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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...

Genset failure can cost companies dearly during load-shedding

A back-up power supply such as gensets is critical to reduce overall electricity demand during load-shedding. However, it is vital that such important equipment...

Stop AARTO now to prevent ‘grand scale’ looting, says road freight body

THE Road Freight Association (RFA) has called for an immediate halt to implementation of the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences Act (AARTO), citing...

Sustained safety focus delivers fatality-free record

THE year has started strongly for mining services specialist Murray & Roberts Cementation, with a resounding safety achievement of five million fatality free shifts....

The role of workplace breathalysers in tackling alcohol addiction

By Rhys Evans GOVERNMENT’S ban on alcohol as part of the COVID-19 lockdown highlighted the devastating impact alcohol abuse has on society. While alcohol was...

Lighting the way to COVID-free business premises

Face masks and social distancing remain key weapons in the fight against COVID-19, but landlords and business owners now have a third option, writes Conrad...

Unpacking the pandemic’s profound impact on the waste sector

ONE of the biggest changes last year was how businesses globally re-evaluated their approach to cleaning and hygiene regimes, including revision of waste management...

Durban refinery could be closed for months after fire

IT is likely to be several months before the Engen refinery in Durban, shut down after a fire on 4 December 2020, is operating...

Harnessing water from the sea

With the global demand for clean, safe and reliable water, coupled with rising populations and urbanization, the water industry in South Africa faces unprecedented...

Electronic pressure gauges for explosion hazard areas

INSTROTECH is offering Keller’s range of five intrinsically safe electronic pressure gauges for use in areas subject to gas explosion risks. They are compliant with...

Why skimping on welding spatter protection is a bad idea

POOR economic conditions – exacerbated by the COVID-19 lockdown – have tempted many manufacturers to cut back unwisely on health and safety facilities, risking...

Safety ABBility boost for mine hoists

GLOBAL technology company ABB has unveiled ABB Ability Safety Plus for hoists, a suite of mine hoist safety products. The products include Safety Plus...

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Municipality opens multi-million rand automotive hub

TRADING conditions for 33 informal traders and entrepreneurs who were previously operating under makeshift stalls have been transformed for the better following the official...

April / May 2021

The KZN Industrial & Business News is the only industrial publication of its kind dedicated to the region providing suppliers to industry with a...

Pothole patcher hailed a ‘game changer’ for SA roads and SMEs

KWAZULU-Natal-based Shisalanga Construction, known for road building innovations like using recycled plastic in asphalt, has now turned its attention to the nationwide pothole problem,...

Custom cluck trucks transport chicks in style

THE largest independent, non-integrated, day-old chick supplier in Southern Africa, Eagles Pride Hatchery, has taken delivery of two Serco-built truck bodies designed specifically for...