keyboard_arrow_upA Clere win for Johannesburg entrepreneur
keyboard_arrow_downA Clere win for Johannesburg entrepreneur

31-year-old Kempton Park resident Sbusiso Mpande won a brand new Nissan NP 200 bakkie in the Clere Stock Up & Drive Off 2019 competition. Mpande entered the competition at Yarona Cash & Carry in Crown Mines, where he was buying in bulk for his local business, but then promptly forgot all about it. Until, a […]

keyboard_arrow_upDIC and BASF reach acquisition agreement
keyboard_arrow_downDIC and BASF reach acquisition agreement

BASF and the fine chemical company DIC have reached an agreement on the acquisition of BASF’s global pigments business. The purchase price on a cash and debt-free basis is €1.15 billion. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2020. The divestiture is subject to the approval of the relevant competition authorities. […]

keyboard_arrow_upElkem acquires Basel Chemie
keyboard_arrow_downElkem acquires Basel Chemie

Elkem ASA has acquired Basel Chemie, a Korean producer of specialty silicone gels for cosmetics and water repellents for the construction industry. The acquisition gives Elkem access to leading technology in attractive end user silicone segments and provides a solid platform for further development and growth. Technology driven Basel Chemie was founded in 1999 and […]

keyboard_arrow_upSiyakha invests R50 million in its production facilities
keyboard_arrow_downSiyakha invests R50 million in its production facilities

The multimillion-rand investment in production facilities and equipment by local label manufacturing company, Siyakha Imperial Printing, will boost supplies to the local and export markets as well as maintain the company’s leading position in the sector. Durban operations The company, which has been operating in South Africa for over 20 years, has announced an investment […]

keyboard_arrow_upPlastics industry commits to clean up and recycle
keyboard_arrow_downPlastics industry commits to clean up and recycle

Annual Clean up and Recycle SA Week will take place from 16 to 21 September. For the week the local plastics industry will again demonstrate its commitment to cleaning up the environment and removing plastic litter from rivers, streams, oceans and neighbourhoods. According to Douw Steyn, sustainability director of Plastics|SA, this is the 23rd year […]

keyboard_arrow_upGifts for domestic abuse victims on Mandela Day
keyboard_arrow_downGifts for domestic abuse victims on Mandela Day

To commemorate Mandela Day this year Looking Good LCN & Dabur (ORS) donated a generous amount of make-up and haircare products to the survivors of domestic violence at the Bethany Home. This is the first collaboration between the brands. They visited the women’s shelter on 18 July to present the gifts and discover how it […]

keyboard_arrow_upYoung scientists awarded for their winning presentations
keyboard_arrow_downYoung scientists awarded for their winning presentations

Subhashree Mahapatra and Xia Jiang of Lubrizol were among the winners of the Young Scientist Support Scheme that took place at the 14th Asian Societies of Cosmetic Scientists (ASCS) Conference in Hong Kong, for their presentations on DAWNERGY peptide and AVALURE Flex-6CC polymer respectively. They were recognised for their professional confidence and clear expositions. Scientific […]

keyboard_arrow_upSCS elects new council
keyboard_arrow_downSCS elects new council

The Society of Cosmetic Scientists (SCS) elected a new Council for 2019-2020 at its Annual General Meeting on 23 May 2019 at the Smock Alley Theatre in Dublin, the first time the AGM has been held in Ireland. Mary Lord was elected president, with Grace Abamba becoming immediate past president and Stewart Long the new […]

keyboard_arrow_upWinners announced for the 2018/2019 NSTF-South32 Awards
keyboard_arrow_downWinners announced for the 2018/2019 NSTF-South32 Awards

The NSTF-South32 Awards were held at a prestigious Gala Dinner in Gauteng on 27 June. It is the 21st celebration of excellence through this flagship project of the National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF). Outstanding contributions to science, engineering and technology (SET) and innovation were awarded and celebrated in the following broad areas under 13 […]

keyboard_arrow_upSilab gets gold for its CSR
keyboard_arrow_downSilab gets gold for its CSR

Just a few weeks after receiving the A- rating from the CDP for its action to combat climate change, SILAB has once again been praised for its exemplary corporate social responsibility, obtaining Gold CSR certification from the EcoVadis rating platform. Gold certification With a score of 69/100 in four areas (environment, social and human rights, […]