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New boss for packaging and paper group

PAPER and packaging multinational, Mondi, has announced the appointment of Andrew King, as its new Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) with effect from 1...

New cam clutches help protect equipment and people

NEW to BMG’s extensive range of Tsubaki cam clutches, is the recently launched BS-F series, designed for high-speed inclined and long overland belt conveyors...

Fantastic! Plastics, packaging industries hail govt U-turn on waste plan

THE plastics and packaging industries of South Africa have welcomed the announcement Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, Barbara Creecy, to scrap the existing...

Boost for SA Eucalyptus research

UNDERSTANDING and modelling the processes of the wood formation of Eucalyptus trees is the focus of a newly announced research programme at Stellenbosch University. Created...

Sharp move! Acquisition aims to take a cut of Mpumalanga sawmill scene

WHEN the cutting equipment supplier and blade sharpener Bremsaw was up for sale, First Cut saw this as an ideal opportunity to further its...

Drones – friend or foe for your business?

THE rising popularity of drones and their rapid adoption for commercial use is largely due to the ever-expanding number of applications that these unmanned...

Hunt on for viable alternative uses for waste paper

MORE than 12 million tonnes of paper and paper packaging have been recovered in South Africa for recycling during the past decade. The overall...

New cam clutches help protect equipment and people

NEW to BMG’s extensive range of Tsubaki cam clutches, is the recently launched BS-F series, designed for high-speed inclined and long overland belt conveyors...

Growing importance of sensors in construction

TRADITIONALLY, modern construction machinery is controlled and moved predominantly by hydraulic systems, which means that electronics and control technologies have played only a minor...

Busted! 3 myths about timber construction

WHILE timber construction has a relatively small footprint in South Africa, the building material is enjoying increasing popularity and interest among the general public...

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Fuel prices head for record highs

SOARING international oil prices have set the stage for yet another hefty hike in fuel prices. That’s the warning from the Automobile Association (AA),...

R500m roads upgrade for Buffalo City

THE South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL) is to pump an estimated R500 million into a road infrastructure project in the Buffalo City Metropolitan...

Bakkie maker says YES again to youth employment

ISUZU Motors South Africa (IMSAf) has this week welcomed the next group of Youth Employment Service (YES) candidates. The YES programme, which was launched by...