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GE Gas Power addresses the energy trilemma to foster a more sustainable energy transition in mining operations

6th July 2022 Multinational industrial company General Electric (GE)  has been collaborating with energy stakeholders to deploy innovative technologies tailored to respond to the needs of the mining sector. Energy intensive industries, such as the mining and minerals sector, are under pressure from... 

Mbalula vows EV policy gaps are being discussed

By: Marleny Arnoldi     4th July 2022 Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has assured delegates attending the Southern African Transport Conference (SATC) on July 4 that his department is looking at policy gaps on automated and electric vehicles (EVs). This includes policy gaps on charging infrastructure and how EVs will be... 

Competition Tribunal allows Mpact to intervene in Corruseal, Neopak merger

By: Donna Slater     1st July 2022 The Competition Tribunal has granted paper and plastics packaging manufacturer Mpact leave to intervene in the intermediate merger proceedings between paper packaging company Corruseal and recycled containerboard company Neopak. In March, the Competition Commission prohibited the proposed... 

Mondi completes sales of personal care components business to Nitto Denko

By: Donna Slater     1st July 2022 Paper and packaging solutions company Mondi has completed the sale of its personal care components business (PCC), part of the engineered materials business unit, to Nitto Denko Corporation for an enterprise value of R1.05-billion (€615-million). Mondi group CEO Andrew King says the sale of PCC,... 

Feasibility study on the City of Cape Town’s takeover of Metrorail gets under way

By: Irma Venter     1st July 2022 The City of Cape Town will, on July 1, start a feasibility study on the devolution of the city’s passenger rail system from the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) to the metro. PRASA currently operates all commuter passenger rail systems in the country, with the exception of the Gautrain. 

Supply chain community’s first in-person gathering since Covid-19 was a huge success

30th June 2022 More than 600 supply chain professionals from Africa and around the world met in Cape Town for the 44th annual SAPICS Conference, hosted by The Professional Body for Supply Chain Management. It was the first in-person gathering of the SAPICS supply chain community since the start of the COVID-19... 

Sappi achieves EcoVadis platinum rating for third time

By: Marleny Arnoldi     29th June 2022 Pulp and paper manufacturer Sappi has, for the third consecutive year, achieved a platinum rating in the EcoVadis Corporate Social Responsibility assessment for its manufacturing operations in Europe, North America and Southern Africa. This places Sappi in the top 1% of all 90 000 companies... 

eWASA appoints Packaging Executive for section18 EPR

29th June 2022 The e-Waste Association of South Africa (eWASA) is proud to announce the appointment of Adri Spangenberg as Packaging Executive, with effect from 1 July 2022.   “In order for us to be compliant with the National Environmental Management: Waste Act and the Industry Waste Management Plan (IWMP)... 

South Africa is back in contention for the birthplace of humankind

By: Bloomberg     28th June 2022 Fossils of early human ancestors in South Africa may be 1 million years older than previously thought, according to a new study, putting the country back in contention for the place where humankind may have originated. The study of hominin remains from the Australopithecus genus found at the... 

G7 to allow fossil-fuel financing if climate pledges are kept

By: Bloomberg     28th June 2022 Group of Seven (G7) nations are set to allow some exceptional public financing of overseas fossil-fuel projects to continue provided that the investments are consistent with prior climate-change agreements, according to people familiar with the matter. The final text of the leaders’ statement,... 

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