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Minerals processing equipment cluster gains momentum

19 September 2014

The South African Mineral Processing Equipment Cluster (Sampec), which was launched earlier this year, has gotten off to a flying start, says South African Capital Equipment Export Council (SACEEC) MD Sybil Rhomberg.

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17 September 2014

NASREC, 16 September 2014, The South African Mineral Processing Equipment Cluster (SAMPEC), formed earlier this year, made its official debut to industry at Electra Mining.

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New Mineral Processing Equipment Industry Cluster launched

01 September 2014

The first meeting of the Mineral Processing Equipment Cluster was held at the end of June 2014. Hoosen Essack of Roymec Technologies and Fernando Monteiro of Tega Industries SA were selected to champion the cluster.

Those present at the meeting acknowledged the importance of clustering in South Africa. Sybil Rhomberg, Managing Director of SACEEC, explained that clustering is not a new concept; in fact it began in the mining sector in the Scandinavian countries as early as the 1700’s, which has contributed to these countries’ subsequent development into dominant global forces. “Clustering is about maximising the collective assets and skills of a sector whilst maintaining your individual intellectual property, co-operating in the value chain yet still remaining firm competitors. South Africa does not have the money for the capital investment needed to gear each of the individual companies to be global players, but it could be achieved for the industry as a whole,” she said.

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Instruction Notice for Designation of Valves And Actuators Issued

31 March 2014

The long-awaited instruction notice in relation to the designation of valves and actuators has been published in relation to VAMCOSA.

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Equipment designation boosts capital equipment suppliers

24 March 2014

The recent designation by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) of valves and actuators for local procurement by State-owned enterprises (SOEs) and municipalities, enables the concerned industries to revise their future recapitalisation plans, industry body South African Capital Equipment Export Council (Saceec) MD Sybil Rhomberg says.

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Enabling the future: The Importance of Clustering in South Africa

08 March 2014

The SACEEC's involvement in Industry Development has given rise to a variety of Clusters aimed at assisting companies in the implementation of government policies. The most recent of which is the Localisation Programme and the Designation of locally manufactured products.

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VAMCOSA And SAIF Strike A Strategic Alliance To Win Back Lost Markets

08 March 2014

Both foundries and Valve manufacturers have seen a rapid decline in business over the years. However, with the designation set to be issued as a practice note and gazetted into law imminently, valve manufacturers are poised to see an immediate upswing in orders. For this reason, closer relationships with foundries are vital to ensure that quality and pricing standards are in line with customers’ expectations.

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WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement

16 December 2013

A Business Guide for Developing CountriesThis guide helps businesses take advantage of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement.

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31 October 2013

President Jacob Zuma yesterday signed the Employment Tax Incentive Act No 26 of 2013, making into law an initiative that will complement government’s measures to create jobs for young workers and those in special economic zones.

Published yesterday as Gazette No. 37185, the Act will take effect on 1 January 2014

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Valves industry under the pump - Vamcosa

23 October 2013

The South African valve manufacturing industry is in dire straits, as imports continue to flood the country, and as a result the rapid implementation of valves designation for all State-owned enterprises (SOEs) is required to save the industry, Valve and Actuator Manufacturers Cluster of South Africa (Vamcosa) champion Gregory Walker tells Engineering News.

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