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Vivo Energy appoints CEO designate

9th November 2021 JSE-listed energy multinational Vivo Energy has appointed Stanislas Mittelman as CEO designate. He will succeed CEO Christian Chammas, who will step down in 2022. 

Nigerian lecturer awarded Jennifer Ward Oppenheimer research grant

9th November 2021 The $150 000 Jennifer Ward Oppenheimer (JWO) Research Grant has been awarded to Nigeria Federal University of Technology Akure (Futa) department of chemistry lecturer and researcher Dr Gideon Idowu, whose research helps policymakers and communities gain a better understanding of the effects of... 

Grindstone venture capital fund aims to assist South African tech startups

9th November 2021 Entrepreneur accelerator company Grindstone has launched a venture capital fund called Grindstone Ventures focused specifically on post-seed investments, where there is currently a gap in the South African funding landscape. The $6.5-million, or R100-million, fund is dedicated to seed funding... 

Seed10X to open Southern Africa carbon registry in Botswana to reward SMMEs for going green

8th November 2021 Carbon tracking solutions company Seed10X will establish a carbon registry business in Botswana, where the Southern African Development Community's head office is, and will provide each Southern African country with its own secure carbon register, so that each country’s small, medium-sized and... 

Omnia expects to report higher interim earnings

8th November 2021 JSE-listed chemicals company Omnia expects to report an 89% to 109% year-on-year increase in earnings a share to between 287c and 317c for the six months ended September 30. Headline earnings a share are expected to be between 95% and 115% higher at between 291c and 320c. 

South Africans need to be willing to change their ways if country is to address climate change

8th November 2021 Addressing climate change will not be achieved without a massive willingness to change how South Africans currently do their jobs and live their lives, and will require unprecedented innovation, says business organisation Business Leadership South Africa CEO Busi Mavuso. "The challenge is that... 

South African Investment Conference moved to March

8th November 2021 President Cyril Ramaphosa, in his weekly letter, said the fourth South African Investment Conference, which would have been held this month has been moved to March next year owing to several events, including the local government elections, the Conference of the Parties (COP26) climate conference... 

MSA Group, partner see growth potential in Egypt’s growing mining industry

8th November 2021 The 82 exploration permits issued by Egypt to 11 junior and major mining and exploration companies, along with the country's underexplored, but promising, mineral resources and its location, bode well for the development of its mining industry and for its role as a mining exploration and services... 

North African growth likely to quickly recover to pre-pandemic levels, but challenges remain

8th November 2021 North African economies experienced three shocks in 2020 – the Covid-19 pandemic, a collapse in oil prices and a steep drop in tourism.  Along with the impact of sharp contractions in the region's main European trading partners, real gross domestic product (GDP) growth was negative, at -1.1%, in... 

Modern mining infrastructure, innovations to address junior mining, exploration challenges

5th November 2021 Innovation and technology development to promote and reinvigorate the country’s moribund exploration, emerging and junior mining sector are focused on developing shared infrastructure and innovations to reduce costs and make exploration more effective and efficient. Research, development and... 

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