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Free trade agreement offers huge opportunities for Africa, but much work still needed

By Bobby Madhav THE Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement came into effect on 1 January 2021. A total of 54 of Africa’s 55...

‘Green’ switchgear will play a vital role in renewable power

By Marcel Buckner THE global energy industry is undergoing a massive transformation driven by renewables. Along with solar, wind, storage and other technologies, the internet...

Agricultural sector soars out of bad times

SOUTH Africa’s agricultural sector was the only shining star in the economy in 2020, escaping the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic relatively unscathed, with...

Cargo heists on the rise – counting the cost of security

AN unprecedented surge in international freight rates of up to 700 percent is putting many companies under enormous pressure and forcing them to take...

Maritime enforcement laws a lifeline for shipping creditors

SOUTH Africa’s maritime enforcement laws can be a lifeline for shipping creditors left high and dry despite having an arbitration award against their debtors. That’s...

Trucks brand now a FAWce to be reckoned with

FAW Trucks achieved a significant milestone in its local history by taking the top spot in the Heavy Commercial Vehicle (HCV) segment of the...

Steering fleets to an all-electric future

ABB and Amazon Web Services (AWS), an Amazon.com, Inc. company, announced a collaboration to jointly develop a cloud-based digital solution for the real-time fleet...

Agri-park incubator for Durban’s Outer West

A farm in Cato Ridge in Durban’s Outer West is to be developed into an agri-park incubator as part of an eThekwini Municipality plan...

We’re getting better! Premier welcomes latest AG report

KZN Premier Sihle Zikalala has welcomed the latest report from the Auditor-General which points to marked improvement in audit outcomes for provincial government departments. While...

Training the new wave of young skilled workers

By Mamiki Matlawa ACCORDING to Stats SA, there is a staggering unemployment rate of 63,2% among the youth, accounting for individuals between the ages of...

Move to boost welding sector’s tech cred

THE Southern African Institute of Welding (SAIW) and the CSIR have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will see the two organisations...

An auto sales anniversary worth celebrating

AS the country observed the first-year anniversary since the start of lockdown, new vehicle sales provided reason for the industry to celebrate. Twelve months ago,...

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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...