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Manufacturing Indaba KwaZulu-Natal 2019 focused on growing Provincial manufacturing production

10th May 2019 Manufacturing Indaba KwaZulu-Natal 2019 (MI KZN) hosted a breakfast presentation on Friday 10th, 2019 at the Durban Convention Centre (Durban ICC). “The information shared about what to expect from this years KZN Manufacturing Indaba was excellent. I also really enjoyed learning about what will... 

Sappi says dissolving wood pulp prospects remain strong despite near-term pressures 

By: Terence Creamer     9th May 2019 Diversified forests products group Sappi is warning of lower full-year earnings, owing to ongoing market weakness for graphic paper, as well as near-term pricing and volume pressures for its expanding dissolving wood pulp business. The company reported a decline second-quarter profit to... 


19th April 2019 EMVAfrica stocks and supplies industrial stainless steel pipes, tubes, fittings, flanges as well as valves and actuators. The powerful new EMVAfrica brand stems from the consolidation of three solid companies - Energy Engineered Products, Multi Alloys and E-Metals Cape. 

Sappi, Borregaard celebrate 20 years of biorefinery investment

By: Simone Liedtke     8th April 2019 LignoTech South Africa – the 50:50 joint venture between South Africa’s Sappi and Norway’s Borregaard – is celebrating 20 years of operations. The KwaZulu-Natal-based lignin extraction plant was first commissioned in December 1998 and officially opened in 1999. 

Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme – fourth window, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     5th April 2019 An update on the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme – fourth window. 

Packaging sector is growing, needs recyclable material

By: Jessica Oosthuizen     29th March 2019 The local packaging sector is growing, and to make it as resource conserving as possible the market requires more packaging material that is recyclable and biodegradable. Paper, as a renewable resource, offers such an alternative by adhering to quality and environmental specifications, says paper... 

Project Vulindlela, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     29th March 2019 Work has started on the project. 

Sappi - Steve Binnie

27th March 2019 As South Africa emerged into democracy and re-joined the world community, the country focused on nation building with a collective expectation of inclusive growth and development. For Sappi, this has been a period of tremendous growth and change, both domestically and globally. Working from our... 

M&R expects significant improvement in interim HEPS

By: Nadine James     19th February 2019 JSE-listed engineering group Murray & Roberts (M&R) expects a significant improvement in total earnings per share (EPS) and headline earnings per share (HEPS) for the six months ended December 31. Basic EPS for the period are expected to increase by between 57% and 75% year-on-year to between 44c... 

Sappi delivers strong Q1 performance despite difficult operating environment 

By: Simone Liedtke     6th February 2019 Despite a difficult operating environment, diversified woodfibre company Sappi’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (Ebitda) increased by 15% year-on-year and its profit by 29% year-on-year in the quarter ended December 31. Profitability for the first quarter of the... 

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