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The Cloquet mill
Sappi's Cloquet mill scores high in facility environmental management audit
31st October 2023 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed dissolving wood pulp and paper-based solutions company Sappi has completed a Higg Facility Environmental Management (FEM) verification audit at its Cloquet mill, in northern Minnesota,... 


New guideline fosters inclusivity
27th October 2023

An updated guideline for a Mandatory Code of Practice (CoP) for the selection and provision of personal protective equipment (PPE) for women in the South African mining industry was introduced on... 


Hardhat brand recounts 15 years of success
27th October 2023

Following Heritage Day, celebrated on September 24, integrated workplace safety solutions provider BBF Safety Group highlighted the role its hardhat brand Nikki has played in the industry for over... 


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New protective pants reduce leg injuries
27th October 2023

In light of studies showing that many chainsaw-related accidents often involve injury to the legs, global proprietor and innovators of professional grade outdoor power products Husqvarna introduces... 


Waste industry can mitigate unemployment
6th October 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

South Africa needs more companies to implement effective waste management systems and principles in their value chains to effect a more circular economy. The country needs a focus on waste... 


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Talk of the town at Indaba
29th September 2023

The Manufacturing Indaba, being held in October, endeavours to promote positive changes in sub-Saharan Africa’s manufacturing landscape – a source of livelihood for millions of people and leading... 


Textile manufacturing
Industrial policy changes needed, TIPS forum hears
3rd August 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Academics and researchers have highlighted some of the policy changes needed within a changing global economy during economic research nonprofit institution Trade & Industrial Policy Strategies’... 


Silverleaf Business Accelerator set to catapult cannabis industry
25th July 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Investment company Silverleaf Investments is the first-of-its-kind venture capital company in South Africa. The company is focused on investments throughout the entire cannabis value chain by... 


Trees used to make paper in South Africa are specifically farmed, as tree growing and paper making processes are audited, certified, and sustainability managed
Pamsa stresses comprehensive sustainability of forestry, papermaking
5th July 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Industry association the Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa (Pamsa) has emphasised the environmental, economic and social sustainability benefits of the local papermaking and recycling... 


A black box with Thrift Box printed on the side
Efficient storage for components
9th December 2022

Materials handling systems designer Conceptainer says its Thrift recyclable bulk collapsible bins, which weigh only 28 kg when empty, are an efficient system for the storage and transport of... 


An aerial view of a hugs warehouse and distribution centre designed and built by Massmart
Company opens flagship distribution centre locally
4th November 2022

Distributor of consumer goods to Africa, Massmart, has opened its new flagship Riversands distribution centre in Riversands, Gauteng. The company announced that it had officially opened its new... 


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Less than 1% of discarded textiles are recycled back into clothing
27th September 2022 By: Darren Parker

In South Africa, only about 13% of textiles are recycled at all, while less than 1% is recycled back into clothing, environmental services company Pinpoint Sustainability director Nicola Jenkin... 


Sappi Saiccor mill upgrade
Sappi shows off its Saiccor mill after latest R7.7bn upgrade
14th September 2022 By: Darren Parker

A R7.7-billion expansion and environmental upgrade project at paper and pulp company Sappi’s Saiccor mill was officially opened by President Cyril Ramaphosa, on September 13 in Umkomaas,... 


Cotton On South Africa headqaurters
Cotton On unveils new environment-, staff-friendly head office, distribution centre
21st July 2022 By: Donna Slater

Australian fashion retailer the Cotton On Group (COG) has invested R300-million in new custom-built headquarters and a distribution centre in Waterfall City, Midrand, which it officially launched... 


Two large  air dryers from the Sahara range of compressed stood along side one another air dryers is being used for clean instrument air at a cement plant
Compressor range well received by market
15th July 2022 By: Halima Frost

Compressed-air equipment manufacturer Artic Driers’ newly released Sahara range, comprising low dewpoint compressed-air dryers, has been well received by clients in various sectors, Artic Driers... 


TFG to invest R2.1bn, double employment following a record year
10th June 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Retail clothing group The Foschini Group (TFG) has announced a ramp-up in capital expenditure (capex) spending in the coming financial year after posting record turnover of R43.4-billion, gross... 


A man standing at a podium speaking on the topic of coatings and paint development at teh Coatings for Africa 2022 expo held in Sandton last month
S African coatings event well attended
10th June 2022 By: Halima Frost

This year’s Coatings for Africa 2022 conference, organised by global events organiser DMG Events, was held at the Sandton Convention Centre, in Gauteng, from May 4 to 6. The event was hosted by... 


A picture of two gentlemen shaking hands at a branded stand at an event hosted by event organizer Specialised Exhibitions
Need for fire-related event realised
20th May 2022 By: Halima Frost

Event organisers Specialised Exhibitions’ inaugural Firexpo South Africa 2022 will highlight the services and products of local suppliers in the fire prevention and protection sector to visitors.... 


The companies will beneficiate biocomposites and biopolymers that will be applied in the automotive, textile, construction and packaging industries.
Labat, CSIR sign MoU to accelerate industrial cannabis processing
1st April 2022 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed venture capital company Labat Africa has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) that will see both parties engage in... 


A rooftop solar plant at United Aryan, in Kenya
Clothing maker starts up East Africa’s largest operational rooftop solar plant
16th March 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Kenya-based apparel manufacturer United Aryan has officially switched to using green power for manufacturing and inaugurated its new rooftop solar plant. The 1.8 MW plant is the largest... 


IFC to support DTRT Apparel to build sustainable fabric mill, expand Accra factory
8th March 2022 By: Schalk Burger

Development finance institution the International Finance Corportion (IFC) will support Ghanaian clothing manufacturer DTRT Apparel Group to pursue the development of a sustainable fabric mill and... 


Pepkor expands into the Brazilian market
3rd February 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE-listed Pepkor Group’s acquisition of Brazilian value retailer Avenida will become effective on February 4 and is expected to unlock growth for the group companies in the Latin American market.... 


Range for maintenance extended to Zambia
22nd October 2021

Industrial products provider BMG has extended its integrated engineering solutions services in Zambia to include the supply and support of a comprehensive range of personal protection equipment... 


A Charnaud stand at an event with Hazmat suits, Reflective clothing, corporate clothing, gloves, goggles and boots
PPE plan crucial to employee safety
22nd October 2021

Hi-tech protective clothing manufacturer Charnaud stresses that the safety of all employees depends on the creation and strict implementation of a personal protective equipment (PPE) plan.... 


Sactwu secures second wage increase this year
31st August 2021 By: Simone Liedtke

About 70 000 clothing workers in South Africa, most of whom are members of the Congress of South African Trade Unions-affiliated Southern African Clothing & Textile Workers’ Union (Sactwu), will... 


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An image of Predahni Naidoo, the brand manager Sisi Safety Wear
Company drives PPE uptake for women
27th August 2021 By: Anna Moross

Industries that require safety footwear and personal protective equipment (PPE) have historically been male-dominated, but this trend is changing and the challenge is to provide women with PPE that... 


DTIC to host virtual footwear and leather products exhibition on July 7
6th July 2021 By: Donna Slater

A virtual exhibition to promote South Africa’s industrial capabilities and position  South African companies that manufacture footwear and leather products as suppliers of choice to Saudi Arabia... 


Consumer commission issues 88 notices against noncompliant clothing imports
24th May 2021 By: Schalk Burger

The National Consumer Commission (NCC), in collaboration with the South African Revenue Service (Sars) Customs Special Operations, issued 88 compliance notices between July 2020 and March 31, this... 


Firms pledge R18m to help boost manufacturing in South Africa, rest of the continent
21st May 2021 By: Irma Venter

The advancement of manufacturing in South Africa and on the rest of the continent has received a boost from four South African manufacturers. JSE-listed groups Illovo Africa, Metair and The... 


TOUGH AND RUGGED
Designed and tested for safety, comfort and endurance, these gloves provide maximum hand protection and durability in the most rugged and physically challenging work conditions
Company brings evolution to PPE
21st May 2021

As South Africa’s premier supplier of personal protective equipment (PPE), G.Fox continuously strives to break new ground and offer the very best “fit for purpose” products to their customers. This... 


Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel
Patel says vision for R200bn in additional localisation has top-level corporate backing
18th May 2021 By: Terence Creamer

Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel announced that an “accord” had been reached at the National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac) to drive progressive localisation... 


CDE executive director Ann Bernstein
Transformation of SEZs into truly special zones key to their success – CDE
11th May 2021 By: Donna Slater

In a new report, the Centre for Development and Enterprise (CDE) is calling on government to change or adapt special economic zones (SEZs) into areas that are “actually and truly special”, offering... 


The TWIMS campus
TWIMS receives R18m for the advancement of manufacturing in SA, rest of Africa
30th April 2021 By: Irma Venter

The advancement of manufacturing in South Africa and on the rest of the continent has received a boost from four South African manufacturers. JSE-listed groups Illovo Africa, Metair and The... 


Footwear industry commits to skills transfer, rebuilding capacity
22nd April 2021 By: Simone Liedtke

Stakeholders in the footwear and leather sector have committed themselves to transferring skills and rebuilding capacity. The commitment emanated from two site visits by the Trade, Industry and... 


dtic funded machines
Manufacturing firm benefits from DTIC's designation of laptop bags
6th April 2021 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Tongaat-based manufacturing firm Protea Leather Natal has grown, diversified and become more efficient since its first application to the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition’s (DTIC’s)... 


PPE
SIU recovers R127m worth of dodgy PPE payments so far
5th February 2021 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The Special Investigating Unit's (SIU's) work has resulted in the recovery of R127-million of funds, which had been paid irregularly by the State to service providers of personal protective... 


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