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South African ports to welcome 20 cruise ships this season

24th November 2021 The port cities of Cape Town, Mossel Bay, Gqeberha, Durban and Richards Bay are scheduled to receive 20 passenger vessels during the cruise season, from November to the end of May, State-owned Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) said on November 24. The first cruise vessel will dock in Cape... 

Chemicals, media Setas team up to drive digital transformation

24th November 2021 The Chemical Industries Education and Training Authority (Chieta) and the Media, Information & Communication Technologies Sector Education and Training Authority ((MICT Seta) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to encourage greater cross-Seta collaboration on digital transformation... 

First #ActivistEngineering project calls on engineers to tackle indoor air pollution

23rd November 2021 Industrial and electronic products distributor RS Components has launched an activist engineering programmem urging the DesignSpark community to engineer for a better world. The first project calls on engineers to tackle indoor air pollution using the new DesignSpark environmental sensor... 

Water, wastewater infrastructure security a concern

23rd November 2021 Few cases of theft and vandalism of water and wastewater treatment works are reported by municipalities or to the South African Police Service (SAPS) and many of these plants in the Free State and in other parts of South Africa are currently dilapidated owing to vandalism, the Free State... 

Global steel production down 10.6% y/y in Oct - worldsteel

23rd November 2021 World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to industry body the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 145.7-million tonnes in October, a 10.6% decrease compared with October 2020, the association said on November 23. Africa produced 1.4-million tonnes in October, up 24.1%... 

PIC ranked among top 30 responsible investors in 2021 RAAI index

23rd November 2021 State-owned asset management firm the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) has been ranked among the top 30 asset management and sovereign wealth funds worldwide in the 2021 index by the Responsible Asset Allocator Initiative (RAAI) developed by US independent public policy think tank New America... 

Regional value chains across Africa can link markets and drive industrialisation - Patel

23rd November 2021 The development of regional value chains across Africa presents an opportunity to create market linkages between regions, integrate critical supply chains and replace some products that currently being imported from outside of the continent, said Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim... 

TWK to list shares on A2X

23rd November 2021 Cape Town Stock Exchange- (CTSE-) listed diversified agricultural and related industries company TWK Investments will also list its shares for trade on A2X Markets stock exchange. The collaboration between the CTSE and the A2X means that listed companies, for the first time, will be able to... 

South Africa needs a strategic growth mandate, says KPMG economist

22nd November 2021 South Africa, while struggling with short-term demands of expanding the social wage or safety net for those that would have missed being absorbed into the economy, should pursue long-term economic growth and employment creation, which has not received much attention and has generally fluctuated... 

CCMA, Busa launch free-to-use small business labour advice app

22nd November 2021 The Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) in collaboration with business formation Business Unity South Africa (Busa) has launched a free-to-use Labour Advice mobile application (app) aimed at offering practical labour-related guidance and support to South African small... 

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