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Husqvarna Mudrun 2024: Beast Makes a Splash for a Cause

Husqvarna Mudrun 2024: Beast Makes a Splash for a Cause Mud, sweat, and cheers filled the air at the 4×4 Club Donnybrook in Zimbabwe on the 6th of April as the Husqvarna Mudrun 2024 unfolded, in support of KidzCan Zimbabwe’s fight against childhood cancer. Among the participants, getting his hands dirty in his home country, was Tendai ‘Beast’ Mtawarira, rugby icon and Husqvarna ambassador. Always up to making a difference and giving back to communities, Beast generously shared his expertise by giving the u/20 Zimbabwe rugby team some tips in the art of scrummaging before ‘attacking’ the

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75 Years of NCT – and its parallel universe

75 Years of NCT – and its parallel universe NCT, has, in one form or the other, been effectively in existence for 75 years, since the inception, on 3 February 1949, of The Natal Co-Operative Company limited. 75 years is a lifetime and seen in context of world events, this particular lifetime has been simply remarkable on so many levels. Initially marketing wattle logs to Masonite, membership had grown to

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Growing Wattle

Growing Wattle Craig Norris, NCT’s Tree Farming Manager Despite the temporary setback with the Richards Bay fire, the prospects for wattle timber and bark markets over the next few years are very good. However, the resource is under pressure with reports of shrinking areas and declining yield. The commercial wattle plantation area has reduced due to conversion to Eucalyptus (Corporates) and to commercial agriculture. Reduction in yield can be attributed

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How engineered wood can help the South African built environment decarbonise

How engineered wood can help the South African built environment decarbonise Our planet is faced with both an environmental crisis and a housing crisis. There is, however, a sector that is overlooked as a viable, renewable and long-term solution to climate change and urbanisation. Having recently attended the annual Wood Conference in Cape Town at the end of February, I was inspired to hear and see how timber is being

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NCT’s Carbon Footprint

NCT’s Carbon Footprint Addressing carbon emissions is not just a moral requirement but a business necessity. South Africa ranks among the top 20 countries globally in terms of carbon dioxide emissions. The logistics sector is one of the biggest contributors to South Africa’s total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The transport sector in particular accounts for 10.8% of the country’s total GHG emissions. NCT, like many companies, faces the challenge of

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ports

Privatisation comes to African Ports

Privatisation comes to African Ports Operations at Africa’s ports are becoming increasingly privatised, a move that many commentators hope will bring increasingly better efficiencies. This is the case in Tanzania, Kenya, Mozambique, and now in South Africa too. In October 2023, the UAE-based multinational DP World signed a 30-year concession agreement with Tanzania Ports Authority to operate and modernise the port of Dar es Salaam. Meanwhile, the Kenya Ports Authority

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MAN accelerates development of driverless trucks

MAN accelerates development of driverless trucks New development partnership with Plus aims for real-life use of autonomous trucks in hub-to-hub transport. MAN Truck & Bus continues to drive forward the development of driverless transport between logistics hubs. The technology has the potential to reduce fatigue accidents, alleviate the increasing shortage of drivers and make transport processes even more efficient and environmentally friendly. In order to further intensify the development towards

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Husqvarna

Husqvarna Mudrun 2024: Beast Makes a Splash for a Cause

Husqvarna Mudrun 2024: Beast Makes a Splash for a Cause Mud, sweat, and cheers filled the air at the 4×4 Club Donnybrook in Zimbabwe on the 6th of April as the Husqvarna Mudrun 2024 unfolded, in support of KidzCan Zimbabwe’s fight against childhood cancer. Among the participants, getting his hands dirty in his home country, was Tendai ‘Beast’ Mtawarira, rugby icon and Husqvarna ambassador. Always up to making a difference

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NCT

75 Years of NCT – and its parallel universe

75 Years of NCT – and its parallel universe NCT, has, in one form or the other, been effectively in existence for 75 years, since the inception, on 3 February 1949, of The Natal Co-Operative Company limited. 75 years is a lifetime and seen in context of world events, this particular lifetime has been simply remarkable on so many levels. Initially marketing wattle logs to Masonite, membership had grown to

read more
wattle

Growing Wattle

Growing Wattle Craig Norris, NCT’s Tree Farming Manager Despite the temporary setback with the Richards Bay fire, the prospects for wattle timber and bark markets over the next few years are very good. However, the resource is under pressure with reports of shrinking areas and declining yield. The commercial wattle plantation area has reduced due to conversion to Eucalyptus (Corporates) and to commercial agriculture. Reduction in yield can be attributed

read more
wood

How engineered wood can help the South African built environment decarbonise

How engineered wood can help the South African built environment decarbonise Our planet is faced with both an environmental crisis and a housing crisis. There is, however, a sector that is overlooked as a viable, renewable and long-term solution to climate change and urbanisation. Having recently attended the annual Wood Conference in Cape Town at the end of February, I was inspired to hear and see how timber is being

read more
carbon

NCT’s Carbon Footprint

NCT’s Carbon Footprint Addressing carbon emissions is not just a moral requirement but a business necessity. South Africa ranks among the top 20 countries globally in terms of carbon dioxide emissions. The logistics sector is one of the biggest contributors to South Africa’s total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The transport sector in particular accounts for 10.8% of the country’s total GHG emissions. NCT, like many companies, faces the challenge of

read more
ports

Privatisation comes to African Ports

Privatisation comes to African Ports Operations at Africa’s ports are becoming increasingly privatised, a move that many commentators hope will bring increasingly better efficiencies. This is the case in Tanzania, Kenya, Mozambique, and now in South Africa too. In October 2023, the UAE-based multinational DP World signed a 30-year concession agreement with Tanzania Ports Authority to operate and modernise the port of Dar es Salaam. Meanwhile, the Kenya Ports Authority

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News24 Business | Rates may remain unchanged for longer than expected, says Reserve Bank

South Africa’s path to lower inflation has become less certain and is being “frustrated” by elevated food prices and volatile energy costs, the central bank cautioned on Tuesday, warning rates [...]

News24 Business | Amid SA port meltdown, questions remain over the regulator's CEO

The Ports Regulator of SA, responsible for the regulation of the country's eight commercial ports, is operating with a CEO who was found unfit to perform her duties. [...]

News24 Business | Ramaphosa wants more business backing for employee ownership schemes

President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Tuesday employee share ownership schemes had come a long way since the early days of empowerment 20 years ago, with more than a half a [...]

News24 Business | The Reserve Bank has two new inflation measures. Both are elevated

The SA Reserve Bank has developed two new measures to better understand underlying price pressures and both currently show elevated readings. [...]

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