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Ways that big and small business can support each other

SMALL businesses in South Africa account for over 98% of the total number of businesses. They provide over one-quarter of all private sector jobs...

Small world: SA nanotech scientist achieves big results

PROFESSOR Suprakas Sinha Ray leads one of the CSIR’s most productive research groups in the field of nanotechnology, and he is one of the...

US vertical inspection tech for tank farm maintenance

WHEN a large petrochemical tank farm depot in Germiston was investigating alternative maintenance methods that are cost-effective as well as quick and flexible, it...

Durban born chemicals company still going strong after 90 years

IT took courage back in 1932 to start a new business in the middle of the most severe economic depression ever. Yet the Durban...

No hydrogen economy growth without investment in skills

By Yershen Pillay THERE is growing excitement in South Africa at the prospect of the Hydrogen Economy, particularly as we are one of just two...

Hazardous locations seminar and cable gland training

ACCORDING to the South African National Standards (SANS) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), a hazardous area is where there is a risk of...

Durban chemical disaster ‘tip of regulatory failure iceberg’

THE fire at the United Phosphorus Limited (UPL) chemical plant and subsequent environmental disaster is just the tip of regulatory failure iceberg and similar...

Hazardous locations seminar and cable gland training

ACCORDING to the South African National Standards (SANS) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), a hazardous area is where there is a risk of...

Oxygen shortage hits industrial production

IN recent weeks, there have been news reports of the high demand for medical oxygen putting significant pressure on oxygen suppliers and affecting industrial...

Nifty nitrogen generators offer agile advantages to industry

IT is crucial for companies, whether they specialise in chemical manufacturing, electronics, fabrication, food and beverage or other sectors, to have a reliable and...

Consumer goods giant’s R19bn ‘Clean Future’ commitment hailed a game changer in fight against global warming

UNILEVER’S commitment to investing 1 billion Euros (more than R19 billion) globally on technology to help it to transition away from fossil fuel derived...

New Westville HQ for condition monitoring company

CONDITION monitoring specialists, WearCheck, recently relocated their head office and main laboratory from Pinetown to Westville, just outside Durban. The company’s Durban transformer laboratory...

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R3.4bn multimodal Bayhead terminal a leap in the right direction for Durban Port

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Sites on the N3 to be first in network of off-grid electric truck charging stations

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President praises upgraded Pinetown packaging plant

ON a visit to KwaZulu-Natal on 4 April, President Cyril Ramaphosa officially reopened Tetra Pak’s plant in Pinetown following an upgrade and expansion programme...

Tapping into young STEM potential in eThekwini

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