keyboard_arrow_upWomen tavern owners bear the brunt of alcohol ban
keyboard_arrow_downWomen tavern owners bear the brunt of alcohol ban

The taverner industry in South Africa, a bedrock of economic activity in the informal sector, has been decimated by the ban on alcohol sales during the national COVID-19 lockdown. Among those most severely impacted are women, who make up the majority of the registered 34 500 licenced tavern owners in South Africa. According to the […]

keyboard_arrow_upSymrise’s Bettina Bicknell urges women in corporations to ‘just go for it!’
keyboard_arrow_downSymrise’s Bettina Bicknell urges women in corporations to ‘just go for it!’

In honour of Women’s Day on 9 August, meet Symrise’s Bettina Bicknell. Bicknell recently joined the Symrise team as marketing manager sub-Saharan Africa, flavour division. Here are some of her passions, expertise and what unique vision she brings to her new role at the international flavour and fragrance powerhouse! Q: Give a brief history of […]

keyboard_arrow_upEndress+Hauser’s Beverley Govender encourages women to ‘take more risks’
keyboard_arrow_downEndress+Hauser’s Beverley Govender encourages women to ‘take more risks’

With August being the month in which we recognise women for their contribution, we sat down with Endress+Hauser’s external sales specialist, Beverley Govender, to listen to what she has to say about being a woman involved in process automation for the Food & Beverage Industry. Women’s Day, women, women in the workplace, Endress+Hauser, process automation, […]

keyboard_arrow_upFemale leaders forge ahead in a male dominated industry
keyboard_arrow_downFemale leaders forge ahead in a male dominated industry

Mining, construction, manufacturing and health and safety were once male dominated sectors. But the women heading the SafetySA business units serving these sectors have upended the stereotypes, proving that South Africa’s women need nothing more than a level playing field to forge ahead in any industry sector. With all three SafetySA business units headed by […]

keyboard_arrow_upSAB halts R5 billion in investments in South Africa due to negative impact of the alcohol ban
keyboard_arrow_downSAB halts R5 billion in investments in South Africa due to negative impact of the alcohol ban

South African Breweries (SAB) has announced it has cancelled R2.5 billion of scheduled investments that were earmarked as part of its annual capital and infrastructure upgrade programme. These funds were previously scheduled as part of its capital allocation programme for this financial year, while an additional R2.5 billion planned expenditure for the next financial year […]

keyboard_arrow_upThe future of collaborative robots
keyboard_arrow_downThe future of collaborative robots

BY: Maciej Kuczynski Omron Collaborative robots that can work safely in the same environment with people have an important role in enabling flexible manufacturing and creating a competitive advantage. A new generation of ‘cobots’ is emerging as the evolution of classical industrial robots in response to the needs of Industry 4.0. In applications where flexibility […]

keyboard_arrow_upIshida appoints new general sales manager
keyboard_arrow_downIshida appoints new general sales manager

Ishida Europe has appointed Melika Seiderer as general sales manager of its South African office. Seiderer has over 15 years’ sales experience in a variety of roles in the metal and materials handling industries, where her customer base included many food processing companies, giving her extensive knowledge of this sector. Melika Seiderer has been appointed […]

keyboard_arrow_upAlcohol coalition launches Save My Livelihood movement
keyboard_arrow_downAlcohol coalition launches Save My Livelihood movement

The alcohol coalition, comprising of the National Liquor Traders Council, the Liquor Traders Association, the SA Liquor Brand Owners Association, Sisonke, SAB, Diageo, Heineken SA, Pernod Ricard SA, Distell and Wines of SA, has announced the launch of its united movement #SaveMyLivelihood. The movement aims to protect the wellbeing of one million people, across the […]

keyboard_arrow_upHave your say in the Propak survey and stand a chance to win an online voucher
keyboard_arrow_downHave your say in the Propak survey and stand a chance to win an online voucher

Montgomery Group, responsible for the Propak exhibitions across sub-Saharan Africa has put together an industry-wide survey to examine how recent events have impacted your business and what this could mean for the wider packaging market. Targeting all professionals working across the supply chains for packaging, plastics, printing and food-processing, this survey will ascertain current trends […]

keyboard_arrow_upWorld’s first long lasting surface treatment to combat COVID-19
keyboard_arrow_downWorld’s first long lasting surface treatment to combat COVID-19

Leading chemical binding expert AFFIX Labs has harnessed its global experience in disease prevention to create the first long-lasting surface treatment proven to kill COVID-19. Si-Quat combines a safe and well-established disinfectant and a proprietary chemical binding technique, so that the active ingredient can kill viruses, including SARS-COV-2. Testing at Portugal’s Biochemistry Institute at the […]

keyboard_arrow_upSABS publishes new South African National Standards in June 2020
keyboard_arrow_downSABS publishes new South African National Standards in June 2020

The South African Bureau of Standards published new South African National Standards in June 2020. The South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) is the National Standards Body of South Africa that is responsible for the development, maintenance and promotion of South African National Standards (SANS) as mandated by the Standards Act No.8 of 2008. SABS […]

keyboard_arrow_upA tasty solution to avoiding future pandemics
keyboard_arrow_downA tasty solution to avoiding future pandemics

Proveg International’s newly published Food and Pandemics Report looks at the history of pandemics to help prevent outbreaks in the future. Could your next juicy cheeseburger be part of a global strategy to reduce the risk of future pandemics? Findings from the report, together with advances in food technology, suggest it could be. The Beyond […]

keyboard_arrow_upAfrican Development Bank invests R2billion in sustainable development goals
keyboard_arrow_downAfrican Development Bank invests R2billion in sustainable development goals

The African Development Bank Group has invested R2 billion in Sustainable Development Goals-linked bonds (SDG bonds) issued by Nedbank South Africa. This investment, listed on the green bonds segment of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, will strengthen Nedbank’s capital base and enable it to generate R12 billion in new loans and investments in environmentally friendly and […]

keyboard_arrow_upNespresso introduces the Hope of Uganda
keyboard_arrow_downNespresso introduces the Hope of Uganda

Nespresso has introduced AMAHA awe UGANDA, ‘Hope of Uganda’, a new and seasonal coffee from the Rwenzori Mountains of Uganda made possible only through the company’s unique Reviving Origins programme. Launched in 2019, the Reviving Origins program aims to restore coffee production in regions where it is under threat. Hope of Uganda’ in Lhukonzo, a […]

keyboard_arrow_upBlue Water AB appoints new GM for SA operation
keyboard_arrow_downBlue Water AB appoints new GM for SA operation

Bluewater AB, a world leading Swedish watertech company, has appointed Cape Town-based Janneke Brasecke as the new general manager for its South African organisation as part of a major restructure. The realignment came as Bluewater sets out a growth-focused ambition to help Bluewater Africa rebound following the COVID-19 epidemic by developing and growing existing and […]

keyboard_arrow_upJob offered for food technologist in Malalane
keyboard_arrow_downJob offered for food technologist in Malalane

Onderberg Verwerkingskoöperasie, a progressive multi-million rand manufacturing and international marketing concern, situated on the border of the Kruger National Park, is seeking a competent food technologist in Malalane, reporting to the quality manager. The purpose of this role is to manage all resources in the laboratory including the responsibility of equipment, employees and product analysis […]

keyboard_arrow_upTongaat Hulett fills hungry bellies during SA lockdown
keyboard_arrow_downTongaat Hulett fills hungry bellies during SA lockdown

Tongaat Hulett has worked with local government, traditional leaders and non-governmental organisations to distribute food hampers to 3 500 households experiencing undue hardship during the lockdown in South Africa. “We’ve worked for decades with the communities where we trade. We support one another, and we couldn’t turn a blind eye on what’s happening around us, […]

keyboard_arrow_upPalsgaard to double capacity at its Danish facility
keyboard_arrow_downPalsgaard to double capacity at its Danish facility

Emulsifier manufacturer Palsgaard has announced the investment of 750 million Danish Kroner (100 million Euro) to more than double production capacity at its Danish facility by 2024. A new spray cooling tower will add a minimum additional 30 000 tonnes to the company’s spray capacity and will be fully operational by first quarter 2023. This […]

keyboard_arrow_upHeat and Control celebrates 70 years of innovation
keyboard_arrow_downHeat and Control celebrates 70 years of innovation

On 27 June 2020 leading equipment manufacturer and food processing industry supplier, Heat and Control, celebrated its 70th anniversary. With seven decades of modernising equipment solutions, the company continues to advance the food, pharmaceutical and multiple additional industries. Heat and Control takes pride in the machinery they manufacture and the customers they serve. Strategic partnerships […]

keyboard_arrow_upThe future of manufacturing with collaborative robots
keyboard_arrow_downThe future of manufacturing with collaborative robots

BY: Peter Lange, business development manager, Fixed Robotics, Omron Collaborative Robots (cobots) have a key role in current and future trends in industrial automation and production, specifically with their use becoming increasingly feasible for industrial manufacturing applications in smaller production facilities and warehouses. Companies that are developing innovative and integrated cobot concepts must meet a […]

keyboard_arrow_upBRM reassures customers of its safety measures during the pandemic
keyboard_arrow_downBRM reassures customers of its safety measures during the pandemic

BRM is taking proactive steps to address its customers on protective measures the company is taking to ensure the safety of staff and the manufacturing of its products during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Nothing is more important to us than the safety of our customers and staff and while we already run a world class production […]

keyboard_arrow_upEskort donates R1 million worth of food parcels to its surrounding communities
keyboard_arrow_downEskort donates R1 million worth of food parcels to its surrounding communities

Eskort is donating over R1 million worth of food parcels through its #EskortCares COVID Food Feeding Scheme, to communities surrounding its factories and butchery outlets. Eskort is responding to the COVID crisis with a sense of community that is ingrained in its DNA. During these difficult times the company has stepped forward to support its […]

keyboard_arrow_upHow VR technology provides decision making support in the food industry
keyboard_arrow_downHow VR technology provides decision making support in the food industry

As a specialist in the field of production planning for the food industry, Lissner Engineers + Architects uses VR technology to simplify, accelerate and reduce concept design and fine-tuning. 3D glasses offer a visual experience that walks clients through complex production planning processes before they are even created. This new service provides important decision-making support. […]

keyboard_arrow_upNSF supports clients throughout the COVID-19 Lockdown
keyboard_arrow_downNSF supports clients throughout the COVID-19 Lockdown

During the COVID-19 pandemic, NSF Africa has continued to live up to its reputation as the most trusted name in global food safety, by announcing it is available throughout to help businesses in the agriculture, processing, food equipment, restaurant and retail industries to navigate the food safety and regulatory environment as always.

keyboard_arrow_upFood safety is everyone’s business
keyboard_arrow_downFood safety is everyone’s business

World Food Safety Day (#worldfoodsafetyday) is celebrated on 7 June to draw attention and inspire action to help prevent, detect and manage foodborne risks, contributing to food security, human health, economic prosperity, agriculture, market access, tourism and sustainable development.

keyboard_arrow_upEsco Group is your partner in food quality control laboratory solutions
keyboard_arrow_downEsco Group is your partner in food quality control laboratory solutions

On World Food Safety Day Esco Group reminds us how important food security is.

keyboard_arrow_upMiChem offers discount on all services till 2021
keyboard_arrow_downMiChem offers discount on all services till 2021

MiChem Dynamics is offering the SA Food Review readers a 15% discount on all services, valid until 30 December 2020.

keyboard_arrow_upFocus on food safety during the pandemic
keyboard_arrow_downFocus on food safety during the pandemic

Annelie Coetzee Consulting encourages the food industry to maintain its focus on food safety in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak.

keyboard_arrow_upEntries open for the Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards
keyboard_arrow_downEntries open for the Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards

Entries for this year’s edition of the Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards are open as of 1 June 2020. While this year has been a tumultuous one for the South African wine and spirits industry, the team behind the Awards is determined to continue its 23-year old tradition of providing producers with the opportunity […]

keyboard_arrow_upBMG ensures safe and efficient food and beverage production during lockdown
keyboard_arrow_downBMG ensures safe and efficient food and beverage production during lockdown

BMG has been authorised to provide engineering components and support services to essential service providers, during the country’s COVID-19 lockdown period. Apart from the supply of necessary engineering consumables and components, industry requires ongoing maintenance and refurbishment services, to ensure efficient productivity, particularly as lockdown levels start to shift towards level 1. BMG’s solutions for […]