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IOM3 Competition

IOM3 Competition

The Cluster encourages our members and friends to alert young people (under 28) to the IOM3 prestigious Young Persons’ Lecture Competition aimed at young scientists and engineers in the disciplines of Materials, Minerals, Mining, Packaging, Clay Technology and Wood Science.

Regional competitions would take place throughout South Africa during the last week of May 2019, with the top three from each region participating in the National Competition in June 2019. The Southern African winner will go on to represent our region at the World Competition, which is taking place in London, England, in October 2019.

Deadline for the Abstract Submissions is Friday 17 May 2019.

CLICK HERE for the 2019 IOM3 YPLC-Rules and Information
CLICK HERE for the 2019 IOM3 YPLC-Abstract Submission document

Trade Invest Africa is calling for applicants to participate on an Outward Trade and Investment Mission

Trade Invest Africa is calling for applicants to participate on an Outward Trade and Investment Mission

Trade Invest Africa, a division of the Department of Trade and Industry, is calling for applicants to participate on an Outward Trade and Investment Mission to Uganda which is scheduled to take place from 20 to 23 May 2019. Their objective of this mission is to increase intra-Africa bilateral trade and investment between South Africa and Uganda. This trade and investment mission is a platform for South African companies which would like to export value added products and services as well as invest in Uganda.

The closing date for receipt of application forms is 12 April 2019. All applications are to be hand delivered or couriered. No e-mailed applications will be considered.

CLICK HERE to read more…
CLICK HERE for the Group Outward Trade Mission Guidelines
CLICK HERE for the Outward services app form
CLICK HERE for the Manufacturing form

The Cluster this week signed an MOU with the Mandela Bay Development Agency

The Cluster this week signed an MOU with the Mandela Bay Development Agency

The MBDA  is an active and highly effective Special Purpose Development Company operating within the jurisdiction of the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropole aimed at project management and urban regeneration. It is managing redevelopment of a range of landmarks including Bayworld, Happy Valley and the Old Boet Erasmus Stadium.

In terms of the MOU, the MBDA has resolved to prioritise the use of advanced materials including composites in selected products falling within its mandated area and to attempt to collaborate with the composites cluster.

The MBCC, formed with the support of the Department of Trade and Industry, has as its object to support the mobilisation and advancement of the South African Composites Manufacturing! Ecosystem by linking people, enhancing skills and enterprise development, technology implementation, setting standards and the syndication of application.

The parties have resolved to enter into this Memorandum of Understanding with the purpose of adding value to the MBCC’s membership base and to assist the MBDA with its objectives by development of the composites industry through establishing a composites ecosystem in which research and development, skills development and industrialisation efforts are co-ordinated to activate and strengthen value chains that make use of non-corrosive and lightweight composites technology, but covering all non-metallic polymetric technologies including composites, plastics, elastomers, specialty coating and the like.