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July 22, 2019

Locations Africa Expo Sends Message in Durban: ‘Africa is Ready’

DURBAN–The first edition of the Locations Africa Expo and Conference was held this week during the Durban FilmMart, with an eye toward identifying and growing the opportunities to lure incoming productions to the continent.

“Locations Africa is trying to service a need on the continent to discuss the physical production…on the ground, highlighting film commissions, the services sector, the crew, the facilities, the organizations, the understanding of the incentives and legislative environment,” said Locations Africa’s Azania Muendane (pictured).

The three-day event brought together representatives of African film commissions, production services companies, location [...]

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July 19, 2019

Ford to add 1,200 jobs in South Africa from August

Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) will employ 1,200 new employees from August 2019 to meet the growing international and local demand for the New Ranger, Ranger Raptor and Everest models.

Ford said that these additions will bring the company’s total employment in South Africa to approximately 5,500 employees.

At the same time, it will significantly bolster supplier companies by adding around 10,000 jobs in this sector.

“The R3 billion investment in our South African plants, announced in 2017, is now coming to fruition with the addition of a third shift to increase our production output,” says Ockert Berry, vice president operations, Ford Middle East [...]

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May 6, 2019

STEELMAKING RESTARTS AT TATA’S PORT TALBOT WORKS AFTER EXPLOSION

Production has returned to normal at one of the UK’s largest steelworks, where two workers were injured following a large explosion.

An investigation into the cause of the incident at Tata Steel’s integrated works at Port Talbot in the early hours of Friday is under way after the outbreak of fires caused by molten metal coming into contact with cold water on a railway track.

The explosion and fire, which could be heard up to 15 miles away, lit up the nearby town in south Wales and caused residents’ houses to shake. Some feared a repeat of the tragedy in 2001 in which three men died.

Stephen Davies, a Unite union representative for the site, said the two injured [...]

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May 3, 2019

DEFY RAMPS UP SA PRODUCTION WITH R1BN INVESTMENT

Through the revival of the Jacobs factory, a total of 75 new job opportunities will be created to manufacture an estimated 500 top loaders per shift. This manufacturing development also serves as a much-needed boost to the local community of Jacobs by undertaking a localisation programme as part of their new investment.

By 2020, Defy is looking to expand their output to include new cooking products such as 60cm built-in ovens and a new free-standing stove, an investment opportunity totalled at R25milion collectively.

Growing local economy

According to Evren Albas, the CEO at Defy South Africa, economic growth in South Africa is a top priority for the company. [...]

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