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Barrick retains sustainability index spot for fourteenth year

19th November 2021 NYSE-listed Barrick Gold has been listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index’s (DJSI's) World Index for the fourteenth consecutive year, ranking in the ninty-fifth percentile for mining and metals. It also demonstrated an industry leading performance by scoring full marks, or 100th percentile,... 

WPIC highlights 100-year history of woven platinum gauze catalysts

19th November 2021 Industry organisation the World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC) has summarised the 100-year history of platinum woven gauze catalysts and highlighted the relevance of platinum as an efficient industrial material owing to its ductility; its resistance to corrosion, oxidation and temperature;... 

Study shows South African consumer electronics expensive

18th November 2021 European consumer electronics rental company Grover's 'Electronic Price Index 2021' showed that South Africa has the ninth most expensive electronics out of the 50 countries included in the study. Further, the study also found that graphics cards had recorded the highest deviation above the... 

Building climate resilience important for agriculture, forestry and land use sustainability

18th November 2021 Agriculture, forestry and other land use (Afolu) in South Africa is significantly threatened, with export earnings, farm and plantation workers' livelihoods and food availability at risk. This is particularly the case in the Western and Northern Cape, which are expected to face the worst water... 

CSIR water research centre warns against excessive water use

18th November 2021 Water experts at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) have joined calls by government and other organisations urging South Africans to exercise caution when using water, as supply in the country is under great pressure and demand continues to rise. Communities need to adopt... 

Afreximbank signs $1bn petroleum exploration deal with Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation

18th November 2021 Multilateral financial institution the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has signed a $1.04-billion facility with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to finance the exploration of petroleum. The transaction comprises a pre-export/shipment finance facility underpinned by a... 

App launched to help manage municipal water losses

18th November 2021 The Municipal Operations App for Water Management solution, developed by a KwaZulu-Natal-based small enterprise Khanyisa Projects, provides managers of municipal departments with a fully integrated operational tool that enables the detection of water leaks by field workers. The development of the... 

Investec Property Fund says South African business stabilised in interim period

17th November 2021 JSE-listed real estate investment trust (Reit) Investec Property Fund (IPF) has stabilised its South African business, while its European business delivered a solid performance during the six months to September 30. Joint CEO Andrew Wooler reported on November 17 that the company's balance sheet... 

Cyberthreats continue to grow in sub-Saharan Africa, with some threats reemerging

17th November 2021 Cybersecurity multinational TrendMicro saw tools and techniques that had been used in previous years reemerge to target cloud infrastructure, while ransomware attacks have also been modernised, TrendMicro South Africa senior sales engineer Yash Pillay said this week. Reporting on the trends seen... 

Venture capital industry growing, but regulatory and capacity hurdles remain

16th November 2021 The venture capital industry in South Africa is maturing, and knowledge of the role of venture capital as an asset class is growing, but regulatory hurdles remain and the number of professionals and firms in the industry needs to be increased to enable the industry to help catalyse innovation and... 

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