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Paige Müller

Paige Müller

Paige Müller is a Creamer Media Reporter for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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Local sugar industry struggles to stay afloat

7th December 2018 The survival and sustainability of the labour intensive sugar industry is under severe threat owing to the flood of sugar imports and the resultant inability by industry bodies to recover costs, according to South African Sugar Association executive director Trix Trikam. “The local sugar industry... 

Sugar dumping remains a crisis for industry

7th December 2018 While national government has shown a willingness to protect the sugar industry against corrosive trade-dumping practices, nonprofit anti-dumping organisation FairPlay founder Francois Baird emphasises that government’s ineffective administrative processes have made its previous attempts at... 

Delays in biofuel framework hinder industry

7th December 2018 Despite the local sugar industry championing a bioethanol fuel subsidy as a potential method to relieve the burden on sugar through demand diversification, Ethanol Producers Association of Southern Africa secretary, Alf Stevens, suggests that this may not have the timely impact that the local... 

Partnership for land tenure rights mutually beneficial

7th December 2018 Sugar producer Illovo Sugar Africa has been partnering nongovernmental organizations, governments and global donors to transform the landscape of tenure rights in its operating countries, says Illovo Sugar Africa Group MD Gavin Dalgleish. “Africa has the highest proportion of agricultural land... 

Master Drilling earmarks ‘significant share’ of capex for product portfolio, market diversification

30th November 2018 Having grown from strength to strength since its JSE listing in 2012, local innovative drilling solutions provider Master Drilling plans to focus its capital expenditure (capex) on product and market diversification over the next five years, according to group CEO and founder Danie Pretorius.... 

Fluid maintenance neglect proves costly

30th November 2018 Fluid maintenance is frequently neglected and the consequences of using contaminated fuel and lubricant oil are often underestimated, says technical solutions provider BMG fluid technology business unit manager David Dyce.... 

Service kit ensures operational uptime

30th November 2018 Filtration solutions provider Filter and Hose Solutions (FHS) states that its unique turnkey filter service kit system significantly reduces operational downtime in the mining and industrial sectors. “FHS offers a fully customised service kit system for all forms of heavy earthmoving equipment,”... 

Local market forces filtration providers into Africa

30th November 2018 Amid a hostile local economic climate, growth in the local industrial water treatment and filtration sector has been stagnant, forcing service providers to expand their offerings into Africa, says South Africa-based industrial water treatment solutions provide WaterIcon. The company focuses on... 

Govt’s R20bn exploration boost lauded, but more needs to be done

9th November 2018 Amid reports that South Africa is attracting less than 1% of the global share of exploration spend, Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe has dedicated a national investment of R20-billion to an integrated multi-disciplinary mapping programme to boost global investment in local exploration.... 

Supplier expands into agriculture sector

9th November 2018 Amid increased demand for wholesale bearing solutions in the agriculture sector, Boksburg-based wholesale bearing supplier ISO Bearings is actively looking to increase its supply into the sector. “ISO Bearings has noted potential for growth in the agriculture sector. As a result, the company has... 

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