SA construction associations form an umbrella body

  Casa’s intention is not to compete with existing associations and bodies but to complement them. Almost 30 South African construction sector associations and bodies have united to form an umbrella body, Construction Alliance South Africa (Casa), with the aim of speaking to government with one voice. Casa chairperson John Matthews said on Thursday that Casa is a product of the collective effort of the entire construction industry in South Africa and its formation is a historic moment with far-reaching effects that will transform, grow and improve the industry. “Its…

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SADC strategy to boost regional manufacturing

The SADC Industrialisation Strategy and Roadmap foresees an increase in manufactured exports to at least 50 percent of total exports in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) by 2030. This is an increase from the present manufactured export output of less than 20 percent. The Industrialisation Strategy and Roadmap (2015-2063) also seeks to build market share in the global market for the export of intermediate products to East Asian levels of around 60 percent of total manufactured exports. The strategy and roadmap, adopted by SADC leaders in 2015, is anchored…

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German OEMs set down roots across Africa

Is Africa the next China? Germany’s car manufacturers certainly hope so. They’re setting down roots across the entire continent, counting on rising prosperity to create an appetite for its vehicles – but also working out new formulas to connect its high-priced product to low-income consumers. With more than a billion people, Africa has 17% of the world’s population. Yet it accounts for barely 1% of global car sales. As pointed out in a recent report by German broadcaster DW, Africa has just 45 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants, well below the…

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Rand-Air: When Class O means top-class medicine!

The pharmaceuticals industry requires a pristine manufacturing environment to ensure the integrity of the final product, which must meet the strictest levels of hygiene. A key enabler in producing these sterile ‘clean room’-standard manufacturing conditions lies in the application of oil-free compressed air. Leaders in the field of portable air, power, flow and lighting solutions, and part of the global Atlas Copco Specialty Rental division, Rand-Air plays a major role within the pharmaceutical industry, delivering agile, customer-centric solutions across every aspect of this demanding manufacturing environment. Rand-Air Sales and Marketing…

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