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Carton recycling creates local jobs

1st July 2011 The local recycling of juice and milk cartons, produced by packaging company Tetra Pak South Africa, has created 18 jobs and removed the need to ship the recovered cartons to India for recycling, says Tetra Pak South Africa environmental manager Rodney Reynders. 

Legislation and technology driving changes in mailing industry

1st July 2011 The National Credit Act, other legislative and commercial regulations, accountability and best practices linked to proven technologies are changing the print, mail and packaging industries in South Africa, says mailstream technology company Pitney Bowes South Africa MD Michael Springer. 

African rail niche?

24th June 2011 There is potential for South Africa to become a niche railway engineering hub for Africa, bolstered by the transformation of State-owned logistics group Transnet’s Rail Engineering division into a maintenance and repair centre for African rail utilities, says Public Enterprises Minister Malusi... 

Cranes to ensure speedy railway recovery work

24th June 2011 Railway product and engineering supply company Yale Engineering Products has secured an order and will supply two 160 t Kirow diesel hydraulic breakdown cranes, currently being manufactured in Germany, to State-owned freight logistics group Transnet’s Rail Engineering (TRE) division, in March or... 

Smooth, integrated logistical chain needed to sustain freight rail

24th June 2011 The creation of a smooth, integrated logistical chain that meets the needs, but which also requires the cooperation, of users, operators, asset owners and financiers, is necessary to sustain a long-term model of freight and bulk materials rail transport in Africa, says engineering, management and... 

Skills, productivity and quality key drivers in welding industry

10th June 2011 Improving the productivity of the welding and manufacturing industry and the quality of products it produces, as well as mitigating the negative impact of a lack of skills, are focus areas for the industry, says welding and manufacturing products and services supplier African Oxygen (Afrox)... 

Company supports youth employment

10th June 2011 Steel service centre and cutting specialist General Profiling will endeavour to employ more young people, if government provides incentives other than those aimed at promoting apprenticeships, says MD Gavin Poplak. 

Automation can contribute to job creation

10th June 2011 The creation of high-quality manufacturing industries, aimed at export markets and able to compete with other emerging market economies, will create jobs for South Africans but can only be achieved through automation, says robotics specialist company Motoman Robotics Systems MD Terry Rosenberg. 

Industry body urges govt to assist in increasing training programme scope

10th June 2011 South Africa needs funding for a national training programme for welders, rather than the current model of selective funding for a few initiatives, says industry body Southern African Institute of Welding (SAIW) executive director Jim Guild. 

SA lacks sufficient international welding engineers

10th June 2011 South Africa must produce more welders who are able to meet international welding standard requirements if the local industry is to attract the business of international project houses, says industrial gas manufacturer and supply company Air Products South Africa marketing research and strategy... 


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