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Agriculture sector needs to prepare for incoming carbon tax, ESG guidelines

By: Marleny Arnoldi     9th June 2022 As the world approaches the exceedance of planetary boundaries, the agribusiness sector also needs to do its fair share of adaptation to ensure the sustainability of global food systems. This presents an opportunity for those that can pivot to adopting more sustainable practices.  

Business confidence slips in the second quarter, RMB/BER index shows

By: Creamer Media Reporter      8th June 2022 The Rand Merchant Bank (RMB)/Bureau for Economic Research (BER) Business Confidence Index (BCI) dropped from 46 to 42 in the second quarter – a similar level to that recorded in the second half of 2021. "Various shocks over the past year have contributed to keeping confidence this low and many... 

Southern African Vinyls Association takes up proudly South African membership

2nd June 2022 The Southern African Vinyls Association (SAVA) is proud to announce that they have taken up membership with the country’s official “Buy Local” campaign, Proudly South African. Proudly SA is mandated to stimulate much-needed job creation and retention in our country through the lobbying for and... 

Capacity utilisation growth in the South African manufacturing sector being constrained by challenging operating environment – Chief Economist of DCG

5th May 2022 Capacity utilisation in the South African manufacturing sector improving but remains relatively low, with its potential growth being constrained by a challenging operating environment, says Mr Chifi Mhango, the Chief Economist of Don Consultancy Group (DCG)  Statistics South Africa (StatsSA) data... 

Sector expected to grow from ICT trade

18th March 2022 Market research organisation Kenneth Research last month released a report which showed that the petrochemicals and polymers market is anticipated to grow, primarily on the growth in trade of information and communication technology (ICT) goods and services globally. The report emphasises the... 

Sisi Safety Wear partners with local NPO to help keep girls in school

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th March 2022 Local female Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) manufacturer, Sisi Safety Wear, is proud to announce their partnership with a Durban-based Non-Profit Organisation (NPO) that works to keep girls and young women in school.  This CSI initiative is linked to the launch of Sisi’s Basi Metaguard Boot... 

Business confidence has been improving, but Ukraine war may disrupt that 

By: Marleny Arnoldi     9th March 2022 The Rand Merchant Bank (RMB)/Bureau for Economic Research Business Confidence Index (BCI) has increased to 46 in the first quarter of this year, after remaining flat at 43 points in the fourth quarter of last year. Although the reading remains below the neutral 50-point mark, RMB says it is,... 

South Africa's economy grew by 4.6% in 2021 – Stats SA 

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     8th March 2022 South Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP) for 2021 increased by 4.9% in 2021, compared with a contraction of 6.4% in 2020. Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) statistician-general Risenga Maluleke on March 8 said the growth was the result of the country moving out of the Covid-19 pandemic... 

PVC recycling on the rise

By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah     4th March 2022 With a year-on-year increase of 9.5% in polyvinyl chloride (PVC) recycling, the Southern African Vinyls Association (SAVA) tells Engineering News that additional initiatives can be implemented to increase the recycling rate of vinyl material. “We can attribute the 9.5% recycling increase to two... 

PVC recycling increased 9.5% in 2020 - SA Vinyls

By: Schalk Burger     3rd February 2022 Industry association the Southern African Vinyls Association (SAVA) has welcomed the plastics recycling report for 2020 released by industry organisation Plastics SA, indicating that the recycling of polyvinylchloride (PVC) or vinyl products in South Africa recorded a year-on-year increase of... 

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