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Inaugural Factory of the Year competition to include future-proofing benchmark

By: Terence Creamer     19th June 2018 Global management consulting firm AT Kearney has officially launched the South African version of its internationally recognised ‘Factory of the Year’ competition and is urging domestic manufacturers to enter ahead of the August 20 deadline for submissions. AT Kearney partner and Africa MD Theo... 

Opinion: South Africa’s coal mining sector could shrink by 46% 

6th October 2017 In this opinion article, independent economic risk consultant Rob Jeffrey argues that the mining industry and coal industry need to fight for their very future otherwise all is lost. Few people realise that future economic, political and social prosperity are at currently stake. Decisions made in... 

Pan African collaboration key for economic progress on the continent

2nd July 2015 Much has been said about the race amongst Africa’s economic powerhouses to become the preferred destination for foreign investment on the continent. If we are to attain the common goal of achieving meaningful economic growth that will improve the lives of all Africans, it is critical that a shift... 

SA falls out of investment confidence index

By: News24Wire      29th April 2015 Business leaders are increasingly looking for global opportunities for growth, but not in South Africa, according to the 2015 FDI Confidence Index released this week. According to the 15th annual index from global strategy and management consulting firm AT Kearney, two-thirds of companies plan to... 

Infrastructure required to realise full potential of region’s gas reserves

By: Ilan Solomons     30th August 2013 The discovery of large gas deposits on the Southern African coastline in the past three years could potentially result in significant benefits for the region; however, the lack of adequate infrastructure may hinder the full realisation of these opportunities, says global management consulting... 

Acid mine drainage issue reaching critical stage – WRC 

By: Leandi Kolver     21st September 2012 The issue of mine water treatment and the management thereof has become urgent. South Africa has run out of time to debate and must act, says Water Research Commission (WRC) mine water treatment and management research manager Dr Jo Burgess. The western, central and eastern basins of the... 

AMD feasibility study to be completed in 2013

By: Idéle Esterhuizen     9th July 2012 A feasibility study to find long-term solutions for acid-mine drainage (AMD) in the Witwatersrand would be completed in February next year, said Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa. In her response to a Parliamentary question posed by the Democratic Alliance’s Gareth Morgan, she... 

Multistakeholder approach needed to solve SA’s AMD problem – report

By: Idéle Esterhuizen     6th July 2012 A multistakeholder partnership of companies, government and nongovernmental organisations (NGOs) may be the answer to solving South Africa’s acid-mine drainage (AMD) problem. This is according to a recent report by global management consulting firm AT Kearney.  

Globalisation: any other economic path is ‘suicide’

By: System Author     14th July 2000 For better or worse, South Africa is married to the concept of globalisation – that process which facilitates the integration of economies around the world. 


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