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Zest for local content fuels company’s Africa growth

ZEST WEG’s four decades in Africa have produced a powerful local manufacturing base, and a growing footprint across sub-Saharan Africa, strengthening supply chains and...

Unpacking the ‘new normal’ of automation in food manufacturing

FOOD and beverage companies can now set the course for a time after COVID-19 using automation to boost competitiveness and productivity. Manufacturers should focus...

New-generation compact vector control drive

THE Delta ME300 series from supplier ElectroMechanica (EM) is a new-generation compact vector control drive that EM says inherits Delta’s superior drive technology with...

The real cost of inadequate infrastructure maintenance

The real cost of inadequate infrastructure maintenance THERE is a direct link between well-functioning infrastructure and a country’s economy, writes Raymond Obermeyer, Managing Director, SEW-Eurodrive Every...

Mobile labs plan to take food safety testing to rural SA

THE Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is collaborating with non-profit company Mobile Agricultural Skills and Development Training (MASDT) to introduce an accessible...

Gas group declares dividend despite COVID calamity

IN the face of the biggest fall in South Africa’s GDP since 1960, African Oxygen Limited (Afrox) has maintained a robust cash position enabling...

New ultrasonic ‘all round’ flowmeter

INSTROTECH HAS announced the release of Kobold’s new DUK flowmeters, for measuring, monitoring, metering and dosing of low viscosity fluids. Working on the principle of...

How motors and VSDs can help food and beverage plants reach sustainability goals

Variable speed drives (VSDs) and high-efficiency motors can help the industry address two key sustainability challenges – energy efficiency and water conservation, writes Brith Isaksson,...

Enhanced data collection for better lubrication management

SKF has extended the capability of its Enlight ProCollect portable data collection system, enabling maintenance engineers to plan lubrication routes around a factory or...

Online training for food and beverage applications

THE NSK academy, an online training portal, has added a new module to its portfolio of courses aimed at increasing the knowledge of those...

Bleak outlook for packaging in 2020

SOUTH Africa’s packaging industry could decline by more than 9% in 2020 as a result of severely impaired disposable income following the national lockdown...

The role of robots in post-COVID South Africa

STRINGENT health and safety measures have always been a concern for manufacturers, but many organisations will need to redouble their efforts to meet the...

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Metals, engineering indaba to tackle SA power supply problems

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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...