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Chubb launches Civil Engineering Completed Risks insurance in South Africa

17th February 2021 Insurance multinational Chubb has launched its Civil Engineering Completed Risks (CECR) insurance offering in the South African market. The CECR is aimed at medium-sized and large organisations operating in all areas of infrastructure. 

SAHRC recommends Emfuleni municipality be placed under administration amid ongoing Vaal river pollution

17th February 2021 The South African Human Rights Commission warns that the Vaal river, "Gauteng's most vital water resource", may have been irreparably damaged and recommends that the Emfuleni municipality be placed under administration and that public servants, municipal administrators and staff who failed to... 

MWCB, Impact Catalyst aim for Upper Olifants mine water management platform

17th February 2021 Mpumalanga mine water public-private organisation the Mine Water Coordinating Body (MWCB) hopes its new partnership with socioeconomic development collaboration company The Impact Catalyst will provide a collaborative platform for the collective, integrated and sustainable mine water management... 

PwC global survey highlights risks that family businesses will not meet ESG targets

16th February 2021 A global survey of 2 801 family business-owners by advisory multinational PwC found that 55% of respondents saw the potential for their business to lead on sustainability, but only 37% have a defined environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategy in place. Furthermore, European and American... 

AfDB debars Kenyan civil engineering firm for fraudulent practices

16th February 2021 Development finance institution the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) on February 16 announced the 36-month debarment of civil engineering company Global Interjapan (Kenya), with effect from August 24, 2020, which renders Global Interjapan (Kenya) and its affiliates ineligible to participate... 

MTN, MasterCard partnership enables mobile e-commerce payments

16th February 2021 Payment technology multinational MasterCard and telecommunications services multinational MTN on February 16 announced that MTN customers in 16 African countries will be able to make e-commerce payments safely and securely using a MasterCard virtual payment solution linked to MTN's mobile money... 

Anglo appoints new nonexecutive director

16th February 2021 Global diversified mining company Anglo American has announced that Elisabeth Brinton will join its board as a nonexecutive director from March 1. Brinton is currently global energy multinational Royal Dutch Shell global renewables and energy solutions executive VP. Before 2018, she led... 

TIPS research initiative to identify stumbling blocks to local green entrepreneurship

15th February 2021 A research initiative launched by independent nonprofit economic research institution Trade & Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS) aims to support sustainable finance reforms in favour of local green enterprises (LGEs) and identify and unlock barriers that green and social entrepreneurs face. The... 

Afsia publishes inaugural solar outlook report

15th February 2021 Industry body the Africa Solar Industry Association (Afsia) has published its first yearly 'Africa Solar Outlook' report, which provides clear and concise information about the solar dynamics in each country in Africa to help solar professionals make decisions, says Afsia CEO John van Zuylen. The... 

First sustainable energy youth summit concludes with call for clean energy

12th February 2021 The first Sustainable Energy for All (SEforAll) Youth Summit, held virtually by sustainable energy organisation SEforAll, concluded on February 11, with calls from participants for progress on clean energy and sustainable development. Further, a new SEforAll ‘Be Bold’ campaign will be launched in... 

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