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Factory for inverter technology opened in Cape Town
Factory for inverter technology opened in Cape Town

SMA Solar Technology recently opened a manufacturing facility for its innovative inverter technology in Cape Town...

17 Dec 2014 10:45

INDUTEC opens up African opportunities
INDUTEC opens up African opportunities

Leading industrial manufacturers will be heading for INDUTEC next year; the l 10-events-in-one SA Industry and Technology Fair, which takes place 20-22 May 2015 at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, Johannesburg...

15 Dec 2014 08:35

Sappi in pilot project to make low-cost 'wonder material'
Sappi in pilot project to make low-cost 'wonder material'

Sappi and Edinburgh Napier University have developed a lower-cost, commercially viable way to make potential "wonder material" nanocellulose...

11 Dec 2014 08:00

SA October manufacturing production up 2.2%
SA October manufacturing production up 2.2%

Manufacturing production continued to recover in October as the effects of strikes dissipated‚ Statistics SA figures showed on Tuesday, 9 December 2014...

11 Dec 2014 07:41

Imraan Lambat
Disruptive technologies - 3D printing

The future of how things are made is evolving rapidly to fit a changing world. Driven by disruption, it's no longer science fiction or limited to the imagination, the design-led revolution is now underway...

By Imraan Lambat 10 Dec 2014 08:46

Dyson to launch 100 products in four years
Dyson to launch 100 products in four years

Dyson has committed a GBP1.5 billion investment to future technology, including a GBP1 billion for the research and development of new product technologies. It is developing four new portfolios of technology, and will launch 100 new products around the world in the next four years...

10 Dec 2014 11:44

Competition Commission conducts 'dawn' raid on AECI division
Competition Commission conducts 'dawn' raid on AECI division

Chemicals and explosives maker AECI (AFE) says the Competition Commission on Thursday (4 December 2014) conducted a "dawn" raid at its Akulu Marchon division‚ which manufactures surfactants...

By Mark Allix 9 Dec 2014 11:40

Anton Harber
Depth of Africa coverage improves

Coverage of the rest of Africa in our media provides an interesting gauge of our relationship with the continent since our borders opened up 20 years ago...

By Anton Harber 5 Dec 2014 04:53

Mondi granted access to information used by the Commission to initiate complaint
Mondi granted access to information used by the Commission to initiate complaint

On 12 November 2014, the North Gauteng High Court issued its reasons in respect of the interlocutory application brought by Mondi Limited (Mondi) against the Competition Commission...

By Leana Engelbrecht 3 Dec 2014 10:50

New PRASA locomotives unveiled
New PRASA locomotives unveiled

Mosenngwa Mofi, the CEO of the Passenger Rail Services of South Africa (PRASA), says the unveiling of new locomotives will change the lives of commuters for the better...

2 Dec 2014 10:29

Power system to remain tight: Eskom
Power system to remain tight: Eskom

The power system is expected to remain very tight over the next few days, with Eskom doing all it can to avoid load shedding...

2 Dec 2014 11:07

Massive engine will help get mandate up to speed
Massive engine will help get mandate up to speed

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University's (NMMU) mandate to become the education engine room behind skills development materialised when the institution received a Wärtsilä medium-speed ship engine.

By Shaun Gillham 2 Dec 2014 12:25

Economic growth key to reducing unemployment: Deputy President
Economic growth key to reducing unemployment: Deputy President

South Africa needs to accelerate its rate of economic growth if it is to meaningfully reduce its levels of unemployment, says Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa...

1 Dec 2014 10:32

Conversely speaking...
Conversely speaking...

Converse, the Nike-owned footwear manufacturer, has recently sued 31 different retailers for trade mark infringement. In each case, Converse alleges that the retailer is selling footwear that infringes trade mark registrations that it has for the appearance of its famous Chuck Taylor shoes....

By Waldo Steyn 28 Nov 2014 16:26

Steel giant loses court battle over documents
Steel giant loses court battle over documents

In a judgment with wider significance for industrial companies, the Supreme Court of Appeal on Wednesday, 26 November 2014, ordered steel producer ArcelorMittal SA to hand over environmental information to a lobby group...

By Franny Rabkin 27 Nov 2014 12:11

Iveco opens new works facility
Iveco opens new works facility

South African dignitaries, representatives from the Italian Embassy, the French Ambassador to South Africa and the Mayor of Pretoria were among the guests who recently visited the new Iveco works facility in Rosslyn, Pretoria...

27 Nov 2014 08:43

'SA's reputation is going up in smoke'
'SA's reputation is going up in smoke'

South Africa's reputation is going up in smoke. The country has been identified as one of the five with the highest incidence of trade in illicit cigarettes...

25 Nov 2014 12:33

SA stimulates investment in vehicle production
SA stimulates investment in vehicle production

Minister Dr Rob Davies has approved the new Medium and Heavy Commercial Vehicles-Automotive Investment Scheme (MHCV-AIS) guidelines...

25 Nov 2014 07:17

Cloned vehicles on a rising trend
Cloned vehicles on a rising trend

More than 66,000 vehicles, valued at approximately R8.5bn, were stolen or hijacked in South Africa last year...

24 Nov 2014 07:02

SolarWorld Africa prepares for growing demand
SolarWorld Africa prepares for growing demand

SolarWorld believes that its 30-year history of solar power generation in Africa will give it comparative advantage to scale up renewable energy supply to meet growing market demand for electricity...

20 Nov 2014 14:22

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