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Manufacturing Indaba fosters industry ties
17th November 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

The recent Manufacturing Indaba conference provided State-owned research body National Metrology Institute of South Africa (NMISA) with a platform to highlight the importance of accurate... 


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Loophole harming sector
17th November 2023 By: Halima Frost

Although illegal mining, theft of equipment and infrastructure, and a lack of fully functional local copper mines affect South Africa's copper sector, the prevailing export of scrap copper through... 


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Copper mine receives 20 new pumps
17th November 2023 By: Halima Frost

Heavy-duty centrifugal slurry pump manufacturer Schurco Slurry has successfully supplied 20 new pumps to a copper mine, in the Northern Cape, and has received an order for spares – valued at over... 


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Indaba focuses on growth
17th November 2023

The tenth Manufacturing Indaba, held at the Sandton Convention Centre from October 24 to 26, provided an insightful overview of Africa's manufacturing landscape. Themed ‘Capitalising on... 


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Concrete manufacturer reopens manufacturing plant
17th November 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Precast concrete manufacturer Colossal Concrete Products reopened its De Aar manufacturing plant, in the Northern Cape, in September following the conclusion of a one-year contract with State-owned... 


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Eskom’s hockey-stick shaped grid deployment plan comes under scrutiny
16th November 2023 By: Terence Creamer

The hockey-stick-curve shape of Eskom’s ten-year execution plan for delivering much-needed new transmission infrastructure continues to come under intense scrutiny from domestic industry, with... 


Sumitomo Metal Mining looks to boost battery materials output, possibly in US
16th November 2023 By: Reuters

Japan's Sumitomo Metal Mining is considering producing cathode battery materials in the United States among other options as it looks to expand output to meet demand from electric vehicles, an... 


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Elevate your engineering and manufacturing operations with WilsonPro
16th November 2023

Telecommunications equipment supplier Bolton Technical, the trusted distributor for WilsonPro Amplifiers in Africa, is taking a bold step to address the enduring cellular connectivity challenges in... 


Amith Singh
Driving South Africa forward by laying a solid foundation for the manufacturing sector
16th November 2023

Developing South Africa (SA) into a manufacturing dream performer is an ideal worth pursuing. This is particularly clear after an illuminating week at South African Auto Week. Auto Week, the... 


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Revolutionising engineering connectivity: A comprehensive guide to cell phone repeaters
16th November 2023

In the fast-paced world of engineering, where precision and coordination are paramount, uninterrupted cellular connectivity is a non-negotiable requirement. 


MESA conference presents learnings, considerations for manufacturing digitalisation
15th November 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The modern trend toward digitalisation and the drive to use fewer resources while producing more has created opportunities for optimised systems architecture that integrates and enables... 


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Economic pain at its harshest with more of the same likely for 3 to 6 months
15th November 2023 By: News24Wire

South Africans have been spending and transacting less and less as high interest rates, food inflation, load shedding and elevated fuel prices eat away at their income, according to the latest... 


Chinese communications company considering local assembly in South Africa
15th November 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

China-based mission-critical communications hardware and software company Hytera Communications is in early-stage discussions to hopefully start basic assembly operations in South Africa. Based in... 


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South Africa’s ilmenite poised for huge value boost following China signing
15th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

South African ilmenite used to manufacture titanium dioxide pigment in KwaZulu-Natal has received a major value boost with the signing of an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract... 


New-vehicle sales down 1.8% y/y in the third quarter, but NEV sales rise
15th November 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

New-vehicle sales declined by 1.8% year-on-year in the third quarter of this year, but increased by 6.3% quarter-on-quarter. Notably, new energy vehicle (NEV) sales by 17 industry brands increased... 


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Central Europe's defence companies spy African opportunity
15th November 2023 By: Reuters

Central European defence companies are negotiating new deals to sell more weapons, military equipment and related services in Africa as they seek to poach customers looking for alternatives to... 


Unemployment
SA sees job growth, but it's cold comfort for millions of unemployed youth left behind
15th November 2023 By: News24Wire

Young people aged 15 to 34 years had an unemployment rate of 43.4% in the third quarter, compared with 45.3% in the second, according to Statistics SA. The decline mimicked the drop in the... 


Rooftop and small-scale installations account for about two-thirds of the four-million jobs in the PV sector
There are already more clean-energy than fossil-fuel jobs and gap is set to widen
15th November 2023 By: Terence Creamer

More people work in the energy sector today than in 2019, almost exclusively because of the growth in clean-energy sectors, which have employed more workers than fossil fuels since 2021, a new... 


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Volkswagen signs agreement with Egyptian government
14th November 2023 By: Irma Venter

Volkswagen and the government of Egypt have signed an agreement to develop a feasibility study on a shared automotive painting facility in the East Port Said Automotive Zone (EPAZ) within the East... 


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Unemployment rate decreases to 31.9%
14th November 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The official unemployment rate has decreased by 0.7 of a percentage point to 31.9% in the third quarter of the year. This compares with the unemployment rate of 32.6% in the second quarter. 


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Lighting Solution for Dube TradePort Warehouse
14th November 2023

BEKA Schréder is proud to have supplied the lighting solution for one of the new warehouses situated at the Dube TradePort close to Durban, South Africa. ​​Dube TradePort is a Special Economic Zone... 


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Montego invests R11m in solar, energy storage system
13th November 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Pet food maker Montego Pet Nutrition has invested a further R11-million in a solar photovoltaic (PV) installation and energy storage plant at its head office. This follows the installation of a... 


DRC envisions a future with battery metals
DRC envisions a future with battery metals
13th November 2023

As global exploration intensifies the drive for resources to service the energy transition, the first DRC-Africa Battery Metals Forum was held in Kinshasa to consider how to leverage the emerging... 


Premier reports good interim performance in difficult environment
13th November 2023 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed fast-moving consumer goods and personal care products company Premier Group has reported a 23.9% year-on-year increase in earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortisation... 


South Africa shows economic resilience – Allianz report
13th November 2023 By: Darren Parker

According to a new global insolvency report published by credit insurer Allianz Trade, operating in South Africa through the Allianz Commercial licence, economic resilience has been tested and... 


Coega successes the foundation for Gqeberha’s revival – Moore
13th November 2023

Multibillion-rand investments in the Coega Special Economic Zone are laying the foundation for Gqeberha to realise its true potential as a city. That is the view of veteran Remax estate agent Alan... 


The importance of fire engineering consulting, planning, and design
13th November 2023

ASP Fire provides holistic, proactive, and preventative fire solutions based on integrated fire risk assessment, training, and consulting, along with the installation and maintenance of fire... 


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Ramaphosa undertakes State visit to Qatar
13th November 2023 By: Thabi Shomolekae

President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Wednesday undertake his first State Visit to Qatar, at the invitation of His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of Qatar. The two-day visit comes ahead... 


Collaboration between SKF South Africa’s business units leads to customer plant optimisation
Collaboration between SKF South Africa’s business units leads to customer plant optimisation
13th November 2023

Smart collaboration between four of SKF South Africa’s business units has resulted in plant optimisation as well as the delivery of several sustainability benefits for key customer, Wilmar SA (Pty)... 


New Immersive Technologies Production Facility Celebrated at Grand Opening
13th November 2023

Immersive Technologies celebrated the official opening of the company’s new production campus with a ceremony for their employees.  The new facility located in Perth, Australia is 60% larger than... 


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WEG motors and drives are key players in South Africa's energy solution strategy
13th November 2023

With the continued energy poverty being experienced in South Africa, motors and drives are set to play an ever more crucial role in industry’s energy solution strategy. The manufacturing and... 


US, Indonesia to discuss potential for deal on EV minerals - sources
13th November 2023 By: Reuters

The United States and Indonesia on Monday will discuss how to advance a potential minerals partnership aimed a stimulating trade of the electric vehicle (EV) battery metal nickel, according to... 


DBSA stresses importance of Africa Investment Forum
10th November 2023 By: Darren Parker

Development finance institution Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) CEO Boitumelo Mosako has attended the Africa Investment Forum (AIF) 2023 alongside origination and coverage group... 


Peikko completes Reserve 5 factory, warehouse columns in Cape Town in one week
10th November 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Precast construction company Peikko South Africa completed the columns for the 5 100 m² Reserve 5 factory and warehouse project, in Cape Town, for Cream Properties in one week. The factory and... 


IonicRE expects first product at Makuutu early next year
10th November 2023 By: Darren Parker

ASX-listed Ionic Rare Earths (IonicRE) expects it will produce its first mixed rare earth carbonate from its new demonstration plant at the Makuutu rare earths project, in Uganda, early in the... 


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Formatura Iniezione Polimeri S.p.A’s (FIP’s) products were introduced to the South African market by Astore Keymak
Valves offer cost-effective solutions, durability
10th November 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

While traditional metallic alloy valves have historically dominated the valves industry, a transition occurred following the advent of thermoplastic valves, which can provide substantial cost... 


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Predictive maintenance part of total service
10th November 2023

The introduction of a structured maintenance management programme, which can be implemented in-house, or partially outsourced to a professional organisation, is critical to maximising production... 


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Bearings manufacturer discusses technical paper at US conference
10th November 2023

Bearing selection plays a critical role in vertical turbine pump (VTP) performance, but application, medium and bearing material should also be considered during pump manufacturing or... 


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Sustainable gas development needed for South Africa
10th November 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Accelerated exploration in the oil and gas sector is critical for South Africa to boost economic development, help meet climate change targets by offering less carbon-intensive fossil fuels, and... 


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Thermal solutions increase efficiency
10th November 2023 By: Lynne Davies

An integrated site energy management plan is strongly advised amid South Africa’s power constraints, as it demonstrates opportunities – such as integrating electrical and thermal systems – to... 


Hudaco partners with Indian firm to bring branded energy solutions to South Africa
10th November 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

India-based energy solutions brand Luminous Power Technologies and South Africa’s Hudaco Energy have teamed up to bring a new range of applicable energy solutions to South Africa. The official... 


Rubicon aims to more than double its charging network by the end of 2024
10th November 2023 By: Irma Venter

Technology group Rubicon aims to expand its electric vehicle (EV) charging network from the current 90 chargers to more than 250 by the end of next year, says e-mobility director Greg Blandford.... 


Sacu’s fifth report card
10th November 2023 By: Riaan de Lange

A trade policy review, or TPR, is a review mandated in the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Agreements, in terms of which its member countries’ trade and related policies are examined and evaluated... 


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