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Unlocking the value of mixed reality in manufacturing

26th January 2022 Johannes Kanis, Cloud and Enterprise Business Group Lead at Microsoft South Africa Mixed reality continues to grow exponentially because of its ability to help businesses and their employees complete crucial tasks faster, safer, and more efficiently. It also creates new ways to connect to... 

Glencore, Managem partner to recover cobalt, lithium, nickel from recycled batteries 

By: Donna Slater     26th January 2022 Diversified miners Glencore and Managem have entered into a partnership to produce cobalt from recycled cobalt, nickel and lithium at Managem’s Compagnie de Tifnout Tiranimine (CTT) hydrometallurgical refinery in Morocco. Glencore and CTT intend to enter into a five-year tolling agreement for 1... 

AIDC Eastern Cape, SABS sign MoU focused on EVs

By: Irma Venter     26th January 2022 The Automotive Industry Development Centre Eastern Cape (AIDC EC) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS). This forms part of the AIDC EC’s strategy to position the domestic automotive supply chain for growth and innovation, particularly in... 

Motus reports rise in new-vehicle sales, flags ongoing supply chain constraints

By: Donna Slater     25th January 2022 Automotive group Motus expects to report a 20% to 26% year-on-year improvement in operating profit to between R2.1-billion and R2.2-billion for the six months ended December 31. This translates into a profit before tax increase of between 40% to 50% year-on-year, rising from R1.28-billion for... 

Isuzu appoints Marcia Mayaba as dealer, business development executive

By: Irma Venter     25th January 2022 Marcia Mayaba has joined the Isuzu Motors South Africa (IMSAf) senior executive team as the newly appointed department executive for dealer and business development.  Mayaba has more than two decades’ experience in the automotive industry. She has been active in various fields, including truck... 

Many seeing platinum as hard asset, potential inflation hedge – WPIC  

By: Martin Creamer     24th January 2022 There are a lot more people looking at platinum as a hard asset and potential hedge against inflation, World Platinum Investment Council director of research Trevor Raymond said on Monday. Responding to Mining Weekly’s questions on what has been driving the platinum up over the last two weeks,... 

SKF remains brand of choice for two-times Dakar winners TOYOTA GAZOO Racing

24th January 2022 TOYOTA GAZOO Racing continued its remarkable Dakar history with Qatari driver, Nasser Al-Attiyah, and Andorran co-driver, Mathieu Baumel, taking their new Toyota GR DKR Hilux T1+ to victory at this year’s Saudi Arabia Dakar Rally, in a winning margin of 27min 46sec. This accomplished duo also... 

Tech startup legislation, incentives needed to drive Africa's digital economy

By: Schalk Burger     21st January 2022 Africa’s digital economy could contribute nearly $180-billion to the region’s growth by mid-decade, but, with only 39% of the population using the Internet, Africa is currently the world’s least connected continent. Governments should pass startup legislation, embed startup incentives in... 

Concern over decline in galvanised steel uptake

21st January 2022 The steady decline in the uptake of galvanised steel in South Africa is directly related to the drop-off in manufacturing activity and the dwindling number of construction and civil engineering projects under way, notes association body International Zinc Association (IZA) Africa Desk coordinator... 

World air speed records for Rolls-Royce-led electric aircraft officially confirmed

By: Rebecca Campbell     20th January 2022 Renowned UK-based propulsion and technology systems group Rolls-Royce announced on Thursday that its ‘Spirit of Innovation’ technology demonstrator aircraft had been officially declared the world’s fastest all-electric aircraft. The international body responsible for controlling and certifying... 

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