 250... 

Bosch Packaging Technology is now Syntegon

17th January 2020 Transaction wrapped up on schedule, business development remains stable Into the future with new brand and a new mission: Processing and packaging technology for a better life Newfound independence allows for greater flexibility Business to focus on intelligent and sustainable technologies... 

Minerals Council calls for intervention to ‘salvage and revive’ South Africa 

By: Simone Liedtke     14th January 2020 The Minerals Council South Africa has urged President Cyril Ramaphosa and other government leaders to “salvage and revive” South Africa’s economy after noting the “increasing urgency of a range of critical steps needed”. In a statement released ahead of the Business Economic Indaba (BEI), which... 

Mboweni warns that without big reforms it's 'game over' for SA  

By: News24Wire      10th January 2020 In a series of tweets in the early morning hours of Friday, finance minister Tito Mboweni warned of dire consequences if South Africa did not push ahead with economic reforms. "If you cannot effect deep structural economic reforms, then game over! Stay as you are and you are down graded to Junk... 

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