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As use of hydrogen grows, so will the need for insurance coverage

29th April 2021 Hydrogen is expected to play a leading role in the transition towards a low-carbon economy as an alternative to fossil fuels like oil and coal. This is likely to drive increase demand for insurance coverage for hydrogen solutions including for fires and explosions, embrittlement and business... 

South Africa co-hosts COP26 Energy Transition Council dialogue

29th April 2021 The South African government on April 29 co-hosted the first Energy Transition Council National Dialogue to look at options to support emerging countries to unlock an accelerated energy transition ahead of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26)... 

N2 Wild Coast Road project to support development along key trade corridor

29th April 2021 The N2 Wild Coast road project will contribute to economic growth and open a trade corridor along the south-eastern coast of South Africa that will promote trade and tourism in South Africa and neighbouring countries Mozambique, Swaziland and Lesotho, South African National Roads Agency Limited... 

TFSA provides online tools to drive Southern African export development, growth

29th April 2021 UK government-funded trade development programme Trade Forward Southern Africa (TFSA) has launched its free-to-use Trade and Information Hub tool that enables businesses to identify potential export markets, as well as to access information abuot the customs duties, rules, regulations and... 

Finland supports 4IR education and reducing the digital divide in Southern Africa

28th April 2021 Local Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) laboratory and education facility Forge Academy on April 28 said Finland has reiterated its intention to help narrow the digital divide in Southern Africa by focusing on skills development in the technology sector. “The global digital divide poses a... 

Nonresidential buildings will have to display energy performance certificate by next December

28th April 2021 By December 2022, some nonresidential buildings will be required by law to display an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC), which is done by measuring the building’s energy use intensity and giving it a colour-coded score from A to G, sustainable structures organisation the Green Building Council... 

UK sanctions 22 individuals under new Global Anti-Corruption regime

28th April 2021 The British High Commission in South Africa has announced that the UK has imposed sanctions, including asset freezes and travel bans, against 22 individuals under the new Global Anti-Corruption Sanctions regime, which gives it the power to stop alleged corrupt actors profiting from the UK economy... 

Tlou to start Lesedi Phase 1, receives EIS approval for Boomslang

26th April 2021 Southern African energy development company Tlou Energy said that, following a recent capital raising, it has the necessary funds in place to start construction on the transmission line for its Lesedi project. It added that the Botswana Department of Environmental Affairs had approved the... 

Sefa continues to provide assistance to small businesses

26th April 2021 The Small Enterprise Finance Agency (Sefa) says it is again providing financial assistance to small businesses to help them overcome the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on their operations during the current financial year. "Small businesses that are still reeling from the financial blow they... 

Road construction demand to increase over next three years, says advisory firm

26th April 2021 The South African road construction sector, which has declined in size in recent years owing to the absence of public sector spending, rising material costs and declining profit margins, is expected to see an increase in demand for contractors during the next two to three years. That increase... 

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