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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...

Last chance to fast-track your small business

IS your company an SME in the clothing and textile, automotive or chemical industry? Then you’re almost out of time to enter the 2021...

Advanced drive solutions help cut costs, boost chemical plant security

BMG’s range of Danfoss electronic, mechanical and intelligent ‘mechatronic’ devices are designed to optimise automation processes and reduce energy consumption in many sectors, including...

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...

Cleaning up SA’s pharmaceutical industry

THE global cleanroom technology market size is expected to reach USD 5.0 billion by 2028 and is expected to expand at a rate of...

Rural co-ops say aloe to homegrown beauty products

TWENTY co-operative members from Ulundi, who received training to manufacture beauty products using the natural resource of aloe, were recognised at a certification ceremony...

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...

One-stop shop for sealants and adhesives

WHETHER a new construction, rebuild or renovation, architects and professional contractors specify and use reliable, effective and quality sealants and adhesives throughout a project. Den...

Say aloe to economic opportunities for cooperatives

AS South Africa strives for economic recovery and inclusive growth, the role of cooperatives in our socio-economic development cannot be underestimated. That’s according to the...

New body to protect paint retailers from state ‘invasion’

THE South African Paint Manufacturing Association (SAPMA) has established a sister organisation, the Retail Hardware and Paint Association, to intensively lobby and represent the...

How robots are making heavy bag handling safer and more productive

IN the ever-expanding demands of industry, robotics has had to flex and adapt to suit new niches. One such niche is the recent trend...

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...

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Financial reports won’t save local government crisis, warns town and regional planners

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N3 truck blockade: It’s ‘economic sabotage’, say ministers and business

ANOTHER truck blockade saw Van Reenen's Pass on the N3, the country's main domestic trade route, being closed on Thursday 16 June. This protest...

Factory of the Year competition returns as economy bounces back

FOLLOWING a challenging two years in the manufacturing sector, Kearney, a leading management consulting firm, is excited to announce the return of the Factory...