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Doyen Of S.A. Paint Technology Passes Away

25th June 2019 John Reid, one of South Africa’s leading paint technologists and key tutor of young paint chemists, has passed away. Reid has for almost two decades been a senior lecturer for the SA Paint Industry Training Institute (SAPITI), the training arm of the SA Paint Manufacturing Association (SAPMA). He... 

Drug-testing policies important for post incident investigations

By: Schalk Burger     21st June 2019 Companies should have drug-testing policies in place that are communicated to employees and unions to ensure that the procedures of drug testing, conducted after an incident, cannot be challenged or disputed, says workplace testing company Alco-Safe CEO Rhys Evans. It is extremely important to... 

Entries for AB Sugar’s Innovation Irrigate Challenge to close this week

By: Simone Liedtke     18th June 2019 Online entries for global sugar producer AB Sugar’s Innovate Irrigation Challenge, which is aimed at generating new ideas to reduce water losses from irrigation in the sugar industry, will be open for a 48-hour period over June 19 and 20. The global initiative was launched by AB Sugar in... 

AB Sugar – the first sugar company to launch global call for ideas to tackle irrigation water loss

By: Creamer Media Reporter      30th May 2019 Registration is now open for the Innovate Irrigation Challenge – a worldwide initiative launched by AB Sugar, in partnership with WaterAid and the Centre for Industrial Sustainability at the University of Cambridge - to generate new ideas to reduce water losses from irrigation in sugar, and... 

Global innovation challenge launched to tackle irrigation water loss

By: Simone Liedtke     29th May 2019 As part of its commitment to reducing its environment footprint, global sugar producer AB Sugar has opened a call for ideas to tackle irrigation water loss through the Innovate Irrigation Challenge, an initiative launched in partnership with WaterAid and the Centre for Industrial Sustainability... 

ARA to host workshop to discuss maritime regulation changes

By: Marleny Arnoldi     17th May 2019 The African Refiners and Distributors Association (ARA), together with the Egyptian General Petroleum Company, will in mid-June host an interactive workshop on the impact of the International Maritime Organisation’s changes to regulation around the sulphur content of ship bunker fuel across... 

An 18 000% gain is no longer a reason to abandon London's Aim

By: Bloomberg     16th May 2019 AIM, once seen as a stepping stone for hundreds of small companies wanting to list on the exchange’s main market, has been trying for years—decades even—to get past its reputation as a volatile venue where corporate blowups are commonplace. And for many investors and companies, it’s succeeded. A... 

Lithium Americas names new CEO, quarterly loss shrinks

By: Reuters     15th May 2019 Lithium Americas, which is developing lithium projects in Argentina and Nevada, said on Wednesday that its quarterly loss shrank as costs fell and sales rose, and that its CEO would retire. The company is one of a handful of junior miners around the world working to develop mines for lithium, a... 

LME appoints first female chairperson in its history

By: Reuters     10th May 2019 The London Metal Exchange (LME) has appointed Standard Chartered and ConocoPhillips board member Gay Huey Evans – the first female chairperson in its 142-year history. Evans, who is also on the board of Itau BBA International and has previously worked at Citi, Barclays Capital and the UK's... 

The University of Limpopo and SAB Foundation Launches Student Seed Fund

9th May 2019 The University of Limpopo, in partnership with SAB Foundation, has launched the University of Limpopo Student Seed Fund which will encourage and support student-owned social innovation enterprises. The SAB Foundation has pledged up to R400 000 which will be managed and disbursed by the newly... 

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