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Itac makes strides in investigation of active yeast dumping from Zim
15th May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The International Trade Administration Commission (Itac) has asked the South African Reserve Bank to impose provisional duties on imports of active yeast originating in or imported from Zimbabwe... 


An image of Business Leadership South Africa CEO Busiswe Mavuso
South Africa must create a business-friendly environment to attract foreign investment
13th May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Business organisation Business Leadership South Africa CEO Busiswe Mavuso writes in her latest weekly newsletter that the withdrawal of foreign investment seems to be “dominating” at present. She... 


A man standing on a podium at last years Enlit Africa Event
Organisers expect record attendance at event
10th May 2024 By: Halima Frost

With ballooning foot traffic, demonstrated by an increase in attendance of 81% from 2022 to 2023, the organisers of this year’s Enlit Africa anticipate a “bumper event that will be attended by... 


Accenture sales and commerce lead Africa Mushambi Mutuma.
South African companies struggling to keep pace with e-commerce growth
9th May 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

While the cost of doing business is increasing, as companies grapple with ad hoc systems, legacy technology, skills gaps and poor infrastructure, global e-commerce companies with a “wealth of... 


Port of Durban container operations
TPT to continue to invest in Durban Pier 2 while legal spat over private partner plays out
8th May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

South Africa’s Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) says it will continue to invest in Durban Container Terminal (DCT) Pier 2 while legal proceedings around its selection of International Container... 


High Commissioner Jeremiah Nyamane Mamabolo (left) and Honorary Consul Bassim Haidar (right) in the East of England port of Felixstowe
South Africa appoints new Honorary Consul in the UK to promote trade
8th May 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

South Africa has appointed a new Honorary Consul in the UK, it was announced on Wednesday. An Honorary Consul serves to promote South African exports to the country (or a specific region within a... 


Poulos Ngcobo - Dube TradePort deputy board chairperson;  Pearl Bhengu - iThala Development Finance Corporation; Siboniso Duma - KZN MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs; Mpumelelo Zikalala - Dube TradePort board chairperson; Hamish Erskine - Dube TradePort CEO; and Khanyisani Shandu - Trade and Investment KZN board chairperson
DTPC launches Dube TradeZone 2, attracts R1.8bn in private investment
6th May 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

KwaZulu-Natal provincial entity Dube TradePort Corporation (DTPC) has launched its Dube TradeZone 2 – the second phase of the industrial precinct and special economic zone (SEZ) adjacent to the... 


Coal train
TFR ramps up coal trains to 28 a week
3rd May 2024 By: Darren Parker

State-owned Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) has embarked on a ramp up of GF-class coal trains from 21 a week to 28 a week, supported by an injection of locomotives. This is part of Transnet’s recovery... 


scrap metal
Enhanced regulation, law enforcement needed to combat scrap metal theft
3rd May 2024 By: Darren Parker

Enhanced regulation and enforcement are needed to address the challenges of scrap metal theft in South Africa and potentially lift the ban on scrap metal exports, research and advisory firm Birguid... 


Saudi Tadawul Group CEO Khalid Alhussan and JSE group CEO Leila Fourie
Saudi, Johannesburg stock exchanges partner to advance new instruments, market access
3rd May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The JSE has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Saudi Tadawul Group (STG), aimed at enhancing financial market collaboration and bolstering economic ties between South Africa and Saudi... 


NTOMBIFUTHI MDLULI
These projects collectively contribute to employment
Short-term insurance product extended to SMMEs
3rd May 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

The State-owned Export Credit Insurance Corporation of South Africa (ECIC) has significantly expanded its mandate to support manufacturing projects, with a notable enhancement through the... 


Transnet freight train
Transnet volumes, revenue up, but falls short of recovery targets
26th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

State-owned Transnet has reported a 1.5% year-on-year improvement in the total rail volumes reaching 151.7-million tonnes at the end of March 2024, showcasing improvement in operational... 


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Can South Africa turn around 30 years of real economy underperformance?
26th April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

In this essay, Terence Creamer reflects on the factors that have shaped South Africa’s real-economy sectors of manufacturing, mining and agriculture over the past 30 years and considers ways to end... 


Typical Engen garage
Tribunal approves Vitol’s buyout of Engen
25th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

The Competition Tribunal has approved the proposed acquisition of petrol station brand Engen by independent energy marketing and trading company Vitol Emerald, subject to a set of competition and... 


Panellists who participated in the webinar are (from left) Mining Equipment Manufacturers of South Africa CEO Lehlohonolo Molloyi, Multotec CEO Thomas Holtz, Simera Trace technical director Kevin O'Neill, Epiroc digital solutions buisness line manager Vikesh Chiba and South African Capital Equipment Export Council CEO Eric Bruggeman.
Creativity, innovation keep South Africa’s mining tech manufacturing industry competitive
25th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

An admirable degree of creativity exists within the South African mining technology and equipment manufacturing sector, giving manufacturers the necessary flexibility to weather the significant... 


Green hydrogen symbol on a tank
Nelson Mandela University-led consortium to develop green hydrogen feasibility study
22nd April 2024 By: Darren Parker

A consortium led by Nelson Mandela University and boutique consultancy firm Ikigai Group has won a UK Government grant under the South Africa-UK Partnering for Accelerated Climate Transitions... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa
South Africa evades US censure even as it builds links to rivals
22nd April 2024 By: Bloomberg

South Africa is playing all sides when it comes to foreign policy as the country seeks to position itself as a leading voice of the Global South, and the approach seems to be working — so far. The... 


The above image depicts one of the three mini-substations by Trafo Power Solutions which are in an IP54 configuration – ensuring that the units are completely sealed from dust and water that could occur in the copper/zinc mine
Mini-substations, transformers supplied to DRC
19th April 2024

With its experience in Africa and its agility in executing projects rapidly, electrical equipment supplier Trafo Power Solutions is supplying three mini-substations and two transformers to a... 


An image of one of Harmony Gold's mine sites
Automated project manager scorecards enhance operations
19th April 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

Gold mining and exploration company Harmony Gold’s project management office (PMO) recently showcased its digital project manager scorecard – developed by project solutions company Project... 


South Africa to keep anti-dumping duties on chicken imports from US
18th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

South Africa’s trade minister approved a recommendation to maintain anti-dumping duties on frozen bone-in chicken portions originating in or imported from the US. Following an investigation that... 


Citrus fruit being picked from trees
South Africa challenges EU on citrus export restrictions
15th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

South Africa has taken a preliminary step toward filing a complaint with the World Trade Organization (WTO) against the European Union (EU) over its treatment of citrus imports from the country,... 


UN Trade & Development rebranded
UN trade agency announces new name, vision
9th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development has rebranded for the first time in 60 years since its establishment, revealing its new name – UN Trade and Development. The rebrand... 


A WTO sign on a building
Room for rules-based global trade remains, but WTO showing signs of geopolitical tension
5th April 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Over the past five years, geopolitics has cast a shadow over how the world trade system functions, leading to a state of inertia within the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and its dispute resolution... 


TSUBAKI TITAN CHAIN 
Advanced design features of the Titan series not only extend service life of the chain, but also reduce maintenance costs and minimise downtime
Firm highlights solutions for productivity, safety
5th April 2024

Safety regulations demand that the installation of incline conveyor belts must include the fitting and use of one or more devices to prevent run-back or run-on, to prevent injuries caused by... 


gas pipes leading to gas terminal
Role of gas in SA’s future energy mix under intense scrutiny
5th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

Given South Africa’s ongoing energy crisis, there remains much debate around whether gas should be included in the future energy mix and, if so, how much. Advocates argue that the fossil fuel is a... 


An image of a paper ream at a paper mill
Sustainability trend creates opportunities for paper producers
29th March 2024

The pulp and paper manufacturing industry holds a meaningful position in the landscape of South Africa's industrial sector, says industry association Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa... 


The above image depicts the polyethylene and aluminium, or polyAl, a residue remaining after paper mills have recovered the paper fibres
Investments to help increase recycling in EU
29th March 2024

In February 2024, food processing and packaging solutions company Tetra Pak announced several strategic investments designed to improve the recycling capacity for carton packages in the European... 


An image of Ambassador of Zimbabwe to South Africa David Hamadziripi
Zimbabwean investment summit to be held in Johannesburg in May
27th March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Zimbabwe Minister of Finance, Economic Development and Investment Promotion Professor Mthuli Ncube and Zimbabwe Investment Development Agency CEO Tafadzwa Chinamo will host an investment summit at... 


white chickens
Chicken industry needs no tariff rebates because there is no shortage, Sapa stresses
27th March 2024 By: Darren Parker

Executives from the South African Poultry Association (Sapa) met with Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel last week to discuss, among other matters, tariff rebates on chicken... 


PPC factory
PPC’s Zimbabwe business flourishes while South African, Botswana businesses flounder
27th March 2024 By: Darren Parker

Revenue growth in cement producer PPC’s South Africa and Botswana cement businesses was driven by price increases during the ten months ended January 31, positively offsetting the declining sales... 


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