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Africa’s regulators are smothering its innovators

 The birth of mobile money transfer in Kenya has raised optimism about the potential of the continent to leapfrog in other technologies. However, Africa’s mobile technology is starting to look like an exception despite efforts to create start-ups using emerging technologies and platforms such as drones, 3D printing, robots and machine learning. There are many reasons for the slow pace at which Africa is able to harness the power of.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 23rd September 2016

Good news for farmers as Danish firm exports first batch of processed coffee

 A Danish firm has exported the first batch of locally processed coffee, raising farmers’ earnings more than three-fold.   Africa Coffee Roasters (ACR), set up by Denmark’s largest retail chain, produced 300 kilogrammes of the shelf-ready commodity on Friday.   This marks the start of local processing of high-value coffee that has traditionally been exported as beans and roasted abroad before being blended with.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 22nd September 2016

Global Bakery Packaging Market to Grow by 2020

 The global bakery packaging market is expected to grow at a CAGR of around 4% during the forecast period, according to the latest market study released by Technavio.   The research report titled “Global Bakery Packaging Market 2016-2020” categorizes the global bakery packaging market into three major segments based on the type of materials used for packaging: Flexible packaging; Rigid plastic packaging and Metal.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 21st September 2016

Mondi reports solid H1 earnings, despite difficult trading environment

 International packaging and paper group Mondi's underlying earnings a share improved to 75c apiece for the six months ended June 30, up from 67.8c in the six months to June 2015.   Its profit after tax increased from €313-million in the six months to June 2015, to €390-million in the period under review.   "We saw strong contributions from consumer packaging, uncoated fine paper and the South Africa division,.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 17th September 2016

France, South Africa to foster pulp, paper industry relationships

 With South Africa and France being "well recognised" as key players in the international paper industry, it is essential to engage in "fruitful exchanges", including knowledge sharing and stakeholder solutions for the industry.   This is according to ambassador of France Elisabeth Barbier, who spoke at the French-South African Technical Symposium on Innovation and New Technologies in the Pulp and Paper Industry,.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 16th September 2016

Welding industry seeks new alternatives

 With fewer projects being available in the power generation and petrochemicals sectors, South African Institute of Welding (SAIW) executive director Sean Blake says, for those seeking welding industry opportunities, alternative sectors have to be considered. He notes that, between 2007 and 2015, the Medupi and Kusile power stations supported the fabrication industry to a large extent, as did projects in the petrochemicals industry, which.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 15th September 2016

Prodways teams with CAD House to deliver 3D printing solutions in South Africa

 Industrial 3D printer manufacturer, Prodways has expanded into the South African market in a new partnership deal with local CAD and 3D printing solutions company, CAD House.   Founded in 2010 by Bernhard Vogt, who has more than 20 years’ experience in automotive and aerospace design, CAD House has grown from a small home-based business to a strong, established company offering turnkey solutions in South Africa. CAD House has.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 14th September 2016

Ethiopia: Artistic Printing Privatized

 Artistic Printing Enterprise, one of the public enterprises in Ethiopia, has been privatized by a joint venture formed between Feleke Trading PLC and Corporate Computer Center PLC. The joint venture is declared to have won the bid after submitting a bid price of 329 million Birr.   Representatives of the joint venture concluded the privatization agreement with Ministry of Public Enterprise on Tuesday, September 6, 2016. The.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 14th September 2016

InnovationMonth: Up-cycling plastic to build classrooms

 Redefine Properties has committed R100,000 to enable Bottle 2 Build Schools (B2BS) to up-cycle plastic bottles into eco bricks. These bricks will be used to construct a 9m by 6m classroom that will accommodate approximately 40 students at the Sedibathuto Higher Primary School in Mapetla Extension, Soweto.   When construction of the additional classroom is complete it will be as strong as a classroom constructed from bricks and.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 12th September 2016

Big Growth in Africa as IIJ Sales Soar Worldwide

 Additional major new African clients are set to sign with the company, known as IIJ, which announced its entrance into Africa in April last year. The company is a world leader in the supply of inkjet solutions into a wide range of applications, such as labels, packaging, document and security printing.   IIJ, which has worldwide operations, is also the official sales and technical support centre for Konica Minolta inkjet products.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 8th September 2016

LOCAL MAKER CREATES UPGRADE FOR CLASSIC 3D PRINTER DESIGN

 The Prusa i3 3D printer may be something of a dependable warhorse in the maker field, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be improved. Local maker Dave O’Brien and creator of Totilly3d – a 3D printing service based in Amanzimtoti – agrees and has taken to making his version of the i3 better.   After redesigning many parts of the printer and replacing them with his own 3D prints, O’Brien still.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 7th September 2016

Brother wins BLI Summer 2016 Pick Awards for printers/MFCs

 Brother Industries, a parent company of Brother International South Africa, one of the leading global manufacturers of laser and inkjet printing devices, has won five "Summer 2016 Pick Awards" in printers/MFPs and scanners, based on rigorous evaluation by Buyers Laboratory* (BLI), an independent evaluation organisation.   Winning Brother products   Monochrome printers/MFCs for small/mid-sized.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 7th September 2016



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