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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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Scientific lab focuses on high-end R&D work in chemical, biological defence solutions
10th November 2023

Protechnik Laboratories Multidisciplinary scientific laboratory Protechnik Laboratories, a subsidiary of Armscor, is focused on high-end research and development work in chemical and biological... 


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AR Controls
10th November 2023

Gauteng-based AR Controls is a leading manufacturer, importer and stockist of a comprehensive range of internationally recognised valves and instrumentation ideal for critical process applications... 


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Armoured Vehicle Solutions: locally manufactured armoured vehicles
10th November 2023

South African manufacturer Armoured Vehicle Solutions (AVS) has introduced a range of light armoured vehicles (LAVs) that are unique in its category. The Milcat LAV offers supreme reliability,... 


Food, beverage sector fuels manufacturing output decrease in September
9th November 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) reports that manufacturing production decreased by 4.3% year-on-year in September. The largest negative contributors for the month were food and beverages, which... 


Global air cargo demand continued its recovery during September
9th November 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

Global air cargo demand in September continued its recovery, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has reported. (IATA is the global representative body for the airline industry.) In... 


Queensland Resources Minister Scott Stewart
Queensland to build common-user critical minerals facility
9th November 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Queensland company Sedgman has been appointed the managing contractor for the delivery of a critical minerals processing facility targeting vanadium and other rare earth elements. CIMIC group... 


A handful of Western critical mineral explorers plan to command premium prices for key metals used in EVs.
Western miners seek premium pricing for rare earth metals to break China grip
9th November 2023 By: Reuters

A handful of Canadian, German and Australian critical mineral explorers plan to command premium prices for key metals used in electric vehicles, promising quality and consistency in exchange for... 


More taxpayers pleased with Sars’ quality of service – survey
8th November 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

An increasing number of South African taxpayers believe the quality of service delivered by the South African Revenue Service (Sars) is improving, professional services firm PwC’s newly released... 


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Ford South Africa investing R5.2bn to produce PHEV Ranger model at Silverton plant
8th November 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

On the occasion of celebrating its 100-year anniversary, automotive manufacturer Ford Motor Company South Africa (FMCSA) has announced it will start producing plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV)... 


Futurelife opens new R75m factory near King Shaka Airport
Futurelife opens new R75m factory near King Shaka Airport
8th November 2023

Futurelife, which is owned by food and beverage company PepsiCo South Africa, has opened a brand new manufacturing facility in the Dube TradePort Special Economic Zone in KwaZulu-Natal 


The Central Lime Project, in Papua New Guinea.
Mayur raises $130m for PNG lime project
8th November 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Australia-listed Mayur Resources has raised $130-million to advance its Central Lime Project (CLP), with lime deemed a critical input in the processing of nonferrous battery and future green-facing... 


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Chrysos raises $75m to accelerate its growth
7th November 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Mining technology solutions provider Chrysos Corporation has received binding commitments for about 11.4-million new fully paid shares to raise $75-million to ensure it is well-capitalised to... 


Omnia’s half-year earnings impacted by macroeconomic challenges, but group remains resilient
7th November 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

JSE-listed Omnia expects to report lower headline earnings per share (HEPS), earnings per share (EPS), adjusted HEPS and adjusted EPS from continuing operations for the six months ended September... 


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Manufacturing agility meets rising demand
7th November 2023

Vibrating screen and feeder original equipment manufacturer Sandvik Rock Processing says that it is experiencing rising demand and record growth levels. To keep pace with equipment orders, the... 


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Rack-mounted, three-phase online UPS introduced
7th November 2023

A new uninterruptible power supply (UPS) promising high efficiency, with a compact footprint and lower total cost of ownership (TCO), is now available to South African and East African markets.... 


AECI mining projects boost earnings amid other pressures
6th November 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

An increase in mining explosives sales volumes in Southern Africa, Central Africa and Asia Pacific has helped to keep JSE-listed chemicals group AECI’s revenue and earnings in the nine months to... 


BMI’s tin price forecast up $700/t
6th November 2023 By: Darren Parker

Market research firm BMI, a Fitch Solutions company, has slightly raised its tin price forecasts for the year from an average of $25 000/t previously to $25 700/t.   This adjustment is driven by... 


Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi
South Africa risks losing business investment over visa ‘chaos’
6th November 2023 By: Bloomberg

In one of the world’s most unequal nations an acute shortage of skilled workers is restraining already tepid growth, limiting job creation and pushing some foreign investors to think about moving... 


Mick Davis' Vision Blue is investing in Mayur Resources' Central Lime project, in Papua New Guinea.
Mayur says Vision Blue may invest $40m in PNG lime project
6th November 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

ASX-listed Mayur Resources has entered into an investment agreement with Vision Blue Resources (VBR) that could see the Mick Davis-led group partner with the company on the Central Lime Project... 


Colossal Concrete Products reopens plant to manufacture railway sleepers
Colossal Concrete Products reopens plant to manufacture railway sleepers
5th November 2023

Southern Africa’s largest manufacturer of railway sleepers Colossal Concrete Products has reopened its mothballed De Aar factory in the Northern Cape, following the conclusion of a one-year... 


In diamond centre Antwerp, Russian gems are already shunned
3rd November 2023 By: Reuters

Only a few weeks after Russia invaded Ukraine in February 2022, Antwerp-based diamond dealer Thierry Tugendhaft started receiving calls from big jewellers in Paris asking him to stop supplying them... 


Compulsory electric motor efficiency regulation to reduce electricity use
3rd November 2023 By: Schalk Burger

The new proposed compulsory specification for efficiency requirements of electric motors will see South Africa's electric motor efficiency regulations lifted to International Electrotechnical... 


The CHRYSO polymer plant
Local admixture, polymer facilities put CHRYSO at leading edge
3rd November 2023

Having set up its South African offices and admixture manufacturing facility in Jet Park near Johannesburg in 2005, CHRYSO Southern Africa has developed extensive local capability to serve markets... 


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Supplier addresses challenges through product offering
3rd November 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

The mining industry requires innovative and automated solutions to mitigate the impact of various challenges, which industrial product supplier Bolts and Engineering Distributors (B.E.D.) provides... 


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Mintek’s AMAZEMET acquisition to support SA’s additive manufacturing ambitions
3rd November 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Mintek’s latest technological acquisition, the AMAZEMET rePowder ultrasonic atomisation and alloy development machine, is an extremely advanced piece of equipment that is expected to strengthen and... 


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Rolling Plus tyre manufacturing factory, Egypt
3rd November 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Egypt plans to establish a tyre-manufacturing factory on an 400 000 m2 site. 


Secrets, culture clashes and storytelling: What is holding mining innovation back?
2nd November 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Innovators in the mining and resources industry must tell their stories better, be more business-minded and truly understand their customers’ needs if they are to attract the investment required to... 


Pratley touts new products as it celebrates 75 years
Pratley touts new products as it celebrates 75 years
2nd November 2023

Local manufacturer Pratley celebrated its 75th anniversary at its manufacturing facility in Krugersdorp, Gauteng, in September this year, where it revealed new products in the pipeline. Sabrina... 


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Panel stresses need for supply chain diversification
2nd November 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

As Russia continues to wage war in Ukraine, it has shone a spotlight on supply chains and the sourcing of materials. Speaking during a panel hosted by British newspaper Financial Times during its... 



INCREASING PRODUCTION
Distribution Transformers increases its production capacity to manufacture extended product range
Distribution Transformers division increases Actom’s production capacity
2nd November 2023

Electro-mechanical manufacturing company Actom’s Distribution Transformers division has recently expanded the production capacity of its Knights manufacturing facility, in Germiston, to extend the... 


Jim Chalmers
Australia signals stepped up energy overhaul amid US splurge
2nd November 2023 By: Bloomberg

Australia needs a whole-of-government approach to bolster spending and investment in clean energy, Treasurer Jim Chalmers said, citing estimates a further A$225-billion is required by 2050 to... 


‘Nuclear renaissance’ being driven by new, safer and more efficient reactors
1st November 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

A panel of experts has found that new technology in the nuclear space is enabling a nuclear renaissance after two decades of low investment into new projects in this sector, especially as energy... 


Revolutionizing Africa’s Development Through Water Infrastructure: The BT Industrial Vision
Revolutionizing Africa’s Development Through Water Infrastructure: The BT Industrial Vision
1st November 2023

BT Industrial, a pioneering science and engineering company specialising in the design and manufacturing of HDPE pipes and water treatment plants, is vocal about the pivotal role of robust water... 


Bell Equipment has 45 000m² undercover manufacturing area in Richards Bay that complies with the ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System and welds to the internationally recognised ISO 3834-2 Appendix 10 standards
Bell launches new Bell Heavy Industries division
1st November 2023

With almost seventy years of demonstrated expertise in complex engineering, heavy fabrication, and machining for its own range of material handling equipment, Bell Equipment is now offering these... 


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Details of incentives for new energy vehicles in February
1st November 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana confirmed on Wednesday that government intended implementing tax and expenditure measures to support the domestic automotive sector’s transition to new energy... 


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Absa PMI starts the fourth quarter on a poor note
1st November 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

After having ended the third quarter on a downbeat note, the Absa Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) also had a poor start to the fourth quarter, with the index having dropped to 45.4 points in... 


The Cloquet mill
Sappi's Cloquet mill scores high in facility environmental management audit
31st October 2023 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed dissolving wood pulp and paper-based solutions company Sappi has completed a Higg Facility Environmental Management (FEM) verification audit at its Cloquet mill, in northern Minnesota,... 


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Local cement for local manufacturer
31st October 2023

A family-run, Pretoria-based manufacturer credits its growth in the precast product manufacturing sector to its long-standing partnership with South African cement supplier AfriSam. The business... 


Automated Guided Vehicles address mega warehouse challenges
Automated Guided Vehicles address mega warehouse challenges
31st October 2023

The rise in mega warehouses designed as major regional distribution and storage centres in South Africa is changing the way goods are moved within these buildings – and the buzzword is automation.... 


Microsoft Africa president Lillian Barnard
Microsoft to support 30m Africans, including 300 000 South Africans, to develop AI skills
31st October 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Information technology multinational Microsoft, at its 'AI: A New Era' event on October 30, announced plans to certify 30-million people in Africa in artificial intelligence- (AI-) related skills... 


Overall winner in the professional category: “Khalifah” neckpiece by Lungile Xhwantini from The Platinum Incubator
PlatAfrica honours best platinum jewellery designs
30th October 2023 By: Darren Parker

The winners of the twenty-fourth yearly PlatAfrica Jewellery Design and Manufacturing Competition were announced during a gala awards ceremony held in Melrose, Johannesburg, on October 27.   Hosted... 


South African economy to slow down this year before stabilising in 2024
30th October 2023 By: Darren Parker

South Africa's economic growth is projected to decelerate from 1.9% in 2022 to 0.4% this year, before picking up to 1.3% in 2024, according to data and analytics company GlobalData.  This comes as... 


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