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Pandemic delivers mixed fortunes for laboratory, analytics industry

By: Creamer Media Reporter      19th October 2020 The pandemic has resulted in an overall drop in revenues for global laboratory and analytics businesses, although some segments in the sector reported a spike in demand. This is according to Mathis Kuchejda, Chairman of the German Industry Association for Analysis and Laboratory Technology,... 

John Moffat Prolock awarded hospitals tender

By: Creamer Media Reporter      1st October 2020 Johannesburg-based John Moffat Prolock (JMP) has been awarded a contract to supply government hospitals in Gauteng with its locally manufactured face shields. Jerome Govender, JMP Executive Director, said the company was facing decreased off-take due to COVID-19 and identified face shield... 

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... 

SF6 – once a saviour for the electricity industry, now a pariah

By: Creamer Media Reporter      25th September 2020 By Marcel Buckner, Power Distribution Business Development Manager, Africa, at Eaton Sometimes today’s hottest new product is tomorrow’s problem child, and this is true for sulphur hexafluoride (SF6), a man-made colourless, odourless gas that was introduced to replace oil as a dielectric... 

Engen brings food relief to Rustenburg community

25th August 2020 As a company that cares deeply about the communities in which it operates, Engen has partnered with the Gift of the Givers to provide food relief and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to the community neighbouring the Engen Depot in Rustenburg.  Adhering to strict social distancing and all... 

Engen brings food relief to Klerksdorp community

24th August 2020 As a company that cares deeply about the communities in which it operates, Engen has partnered with the Gift of the Givers to provide food relief and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to the community neighbouring the Engen Depot in Klerksdorp.  Adhering to strict social distancing and all... 

Regional integration should be a tool for wealth creation in Africa, says AfDB

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     21st August 2020 The Covid-19 pandemic and its health and economic impacts has forced a global rethink of the current multilateral framework and what it means for the future and, for Africa, Covid-19 has served as a wake-up call in many ways, says African Development Bank (AfDB) regional development VP Khaled... 

PPE scandal highlights need to modernise public procurement 

By: Terence Creamer     21st August 2020 The National Treasury has halted the emergency procurement of personal protective equipment (PPE) and reverted to open procurement processes amid a normalisation of supply and growing allegations of corruption, which Finance Minister Tito Mboweni acknowledged on Wednesday had led to a breakdown... 

Alcohol industry commits R150m to harm-reduction programmes

By: Simone Liedtke     20th August 2020 The South African alcohol industry has committed R150-million to direct harm-reduction programmes over the coming year. The investment is to focus on upscaling existing programmes and finding new, innovative measures to deal with key areas of concern, including drinking and driving or walking,... 

Mpumalanga Premier to appoint independent investigators to uncover PPE corruption

By: Yvonne Silaule     20th August 2020 Mpumalanga Premier Refilwe Mtshweni-Tsipane will be appointing an independent team of investigators to urgently lay bare Covid-19-related personal protective equipment (PPE) corruption.  The Mpumalanga Economic Growth Agency, Mpumalanga Provincial Treasury; Department of Culture, Sports and... 

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