May 17, 2012
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Rosatom Overseas Vice President Ivo Kouklik
The International Finance Corporation and the MasterCard Foundation have launched a $37.4-million partnership to improve access to financial services for economically disadvantaged people in sub-Saharan Africa.
MasterCard Foundation president and CEO Reeta Roy
Anglo American Platinum has launched the first of five fuel cell-powered locomotive prototypes to be tested at its mining operations in South Africa. The first locomotive will be surface tested over the next few months at the company's Khomanani mine, in Rustenburg, to establish the viability of commercialisation.
Anglo American CEO Cynthia Carroll
South African Department of Trade and Industry chief director Jocelyn Vass says the Competence Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility is well placed to make a systemic difference, as it was set up to ensure that German companies in South Africa develop a comprehensive and holistic strategy on how CSR is implemented, and where they can pool resources, experience and expertise to make a real and sustainable change in the country.
Department of Trade and Industry chief director Jocelyn Vass
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