keyboard_arrow_upIndustry calls national plastic sector shutdown illegal
keyboard_arrow_downIndustry calls national plastic sector shutdown illegal

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) geared up for the national mega strike in the plastic sector, which started on 15 October. The union said the strike would paralyse all sectors across the economy. It has dubbed this a plastic shutdown.

keyboard_arrow_upSouth Africans at SIAL
keyboard_arrow_downSouth Africans at SIAL

The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) will lead a delegation of 38 agro-processing companies on a mission to explore new markets at the 27th edition of the Salon International de l’alimentation (SIAL) International Food Exhibition, that will be taking place in Paris, France from 21 to25 October 2018.

keyboard_arrow_upSinawe Fund’s growth equity will boost black businesses
keyboard_arrow_downSinawe Fund’s growth equity will boost black businesses

Imperial Logistics’ “Sinawe” enterprise and supplier development (ESD) fund will grow and develop two black-owned small businesses and has enabled the transformation of a white-owned transport company.

keyboard_arrow_upMaking the most of SA meat
keyboard_arrow_downMaking the most of SA meat

This year, South Africa has a presence in two halls at Anuga – Hall 9 (Meat) and Hall 11 (Fine Food). The South African Pavilions, hosted by the Department of Trade and Industry, are the platforms for numerous local exhibitors – both large and small, established and newbies. Some are first time exhibitors, while many others are old hands at exhibiting at Anuga. All, however, are eager and intrepid in facing the hordes of visitors that are streaming through the trade fair’s doors.

keyboard_arrow_upUniquely South African in France
keyboard_arrow_downUniquely South African in France

Fifteen companies are featured on the South African Pavilion, sponsored by the Department of Trade and Industry (dti), at SIAL 2012, behind held in Paris, France from 21-25 October. Gordon Gleimius, deputy director of Export Promotion of Trade and Investment South Africa (TISA), says the dti has been exhibiting at SIAL for a number of years. ‘When something works, we continue doing it,’ he explains. ‘SIAL is one of the biggest food shows, and gives SA companies the opportunity to meet buyers from around the world in five days. We have brought these companies exhibiting at SIAL under the National Pavilion Scheme, which is a major component of the EMIA (Export Market Investment Assistance) Scheme.’

keyboard_arrow_upNewest green technology in South Africa
keyboard_arrow_downNewest green technology in South Africa

The first Supercritical Fluid Extraction (SCFE) pilot plant in Africa will officially be opened at the end of October 2012. It will be situated in the Bio Beneficiation Systems Lab on the Potchefstroom Campus of the North-West University (NWU) as part of the Department of Trade and Industry’s dti Centre of Excellence in Advanced Manufacturing.