Manufacturing Indaba launches IoT / Industry 4.0 Conference

On 21 June 2018, to be held at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa, the Manufacturing Indaba will host a one-day conference that will focus exclusively on the Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0, otherwise known as the “Fourth Industrial Revolution”. The event will reveal how these revolutionary technologies impact manufacturers, providing attendees with […]

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When AMSA closes – What then?

Gerhard Papenfus, Chief Executive of the National Employers’ Association of South Africa (NEASA), weighs in on what it will take to save South Africa’s ailing steel industry. ArcelorMittal South Africa’s (AMSA) 2017 financial statements has yet again emphasised the fact that South Africa will have to adopt a different approach if we want to industrialise, […]

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Industry 4.0 set to improve all processes, grow economy

Advanced automation can improve virtually any process, anywhere, and has the potential to grow the South African economy and create jobs. Industry leaders participating at the recent Africa Automation Fair and Connected Industries conference noted that Industry 4.0, the catchphrase describing the new wave of digitised and connected automation technologies now revolutionising industry, can be […]

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Differential excise duty tariff for brandy a positive step

The South African brandy industry has welcomed Government’s decision to introduce a differential excise tariff for potstill and vintage brandy, to be phased in over two years. The excise rate will be lowered by a 10% differential to the spirits excise tariff. Christelle Reade-Jahn, director of the SA Brandy Foundation, the organisation representing the country’s […]

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Eight women selected for Barloworld Equipment’s new graduate development programme

Barloworld Equipment launched its new graduate development programme on 27th January 2016.   The earthmoving equipment company has been at the forefront of training engineering (and other) graduates for many years, many of whom have taken up leadership positions within the organisation. The graduate development programme is a 24-month work-integrated learning experience. It is structured […]

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