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SEIFSA welcomes high court ruling in favour of designation and localisation

By: Creamer Media Reporter      6th August 2020 The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) has welcomed yesterday’s high court ruling in favour of the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (DTIC) in a procurement matter, saying that it will boost struggling local businesses amid the pandemic-induced... 

SKF targets full carbon-neutral manufacturing by 2030

By: Marleny Arnoldi     31st July 2020 Bearing manufacturer SKF is aiming to have its factories carbon neutral by 2030, the Swedish group has announced. The company has already decreased its manufacturing carbon footprint by 36% since 2015 and is operating two carbon-neutral factories.  

Chile copper output dips in June for first time since coronavirus hit

By: Reuters     31st July 2020 Chile's copper output fell in June for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic landed in the world´s top producer of the red metal, dropping 0.6% to 472 172 t, according to data released on Friday by government statistics agency INE. The South American nation´s manufacturing output,... 

Business for South Africa issues call to action on local procurement

By: Donna Slater     31st July 2020 Business for South Africa (BSA) has issued a call to action for corporate South Africa to undertake four actions to assist local procurement during the Covid-19 pandemic. The BSA, an alliance of the main business groups, is calling on companies to review their procurement practices and to give... 

SACEEC

By: Creamer Media Reporter      31st July 2020 In response to the recent article advertised in Creamer Medias Engineering News, we at the South African Capital Equipment Export Council (SACEEC) fully endorse the ‘Made in Africa’, the ‘Proudly Produced in Africa’ initiative. Our current regional trade is approximately 15% in comparison to the... 

Nolans Major Project status extended

By: Esmarie Iannucci     31st July 2020 The Australian government has renewed the Major Project status of the Nolans rare earths project, in the Northern Territory, for a further three years. Project owner Arafura Resource son Friday said that the renewal of the Major Project status coincided with the grant of the Nolans mineral... 

SEIFSA worried about increase in unemployment

By: Creamer Media Reporter      29th July 2020 The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) is concerned about the latest quarterly employment statistics (QES) data released today by Statistics South Africa (Stats SA), which reflect general decreases in domestic employment as local businesses continue to... 

Regulation, collaboration needed to fast-track global circular economy

By: Creamer Media Reporter      29th July 2020 European Green Deal, Covid-19 and new technology change environmental landscape Cross sector collaboration and enabling regulatory frameworks, as well as technology innovation, can fast track the achievement of circular economy goals. This is according to industry experts who were participating... 

Patel stresses need for local manufacturing

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     24th July 2020 Trade and Industry Minister Ebrahim Patel has told Ministers from other countries of the Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (Brics) grouping that South Africa is considering further economic measures, including significant infrastructure investment and developing greater levels of... 

Departments will have to submit productivity assessments from next year

By: Marleny Arnoldi     24th July 2020 The Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA) has confirmed that all government departments will be legally mandated to submit productivity assessment reports from the end of March 2021. The reports will be assessed according to a tool developed by DPSA, which was approved by the... 

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