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Public-led, private-backed water infrastructure roll-out signalled

3rd July 2020 Public and private organisations in the water sector and financiers are ready to build water infrastructure projects and deal with demand, as well as water loss and delivery barriers, to improve water management and long-term security. These projects include bulk water supply infrastructure, and... 

Public-led, private-backed water infrastructure roll-out signalled

3rd July 2020 Public and private organisations in the water sector and financiers are ready to build water infrastructure projects and deal with demand, as well as water loss and delivery barriers, to improve water management and long-term security. These projects include bulk water supply infrastructure, and... 

AMSA clarifies details of safeguard application for structural steel products

2nd July 2020 ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) on July 1 said it had, in collaboration with Evraz Highveld Steel, applied for safeguards on structural steel products produced at the Highveld Structural Mill, being the only producer of these products in the country. AMSA emphasised that it haD not approached... 

Coca-Cola Company appoints new Africa, Middle East leaders to tap opportunities

2nd July 2020 Beverage multinational The Coca-Cola Company on July 2 announced the appointment of Matrona Filippou as its business unit president for the Southern and East Africa region, while former Southern and East Africa region president Bruno Pietracci has taken up the position as Africa & Middle East... 

Top 100 companies' value dropped by 15% by March, report shows

2nd July 2020 The Global Top 100 companies performed strongly from March to December 2019, increasing their market capitalisation (cap) by 20%. However, their market cap decreased by 15% from December 2019 to March 2020, a report compiled by professional services multinational PwC shows. These top 100... 

Construction Index tracks down, hopes for recovery pinned in infrastructure build

2nd July 2020 While JSE-listed industrial and construction materials company Afrimat's Construction Index (ACI) was down by 12 points year-on-year in the first quarter of this year, there is some hope of a recovery for the construction sector in government’s infrastructure-led economic growth recovery plan... 

Policy uncertainty in South Africa remains high, implementation risks remain

1st July 2020 The North West University (NWU) Business School's quarterly Policy Uncertainty Index (PUI) remained high at 57.4% in the second quarter of the year, an improvement on the 59.8% during the first quarter of the year. It remains at the highest levels since the PUI was launched in early 2016,  notes... 

South African professor elected to chair Unesco expert group on AI

30th June 2020 University of Pretoria department of philosophy Professor Emma Ruttkamp-Bloem has been elected as the chairperson of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) Ad Hoc Expert Group (AHEG) on Artificial Intelligence (AI), which will formulate a recommendation for... 

Africa's e-health sector booming

29th June 2020 The number of e-health startups operating in Africa has hit an all-time high at 180 active companies, while investment into the space continues to grow, having reached record levels in the first half of this year, despite the Covid-19 pandemic, says technology startup information and investment... 

Section 12J incentive creates value for SMMEs and jobs, calls for extension to 2027

29th June 2020 The 2020 Section 12J industry report demonstrates that the tax incentive has not only managed to create jobs, but it has done so more economically than other government-backed job creation incentives, Section 12J Association of South Africa chairperson Dino Zuccollo said in a statement on June... 

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