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Spar introduces new 2 ℓ fully-recyclable milk carton

By: Donna Slater     17th April 2020 Household goods retailer Spar has launched a new 100% recyclable 2 ℓ milk carton, which is made from 87% renewable resources. The entire carton closure, including the cap, is made from plant-based material, and the board used to make the cartons, comes from responsibly-managed forests that are... 

Willowton, Al Baraka interest-free fund already received hundreds of applications

By: Marleny Arnoldi     17th April 2020 Fast-moving consumer goods manufacturer Willowton Group and Al Baraka Bank’s Giving for Hope Foundation is processing applications for loan funding from small, medium-sized and micro enterprises (SMMEs). So far, the companies have received 257 applications, requesting R147-million in funding to... 

CIPC-registered essential services providers need updated certificate

By: Marleny Arnoldi     17th April 2020 The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (DTIC) has advised of an additional permission process that essential services providers have to undertake as South Africa moves into an extended lockdown. The department explains that companies that registered through the Companies and... 

Cleaner power demand boosts gas genset sales

17th April 2020 Stringent environmental regulations, declining gas prices and increasing demand for flexible transmission of renewable power have sparked a growing interest in gas-powered generator sets (gensets) in Europe, says market research company Frost & Sullivan. The firm reported in February, in... 

Cleaner power demand boosts gas genset sales
SWITCHED ON According to Frost & Sullivan a growing interest in gas-powered generator sets has been experienced in Europe

Cleaner LPG and natural gas generators making inroads in local market

By: Halima Frost     17th April 2020 Gas-to-power solutions provider Sustainable Power Generation (SustainPower) says the adoption of its cleaner, environment-friendly liquified petroleum gas (LPG) and natural gas generators that are available to homes and businesses in South Africa has been quite successful – to the extent that the... 

Cleaner LPG and natural gas generators making inroads in local market
WHAT A GAS A new liquefied petroleum gas-powered generator is now available for South African businesses and homes

Generator company awarded second energy contract

By: Halima Frost     17th April 2020 Power solutions provider HIMOINSA Southern Africa was awarded a substantial power supply contract for an international pharmaceutical manufacturing facility, based in South Africa, which will be the second project of its kind in the pharmaceutical sector for the company this year. Awarded in... 

Generator company awarded second  energy contract
ENERGY SUPPLEMENT Pharmaceutical firms can power their manufacturing plant using Himoinsa’s rental options

Modular power solutions increasing in Africa

By: Simone Liedtke     17th April 2020 In most power plants across Africa, clients prefer to install modular-type solutions, also known as containerised solutions or e-houses, and dry-type transformers fit “perfectly” within this scope, says transformer supplier and specialist Trafo Power Solutions MD David Claassen. The preference... 

Modular power solutions increasing in Africa
DAVID CLAASSEN Trafo also designs and customises its transformers according to client specifications and requirements

BlackRock launches impact fund towards companies driving sustainable goals

By: Marleny Arnoldi     16th April 2020 Financial technology provider BlackRock has launched a high-conviction active equity impact strategy called the BlackRock Global Impact Fund. The fund gives investors the opportunity to direct their investments toward companies helping to address major world challenges.  

Adcock Ingram executive directors contribute to Solidarity Fund

By: Donna Slater     16th April 2020 Executive directors and senior managers of pharmaceutical company Adcock Ingram will follow in the footsteps of President Cyril Ramaphosa and his Cabinet and donate a portion of their salaries for the next three months to the Solidarity Fund. Adcock Ingram CEO Andy Hall urges individuals and... 

Health foundation calls for donations to meet R500m needed to fight Covid-19

By: Donna Slater     15th April 2020 Nonprofit public benefit organisation, the South African Medical and Education Foundation (Same) is appealing to the nation, particularly domestic business, to assist in raising R500-million. The money is urgently needed for critical medical equipment required to protect healthcare workers,... 

Skills vital to develop local suppliers for automotive industry

By: Schalk Burger     10th April 2020 Skills are a critical requirement to sustainably allow for the establishment and development of local black suppliers to the automotive industry. Most of the suitable entrepreneur candidates to establish and run local component manufacturing and supply operations will come from the automotive... 

Skills vital to develop local suppliers for automotive industry
INDUSTRIAL SKILLS Economically feasibility will determine which components can be produced locally and the pace of deeper localisation

Business is booming for supplier

By: Darren Parker     10th April 2020 Stainless steel vessels and tanks supplier Metal Tank Industries has noted a definite market upswing in the past eight months, particularly in the food and beverage sector, as well as in the industrial sector, in terms of mineral oils, petroleum oils, chemicals and agrochemicals production.... 

Business is booming for supplier
MAKING IT WORK Metal Tank Industries’ streamlined production processes has helped it become more competitive in terms of costing

Quickly deployable prefabricated medical facility ideal to tackle Covid-19 in Africa

By: Donna Slater     9th April 2020 A partnership between renewable energy company Africa Clean Energy Solutions (Aces) and mining, civil and roadworks company 3C Tech Mining has led to the development of a turnkey prefabricated medical facility – SAFEPOD – which can be used to bolster medical facilities available to tackle the... 

Declaring force majeure is not so simple during lockdown − CDH

By: Marleny Arnoldi     9th April 2020 Law firm Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr (CDH) on April 9 discussed some of the pertinent issues that its clients were facing in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic in South Africa. These issues include the enforceability of contracts, force majeure clauses, commercial leases, distributions and liquidity... 

Paramount Group partners with hospital on Intubox innovation

By: Donna Slater     9th April 2020 Aeronautical engineers from aerospace and technology company Paramount Group have teamed up with emergency doctors at the Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital in Johannesburg, for the design and production of the innovative Intubox to help protect frontline healthcare workers when treating patients... 

Paramount Group partners with hospital on Intubox innovation

World Bank warns of big South Africa GDP slump and first SSA recession in 25 years as Covid-19 bites 

By: Terence Creamer     9th April 2020 The World Bank is forecasting that gross domestic product in South Africa could slump by between 6.9 percentage points and 8 percentage points in 2020 when compared with a base case that does not include the anticipated economic fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic. Similar contractions are... 

World Bank warns of big South Africa GDP slump and first SSA recession in 25 years as Covid-19 bites
World Bank Chief Economist for Africa Albert Zeufack

AfDB creates $10bn Covid-19 response facility

By: Marleny Arnoldi     9th April 2020 The African Development Bank (AfDB) on April 8 announced a Covid-19 response facility worth $10-billion to assist regional member countries in fighting the pandemic. The facility is the latest measure taken by the bank to respond to the global crisis and will be the primary channel for the... 

Willowton, Al Baraka Bank launch interest-free SMME loan fund  

By: Marleny Arnoldi     8th April 2020 Fast-moving consumer goods manufacturer Willowton Group and faith-based financial services provider Al Baraka Bank have partnered to launch a fund to assist small, medium-sized and microenterprises with loan funding. The companies have jointly contributed R100-million to launch the Giving for... 

Government calls on local PPE suppliers to reach out to procurement office

By: Donna Slater     8th April 2020 The National Treasury, in support of the Department of Trade, Industry, and Competition, is asking all compliant, particularly local, suppliers providing personal protective equipment (PPE) to direct their offers to the project management office set up for this purpose. The South African health... 

Low-cost bag mask ventilator almost ready for production in PE

By: Irma Venter     8th April 2020 A multidisciplinary team of young engineers based at the Propella Business Incubator in Port Elizabeth have developed an automatic low-cost bag mask ventilator.  The device should fill the urgent need for a low-cost non-invasive ventilator for less serious Covid-19 cases, freeing up the... 

Low-cost bag mask ventilator almost ready for production in PE
Neo Mabunda and Zain Imran with the Salutaris bag mask ventilator prototype which was developed in five days

Bosal opens new emission control systems plant in Pretoria 

8th April 2020 Automotive component manufacturer Bosal Afrika in February officially opened its new emissions control systems manufacturing plant, in Pretoria, which is supplying major original-equipment manufacturers including Ford, Nissan, Isuzu and Volkswagen, in South Africa. Marleny Arnoldi attended the... 

Bosal opens new emission control systems plant in Pretoria
Bosal opens new emission control systems plant in Pretoria

Stellenbosch University has started producing visors for healthcare workers

By: Marleny Arnoldi     7th April 2020 Stellenbosch University’s orthopaedic surgery division has started producing visors to protect healthcare workers against Covid-19, using three-dimensional (3D) printing. The 3D printing laboratory was originally built by the university in 2018 to assist surgeons in planning and rehearsing... 

Stellenbosch University has started producing visors for healthcare workers
Students working in a 3D printing lab at Stellenbosch University

Wits produces face shields for hospital staff

By: Simone Liedtke     6th April 2020 Teams at the University of Witwatersrand’s (Wits’) Digital Incubator at the Tshimologong Precinct, the School of Mechanical, Industrial and Aeronautical Engineering (MIA) along with the Transnet Centre of Systems Engineering (TCSE) and the Transnet Matlafatšo Centre (TMC), have come together to... 

Wits produces face shields for hospital staff

Seifsa highlights health and safety through yearly awards ceremony

By: Donna Slater     6th April 2020 The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) is awarding companies that invested in protecting the lives of their employees, through the sixth edition of the yearly Seifsa Awards for Excellence to be held in Gauteng on May 28. “Employees are, without a doubt, the... 

Technology, software quality assurance provides business value, supports innovation

By: Schalk Burger     6th April 2020 Companies in Africa have recognised the value and importance of quality assurance processes for technology and software, as it underpins business growth, end-user satisfaction, cost control and security, quality assurance and software testing company Africonology CEO Mandla Mbonambi said in a... 

Local ventilator production could start within a month, says Naacam   

By: Irma Venter     3rd April 2020 Much of the reverse engineering on the Penlon Nuffield 200 ventilator is complete, with prototype production imminent, says National Association of Automotive Component and Allied Manufacturers executive director Renai Moothilal. “If things go according to plan, full-scale volume production can... 

Local ventilator production could start within a month, says Naacam 
The Penlon Nuffield 200

UJ Makerspace 3D printing face shields for hospital staff

By: Donna Slater     2nd April 2020 The University of Johannesburg’s (UJ’s) three-dimensional (3D) innovation laboratory Makerspace has been mobilised to help in the fight against the spread of Covid-19 by producing face shields to be used by frontline hospital staff as cases of the virus continue to rise in South Africa, and... 

UJ Makerspace 3D printing face shields for hospital staff
The face shields made by UJ Makerspace laboratory

South African school group develops, 3D prints face shields to protect healthcare workers

By: Donna Slater     2nd April 2020 JSE-listed independent education provider Curro Holdings is assisting several healthcare organisations around the country by offering the services of its three-dimensional printers, as well as its staff, to aid in the printing of protective face shields for medical workers currently fighting... 

Altron seeks unbundling, London listing for subsidiary Bytes UK

By: Natasha Odendaal     2nd April 2020 JSE-listed Allied Electronics (Altron) is pursuing a potential unbundling and separate listing of its UK subsidiary, Bytes Technology Group. Following a strategic review, Altron is mulling a listing and potential share offering of Bytes UK on the London Stock Exchange, with a secondary listing on... 

Airbus manufactures protective equipment for Spanish healthcare workers

By: Rebecca Campbell     2nd April 2020 Europe-based global major aerospace group Airbus reported on April 1 that most of its facilities in Spain were cooperating in the production of visor frames, for use in personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare personnel fighting the Covid-19 pandemic in the country. The frames are being... 

Business activity in manufacturing picks up slightly in March

By: Marleny Arnoldi     1st April 2020 The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) has welcomed the latest Absa Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) outcome, which reflects an increase in overall business activity in the broader manufacturing sector for March. The composite PMI data for March shows that... 

Business activity in manufacturing picks up slightly in March
Photo by Creamer Media
Seifsa economist Marique Kruger

Self-sanitising coatings may help curb the spread of Covid-19 in hospitals

By: Donna Slater     1st April 2020 An innovative antimicrobial coating innovation developed locally by the University of Witwatersrand (Wits) researcher and inventor Michael Lucas, could provide a supplementary sanitising solution to help control the spread of the novel coronavirus in hospitals and other medical facilities. The... 

Self-sanitising coatings may help curb the spread of Covid-19 in hospitals
Michael Lucas

Clothing, textile industry in project to produce face masks locally 

By: Irma Venter     31st March 2020 A project is underway to produce a homegrown mask for use by all South Africans, close to the standard of the FFP2 and N95 facemasks. FF2 and N95 masks are medical standard masks, often provided to hospital staff working on the frontline of infection control. They offer between 94% and 95%... 

Clothing, textile industry in project to produce face masks locally

Standard Chartered commits $1bn to companies at forefront of fighting Covid-19

By: Donna Slater     31st March 2020 International banking group Standard Chartered will commit $1-billion in financing for companies that provide goods and services to help in the fight against Covid-19, and those planning the switch into making products that are in high demand to fight the worldwide pandemic, the bank announced on... 

Factory of the Year competition postponed

By: Marleny Arnoldi     31st March 2020 The Factory of the Year competition that culminates in an awards ceremony held at the Manufacturing Indaba every year has been postponed. Event organisers nationwide have, for the last month, had to postpone or cancel events to reduce the risk of further Covid-19 infections.  

Factory of the Year competition postponed

Nampak expects Covid-19 to further hinder already burdened economies

By: Simone Liedtke     30th March 2020 As economies shift their focus towards containing the spread of and the eradication of the Covid-19 virus, packaging products manufacturer Nampak on March 30 lamented that the pandemic was expected to further hinder an already burdened economy, and that it would put further pressure on consumers’... 

No impact of Covid-19 on Illovo, other ethanol alcohol producers

By: Donna Slater     30th March 2020 While sugar and related products manufacturer Illovo Sugar South Africa (Illovo SA) reports no impact on production as a result of measures implemented to contain the spread of Covid-19, it also reaffirms its commitment to refocus the business towards meeting the growing demand for alcohol used... 

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