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Customs matters

By: Riaan de Lange     1st July 2022 It’s not often that a book on customs is published. The last such book of significance that I can recall was published in 2003 by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) it’s Customs: Challenges and Strategies for the Reform of Customs Administrations and made the case for the modernisation and... 

DHL Global Forwarding appoints new CEO & new Vice President to drive innovation in Middle East & Africa (MEA)

30th June 2022 DHL Global Forwarding, the international provider of air, ocean and road freight services has named Clement Blanc as CEO for Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) & South Africa (SA) and Pramod Bagalwadi as Vice President CDZ MEA, effective 1st June 2022. Before taking up their new roles, Blanc held the... 

Investment for global mining hub sought

By: Sabrina Jardim     24th June 2022 At this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba, Saudi Arabia was represented by a high-level delegation from its Ministry of Industry and Mineral Resources (MIM), led by Minister Bandar Al-Khorayef, and including senior representatives from the Saudi Industrial Development Fund, the Saudi... 

Digitalise your organisation’s procurement or risk extinction, experts warn

23rd June 2022 The digital transformation of procurement is well underway, and any organisation that is clinging to analog procurement in today’s digital world, is in danger of extinction. This was one of the key messages from the experts who shared their insights with IT and procurement professionals who... 

Innovation key for SEZs to support post-pandemic recovery

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     22nd June 2022 There is a role for SEZs to play in the country’s post-pandemic recovery, however, this will require changes to certain approaches, speakers indicated during a ‘Growing Industrial Development Zones and SEZs’ panel discussion, as part of day two of the Manufacturing Indaba on June 22. Coega... 

5G the fastest growing mobile technology – report

By: Natasha Odendaal     21st June 2022 Fifth-generation (5G) technology is scaling faster than any previous mobile technology generations, with predictions that it will account for 60% of global mobile network data traffic by 2027. The June 2022 Ericsson Mobility Report revealed that, currently, about a quarter of the world’s... 

Schneider targets more licence agreements to accelerate localisation in South Africa

By: Terence Creamer     20th June 2022 Energy management and automation multinational Schneider Electric is planning to partner with more South African manufacturers as part of a strategy geared towards accelerating the expansion of its domestic market presence, while increasing local content. Global CFO Hilary Maxson told Engineering... 

African diamond sector set for strong growth

17th June 2022 With China being Africa’s, and South Africa’s, most important trading partner, the Asian superpower’s expected economic slowdown in coming years is a cause for concern, unless these economies can find alternative drivers of growth from other emerging markets, says Standard Bank mining head Mark... 

Expansion plans in site

By: Natasha Odendaal     10th June 2022 As South African engineered vibratory equipment manufacturer Kwatani emerges stronger, having overcome the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the technology-driven company is reviewing options of expanding to meet anticipated growth. Kwatani CEO Kim Schoepflin tells Engineering News & Mining Weekly... 

New digital skills academy launched in Ghana

By: Natasha Odendaal     10th June 2022 Smart Africa Alliance and Ghana’s Ministry of Communications and Digitalisation have signed a memorandum of understanding for the establishment of a national digital academy in the West African country. The Smart Africa’s capacity building arm, Smart Africa Digital Academy (SADA), was launched in... 

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