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Feb 24, 2015
Imperial CEO Mark Lamberti
JSE-listed Imperial is preparing to table its next three-year strategy to mitigate the changing context of the environment in which it trades. Speaking at a presentation of the group’s interim financial results, in Rosebank, on Tuesday, CEO Mark Lamberti said the...
Feb 24, 2015
JSE-listed Imperial on Tuesday posted lower earnings for the first half of the 2015 financial year, on the back of a delayed impact of a weakening rand. The group’s headline earnings per share declined 9% to 759c, while earnings per share (EPS) fell 18% to 738c...
Feb 13, 2015
AVI ROSE An electronic signature system can immediately be deployed to improve document management for mines
The use of electronic signatures can be used to generate original documents in electronic form, which will improve insurance and reduce risks for mines, says digital signature company ARX Africa regional business manager Avi Rose. Mines, mine employees and mining...
Nov 28, 2014
About 6.72% of mineworkers in South Africa have been issued with emolument attachment orders (EAOs), which has resulted in a crisis of indebtedness in the mining sector – a crisis that some believe is one of the major underlying factors of the recent labour unrest...
Nov 07, 2014
BRIDGETTE MPHUTHI Construction bonds are largely issued by banks or insurance companies
Current South African case law indicates that courts will be most inclined to find that an on-demand bond only exists where it is clear – on the basis of interpretation of the documents before the court – that the parties intended for the liability of the grantor to...
Oct 31, 2014
LEON VAN DER MERWE CoSign Click is suitable for any business that uses application forms and conducts business electronically
Customer communications company Pitney Bowes South Africa, in partnership with digital signature solutions provider ARX Cosign, launched a personal verification security solution in August to help financial services companies conduct business in a secure manner. “The...
Oct 29, 2014
Trans Hex CEO Llewellyn Delport
The long-awaited acquisition by Trans Hex of the Namaqualand diamond mines from De Beers has become effective. The JSE-listed Trans Hex expects to receive cash flows of R653-million over the life of Namaqualand Mines, which have a resource of between 1.6-million...
Oct 17, 2014
KARL BISHOP The overall business premiums are up 10%, owing to increased rates on portfolios on existing and new businesses
Financial services firm Santam’s 2014 interim results, an improvement on those of last year, support Santam’s strategy to improve business in Africa, India and South-East Asia, says Santam head of niche business Karl Bishop.
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Aug 22, 2014
In the cut-throat competitive world of insurance, using new collaboration tools in innovative ways can give insurance firms a competitive edge, says Andre le Roux of Interactive Intelligence. Collaboration is an integral part of the insurance business. But today, the...
Aug 15, 2014
Insurance provider Discovery is set to have a new resource-efficient, cost-effective and environmentally sustainable global head office in Sandton, Gauteng.
Jul 22, 2014
Artist's impression of the new Discovery building
Property developers Growthpoint Properties and Zenprop Property Holdings are targeting a five-star Green Building Council of South Africa Green Star rating for insurance provider Discovery’s new global head office to be constructed in Sandton, Growthpoint office...
Jul 07, 2014
Lindiwe Zulu
The establishment of cooperatives prevent social exclusion and directly and indirectly economically empower one-billion people worldwide, Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu said. The top 300 cooperative enterprises, operating in some of the most...
Jun 04, 2014
Jan 20, 2014
While the gap between global infrastructure investment needs and available public sector funds could reach $500-billion a year between now and 2030, institutional investors will likely increase their allocations to assist in filling the margin left by governments and...
Dec 12, 2013
Eddie O'Connor
Independent renewable-energy company Mainstream Renewable Power, which is in the process of developing a sizeable South African portfolio, has launched a new capital-raising unit designed to secure competitive financing for wind and solar projects. Known as...
Nov 13, 2013
Independent project developer Scatec Solar formally launched a 75 MW solar farm, which forms part of the South African government’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP), in the Kalkbult region of the Northern Cape on Tuesday....
Sep 20, 2013
ROAD SAFETY CONCERN The Master Builders Association North is questioning the mindset and culture in South Africa that makes it acceptable to have so many road incidents
South African road accidents in the construction sector are increasing, according to insurance company Federated Employers Mutual (FEM) MD Thelma Pugh and industry body Master Builders Association North (MBA North) construction health and safety manager Doug Michell....
Sep 06, 2013
Technology can help companies to reduce business process cycle times and increase throughput and profit, as well as reduce risks to insurance companies, retailers and banks, says information technology giant IBM South Africa sales director Hamilton Ratshefola....
Jul 12, 2013
Two years after the promulgation of the Independent Resource Plan (IRP) 2010 by the Department of Energy, South Africa’s bourgeoning renewable-energy sector has attracted sizeable global investments into the country. According to the Financial Times, the South...
Apr 19, 2013
The African Development Bank (AfDB) on Friday launched its Structured Finance – Conditions for infrastructure project bonds in African markets report at the International Monetary Fund–World Bank Spring Meetings in the US. The report explored how structured finance...
Mar 22, 2013
Clean Power Africa to showcase successful renewable energy projects
Feb 13, 2013
Aim-listed Richland Resources on Tuesday said its insurance provider had approved a claim for $1.44-million following the theft of tanzanite stones from its sorting house last year. About 89 066 g of material, worth about $1.46-million, was stolen during a December 2...
Dec 11, 2012
A new survey by the Asset Owners Disclosure Project (AODP) has found that most of the world’s largest investment and pension funds are unprepared for climate change and lack climate risk strategies, but identified South Africa’s Government Employees Pension Fund...
Oct 05, 2012
In South Africa, road accidents claim an estimated 14 000 lives every year, making it one of the highest road-death rates globally.
Sep 04, 2012
Social media and mobility have irrevocably changed the customer service playing field, delivering new modes of communication that consumers now expect across the board – both socially and when interacting with brands
Jul 24, 2012
Toronto-listed Dynasty Metals & Mining on Monday said the gold storage facility, at its Zaruma gold project was fleeced of about 1 300 oz of gold and 4 000 oz of silver during an armed robbery in the early hours of the morning.
May 21, 2012
Deon Scheepers, Head of Sales & Business Development, Interactive Intelligence Africa
May 16, 2012
Vodacom has received the go-ahead to enter the South African insurance market having been recently awarded a long term insurance licence by the Financial Services Board.
Apr 20, 2012
Driver behaviour systems, which measure a host of metrics as a person drives, improve drivers’ behaviour, leading to reduced maintenance costs, fuel use and risk to companies, says fleet management and vehicle tracking company Ctrack strategic projects director Deon...
Apr 19, 2012
Improved communications with members, the building industry, government, as well as the general public, are one of the top priorities in the Gauteng Master Builders Association’s rebranding and repositioning drive.
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