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Global forestry certification hailed a landmark for Africa

PULP and paper multi-national Sappi has announced that it has achieved the first Sustainable African Forest Assurance Scheme (SAFAS) certification to get the nod...

Paper recycling: time to box clever

SOUTH Africa’s paper recovery rate is at 68.5% with 1.2 million tonnes of recyclable paper products diverted from landfill during 2019, according to Anele...

Comfort bump for loader line

JOHN Deere has updated its E-Series knuckleboom loaders with new features that it says are driven by customer feedback and designed to boost operator...

Sugar producer welcomes tribunal green light for sale of starch business

TONGAAT Hulett has welcomed a decision by the Competition Tribunal to approve without conditions the acquisition of Tongaat Hulett Starch by the KLL Group,...

New GM for forestry co-op

DANNY Knoesen has been appointed NCT Forestry’s new General Manager effective from 1 July 2020. He succeeds Patrick Kime who retires at the end...

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...

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Malaysian energy company’s share transfer creates a pan-African group

PETRONAS has sold its 74% shareholding in Engen to Vivo Energy. Engen and Vivo Energy announced the completion of the transaction on 21 May...

Truck heavyweight launches more electric options in SA

IN line with Daimler Truck’s global ambition to offer 100% CO2 neutral trucks and buses by 2050, DTSA introduced its first fully battery electric...

Construction of Coega automotive plant to begin ‘shortly’

STELLANTIS, the world’s third-biggest automotive manufacturer by volume, and South Africa’s largest development funder, the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) have concluded key milestones that...

SA’s auto sector notes decline in exports, increase in (low) NEV sales

THE domestic automotive industry is celebrating the centenary of vehicle manufacturing in the country in 2024. In the Automotive Business Council (naamsa) Q1 2024...