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14 Jan 2015
Paragon’s vision for new Sasol HQ pushes the boundaries

Sasol, one of the world’s leading integrated energy and chemicals companies, is building its new corporate office on Katherine Street…

Paragon’s vision for new Sasol HQ pushes the boundaries

Sasol, one of the world’s leading integrated energy and chemicals companies, is building its new corporate office on Katherine Street in Sandton, Johannesburg, and Paragon are the architects that took up the challenge. The vision for the new building was to somehow link the look of the new building to…

13 Jan 2015
Lonza Wood Protection rebrands as Arch Wood Protection

Following a strategic review of the South African market, an innovative re-branding strategy has been introduced to dispel any confusion…

Lonza Wood Protection rebrands as Arch Wood Protection

Following a strategic review of the South African market, an innovative re-branding strategy has been introduced to dispel any confusion as to the identity of the Lonza wood businesses. Doug Sayce, General Manager of Arch Wood Protection South Africa, explained that when Lonza purchased the global Arch business in 2011,…

13 Jan 2015
Will we loadshed or not?

I’m in several minds about this Eskom thing. There is a part of me that thinks to galvanise action in…

Will we loadshed or not?

I’m in several minds about this Eskom thing. There is a part of me that thinks to galvanise action in the SA economy something really big is needed. Otherwise the risk is that we just muddle along trying to keep the lights on forever, ignoring good planning and basic maintenance.…

13 Jan 2015
Symrise continues on profitable growth track

The group considerably increased its sales and earnings in the first nine months of 2014, benefitting from high demand in…

Symrise continues on profitable growth track

The group considerably increased its sales and earnings in the first nine months of 2014, benefitting from high demand in both segments and all regions. For the first time and as of July, the consolidated financial statements also include the results of Diana Group, which was acquired in spring. Symrise…

13 Jan 2015
Octapharma brings new techonology to production site

One of the largest independent manufacturers of human protein products worldwide recently added the PAS-X Track & Trace Serialization Aggregation…

Octapharma brings new techonology to production site

One of the largest independent manufacturers of human protein products worldwide recently added the PAS-X Track & Trace Serialization Aggregation solution to Werum's PAS-X at its production site in Vienna.

13 Jan 2015
New staff at Adcock Ingram

At the end of last year Adcock Ingram Healthcare announced two new appointments: Dr Simon Mangcwatywa as medical director and…

New staff at Adcock Ingram

At the end of last year Adcock Ingram Healthcare announced two new appointments: Dr Simon Mangcwatywa as medical director and Steven Pietropaolo as head internal audit. The company is a leading South South African pharmaceutical manufacturer, listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, supplying both the public and private sectors. 

13 Jan 2015
A fundamental vehicle driving drug development

Transportation can account for a large percentage of the total cost of a clinical trial. From getting the test kit…

A fundamental vehicle driving drug development

Transportation can account for a large percentage of the total cost of a clinical trial. From getting the test kit to the investigator site, collecting and delivering samples within a specified time frame, to distributing medication to the investigator sites – all elements rely on some form of transport.

13 Jan 2015
Corobrik honours architecture students

Energy efficient mechanisms and interventions to better sustain the environment are not just nice to haves – they are integral…

Corobrik honours architecture students

Energy efficient mechanisms and interventions to better sustain the environment are not just nice to haves – they are integral to a more sustainable future and building standards and regulations are likely to be revised and fine tuned going forward to support such an end. The architectural profession is central…

13 Jan 2015
Strong results for Nampak

At the end of last year, Nampak Limited, Africa’s leading diversified packaging manufacturer, announced its results for the financial year…

Strong results for Nampak

At the end of last year, Nampak Limited, Africa’s leading diversified packaging manufacturer, announced its results for the financial year to 30 September 2014. According to CEO André de Ruyter, the company had a strong 2014, ‘marked by continued delivery on our ambitious strategy to unlock further value from our…

13 Jan 2015
Second edition of packaging expo a success

The most recent Food Processing & Packaging Exposyum (FPPE) held at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC) in Nairobi, Kenya…

Second edition of packaging expo a success

The most recent Food Processing & Packaging Exposyum (FPPE) held at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC) in Nairobi, Kenya from 18 to 20 November 2014 received extremely positive feedback. On the periphery of the event president Uhuru Kenyatta congratulated the people responsible in a personal conversation and explicitly rated…

13 Jan 2015
Hollard and Altrisk tie the knot

Award-winning specialist long-term risk provider, Altrisk will be rebranded to become Hollard Life, effective 12 January 2015. The combined entity…

Hollard and Altrisk tie the knot

Award-winning specialist long-term risk provider, Altrisk will be rebranded to become Hollard Life, effective 12 January 2015. The combined entity will represent Hollard for all individual Life risk as the specialists in the middle and affluent market within the group. The division’s operations will continue under its existing team, headed…

10 Jan 2015
Major acquisition announced

Rhodes Food Group (RFG) entered into an agreement to acquire the Western Cape-based fruit juice producer Pacmar, by 1 April.…

Major acquisition announced

Rhodes Food Group (RFG) entered into an agreement to acquire the Western Cape-based fruit juice producer Pacmar, by 1 April. For RFG CEO Bruce Henderson, this acquisition represents an attractive investment opportunity aligned with the company’s expansion strategy of lateral extensions into product categories adjacent to their current product ranges.

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