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Top sustainability rating for SA paper heavyweight

GLOBALLY accredited sustainability ratings provider EcoVadis has scored Sappi Southern Africa Platinum Medal status in its assessment of how well the company has integrated...

Paper recycling: time to box clever

SOUTH Africa’s paper recovery rate is at 68.5% with 1.2 million tonnes of recyclable paper products diverted from landfill during 2019, according to Anele...

Comfort bump for loader line

JOHN Deere has updated its E-Series knuckleboom loaders with new features that it says are driven by customer feedback and designed to boost operator...

Sugar producer welcomes tribunal green light for sale of starch business

TONGAAT Hulett has welcomed a decision by the Competition Tribunal to approve without conditions the acquisition of Tongaat Hulett Starch by the KLL Group,...

KZN South Coast marine waste study released

SASOL has released a baseline study it commissioned to understand the challenges around waste pollution affecting the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast, specifically targeting the Amanzimtoti...

New GM for forestry co-op

DANNY Knoesen has been appointed NCT Forestry’s new General Manager effective from 1 July 2020. He succeeds Patrick Kime who retires at the end...

Mega digester delivery a ‘game changer’ for Africa water re-use

PIETERMARITZBURG-based Sustainable water and wastewater solutions company Talbot has delivered what it says is the first Econvert Eco Digester to be installed on the...

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...

Pulp giant’s profits plummet, but R7.7bn KZN mill expansion continues

SAPPI is to press ahead with a R7.7-billion upgrade of its Saiccor mill at Umkomaas on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast, this despite a slump...

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...

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Freight body ‘dismayed’ as cyber-attack cripples ports

THE Road Freight Association (RFA) has voiced its dismay and grave concern at the recent cyber-attack on Transnet which caused crippling delays and disruptions...

Insurer pledges R10 million to rebuild SMEs following riots

OLD Mutual Insure says it is working around the clock to finalise looting-related claims – which it is mandated to handle on behalf of...

Big rebrand for top civils stable of companies

OSBORN Engineered Products, a leading manufacturer of specialised equipment for asphalt road building, aggregate processing and concrete production has unified under the new global...

N3 upgrades on track says roads agency

CONSTRUCTION work on the upgrade of N3 from the Cato Ridge Interchange to the northern end of the Dardanelles Cutting started on 14 April...

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Freight body ‘dismayed’ as cyber-attack cripples ports

THE Road Freight Association (RFA) has voiced its dismay and grave concern at the recent cyber-attack on Transnet which caused crippling delays and disruptions...

Insurer pledges R10 million to rebuild SMEs following riots

OLD Mutual Insure says it is working around the clock to finalise looting-related claims – which it is mandated to handle on behalf of...

Big rebrand for top civils stable of companies

OSBORN Engineered Products, a leading manufacturer of specialised equipment for asphalt road building, aggregate processing and concrete production has unified under the new global...

N3 upgrades on track says roads agency

CONSTRUCTION work on the upgrade of N3 from the Cato Ridge Interchange to the northern end of the Dardanelles Cutting started on 14 April...