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Bursaries on offer for Wits Business School energy leadership courses

22nd November 2021 The University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) Business School has introduced a new stream in its existing Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) in Management in the field of Energy Leadership, which offers a specialisation in electricity. Additionally, the South African-German Energy Programme and... 

SA Plastics Pact publishes baseline report to drive innovation to 2025 targets

22nd November 2021 The South African Plastics Pact, which aims to have 100% of plastic packaging be reusable, recyclable or compostable, 70% of plastic packaging be effectively recycled and a 30% minimum average recycled content across all plastic packaging by 2025, as well as take action against problematic and... 

Green Connection speaks out against Wild Coast seismic survey by oil and gas multinational

22nd November 2021 The Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE) on November 22 said Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe was responsible for the administration of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act (MPRDA) and that Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Minister... 

Earth & Wire, Vestas to cooperate on South African renewables projects

22nd November 2021 Independent power producer Earth & Wire has signed a letter of intent to launch a co-development cooperation programme with wind power manufacturer Vestas as a key part in the overall development of Earth & Wire's portfolio of renewable energy projects in South Africa. The portfolio comprises... 

Food price inflation moderates somewhat in October

19th November 2021 Inflation on food and non-alcoholic beverages (NAB) for October was 6.1%, a slight moderation from September levels. Among food categories that exhibited the most significant inflation, oils and fats increased by 20.9% year-on-year, meat by 9.1% and vegetables by 7.2%, mainly driven by high... 

African finance resilient to Covid-19 challenge

19th November 2021 The European Investment Bank's (EIB's) 'Finance in Africa 2021' report has shown the resilience of Africa’s financial sector and enthusiastic engagement to embrace digitalisation. However, the report, which included input from 78 leading banks and financing institutions active across sub-Saharan... 

Afreximbank says improved education needed to tackle Africa's IP challenge

19th November 2021 During this week's intra-African Trade Fair (IATF), multilateral financial institution African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) director and global head for trade finance Gwen Mwaba suggested that improved education was needed to address the intellectual property (IP) challenge in Africa. “Africa... 

Sephaku continues to reduce burden on balance sheet, as demand holds firm

19th November 2021 JSE-listed construction materials company Sephaku Holdings (SepHold) continued to meet its bank debt obligations during the interim period to September 30, reducing the burden on its balance sheet. The company plans to reduce this by a further R224-million by the end of its financial year on... 

South African Reits provide R3.5bn Covid-19 relief

19th November 2021 Real estate investment trusts (Reits) provided R3-billion in relief support to tenants between April and December 2020, with 69% of this provided between April and August 2020, industry body the South African Reit Association (SA Reit) says. Reits issued a further R500-million in support between... 

Third-party rail access necessary structural reform to supplement Transnet capacity - Busa

19th November 2021 Business formation Business Unity South Africa (Busa) backs third-party rail freight access with the aim of supplementing State-owned Transnet’s capacity, as a necessary structural reform that will contribute to a strengthening of the logistics network, Busa CEO Cas Coovadia said on November 18.... 

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