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South African Internet searches had strong domestic flavour in 2018

By: Natasha Odendaal     25th January 2019 Google’s 2018 year in search review shows South Africans are increasingly becoming more interested in local major events, current affairs and sports. The ‘Year in South African Search’ list, pulling trending topics from January 1 to December 5, examine what people, places, news and things were... 

Increased investment in refrigeration model planned

By: Paige Müller     21st September 2018 Core energy utilities provider Energy Partners Refrigeration plans to invest a further R30-million this year still in its increasingly popular refrigeration outsourcing model. Energy Partners Refrigeration CEO Dawie Kriel tells Engineering News that the company’s two-year-old refrigeration... 

Tower Property’s vacancies decrease amid improving consumer, business sentiment

By: Simone Liedtke     31st July 2018 An improvement in South African consumer and business sentiment in early 2018 contributed to real estate investment trust (Reit) Tower Property Fund’s vacancies reducing to 5% at the end of its financial year to May 31, after having reached a high of 12% in January. However, in order to secure... 

First African company announces science-based greenhouse gas target

By: African News Agency      19th July 2018 Emira Property Fund has become the first African and South African company to have a greenhouse gas emissions target approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). The initiative is a collaboration between CDP, the United Nations Global Compact, World Resources Institute and the World... 

Local celebs pledge to give up plastic bags 

By: News24Wire      28th June 2018 More than 30 local celebrities and influencers will pledge to give up plastic shopping bags in July, backing the Rethink the Bag campaign's latest initiative. The Plastic-free July campaign kicked off at the Two Oceans Aquarium on Tuesday evening with big names such as Jack Parow and Roxy Louw in... 

Libstar lists on JSE

By: Marleny Arnoldi     9th May 2018 Consumer packaged goods producer and supplier Libstar on Wednesday started trading on the main board of the JSE, in the food products sector.  

Youth Employment Service to benefit 1m young people  

By: Marleny Arnoldi     27th March 2018 President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday launched the Youth Employment Service (Yes) initiative – a business-led partnership with government, labour and society, that aims to empower one-million young South Africans between the ages of 18 and 34 through paid work experiences over the next three years.  

World-class events benefit the township economy

By: Sydney Majoko     26th January 2018 Most South African townships are built along similar physical lines. They consist of a lot of bland structures that provide for the basic need of accommodation but nothing more. Sure, some people have displayed the need to be different and embarked on changing their dwellings. But in terms of... 

Small business agency in venture to incubate tech hardware startups

By: Schalk Burger     8th December 2017 The Small Enterprise Development Agency (Seda), under the Department of Small Business Development, is leveraging the capabilities of hardware technology investor and incubator Savant Technologies to help science and technology inventors start businesses. The partnership was launched at the... 

Creative farming methods ensure sustainability

By: Robyn Wilkinson     11th August 2017 Amid extreme weather, regulatory barriers and import competition, South African farmers need to think creatively about farming practices – not only to reduce costs but also preserve an environment that is struggling under the pressures of a growing global population, says agriculture... 

IDS from Cape Town gets a leg up thanks to Goscor Access Rental

10th May 2017 Cape Town-based structural insulated panel (SIP) manufacturer IDS has opted for scissor lifts from Goscor Access Rental instead of traditional scaffolding. Not only does this boost productivity, it gives the company peace-of-mind it has access to the latest technology and best-maintained... 

Rhodes Food announces further acquisitions worth R112m

By: Tracy Hancock     20th February 2015 Rhodes Food is accelerating the implementation of its growth strategy with the announcement of two further acquisitions, totalling R112-million, following the January announcement of its acquisition of fruit juice product manufacturer and distributor Pacmar for R165-million. The company, a... 

Revamped Paledi Mall poised to take advantage of university expansion

By: Natalie Greve     30th October 2014 The Paledi Mall, in the Limpopo town of Mankweng, has opened its doors to shoppers after undergoing a R282-million refurbishment. The community shopping centre, which was partly financed by a R125-million loan provided by Nedbank Corporate Property Finance to developers Twin City Development... 

Property fund boosts assets to R1.7bn

13th July 2012 Synergy Income Fund has increased its property assets to R1.7-billion with four significant property portfolio acquisitions worth R280-million, since listing on the JSE six months ago. 


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