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Continental shift: tyre maker officially welcomes new boss after lengthy COVID delay

MARTIN Buday has officially taken over the reins as Managing Director at Continental Tyre South Africa (CTSA), bringing almost two decades of experience in...

Thermopolymer beats brass bushings for tyre maker

WHILE most people tyres with rubber, another essential component is carbon black, which gives automotive tyres their colouring as well as their stiffness, strength...

Helping to close the skills gaps in plastics manufacturing

STEADY demand for plastics in diverse industries should place plastics manufacturers in good stead but increasing global competition and a shortage of qualified skills...

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...

Better than OEM forklift spares?

BEARING and wear part manufacturer Vesconite Bearings has increased its efforts to develop better-than-original equipment manufacturer (OEM) forklift parts. That’s according to the company’s Forklift...

No rescue. Veteran PE tyre plant to close

BRIDGESTONE South Africa (BSAF) has finalised the process to close its tyre manufacturing plant in Port Elizabeth, this despite a promise by Eastern Cape...

Big jump in SA polystyrene recycling

POLYSTYRENE recycling in South Africa has increased by 19%, thanks to the tremendous growth in end-markets using post-consumer polystyrene, including home décor and construction. According...

Impact traffic door hard wearing and easy on the eye

THE Apex SR 9000 heavy duty impact traffic door combines functionality with longevity and allows easy movement of pedestrians and goods. The locally manufactured...

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...

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...

Rubbery stuff! Sustainable access flooring from old tyres

KBAC Flooring’s Raised Flooring division now has the capacity to provide what it says is a unique form of “green” raised flooring which uses...

Packa-Ching! Supermarket group fights plastic waste

IN line with the Shoprite Group’s commitment to ensure that 100% of its plastic packaging is reusable and/or recyclable by 2025, it is now...

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Ports authority pulls plug on Ngqura liquid bulk storage terminal

TRANSNET National Ports Authority (TNPA) has pulled out of development of the proposed new liquid bulk storage terminal at the Port of Ngqura but...

R253m road project boon for EC town

THE South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL) met with the Dordrecht business fraternity recently to discuss the economic benefits and job opportunities presented by...

Council tweaks budget in bid to stop taps running dry

AS the ongoing drought continues to grip the Kouga region, Kouga Municipality Council recently adjusted its capital budget in an attempt to prevent taps...

NMB drought mitigation plans ‘in overdrive’

THE Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality’s drought mitigation plans are in overdrive as the region continues to experience insignificant rainfall and low dam levels that...