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Wieland SA
Published: 28 Jun 19
Wieland SA celebrates 45 years of supplying high-quality, semi-finished copper and copper alloy products to the local and export markets.
‘Platinum Valley’ SEZ in three months – Patel
Published: 26 Jun 19
The legal entity for the Bojanala Platinum Valley Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in North West, which already has an investment pipeline in place, will be set up in the next three months, Trade and Industry Minister Ebrahim Patel promised on Tuesday evening. Fuel cell development is listed as the main focus of the Platinum Valley SEZ, which has also been earmarked for platinum recycling and additional autocatalyst manufacture.
Kibo mulls renewables cogeneration opportunities
Published: 24 Jun 19
In line with its strategy of incorporating long-term renewable energy solutions into its existing coal power projects, Africa-focused Kibo Energy has signed a collaboration agreement with ESS Tech to develop suitable baseload electricity storage solutions. Having recognised the increasing need to generate reliable, sustainable, cost-effective and efficient electricity, the parties will actively develop energy storage solutions, which will initially focus on Kibo’s Mbeya coal-to-power project (MCPP), in Tanzania; its Mabesekwa coal independent power project, in Botswana; and its Benga power plant project, in Mozambique, with the possibility of expanding this collaboration into new opportunities in the future.
Libstar increases its competitiveness with new par-baked goods offering
Published: 24 Jun 19
Food and beverage producer Libstar Group has further increased its competitiveness by expanding its facilities to meet client requirements by converting a section of the group’s Amaro Foods facility, in Epping, into a par-bake facility.  
Standard Bank launches Africa China Agent Proposition in South Africa
Published: 21 Jun 19
Standard Bank on Friday launched its Africa China Agent Proposition (ACAP), which connects African importers and Chinese exporters and facilitates trade financing and payments and collections that support Africa–China trade flow, in South Africa.    
On-The-Air (21/06/2019) Has Audio
Published: 21 Jun 19
President Ramaphosa’s SONA commitment to look into the development of a hydrogen economy is of great significance; Transnet’s latest plans to rail manganese to the ports is an important boost for South Africa’s export potential; and South Africa should follow Australia’s example of allowing mining companies to generate their own solar power.
As South African demand stagnates, auto exports set new records
Published: 21 Jun 19
Automotive exports from South Africa had a positive 2018, setting a number of new records on the way up. In doing so, the industry managed to compensate for some of the losses seen in the South African new-vehicle sales market last year as the domestic economy continued its uphill battle, says National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa) and Automotive Industry Export Council executive manager Dr Norman Lamprecht.
Trade figures at record high
Published: 21 Jun 19
In recent years, trade figures between South Africa and Germany have been at a record high with a trade volume of more than €17-billion last year, says Southern Africa German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SAGCCI) CEO Matthias Boddenberg. He adds that there is a positive development of exports from South Africa to Germany. “For this year, we are foreseeing a trade volume of over €18-billion.”
Automation group aligns SA investment push with African growth potential
Published: 21 Jun 19
Africa remains a key focus for automation and drive specialist SEW Germany, which continues to invest significantly in the South African subsidiary in order to ensure sustainable growth into the future, says SEW-EURODRIVE South Africa MD Raymond Obermeyer. “Germany is well aware of the potential of the African market, and therefore is planning the necessary investment for South Africa to continue as a springboard into the rest of the continent.”
SA urged to home in on green-hydrogen export niche
Published: 21 Jun 19
The technology to produce green hydrogen, which is produced by electrolysing water using renewable energy, in South Africa is becoming cost-effective enough to develop the capacity to sell the product in local and international industrial markets, says technical advisory services firm Kambuku Consulting founding director Justin Wimbush. The available technology is viable for South African-produced green hydrogen to be supplied to the European transport markets. This is supported by the fact that countries, such as Japan, are putting in place arrangements to buy hydrogen generated in locations as distant as Chile, he highlights.

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