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Moving toward gas as part of South Africa’s energy mix opens up sustainable employment opportunities 

24th May 2022 By Viren Sookun, MD of Oxyon Looking at the current power crisis in South Africa, there can be no doubt that alternative solutions to coal and diesel generation need to be found. Renewable and green energy is obviously the ultimate end goal, but this is many years away, and in the interim,... 

Cost-effective electrical termination solutions for the construction industry

24th May 2022 Pratley has a range of cost-effective electrical solutions available to assist contractors in a recovering construction industry. “It is important that one does not compromise on quality in favour of cost, which is especially important when it comes to safety-critical electrical termination... 

SA mining looks to the long term despite its waning standing on the investment attractiveness index

6th May 2022 By Charles Young (Partner and Head of Mining), Wandisile Mandlana (Partner), and Ross McLean (Senior Associate), Bowmans South Africa In the latest Fraser Institute’s Annual Survey of Mining Companies 2021, which ranks countries’ attractiveness in terms of policy, mineral potential and other... 

Hello Pay launches new high-end mPOS device

5th May 2022 Mobile point-of-sale solutions (mPOS) are no longer ‘alternative’ payment solutions – even small vendors who aren’t using this technology, will soon lose out if they don’t adapt. The market is expected to achieve a compound annual growth rate of almost 20 percent between 2021 and 2027, with many... 

Vessel backlogs cleared at Cape Town Container Terminal

By: Darren Parker     4th May 2022 The combination of consenting weather, an improved equipment reliability programme and increased human resources has cleared vessel backlogs at the Cape Town Container Terminal (CTCT), State-owned Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) said in a statement on May 4. “Vessels are now able to berth on... 

Durban car terminal volumes jump on used and budget-car imports

By: Irma Venter     29th April 2022 The Durban Car Terminal (DCT) has set a new yearly record of handling 531 755 fully built-up units over the 12-month period ended March 31.  The recovery from Covid-19 is happening sooner than expected in the automotive industry, with car hire companies refleeting as the domestic hospitality... 

KZN floods force Grindrod to suspend operations at five sites for weeks

By: Irma Venter     29th April 2022 JSE-listed freight and logistics group Grindrod says its container depots, terminals and warehouse facilities in and around central Durban have been heavily impacted on by the recent floods in KwaZulu-Natal, with operations at five sites suspended – “and likely to be so for several weeks”. “We... 

CGA welcomes efforts to get Durban port, related infrastructure up and running

By: Schalk Burger     22nd April 2022 Industry association the Citrus Growers' Association of Southern Africa (CGA) says it is encouraged by the work done by the Department of Public Enterprises (DPE), Transnet and the eThekwini municipality to reopen the Durban port. The arterial Bayhead road has been partially reopened ahead of... 

Businesses start to count the costs of the KZN flooding

22nd April 2022 The recent flooding in KwaZulu-Natal has had a huge impact on businesses operating in South Africa in general and more so on those operating in the province. Apart from lost productivity, there has also been significant damage to infrastructure. Shumani Industrial Equipment, which recently opened... 

Incheon International Airport hydrogen project, South Korea

By: Sheila Barradas     22nd April 2022 The Air Liquide, Airbus, Korean Air and Incheon International Airport Corporation plan to investigate the use of hydrogen in the decarbonisation of the aviation sector, in South Korea. 

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