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The future of retail is here – and it’s more cost-effective, more sustainable and proudly South African

By: Creamer Media Reporter      1st October 2020 Barrows Global launches the world’s first circular retail display, which is up to 20% more cost effective for brands and has a 37% carbon saving Barrows Global, a leading retail design and manufacturer, has launched the first promotional display fit for a circular economy, the PolyAl unit.... 

2020 SAPICS conference for supply chain professionals goes online

25th September 2020 The Covid-19 crisis has highlighted the importance of supply chains to everyone; for everything that we eat, drink and use every day. The availability of goods ranging from toilet paper to PPE (personal protective equipment) was impacted by the effect of the pandemic on global supply chains. The... 

Creecy shares strides govt has made in circular economy efforts

By: Marleny Arnoldi     17th September 2020 Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Barbara Creecy says government understands how green industries can open up new possibilities for development and create much-needed jobs in South Africa. Delivering a keynote address at the Waste Khoro 2020 event, which was held virtually on... 

Private reserves in SA contribute to protection of carnivores but formal parks remain key

By: Rebecca Campbell     28th August 2020 Research undertaken in South Africa’s Kwazulu-Natal province by an international team of wildlife ecologists has confirmed the value of privately-owned nature reserves and game farms in conserving free-ranging carnivorous animals but also highlighted the fundamental role of formal (national and... 

Schauenburg goes Solar

By: Creamer Media Reporter      24th August 2020 Schauenburg Systems recently finalized the installation of a Solar Power Plant at their head office based in Kempton Park. This photovoltaic system consists of 355 panels on the carports around the building and is designed to produce approx. 250 MWh per year.  Even in winter during noon-time... 

Creecy extends public comment on compulsory proposed manufacturer recycling regulations

By: Donna Slater     21st August 2020 Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Barbara Creecy, on August 5, granted a 30-day extension for public comment on proposed regulations regarding extended producer responsibility with regard to the management of waste post the consumer stage of a product’s lifecycle. Members of the... 

Young entrepreneurs strive towards business growth despite tough economic times

By: Creamer Media Reporter      20th August 2020 As South Africa’s unemployment rate increases to a staggering 30.1%, the far-reaching impact of Covid-19 on businesses, both big and small has become an ever-growing concern. However, as highlighted by President Cyril Ramaphosa in a recent address to the nation – entrepreneurs and SMME’s present... 

Aspasa takes action against dodgy concrete lab test results

By: Marleny Arnoldi     20th August 2020 The Aggregate and Sand Producers Association of South Africa (Aspasa) has hosted an urgent meeting of its technical committee to address inaccurate and procedurally incorrect laboratory tests that are costing the sand and aggregate industry millions of rands every year. Aspasa director Nico... 

Safety Rope (SRO) limit switch – the emergency stop button from Bernstein

19th August 2020 In April this year, Bernstein introduced their new Safety Rope limit switch to the international market. Bernstein has focused on developing the best electrical safety products to protect machine and process operators for over 70 years and the SRO is no exception. The German-based industrial... 

Payroll survey launched to gain insight into payroll deductions environment

By: Donna Slater     18th August 2020 The South African Payroll Association (Sapa) is conducting a survey to obtain insights into South Africa’s payroll deductions landscape. The survey results will assist in accelerating the process of finalising an informed, robust and comprehensive regulatory position on payroll deductions in... 

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