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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...
Mar 22, 2013
Clean Power Africa to showcase successful renewable energy projects
Feb 13, 2013
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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...
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.
Oct 14, 2011
Sep 05, 2011
Compliance with data protection legislation has come under the spotlight since the implementation of legislation such as the Consumer Protection Act, the new Companies Act and the looming promulgation of the Protection of Personal Information Bill.
Jun 29, 2011
Attached please find a press release on: Mimecast Unified Email Management (UEM) offering reduces IT spend, increases email continuity, archiving, security and saves time for insurance firm, Denis.
Jun 14, 2011
Banking giant Nedbank’s insurance division, Nedgroup Insurance, has launched a pilot project allowing its home-owner clients to install solar geysers as replacements when existing geysers burst or malfunction. Nedgroup said the project would assist its clients in...
Apr 22, 2011
South Africa experiences a significant number of failing roofs each year, the result of substandard materials being used and shoddy workmanship, the Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (SAISC) reports.
 
 
 
 
Apr 15, 2011
The refurbishment of old buildings is a significant potential market for the fire containment, prevention and protection industries, says construction industry supply specialist Hilti South Africa fire stop product engineer Sidney Zeeman.
Apr 15, 2011
There is a general trend among building owners, insurance companies and government to work towards ensuring that all private and government buildings comply with fire safety legislation, training institution South African Fire and Medical Academy (Safma) reports.
Apr 15, 2011
Senior management is becoming increasingly responsible for the implementation of fire-prevention and protection measures on company premises.
Mar 23, 2011
Attached please find a press release on: Africa’s leading telecoms provider MTN Group and international insurance group Hollard Insurance have partnered to pilot mi-Life, the world’s first mobile money life insurance service which is initially being made...
Mar 16, 2011
The United Nations Environmental Programme (Unep) Finance Initiative (FI) began global consultation sessions on its draft Principles for Sustainable Insurance (PSI) in Johannesburg on Wednesday, where after another six workshops would take place in different regions...
Oct 22, 2010
The Mphiwe Siyalima farming project was officially launched at the end of September, as a result of a successful collaboration between government, strategic partners and a young man with a farming diploma and a significant amount of passion and enthusiasm.
Sep 10, 2010
The South African property investment unit of Africa’s largest insurance group Old Mutual will list a property fund, valued at about R12-billion, on the JSE next year.

Old Mutual Investment Group Property Investments (OMIGPI) indicated that the fund, currently...
Aug 26, 2010
The South African property investment unit of Africa's largest insurance group Old Mutual reported on Thursday that it would list a property fund, valued at about R12-billion, on the JSE - the listing could take place by mid-2011. Old Mutual Investment Group...
Jul 06, 2010
Staffing solution group Adcorp's latest ‘Employment Survey' showed that about 39 000 South African job seekers had returned to the country from foreign countries over the past year, suggesting a ‘brain drain' reversal trend. The study anticipated that this...
Jun 17, 2010
Attached please find a press release on: Film & Entertainment Underwriters SA (Pty) Ltd, have become the latest agency to form part of Compass’s specialist insurance offering to the market. With their focus on providing cover to the Film Industry in South Africa...
 
 
 
 
May 14, 2010
The Johannesburg Development Agency (JDA) this week once again celebrated inner-city regeneration as it handed out the 2010 Halala Awards, which single out private sector developers working on inner city properties. "We will continue to identify, recognise and...
Mar 12, 2010
The Chinese government, which is financing the ongoing construction of the 106-km Karonga–Chitipa road, in northern Malawi, says it will cost $1-million to reconstruct a stretch of the road that was damaged by an earthquake which hit the district of Karonga last...
Jan 29, 2010
World investment demand for gold jumped from 885 t at the end of 2008 to 1 820 t at the end of 2009, accounting for a year-on-year gain of 105%. The yellow metal, which is generally seen as a safe haven investment, has been luring investors looking for insurance...
Oct 26, 2009
Companies in the financial, business and other services sectors made up around 35% of total information and communication technology (ICT) expenditure in South Africa, BMI-TechKnowledge (BMI-T) said on Monday. The company published its latest South Africa ICT in...
Oct 09, 2009
Insurance company Allianz, energy company Consolidated Edison, infrastructure systems provider EMC, home, health and personal-care product supplier Reckitt Benckiser, technology producer Siemens, chemicals group BASF, airplane maker Boeing and network provider Cisco...
Sep 25, 2009
Life and short-term insurance companies are taking strain as a result of the current economic environment, as the public are under financial pressure and are not readily spending their income on insurance, says audit firm KPMG financial services director Gerdus Dixon.
Jul 24, 2009
Full Name: Douglas Rodney Weinrich Position: Regional executive and GM for Africa at Johnson Controls Global Workplace Solutions Main Activity of the Company: The provision of services for the corporate real estate, project management and facilities management...
Jun 18, 2009
The deepest and longest global recession in the world’s postwar history was close to reaching the bottom, with the US expected to see a turnaround by the second or third quarter of the year and Europe by the fourth quarter of this year or early next year. China...
May 27, 2009
Construction companies would struggle to maintain their profit levels of the past few years as projects linked to the 2010 FIFA World Cup tapered off and the global financial crisis continued to spread to South Africa, insurance firm AIG South Africa said on...
Apr 17, 2009
On the last day for the renewal of firearm licences, I was listening to the radio in my car and heard people being interviewed who were standing in the incredibly long queues outside police stations. All admitted to the interviewer that they had no excuse for being...
 
 
 
 
Mar 24, 2009
Attached please find a press release on: As stocks and housing prices fall and consumer confidence sinks in today’s economic turmoil, one area of growth has been – sadly – crime and fraud. Banks, insurance companies, and government entities are all seeing an...
Jan 16, 2009
We enter the New Year with a world economy that has changed. You know the world has changed when US automotive company executives begging for taxpayers’ money become the highlight of festive season television. It seems that 2009 may well be the year of the bail-out.
Sep 26, 2008
The only insurance company in South Africa catering exclusively for graduate professionals, PPS Insurance, offers a specialised range of sickness, permanent incapacity, life and disability, and critical illness and trauma benefits, as well as business assurance, and...
Sep 11, 2008
Attached please find a press release on: In an industry first, Avis Fleet Services has taken advantage of the depressed second hand vehicle market to tailor a full maintenance fleet solution for insurance provider Telesure at 25% below traditional market costs.
Jul 18, 2008
Alexander Forbes Insurance MD Gari Dombo predicts that 2008 will see an average increase in the cost of insurance in South Africa of 10% to 15 %.
 
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