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Jul 31, 2015
Insurance companies are increasingly under pressure to reinvent their sales and distribution models and find innovative ways of reaching new customers.  In a tough economic environment product providers are faced with challenges that include budgetary constraints,...
Jul 30, 2015
South Africa’s Solar Water Heating Manufacturers Cluster of South Africa (SWH-Mancosa) is taking active steps to reinvigorate the solar-geyser sector, which has been left in a “precarious” position following the termination of the Eskom rebate programme in April and...
Jul 14, 2015
Space Commercial Services Aerospace Group, a private South African company providing commercial satellite technology solutions, once again proved that it has world class capabilities, by delivering systems engineering services to the pre-construction phase of the...
Jun 25, 2015
Karl Juncker is MD of WEC Projects, a mechanical and process contractor focusing on water treatment, wastewater treatment, biogas-to-energy solutions, sludge treatment and beneficiation
Jun 25, 2015
MATHIEU DU PLOOY WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff aims to be a responsible corporation by empowering and upskilling young engineers
Government must make strides to start implementing the National Development Plan (NDP) to strengthen the relationship between the private and public sectors, says consulting engineering firm WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff MD Mathieu du Plooy. “We believe that once...
Jun 23, 2015
Viable opportunities for South African companies in Africa were increasingly emerging around so-called development ‘hot spots’ that were anchored by a central megaproject that triggered demand in the local downstream and ancillary markets, the Gas Africa conference...
Jun 12, 2015
A.b.e. Construction Chemicals is supplying its VIP Polyurea waterproofing system for an extremely unusual application on one of the main arterials in the heart of the Cape Town CBD. a.b.e. is part of the Chryso Southern Africa Group. Noel Abendroth, a.b.e. Polyurea...
Jun 04, 2015
Trade credit insurance company Euler Hermes officially launched its local operations and services for the South African market in Johannesburg, Gauteng, last month. Euler Hermes’ operations include a re-insurance agreement with insurance company Allianz Global...
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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 06, 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 30, 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 16, 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.
Oct 14, 2014
Despite not being “overnight-bullish” on the resources market, Bermuda-domiciled Till Capital has started an acquisitions phase driven by its hybrid investment strategy, rooted in the reinsurance business. This nontraditional approach has created a company with...
Oct 10, 2014
Cape Town is on a drive to strengthen its position as a key business capital in Africa. The Mother City is keen to retain its reputation as a leading tourist destination, but wants to be taken more seriously as a destination for local and international investment
Oct 09, 2014
Cape Town is on a drive to strengthen its position as a key business capital in Africa. The Mother City is keen to retain its reputation as a leading tourist destination, but wants to be taken more seriously as a destination for local and international investment...
Sep 10, 2014
The Innovation Group insurance managing executive Jonathan Holden
The introduction of telematics into the automotive industry would change the motor insurance landscape over coming years, with consumers expecting solutions tailored to their individual driving behaviour, business process services and software solutions provider The...
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 14, 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 19, 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 05, 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 11, 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 04, 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 23, 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 19, 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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