AGFO Expo 2018 is bigger and better!

This year’s Agriculture and Forestry (AGFO) Expo offers significant networking opportunities for the agriculture, forestry and farming sectors, while giving members of the public a chance to enjoy some active, outdoor fun. The AGFO Expo, which takes place at the Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre in White River from 8 to 10 November 2018, this year incorporates […]

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World’s most comfortable shoe now made from South African tree fibres

Allbirds, the footwear-maker of choice among tech workers in Silicon Valley and self-proclaimed makers of the world’s most comfortable shoe, turned to South Africa for its latest product. The $95 (roughly R1,100) Tree Runners were released by Allbirds on Thursday. It uses eucalyptus fibres sourced from South African farms to create a “light and breezy” running […]

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Stanley Black & Decker moves into its stylish new South African home

fter seven years back in South Africa, one-tool company Stanley Black & Decker is confirming its place in the high-end tooling trade with a move to a permanent new home in Gosforth Park, Germiston, Johannesburg. The trendy new space located at 10 Silverstone Street at Raceway Industrial Park acts as the new regional distribution warehouse […]

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Global machine market responding to increased business confidence

The signs are all around us. The global economy is slowly but surely responding to more favourable conditions and increased business confidence in the last year. This is clearly visible if one looks at the figures achieved by the Italian machine manufacturing market in 2017. The Italian Woodworking Machinery and Tools Manufacturers’ Association (Acimall) has, during a recent […]

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Green Building Activity and Trends in South Africa

South Africa is emerging as a leader in green building, but one of its main challenges is finding enough skilled green professionals. Reducing water consumption is a priority, and the importance of achieving healthy communities is also a key driver distinguishing this market. This is an excerpt from a recent global study on Green Building […]

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150 TREES PLANTED AT WILD COAST MUSIC FEST

The successful staging of the second Mdumbi Green Fair Music Festival at Mdumbi Point on the Wild Coast was held in May. A popular and unique fundraiser for TransCape NPO, which is deeply involved in development work in the area, and with the surrounding Xhosa communities, the festival not only draws much needed tourists to […]

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From school desks to houses

The Free State has become a hub of innovation in timber use, with a state-owned initiative exploring better ways of using South Africa’s vast invasive biomass resources. At the heart of the operation is the clearing of invasive Poplar and other species within a 80km radius of a sawmill in Ficksburg which is producing boards […]

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Mark of quality

A major draw card at Austro’s open day will be the Austro Mark, a two-dimensional coding system that will record critical information related to customers and their saw blades. All customer blades will carry a QR code that will provide Austro sharpening personnel with all the necessary information they need to help customers extend the […]

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Time to connect

Austro Connect, a service that will see Austro back up its computer-numerical controlled (CNC) centre’s data in the cloud, will be launched at its imminent open day. Cloud storage is a service model in which data is maintained, managed and backed up remotely and made available to customers over a network. As Austro’s Louis Fourie […]

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