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OceanHub accelerator welcomes another six companies

26th April 2021 Oceans economy accelerator nonprofit OceanHub Africa has selected six entrepreneurs and their ventures as the second cohort of companies that will be supported through acceleration programmes. The entrepreneurs from Nigeria, Tanzania, Namibia and South Africa were selected from among about 130... 

UP to host future of work discussion by Nobel laureates in May

26th April 2021 Nobel prize Economic Sciences laureates Christopher Pissarides, Joseph Stiglitz and Abhijit Banerjee will be joined by Physics laureate Brian Schmidt and Peace Prize laureate Muhammad Yunus to discuss the questions and challenges facing present and future generations of workers and what working... 

BlueCape partnership to support businesses in oceans economy

26th April 2021 Marine economy public-private partnership organisation BlueCape will support businesses in the oceans economy, remove barriers to entry and support skills development and transformation for job creation in the Cape Town V&A Waterfront, says founding director Bruce Tedder. BlueCape is a... 

Decimated furniture sector to get Proudly SA local portal

26th April 2021 Local sourcing organisation Proudly South African, in collaboration with the the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition, will launch a dedicated furniture portal to make the sourcing of locally made furniture easier. The furniture sector in South Africa was an employer of 50 000 people in... 

South African companies' cyber-preparedness lacking

23rd April 2021 Email security and cyber-resilience company Mimecast's '2021 State of Email Security' report showed that 47% of South African companies surveyed were infected by ransomware during 2020 and that 48% of South African organisations reported significant increases in the volume of email, but 12% still... 

Thyssenkrupp to build 20 MW green hydrogen plant for CF Industries

23rd April 2021 Industrial plants and systems engineering company Thyssenkrupp has been awarded the contract to deliver a 20 MW green hydrogen plant for the production of green ammonia at the Donaldsonville manufacturing complex, in Louisiana, for US agricultural fertiliser company CF Industries. Thyssenkrupp... 

Largest Egypt solar project Kom Ombo receives $114m funding

23rd April 2021 Energy generation and desalination company Acwa Power has secured a $114-million financing package for the construction of the largest private solar power plant in Egypt. The Kom Ombo plant will contribute to the Egyptian government’s target to generate 42% of the country’s electricity from... 

AfriForum opposes use of facial recognition on roads owing to privacy violation and potential abuse

23rd April 2021 Lobby organisation AfriForum has sent a letter to the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral), expressing its opposition to the use of facial recognition software that it says will violate citizens' constitutional right to privacy, and which may form part of the proposed broader use... 

EOH clarifies SIU statement, says started repaying State funds in October

23rd April 2021 Information technology services company EOH on April 23 clarified that it had entered into an acknowledgement of debt (AoD) with the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) at the end of September 2020 and that it had started monthly payments in terms of the AoD from October 5, 2020. It also highlighted... 

Global leaders commit to helping Africa adapt to climate change

23rd April 2021 African heads of State and other global leaders have made a commitment to prioritise actions that help African countries adapt to the impacts of climate change through the Africa Adaptation Acceleration Programme. The objective of the programme is to mobilise $25-billion to accelerate climate... 

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