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Detergent brand’s R2.5m boost for water conservation

LEADING dishwasher detergent brand, Finish, has announced a R2.5-million donation to the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) to support water conservation efforts in...

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...

Telematics system now standard with top truck range

HINO-Connect, a full fleet management system, will be installed as a standard fitment on the full range of trucks offered by Hino South Africa...

R1bn agri-industrial fund to boost black farmers

IN a key development aimed at addressing funding constraints facing black farmers and breaking entry barriers to commercial farming, the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC),...

Manufacturers still reporting constrained supply chains, survey shows

GLOBAL restrictions implemented to curb the spread of COVID-19 have had a direct impact on manufacturing supply chains with constraints still evident across many...

How robots are making heavy bag handling safer and more productive

IN the ever-expanding demands of industry, robotics has had to flex and adapt to suit new niches. One such niche is the recent trend...

Why cheap ‘grey’ printer consumables could end up costing you plenty

IN tough economic times, the grip on production costs tightens and manufacturers may be tempted to cut costs. However, opting for less expensive consumables...

Are robots about to revolutionise storage tank inspections?

ELECTROCOMPONENTS PLC is working with UK-based consortium Project nautilUS on a robot project they believe will revolutionise inspections of petrochemical storage tanks. Project nautilUS has...

Lube-free chain promises reduced maintenance costs in food and beverage sector

BMG’s extensive range of Tsubaki chain products encompasses the Lambda lubrication-free roller chain series, which has been designed for industries where clean working environments...

R500k grant the cherry on top for localisation efforts

ISUZU Motors South Africa (IMSAf) recently issued an Enterprise Development grant of close to half a million Rand for the localisation of an extended...

Lifeline for COVID-hit hospitality businesses

STRUGGLING restaurants, catering and accommodation establishments that have been hit hard by the devastating impact of COVID-19, now have an opportunity to get back...

What R217bn will do for economic growth programmes

A total of R217 billion will be spent over the next three-years on ambitious economic development programmes aimed at promoting faster and sustained inclusive...

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7 000th unit assembled at Coega truck plant

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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...