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Gqeberha facility’s shot in arm for SA vaccine hopes

SOUTH Africa’s stalled COVID-19 vaccine drive has received a sorely needed shot in the arm with the news that Aspen Pharmacare will soon start...

Medical waste surge expected during pandemic third wave

Waste and recycling company Averda, which has extensive medical waste treatment operations in South Africa, reports that they treated over 600 000 tons of Covid...

Automaker’s ‘breath of life’ to SA public hospitals

MERCEDES-Benz South Africa (MBSA) has donated 1 000 non-invasive Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) respirator devices, in support of the Department of Health’s ongoing...

Hygiene practices can help limit further spread of African Swine Flu

THE recent outbreak of African Swine Flu (ASF) is a reminder that the food supply chain is under constant threat of disease or contamination...

Beware of COVID complacency in the workplace

AFTER months of lockdowns, social distancing and sanitising, it is easy to suffer from COVID fatigue and tempting to become lax when it comes...

COVID vaccinations: can bosses make them compulsory?

The notion of mandatory vaccination against COVID-19 has become a talking point for employers globally. Talita Laubscher, Partner, and Chloë Loubser, Senior Associate, Bowmans...

Call for probe into SA business links with Zim tobacco cartels

THE South Africa Tobacco Transformation Alliance (SATTA) has called for an urgent investigation into revelations of an illicit international axis involving Zimbabwean tobacco smugglers,...

EC invention a ‘game changer’ in war on COVID

AN enterprising group of South African doctors, engineers and designers based in East London has invented a medical device that they believe will revolutionises...

100-bed modular hospital boosts EC pandemic efforts

SIEMENS South Africa has joined forces with several other organisations to provide a 100-bed separate modular hospital to the Cecilia Makiwane Hospital in East...

No medical oxygen shortage in COVID-ravaged EC, supplier insists

AS health workers in the Eastern Cape battle to cope with a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, Afrox, the only supplier of medical...

New machines a boost for anti-COVID fight

A R1.5-million donation from edible oil processor and consumer goods heavyweight Willowton Group promises to be a significant boost in the fight against the...

Optimising DeNOx plants with in-situ gas analysers

NEW environmental legislation and companies’ self-imposed sustainability obligations have contributed to a marked increase in environmental awareness. This is especially so when it comes...

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EC pet food company expands pawprint into Gauteng

MONTEGO Pet Nutrition recently acquired an existing 3,000 sqm pet food production facility in Rosslyn, Pretoria, a move that is expected to boost the...

Plastic recycling heavyweights sign sustainability pledge

THE South African Plastics Recycling Organisation (SAPRO) and MyPlas have become the latest signatories of Operation Clean Sweep (OCS), an international stewardship programme designed...

Confusion over EC healthcare worker contracts

By Luvuyo Mehlwana THOUSANDS of healthcare contract workers in the Eastern Cape Department of Health face an uncertain future over the continued extension of their...

Boost for businesses in the circular economy

INSECO, an agro-processing and industrial biology company in Cape Town is investing in sustainable food protein and has designed waste management systems to convert...