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Pioneer Foods four months revenue up 7.8%, buoyed by UK price inflation in UK
Published: 15 Feb 19
Pioneer Foods said on Friday its turnover increased by 7.8% in the four months to 31 January, primarily driven by price inflation in bread, wheat flour, rice, export fruit and a sound volume growth in these products and breakfast cereals in the UK. The owner of brand names such as Weet-Bix, Liqui-Fruit, Ceres, Sasko, Safari, Spekko and White Star said the overall like-for-like volume growth was two percent, excluding the contribution of the acquired businesses Wellington and Lizi, implying basket inflation of 5.8%.
Re-evaluation of SA’s mineral beneficiation strategy urged amid slow progress
Published: 15 Feb 19
Amid slow progress in realising South Africa’s mineral beneficiation strategy – as set out in the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) 2011 policy document – mining industry participants, analysts and experts are re-evaluating the feasibility of mineral beneficiation as a growth trajectory path. Minerals beneficiation has long been championed by government as one of the major drivers in advancing the empowerment of historically disadvantaged communities in South Africa.
Rubber company to focus on automotive sector
Published: 15 Feb 19
Premium rubber products manufacturer Hudson Rubber plans to focus on the localisation of rubber products for the automotive sector this year. Following its merger with rubber retail and wholesale specialists Pro-Auto Rubber’s manufacturing operation in November 2016, the most significant opportunities in the rubber manufacturing sector lie in the localisation of complex rubber parts for the automotive sector and enhancing opportunities for rubber exports, says Hudson Rubber MD Stoney Steenkamp.
Energy capacity shortfalls stunting Africa’s industrialisation efforts
Published: 15 Feb 19
Insurance company the Export Credit Insurance Corporation of South Africa (ECIC) says there are significant shortfalls and backlogs in Africa’s installed energy capacity, which is stunting the continent’s efforts to industrialise and expand its local economies. ECIC COO Mandisi Nkuhlu stresses that electricity blackouts and interruptions in supply are commonplace occurrences in Africa, which place an unnecessary burden on the growth and development of industries throughout Africa.
Re-evaluation of SA’s mineral beneficiation strategy urged amid slow progress Re-evaluation of SA’s mineral beneficiation strategy urged amid slow progress
Published: 15 Feb 19
Amid slow progress in realising South Africa’s mineral beneficiation strategy – as set out in the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) 2011 policy document – mining industry participants, analysts and experts are re-evaluating the feasibility of mineral beneficiation as a growth trajectory path. Minerals beneficiation has long been championed by government as one of the major drivers in advancing the empowerment of historically disadvantaged communities in South Africa.
Ford production expansion, South Africa Ford production expansion, South Africa
Published: 15 Feb 19
Ford’s Silverton vehicle assembly plant, in Pretoria, has started production of the refreshed 2019 Ford Ranger.
Local manufacturers to benefit from Mining Charter 3's implementation Has Video
Published: 14 Feb 19
Mining Charter 3 and its Implementation Guidelines have created an environment where it is possible for local manufacturers to leverage procurement capacity to drive transformation, Department of Mineral Resources representative Xolile Mbonambi said at a breakfast held at the Industrial Development Corporation's offices on Thursday. The ‘Local is lekker: Creating capacity and capability for mining companies to buy local’ breakfast was hosted by the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy  in collaboration with the South African Mineral Processing Equipment Cluster, the Mining Equipment Manufacturers of South Africa and the Mandela Mining Precinct.
Gold, operational costs drag down South Africa’s December mining production
Published: 14 Feb 19
South Africa’s mining production decreased by 1.6% year-on-year in 2018, following a 3.9% year-on-year increase in 2017 and a decrease of 3.7% year-on-year in 2016, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) revealed on Thursday. In December, mining production decreased by 4.8% year-on-year, with the main negative contributors being gold production, which contracted by 31% and contributed -4.6 percentage points; iron-ore production, which contracted by 14.3% and contributed -2.1 percentage points; copper production, which fell by 30.8% and contributed -0.3 of a percentage point; and chromium ore, which was down 9.3% and contributed -0.3 of a percentage point.
South32 finalising preferred list of coal mine bidders
Published: 14 Feb 19
The complete preferred list of bidders for South32’s energy coal interests is still being finalised, South32 CEO Graham Kerr told Mining Weekly Online on Thursday, when he also provided three reasons why the company’s Australian manganese operations are doing better than its South African manganese operations, and also commented on the steps that his group's aluminium smelters have taken to offer resilience to Eskom's load-shedding programme. Good operating results and high commodity prices helped to improve South32’s earnings to shareholders in the six months to December 31, when underlying earnings rose 18% to $642-million, cash flow from operations hit the $718-million mark and the half year closed with the company sitting on $638-million worth of net cash.
Luxembourg Protocol can save South Africa billions – Rail Working Group
Published: 14 Feb 19
The adoption of the Luxembourg Rail Protocol to the Cape Town Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment is expected to be a game changer for South Africa, said Rail Working Group chairperson Howard Rosen on Thursday. The treaty, which is expected to enter into force late in 2019, can open doors and is considered a significant tool in reviving the South African rail industry.
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