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Egyptian gas discovery supports Total exploration strategy

28th July 2020 Energy multinational Total has announced a gas discovery in shallow waters off the Egyptian coast that could deliver an estimated 100-million standard cubic feet of gas a day, as well as up to 800 barrels of condensate a day. "These results support our strategy to allocate a significant share of... 

Imperial's disposal of European shipping business set for implementation on July 31

28th July 2020 Imperial Logistics on July 28 announced that it had fulfilled all the conditions for the sale of its wholly-owned European shipping subsidiary Imperial Logistics International to Germany-based Häfen und Güterverkehr Köln for €171-million (R3.3-billion). The transaction is expected to be... 

Lower demand drives decrease in Sephaku's full-year earnings

28th July 2020 Building and construction materials company Sephaku Holdings expects its earnings a share for the financial year ended March 31 to be between 7.67c and 9.37c and its headline earnings a share to be between 6.72c and 8.41c. This compares with earnings a share and headline a share of 21.08c... 

Industry body seeks to raise R100m to support taverns

27th July 2020 Industry organisation, the National Liquor Traders Council (NLTC ), announced on July 27 that it aims to raise R100-million to support 34 500 taverns over a two- to three-month period by providing food parcels and other necessary supplies. NLTC convener Lucky Ntimane said the organisation was... 

Alcohol industry review disputes SAMRC alcohol trauma report, calls for dialogue to reopen

27th July 2020 An independent review of the South African Medical Research Council's (SAMRC's) 'Impact of Alcohol on Health Services in South Africa' report and its data inputs, has identified a number of study design and statistical modelling limitations owing to the lack of complete data presented, alcohol... 

SANEDI, defence dept partner on delivery of energy efficient water treatment works in Hoedspruit

27th July 2020 The South African National Energy and Development Institute (SANEDI) and the Department of Defence (DoD) on July 27 announced a partnership to develop an energy efficient water treatment works at the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) Air Force Base, in Hoedspruit, in the Maruleng... 

Researchers build AI tool capable of identifying individual birds

27th July 2020 New research demonstrates for the first time that artificial intelligence (AI) can be used to train computers to recognise individual birds; a task humans are unable to do. Researchers from the FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology, based at the University of Cape Town (UCT); the French... 

EU sends Covid-19 test accuracy material to South Africa

24th July 2020 The European Union (EU) Joint Research Centre has sent a consignment of control material, which allows laboratories to check the correct functioning of their Covid-19 tests and avoid false negatives, to South Africa. The EU Joint Research Centre developed the control material at its laboratories... 

EOH, Risk Insights bringing digital education solution to South Africa

23rd July 2020 Information technology services multinational EOH, in collaboration with risk management advisory and consultancy company Risk Insights, is making good progress on EOH’s commitment to help solve South Africa’s educational challenges by introducing a globally recognised digital education solution... 

Afrimat continues pursuit of UCP

23rd July 2020 Industrial minerals and construction materials company Afrimat on July 22 announced its firm intention to acquire Unicorn Capital Partners (UCP). UCP’s business comprises of mobile crane hire, exploration drilling services, drilling and blasting, opencast and underground mining and earthmoving... 

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