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From Russia with love to SA- not this time Sputnik V vaccine

From Russia with love to SA- not this time Sputnik V vaccine

This is an order from the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (Sahpra). Its unknown whether the decision has to do with political ramifications. The vaccine, according to Sahpra, has to do with safety populations at risk for HIV infection. This means Sputnik will not be rolled out anytime soon, but the health regulator did […]

SA should develop own social media platforms -says minister Ntshavheni

SA should develop own social media platforms -says minister Ntshavheni

The creation of Naspers-backed messenger service Mxit was evidence local companies can produce successful technology with the right backing, Khumbudzo Ntshavheni said in a Q&A with reporters on Tuesday. Mxit had 7.4 million monthly active subscribers in 2013, according to consultancy World Wide Worx, but collapsed two years later under competition from the likes of […]

Car manufacturers to feel the pinch as metal workers down tools

Car manufacturers to feel the pinch as metal workers down tools

They are striking over salary increase dispute.  The metal-workers are asking for an 8% salary increase and reject a 4% living wage. Workers are expected to march to the Metal and Engineering Industries Bargaining Council. Numsa says employers are using the COVID-19 pandemic as an excuse to not meet their demands.  KwaZulu-Natal Numsa secretary Mbuso […]

Eskom Foundation calls for small businesses to enter a R1,3m competition

Eskom Foundation calls for small businesses to enter a R1,3m competition

Eskom announced that to participate, the businesses must be in the engineering/construction, manufacturing, agriculture/agri-processing, or trade/services sectors and have been in operation for at least 24 months. Now in its 13th consecutive year, the competition’s prize money totals R1,3 million.  The overall winner will receive R300 000 and the winner of each sector will take home R131 […]

Easing of lockdown welcomed by many- liquor industry

Easing of lockdown welcomed by many- liquor industry

It began in Ekurhuleni, East Rand today. This follows his ‘family’ address on Thursday night, in moving the county to Covid-19 alert level 1. He indicated curfew will change from midnight to 04:00. The maximum number of people permitted to attend meetings indoors will increase from 250 to 750. The maximum number of people permitted […]

Masana, DNG Energy partner to pilot a study for a cleaner fuel

Masana, DNG Energy partner to pilot a study for a cleaner fuel

The success of the pilot study will open up possibilities for a cleaner fuel to be available on a larger scale in South Africa to decarbonise the commercial and industrial industries. The pilot study will begin in the last quarter of 2021 with at least one of Masana Petroleum’s customers and run for up to six […]

DNG Energy fuels Imperial

DNG Energy fuels Imperial

The partnership will see DNG Energy- South Africa’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) supplier, decarbonise transport logistics industry and seeking cheaper alternatives to traditional sources of fuel. The pilot will run for six months and the results of the pilot will go a long way towards ensuring that LNG is adopted as a credible transition fuel […]

Electricity Forum set to address energy crisis in SA

Electricity Forum set to address energy crisis in SA

An inaugural Electricity Forum, will be held from 28 to 30 September 2021, and will kick off a multi-stakeholder drive to turn the country’s multiple power challenges into opportunities to spur growth, investment and jobs. The initiative is spearheaded by the Manufacturing Circle, the voice of South African manufacturers. Manufacturing Circle chairperson Ayanda Mngadi said […]

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