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Notice Board

Advanced Manufacturing Awards Nominations Now Open

Submissions for the first national awards recognising excellence and innovation in Advanced Manufacturing are now open. A market access prize valued at R70 000 (Most promising “start- up or newcomer”category) and Prestigious accolades in several other categories will...

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Composites Sustainability Working Group

There is a need within the composites industry towards unpacking and understanding sustainability of our materials and approaches to how we use them, especially at "end-of-life" Sustainability includes reuse, remanufacture and recycling.  Bio-resins and lightweighting...

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Pipe Manufacturing Opportunity

A South African factory is looking for new owners. It would represent a significant loss to the South African industry if this factory closed down and were taken elsewhere in the world. The Composites Cluster would consider submitting syndicated bids on this factory...

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Ring Making with Composites (The MakerSpace) Workshop

DID YOU KNOW We have set up composites labs at the MakerSpace in both Baakens Valley Port Elizabeth and in Durban? These will be officially launched soon but feel free to contact Steve at 083 612 2125 to view the equipment and programmes the lab offers to crafters,...

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LaunchLab Ideas Programme

Calling all entrepreneurs to pitch their innovative ideas in the LaunchLab Ideas Programme - winning ideas stand the chance to win incubation support worth R50 000 and access to our clients! The Stellenbosch University LaunchLab has recently launched the 7th Ideas...

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New MOU to Lift Lid on Advanced Manufacturing Growth

The Mandela Bay Composites Cluster and eNtsa, an engagement institute within  the Nelson Mandela University have signed a co-operation agreement which is set to boost the development and use of composites in South Africa. In terms of a Memorandum of Understanding the...

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IOM3 Young Persons’ Lecture Competition

2018 IOM3 YPLC-Abstract Submission document 2018 IOM3 YPLC-Rules and Information The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, Southern Africa (IOM3) will once again be hosting the Young Persons’ Lecture Competition.  This prestigious competition is aimed at young...

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Expression of Interest: Vacuum Toilets for Rail

Opportunity exists for composites manufacturers to express interest in the supply of toilets for passenger trains. Interest must be expressed before Friday 17 November by sending an email to Andy Radford. Attached is a picture of the toilet unit (module) currently...

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Composites Apprenticeship

The National Composites Centre in the UK has launched a composites technician apprenticeship. This may be what South Africa needs too, in order to optimise opportunities in advanced manufacturing for South Africa's economy. ‘The approval by government of the...

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Seed Funding Available For SMMEs In Advanced Manufacturing

Seed Funding Available For SMMEs In Advanced Manufacturing The Propella Business Incubator, which shares office space with the MBCC, has called for proposals from Eastern Cape based SMMEs operating within the advanced manufacturing sector, that seek grant funding up...

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France-SA Collaboration: Outgoing trade mission

France-SA Collaboration: Outgoing trade mission 11-13 April 2017: Composites (Paris, France) Please find attached an invite to participate in an outgoing trade mission to Paris, France (11-13 April 2017), facilitated by the Department of Trade and Industry. In...

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“Composites” in the Maritime Transport Policy of the DoT Following a request by Mr Dumisanie Ntuli (Acting Chief Director – Policy - Department of Transport), the Mandela Bay Composites Cluster has provided inputs to the 2017 “Draft Comprehensive Maritime Transport...

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