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Law firm warns of lack of pandemic risk clauses in public sector tenders, contracts

10th February 2021 After almost a year of dealing with Covid-19-related shutdowns and disruptions, public sector tenders and contracts still do not include any clauses that deal with the pandemic, construction and technology law firm MDA Attorneys said on February 10, following a review of the contract conditions... 

Rising Integrated Vaal River System nearing 100%

10th February 2021 The Integrated Vaal River System (IVRS) looks set to reach the 100% mark as heavy downpours continue to fall throughout the country, with major dams within the system rapidly rising to full capacity, the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) said on February 10. "Being the biggest of the... 

Solarise Africa adds Rwanda, Uganda, Zambia to renewable leasing solutions

10th February 2021 Renewable energy leasing solutions company Solarise Africa has announced its expansion into Rwanda, Uganda and Zambia after signing a partnership agreement with turnkey energy services company Centennial Generating. The partnership adds seven projects in Rwanda, spread across the education,... 

Digitalisation to drive standardisation in construction, engineering industries

10th February 2021 The digitalisation of construction companies' processes and tools and the introduction of sensors and connectivity on project sites are driving deep changes in the construction and engineering industries. This will improve efficiencies across the supply chain, including the design, development... 

SME development programme to benefit the local chemicals sector

9th February 2021 Chemicals sector education and training body the Chemical Industries Education and Training Authority (Chieta) and the University of Johannesburg Centre of Entrepreneurship have launched a small business development programme to help grow the number of small and medium-sized (SME) chemicals... 

Exxaro provides Covid-19 relief, testing support to Lephalale community

9th February 2021 JSE-listed diversified miner Exxaro Resources says it has implemented community support initiatives to aid host communities around its Grootegeluk mine, in Lephalale, Limpopo, to help them overcome socioeconomic challenges they face as a result of the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. Exxaro... 

Kemtek to distribute Crosscall durable smartphones in SADC

9th February 2021 French durable smartphone manufacturer Crosscall has signed a distribution agreement with technology solutions distributor and equipment reseller Kemtek, which will make Crosscall’s range available to its more than 700 South African resellers and Southern African Development Community (SADC)... 

Unctad provides productive capacity tool to transform economies amid crisis

8th February 2021 The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (Unctad) on February 8 launched its new Productive Capacities Index (PCI), which measures countries’ capacity to achieve social and economic transformation and helps them track their ability to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).... 

Half of global 5G economic impact to accrue to health and social care, says PwC

8th February 2021 The impact of the growth of fifth-generation (5G) telecommunications infrastructure and new and existing applications will add an estimated $1.3-trillion to global gross domestic product by 2030, with health and social set to add $530-billion from productivity and efficiency gains, advisory... 

Nyanza appoints Intertek for quality control on Richard's Bay titanium dioxide plant

8th February 2021 Manufacturing company Nyanza Light Metals has appointed LSE-listed quality assurance provider Intertek as its quality control and assurance partner for its titanium beneficiation project, which is under construction at the Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone (RBIDZ). Nyanza is building the... 

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