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Tradeshift and Raindew Trade launches USD1.5 billion Covid-19 liquidity support and digitisation drive for supply chains in Africa

9th July 2020 The outbreak of the COVID-19 virus pandemic has caused severe supply chain disruptions and constraints on economies around the world, including African economies. 

Silver linings: SA food & beverage sector could emerge from pandemic stronger than before

8th July 2020 The Covid-19 pandemic has forced mindset changes and innovation that could improve local food and beverage businesses, and could even catalyse innovation and growth in future. This is according to exhibitors and experts on the advisory board of food & drink technology Africa, the food and... 

Air Products and thyssenkrupp sign green hydrogen agreement

By: Schalk Burger     6th July 2020 NYSE-listed industrial gases multinational Air Products and industrial technology multinational thyssenkrupp on July 5 announced that they had signed an exclusive strategic cooperation agreement to develop world-scale electrolysis plants to generate green hydrogen. The two companies will... 

UFS expanding virtual student support services

By: Schalk Burger     6th July 2020 The University of the Free State (UFS) on July 6 announced that it was adding tutoring and mentoring services to its student support initiatives. These would be funded by the youth education nonprofit organisation Michael & Susan Dell Foundation. The projects the university will implement are... 

Lundin Gold provides 2020 outlook for Ecuador mine

By: Mariaan Webb     6th July 2020 TSX-listed Lundin Gold has issued a 2020 production guidance for its Fruta del Norte mine, in Ecuador, after confirming on Sunday that operations have resume. The mine is forecast to produce between 200 000 oz and 220 000 oz during the year, of which 150 000 oz to 170 000 oz will be produced in... 

Epiroc aims to halve carbon dioxide emissions in operations as part of 2030 goals

By: Schalk Burger     3rd July 2020 Mining and infrastructure equipment multinational Epiroc this week released its 2030 sustainability goals, which include halving carbon dioxide emissions from operations, transport and major suppliers, as well as from customers’ use of Epiroc equipment. "These are challenging targets, but we will... 

Mossel Bay ship repair generating jobs

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     3rd July 2020 A steady flow of work at the Port of Mossel Bay’s ship repair facility is helping to create much-needed jobs in the region as the country battles widening job losses due to Covid-19 and the national lockdown, says the Transnet National Port Authority (TNPA). This follows the May reopening of ship... 

Host of new tech sees Merc trucks save up to 5% on fuel 

By: Irma Venter     3rd July 2020 The new Actros heavy-duty truck launched in South Africa comes with a host of “next-level innovations”, says Daimler Trucks & Buses Southern Africa (DTBSA) CEO Michael Dietz. These include the absence of outside mirrors in favour of in-cab screens (mounted on the A-pillars) that are linked to... 

Delta Realty’s Menlo Pinnacles Obtains a Four-Star Green Star Rating

By: Creamer Media Reporter      3rd July 2020 Delta Reality, with Delta Built Environment Consultants (Delta BEC) as its Green Star consultants, successfully obtained a four-star design rating for its Menlo Pinnacles development from the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA). Delta Realty, the DELTA Group’s property development... 

New digital technologies improve manufacturing capabilities

3rd July 2020 Metallurgical plant supplier SMS group has developed digital technology called the X-Pact MES 4.0, along with the Safety Locator Suite system, which both aid in the digital transformation of organisations and help to gain faster insights and more informed management decision-making, with the... 

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