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Renewable Energy feature to debut at IFAT Africa 2021

18th June 2020 IFAT Africa, the leading trade fair for water, sewage, refuse and recycling in Southern Africa, has announced a new highlight to be launched at the 2021 trade show – Powered by IFAT, a focused renewable Energy Pavilion, supported by Renewable Energy Track at the IFAT forum. The new pavilion will... 

Aluminium in spotlight as LME opts for low-carbon trading platform 

By: Martin Creamer     8th June 2020 Aluminium may find itself with an officially recognised ‘green’ tag when a low-carbon version of the metal is given new trading platform next year. FT Weekend and Aluminium International Today have reported that the London Metal Exchange (LME) will next year launch a platform to trade low-carbon... 

Unique pilot programme boost for recycling sector reeling from the Covid-19 lockdown

5th June 2020 A unique recycling pilot programme in Joburg has delivered welcome results for a sector brought to its knees by the coronavirus lockdown, with informal reclaimers now returning to work after months of enforced quarantine. Data shows how the programme not only boosted the city’s recycling rates... 

Tech company harnesses the technology capacity of trees

5th June 2020 ABAX AS is a leading telematics SaaS provider that gives businesses with corporate vehicles the ability to monitor emission-related driving incidents and see exactly what costs are associated with unfavorable driving behaviour. Every subscription purchased contributes directly to the... 

Traceability emerges as an imperative for African manufacturers

2nd June 2020 Globalisation, developments in international trade, changing customer expectations, digital transformation and, of course, the novel coronavirus, are forcing the African manufacturing sector to reinvent itself.  In a world where COVID-19 imposes physical distancing requirements on us and reveals... 

Mondi appoints new CFO

By: Donna Slater     26th May 2020 Packaging and paper manufacturer Mondi has appointed Mike Powell as its new CFO and executive director with an effective date yet to be announced. Following a thorough recruitment process involving internal and external candidates, Powell was appointed to succeed Andrew King, who was appointed... 

Pandemic highlights role of digital readiness in mitigating supply-chain risks

By: Schalk Burger     1st May 2020 Covid-19 is disrupting economic and social life, but it is occurring in a time of rapid digitalisation, which, in turn, is helping governments, businesses and consumers in their decision-making to respond and adapt to the situation. However, differences in digital readiness hamper the ability of... 

Lockdown highlights food supply importance

By: Darren Parker     1st May 2020 The Covid-19 outbreak and consequent measures taken by government to combat its spread have highlighted the importance of food supply, says motors and drives company SEW Eurodrive MD Raymond Obermeyer. “We will ensure that we reconsider the areas that we believe will benefit the agriculture... 

Lockdown curfew from 20:00 to 05:00 starting on 1 May

By: News24Wire      25th April 2020 As of 1 May, a national curfew from 20:00 to 05:00 will be in place and it will be applicable to everyone except essential workers travelling to and from work. The country is expected to move from a Level 5 to a Level 4 lockdown, allowing limited economic activity but keeping most existing... 

Even essential industries have suffered reduced demand

By: Marleny Arnoldi     24th April 2020 Leading up to the phased reopening of the economy that South Africa will undertake from May 1, research institute Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies (Tips) says data on the overall economic impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic is not yet available, but the economy will undoubtedly suffer owing to... 

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