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Cape Town company joins global efforts to develop plant-based Covid-19 test kits

By: Donna Slater     5th May 2020 Cape Bio Pharms, a spin-off company of the Biopharming Research Unit at the University of Cape Town, has partnered with international biotechnology companies to address the international problem of accessibility to affordable reagents and rapid Covid-19 serology testing, with the launch of its... 

Local cloth mask copper drop-in filter launched to combat Covid-19

By: Donna Slater     5th May 2020 Local face mask manufacturer Aeris Mask has launched a new patent pending mask design for existing cloth masks, which feature a filter insert incorporating porous copper materials that it says provide antiviral properties. Aeris is a subsidiary of Somerset West-based energy research and... 

Maitland appointed administrator for Green Outcomes Fund

By: Marleny Arnoldi     4th May 2020 The recently launched Green Outcomes Fund has appointed global corporate services firm Maitland as its corporate trustee and trust administrator. The R488-million fund was launched in April by the National Treasury’s Jobs Fund and nonprofit organisation GreenCape to help grow “green” small,... 

Rolls-Royce freely releases digital training courses to the world

By: Rebecca Campbell     4th May 2020 UK-based leading industrial technology company Rolls-Royce has announced that it is granting free access to its world-class digital skills training programme. This is to assist businesses and people all over the world to get ready for the recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, a recovery that could... 

Company eyes mining sector growth

By: Mamaili Mamaila     1st May 2020 Hydraulic hoses and fluid components supplier Hydroscand South Africa (SA) is looking to increase its market share in the mining sector through partnering with initiatives in the local communities where the mines which it supplies are located. 

Company eyes mining sector growth
LARGE FOOTPRINT Hydroscand South Africa is the approved supplier to some of the very large global original-equipment manufacturers operating in sub-Saharan Africa

Components provider launches new hydraulic electric pumps

By: Mamaili Mamaila     1st May 2020 Engineering components provider BMG has launched a new range of portable hydraulic electric Enerpac E-pulse pumps, which are critical to all 700 bar and 10 000 psi pound-force operating hydraulic systems. 

Components provider launches new hydraulic electric pumps
ALWAYS ON POINT The E-Pulse pump range features a new interactive pendant that delivers visual and tactile feedback

KwaZulu-Natal vital for bearing distributor growth

By: Mamaili Mamaila     1st May 2020 Power transmission products distributor Bearings International (BI) has earmarked KwaZulu-Natal as a key growth area for its business going forward. 

KwaZulu-Natal vital for bearing distributor growth
POWERING ON Bearings International’s Durban branch stocks a range of bearings, electric motors, gearboxes, lubricants, seals, tools and power transmission products for several industries

Incentives needed to aid local energy tech

By: Mamaili Mamaila     1st May 2020 While there is an increased focus on local content across several South African industries, government could do more in terms of incentivising local manufacturing, says energy solutions company i-G3n co-founder and director Sydney Phakathi. 

Incentives needed  to aid local energy tech
NO FUSS WHATSOEVER i-G3n offers standard solutions that it can also tailor to suit the specific needs of every client

Water heating now a sustainable solution

By: Theresa Bhowan     1st May 2020 Power management technology supplier PowerOptimal manufactures products that are specifically designed to provide more sustainable energy solutions in South Africa. 

Water heating now a sustainable solution
RICHARD FEARON The PowerOptimal Elon solar photovoltaic (PV) water heater allows for the direct connection of solar PV modules to a standard South African electric geyser

Inaugural Brics Manufacturing Group Conference to review progress in priority projects 

By: Rebecca Campbell     30th April 2020 One of the focus areas of the first Brics Manufacturing Conference will be progress achieved in priority projects identified by sub-clusters of the Brics Manufacturing Working Group (MWG), following its establishment. The MWG is a working group of the Brics Business Council, which was set up in... 

Vivo Energy reports Covid-19-related slump in demand for its products

By: Donna Slater     30th April 2020 Pan-African fuel and lubricant retailer and distributor Vivo Energy has reported a first-quarter gross profit of $179-million, up 6% from the first quarter of 2019, with a strong available liquidity position of $1.6-billion. The company experienced strong trading in January and February,... 

Atomised airborne disinfectant useful to fight workplace spread of Covid-19

By: Donna Slater     30th April 2020 The atomising and making airborne of fine droplets of disinfectant can be used to sterilise vast workplaces in the fight against the spread of Covid-19, says explosion suppression, automatic fire suppression and dust suppression systems supplier, as well as sanitisation solutions provider... 

Atomised airborne disinfectant useful to fight workplace spread of Covid-19
The V12SO indoor turbine

Patel offers insight into Level 4 balancing act as South Africans smart over irrational restrictions  

By: Terence Creamer     30th April 2020 Amid growing opposition to some of the restrictions to be imposed as part of South Africa’s Level 4 Covid-19 lockdown, which begins on May 1,  Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel has sought to outline the philosophy underpinning the country’s evolving approach to working during... 

Patel offers insight into Level 4 balancing act as South Africans smart over irrational restrictions
Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel on the philosophy behind South Africa’s Level 4 lockdown, which begins on May 1, and the implications for manufacturing and construction. Recorded:29.04.2020. Source: GCIS. Editing: Nicholas Boyd.

PPE supplier agrees to pay R6m fine, R5m Solidarity Fund contribution

By: Marleny Arnoldi     29th April 2020 The Competition Tribunal is reviewing a consent agreement referred to it by the Competition Commission against a distributor of face masks and personal protective equipment (PPE) that it said had implemented excessive price inflation. In terms of the consent agreement, Matus agreed to pay an... 

Productivity SA proposes economic recovery plan

By: Donna Slater     29th April 2020 Employment growth and productivity promotion agency Productivity SA has drawn up a document to potentially address economic shortcomings brought about by the spread of Covid-19 and economic disruptions resulting from the national lockdown. Productivity SA chairperson Professor Mthunzi Mdwaba... 

Treasury fine-tunes emergency procurement guidelines

By: Marleny Arnoldi     28th April 2020 The National Treasury has effected changes to government’s emergency Covid-19 procurement measures. Treasury on April 28 said it was replacing measures relating to its Covid-19 Disaster Management Central Emergency Procurement Strategy, namely Instruction Note 3 of 2020/21 and Circular 101.  

Atlas Copco appoints Wendy Buffa-Pace as MD

By: Donna Slater     28th April 2020 Industrial equipment manufacturer Atlas Copco has appointed Wendy Buffa-Pace, who has more than 17 years’ experience within the Atlas Copco group, as MD. She has served as Atlas Copco sub-Sahara Africa corporate human resources and communications manager for two years.  

Atlas Copco appoints Wendy Buffa-Pace as MD
Wendy Buffa-Pace

BLSA suggests rethink of how to ease business into staged lockdown

By: Donna Slater     28th April 2020 Getting some previously shut sectors back into safe production is key to getting the economy moving again, as has been done with the phased easing of the lockdown, suggests business promotion agency Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) CEO Busi Mavuso. However, she fears that it will prove... 

BLSA suggests rethink of how to ease business into staged lockdown
Photo by Creamer Media's Donna Slater
Busi Mavuso

Even essential industries have suffered reduced demand

By: Marleny Arnoldi     24th April 2020 Leading up to the phased reopening of the economy that South Africa will undertake from May 1, research institute Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies (Tips) says data on the overall economic impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic is not yet available, but the economy will undoubtedly suffer owing to... 

PFERD maintains supplies to essential industries amid and after lockdown

By: Marleny Arnoldi     24th April 2020 German-owned abrasive product manufacturer PFERD South Africa says that although the impact of the lockdown will be felt throughout all businesses within the country over years to come, there is also an opportunity for local businesses to grow, considering the lack or reduced ability to import... 

PFERD maintains supplies to essential industries amid and after lockdown

Manufacturing Circle extends application deadline for sector-wide Covid-19 campaign

By: Simone Liedtke     24th April 2020 The deadline for responses to the Manufacturing Circle’s sector-wide Covid-19 Protocols Readiness Assessment has been extended to April 26, at 10:00. The campaign was launched to solicit commitment and compliance in access control to operations, screening and temperature testing, as well as... 

LPG could plug backup energy gap

By: Cameron Mackay     24th April 2020 Research conducted by strategy agency Birguid shows that liquified petroleum gas (LPG) suppliers can approach State-owned power utility Eskom, as well as other independent power producers, to offer LPG supply as a backup energy source instead of diesel or petrol. Birguid researcher Patience... 

LPG could plug backup energy gap
GAS RISING LPG imports are expected to increase, as current suppliers will not be able to cope with the expected increase in industrial and domestic end-user demand

Free digital 3D printing resources for medical components

By: Schalk Burger     23rd April 2020 Electronic, mechanical and industrial tools and products company RS Components highlights free digital resources that organisations can use for three-dimensional (3D) printing of a variety of medical components and products to combat the Covid-19 pandemic. With the Covid-19 outbreak snowballing... 

Manufacturing Circle calls for sector-wide participation in Covid-19 protocols compliance campaign

By: Simone Liedtke     23rd April 2020 The Manufacturing Circle is calling on small, medium-sized and microenterprises and larger manufacturing firms, to participate in a sector-wide campaign to assess the sector’s readiness to re-enter the economy by ensuring each has “well thought out” compliance plans to implement Covid-19 health,... 

Conference aims to examine potential within Brics group for South African manufacturers

By: Rebecca Campbell     21st April 2020 The inaugural Brics Manufacturing Conference is scheduled is scheduled to take place in Johannesburg on May 21. Brics is the acronym for the Brazil Russia India China South Africa alignment, the political aspects of which are complemented by the Brics Business Council. And under the Business... 

Tenova reorganises businesses

By: Donna Slater     20th April 2020 As part of metals and mining company Techint Group, Tenova has reorganised its businesses and reviewed its governance structures, with the appointment of former metals division CEO Roberto Pancaldi as Tenova CEO. Former Tenova CEO Andrea Lovato has been appointed CEO of Tenova's Takraf business.  

Sappi starts production of essential medical items, donates to Solidarity Fund

By: Donna Slater     20th April 2020 Pulp and paper producer Sappi Southern Africa has made available several donations of scarce items such as hand sanitiser, face masks, nutritional porridge and paper products, to reduce pressure on the national government’s resources, as well as to support the most vulnerable during the Covid-19... 

Sappi starts production of essential medical items, donates to Solidarity Fund

Hulamin expects Covid-19 to negatively impact on earnings

By: Simone Liedtke     17th April 2020 South Africa’s national lockdown is a significant disruption to JSE-listed Hulamin’s operations and has resulted in a decrease in demand for its products, particularly in the general engineering and automotive sectors. Consequently, Hulamin expects this to negatively impact on its earnings before... 

Organisation calls for govt assistance to ‘reshape’ steel industry post-lockdown

By: Simone Liedtke     17th April 2020 The decision to put South Africa under lockdown as part of its response to Covid-19 “has put further pressure on the steel industry”, says research organisation Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies (Tips). In a policy brief, it elaborates that, depending on the length of the lockdown and the... 

Online portal to boost access to essential medical Covid-19 supplies

By: Donna Slater     17th April 2020 As part of the Business South Africa (BSA) initiative, and with technical assistance from Tencent South Africa, the South African Medical Technology Industry Association (Samed) has created a live online portal for its member companies to upload details of the Covid-19 supplies and equipment they... 

Kingsgate starts mask production 

By: Irma Venter     17th April 2020 The Kingsgate Clothing Group has started production of cloth masks for everyday use. Kingsgate Clothing Group executive Ahmed Dhai says government released specifications for masks for the general population just before Easter. 

Kingsgate starts mask production

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
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