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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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Metals, engineering indaba to tackle SA power supply problems

THE Southern African Metals and Engineering Indaba, which takes place on 24 and 25 May at the IDC Auditorium in Sandton will probe the...

Does extension of COVID loan scheme mean it’s a failure?

By Thakhani Masindi THE National Treasury, the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) and the Banking Association South Africa launched the Loan Guarantee Scheme on 12...

Desalination plant won’t be enough to avert NMB water crisis, chamber warns

ORGANISED business in Nelson Mandela Bay has welcomed the Council’s recent green light for the construction of a seawater desalination plant but warned that...

A Sage new way for SMEs to automate business accounting

FNB and cloud business management company Sage have announced a partnership that they say will simplify the process of transferring financial transaction history to...