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DP World Komatipoort handles its first direct imports from Maputo

3rd May 2021 Trade solutions multinational DP World has completed the first transit import through the DP World Maputo port, in Mozambique, to DP World Komatipoort, in South Africa. This is a significant milestone as it demonstrates that the Maputo port can be seamlessly used as a gateway to South Africa, the... 

Absa PMI declines slightly, but all five subcomponents in positive territory

3rd May 2021 The Absa Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) for April decreased slightly to 56.2 index points, from 57.4 in March. The PMI was, however, 2.5 points higher than the average recorded in the first quarter of this year and 26 points higher than the PMI for April 2020. 

2018 Mining Charter review application being heard this week

3rd May 2021 The application for the judicial review and setting aside of certain clauses of the 2018 Mining Charter, brought by mining industry organisation the Minerals Council South Africa in March 2019, is scheduled to be heard from May 3 to 6. The application is being brought in terms of the Promotion of... 

Clarity needed on potential double taxation of plastic bags under new EPR rules, says law firm

30th April 2021 Law firm Webber Wentzel says more clarity is needed about the impact of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) regulations on plastic bag producers, as plastic bags are already regulated under 2003 legislation, amended in 2021, and a levy was introduced in 2004. The EPR regulations apply only to... 

Ekhaya Mall opens in Embalenhle

30th April 2021 The 10 700 m2 Ekhaya Mall was opened to the public on April 29 after sixteen months of construction and, based on shopper and retailer demand, the mall’s third phase of 1 800 m2 is already on the cards. The Ekhaya Mall comprises 45 shops, including anchor stores Cashbuild, Shoprite and Roots... 

EOH assures customers of its transparent and ethical practices as legacy contracts near an end

30th April 2021 Information technology services provider EOH, responding to media reports in April about its irregular legacy contracts, said issues raised in the media reports are largely as a result of EOH’s transformation strategy, which has been systematically and regularly reported to all stakeholders. The... 

Laxity in appointment of SoE boards leaves open the potential for abuse, warns institute

30th April 2021 Interference in the appointment of boards of directors compromises the essence of good corporate governance, as boards are the custodians of good governance. The cadre deployment policy of the ruling African National Congress means the governance of South Africa’s State-owned entities (SoEs) will... 

EIUG welcomes zinc miner as a member

30th April 2021 Nonprofit association the Energy Intensive User Group (EIUG) on April 30 said its new member Namibian and South African zinc mining company Black Mountain Mining (BMM) will strengthen the association and diversify its portfolio through the addition of the zinc industry. The EIUG is committed to... 

Wits pays tribute to local climate scientist and luminary Bob Scholes

30th April 2021 The University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) has announced that Professor of Systems Ecology and climate resilience research organisation Global Change Institute (GCI) director Professor Bob Scholes had passed away on April 28. "The distinguished Scholes was of the world’s leading scientists on... 

5.8% steel demand growth expected this year

30th April 2021 Industry body the World Steel Association (worldsteel), in its 'Short Range Outlook for 2021 and 2022', forecasts that steel demand will grow by 5.8% to 1.87-billion tonnes this year. In 2022, steel demand will grow by a further 2.7% to reach 1.92-billion tonnes. 

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