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Resources a key part to recovery - Minister

By: Esmarie Iannucci     Updated 49 minutes ago Federal Resources Minister Keith Pitt said that the federal and state and territory governments were working to ensure that critical resources projects kept operating during the Covid-19 pandemic. “The Australian resources sector is a key part of the Australian economy. The commodities... 

BI optimises supply-chain management over its 42-branch network

Updated 50 minutes ago Leading supplier Bearings International (BI), part of the Hudaco Group, has embarked on a process to engage more with the group companies so as to unlock synergies in terms of solutions for its diverse client base. With a 42-branch network across South Africa, BI’s complex supply chain commences... 

Transnet scales back to only essential services, operations

By: Simone Liedtke     27th March 2020 In line with government’s implementation of a three-week lockdown of the country to reduce the spread of the Covid-19 virus, State-owned entity Transnet will be scaling down its transportation services and operations of non-essential cargo during this period. After consultation with various... 

International air transport body urges global economic group to act to save aviation

By: Rebecca Campbell     27th March 2020 On March 26 the International Air Transport Association (Iata) addressed an appeal, on behalf of the global airline industry, to the leaders of the Group of 20 leading economic powers (G20). The G20 members together accounted for some 85% of the world’s gross domestic product, more than 75% of... 

Steel vs plastic water tanks

26th March 2020 Water scarcity and water stress is a reality for South Africans; people are turning to water storage tanks to help with short-term solutions to minimise interruption of their water supply. Water tanks are used to store large quantities of water for many different reasons, including agricultural... 

Groundwater expert wins Stockholm Water Prize

By: Natasha Odendaal     25th March 2020 The 2020 Stockholm Water Prize has been awarded to groundwater expert Dr John Cherry for discoveries that have revolutionised the understanding of groundwater vulnerability. His research, which has raised awareness of how groundwater contamination is growing across the world, has led to new, more... 

Opinion: Working together to keep public transport Covid-19 free

20th March 2020 In less than a week South Africans have begun adapting to the declaration of a global pandemic, a national state of disaster and the immediate and widespread disruption to our daily lives. The World Health Organisation’s declaration on 13 March 2020 that the global Covid-19 outbreak constituted a... 

You break it, you buy it

By: Riaan de Lange     20th March 2020 “Beautiful to look at, lovely to hold, but if you should break it, consider it sold.” This rhyme evokes memories of the terror I experienced as a youngster when I was about to enter a shop displaying this message. I recall the drill. As I pushed the door open, which, without exception, triggered... 

Corobrik’s face bricks used to create homes in Roodepoort’s Princess Plots Informal Settlement

17th March 2020 The first phase of the Princess Plots Informal Settlement Upgrade Project has seen 281 homes handed over to residents in this Roodepoort-based settlement, with the construction incorporating Corobrik’s dynamic Fynbos Geel and Fynbos Rooi clay face bricks. The project, which got underway in 2014,... 

SA Express reassures public about its safety and regulatory compliance

By: Rebecca Campbell     13th March 2020 State-owned regional airline SA Express, which is currently under business rescue, has assured that its aircraft meet all safety requirements. It did so in a press release issued on Thursday. That press release also revealed that the airline’s business rescue practitioners (BRPs) had submitted a... 

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