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Schalk Burger is Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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Balwin CE Steve Brookes

Balwin launches programme to enable owners to trade in their apartments

8th November 2023

JSE-listed residential property developer Balwin Properties has launched its Balwin Approved trade-in programme, which enables homeowners to trade in their current Balwin apartment for a new Balwin... 

The Vasco da Gama cruise ship

Port Elizabeth port to welcome 37 560 passengers as cruise season starts

8th November 2023

The arrival of cruise ship the Vasco da Gama at the Port of Port Elizabeth marked the start of the 2023/24 cruise season in Gqeberha, and the city expects to welcome to its shores 37 560 passengers... 

Clean technology leads as African foreign direct investment rebounds

7th November 2023

Advisory and professional services firm EY's eleventh Africa Attractiveness Report found that clean technology led the foreign direct investment (FDI) drive into Africa against a backdrop of a... 

Discovery CE and founder Adrian Gore

Exclusion of medical aids from NHI preventing a workable national healthcare system

7th November 2023

The exclusion of medical aids from a national healthcare system after the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill is fully implemented is a barrier to creating a workable national healthcare system... 

 Redefine Properties CEO Andrew König

Redefine lifts revenue, dividend, but interest rates raise funding costs

6th November 2023

JSE-listed real estate investment trust Redefine Properties increased revenue by 20.2% to R9.9-billion for the year ended August 31, and declared total dividends for the year of 43.8c a share, up... 

Clientèle and 1Life to merge

3rd November 2023

JSE-listed financial services firm Clientèle and financial services firm 1Life have agreed to merge, with the enlarged entity to hold a combined 1.5-million active policies and an estimated... 

Climate Finance Accelerator South Africa calls for project proposals

3rd November 2023

UK government-funded technical assistance organisation the Climate Finance Accelerator (CFA) South Africa has called for proposals for low-carbon projects that are seeking finance and which can... 

Person holding a hard hat and building plans, with infrastucture in the background

UJ launches building inspector short course to meet evolving industry needs

3rd November 2023

The University of Johannesburg (UJ) has launched a building inspector short learning programme, developed in partnership with public and private sector entities, including the National Home... 

Compulsory electric motor efficiency regulation to reduce electricity use

3rd November 2023

The new proposed compulsory specification for efficiency requirements of electric motors will see South Africa's electric motor efficiency regulations lifted to International Electrotechnical... 

Isle of Man investment meeting hears of ways to internationalise IP, businesses

3rd November 2023

There are four main ways for South African individuals and companies to internationalise their intellectual property (IP) and or expand their businesses into international markets, law firm Cliffe... 

FNB Private Segment CEO Sizwe Nxedlana

FNB launches consumer carbon calculator tool

3rd November 2023

Financial services firm FNB has launched nav» Earth on its application (app), which uses spending habits to estimate users' carbon emissions and allows them to offset unavoidable emissions. The... 

Octodec lifts revenue, dividend, but costs also rise

2nd November 2023

JSE-listed residential- and retail-focused real estate investment trust Octodec has increased revenue by 3.3% to R1.99-billion for the financial year ended August 31. It also increased its... 

Tongaat Hulett publishes unaudited 2022 results in interest of transparency

31st October 2023

Troubled JSE-listed agriculture and agroprocessing company Tongaat Hulett has, following requests from shareholders and engagement with the JSE, released the unaudited and unreviewed financial... 

The Cloquet mill

Sappi's Cloquet mill scores high in facility environmental management audit

31st October 2023

JSE-listed dissolving wood pulp and paper-based solutions company Sappi has completed a Higg Facility Environmental Management (FEM) verification audit at its Cloquet mill, in northern Minnesota,... 

Person typing on a laptop

Microsoft to support 30m Africans, including 300 000 South Africans, to develop AI skills

31st October 2023

Information technology multinational Microsoft, at its 'AI: A New Era' event on October 30, announced plans to certify 30-million people in Africa in artificial intelligence- (AI-) related skills... 

Work continues on South African medical devices manufacturing masterplan

27th October 2023

South Africa is currently working with its medical devices manufacturing sector to identify potential specific objectives to add to the medical devices masterplan, following feedback from the... 

Solar panels, wind turbines and transmission lines

South Africa's energy transition gathers pace

27th October 2023

Speakers across a range of disciplines and domains have said that South Africa's electricity market is transitioning to a more pluralistic market that will also include a much larger range of... 

Photo of a hydrogen storage tank, a solar photovoltaic panel and wind turbines

Africa seen producing 50m tons of green hydrogen competitively by 2035

27th October 2023

Harnessing the potential for renewable energy and green hydrogen production, or replacing carbon atoms with hydrogen atoms in the energy value chain, can build peace and stability in Africa,... 

Science and Innovation Minister Dr Blade Nzimande

CSIR launches enterprise to commercialise first set of 18 technologies

25th October 2023

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has launched its intellectual property (IP) commercialisation enterprise CSIR C-Cubed (CSIR C3) with a portfolio of 18 technologies and it... 

Regulation and certification remain key for medical devices manufacturing in Africa

24th October 2023

Having harmonised medical devices regulatory regimes across Africa will help to reduce the costs for African manufacturers selling into other markets on the continent and thereby support the growth... 

Companies more willing to report publicly on tax approach – PwC study

20th October 2023

Advisory and tax services firm PwC's 'Tax transparency and sustainability reporting in 2023' report indicates that there is an increasing willingness by companies around the world to report... 

Nashua Kopano extends partnership with GCRA

20th October 2023

Workspace information and communications technology (ICT) services provider Nashua Kopano has expanded its partnership with the Gauteng City-Region Academy (GCRA), with a view of offering... 

Afreximbank, Export-Import Bank of China sign $600m loan to fund loans, trade finance transactions

20th October 2023

The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) and the Export-Import Bank of China (Cexim) have signed a $600-million loan to fund loans and trade finance transactions. The purpose of the loan is to... 

Ener-G-Africa R135m investment already creating job opportunities in communities

20th October 2023

Malawi-based energy solutions company Ener-G-Africa says its R135-million investment in South Africa is making a tangible impact and creating numerous job opportunities in local communities, says... 

Montego appoints in-house veterinarian to focus on pet nutrition, product development

20th October 2023

Pet food manufacturer Montego Pet Nutrition has appointed Dr Elizna Boag as its in-house veterinarian and she will form an integral part of the nutritional team, which also focuses on new product... 

A Tiger Brands logo in a production facility

Tjaart Kruger to succeed Noel Doyle as Tiger Brands CEO

20th October 2023

Packaged goods company Tiger Brands has appointed Tjaart Kruger as CEO, effective November 1, with Noel Doyle to step down as CEO, executive director and member of the company's social, ethics and... 

Professor Helen Rees

Professor Helen Rees to lead Gavi Vaccine Investment Strategy steering committee

19th October 2023

Child vaccination public-private partnership Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, has appointed global health leader Professor Helen Rees as its Vaccine Investment Strategy (VIS) steering committee... 

Participants who spoke during Creamer Media's October 18 webinar on the transport sector in South Africa

Competition, collaboration needed for an efficient logistics network in South Africa

19th October 2023

Competition is important to create efficiencies in the logistics and transport network, but collaboration is similarly necessary to ensure that all the public and private sector role-players can... 

Glasses with wine

Ideal winter conditions and above-average rainfall promise good 2024 wine grape harvest season

18th October 2023

Wine grape producers are positive that the season on hand holds great promise. Ideal winter conditions and above-average rainfall across all cultivation regions set the scene for a promising 2024... 

Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Sihle Zikalala

Zikalala urges DPWI officials to check up on projects and be hands-on

18th October 2023

Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Sihle Zikalala has said it is important for officials to be diligent in checking up on projects, as projects do not collapse on their own, with problems... 

SAPIA executive director Avhapfani Tshifularo

Sapia welcomes appointment of new TNPA board

18th October 2023

The South African Petroleum Industry Association (Sapia) has welcomed the appointment of an inaugural board of directors for the Transnet National Port Authority (TNPA) and has assured the TNPA... 

EOH CEO Stephen van Coller

Six-month extension will see Van Coller exit EOH board only in March

18th October 2023

JSE-listed information and communications technology services company EOH has announced that CEO Stephen Van Coller has agreed to extend his five-year contract by another six months to March 31,... 

FNB Private Segment CEO Sizwe Nxedlana

FNB launches consumer carbon calculator, offset service on app

18th October 2023

Financial services firm FNB has launched nav» Earth on its application (app), which uses spending habits to estimate users' carbon emissions and allows them to offset unavoidable emissions. The... 

Merged Nedbank Africa Infrastructure Finance unit to support Africa's development

17th October 2023

Financial services firm Nedbank will merge its project finance and export credit teams into the newly repurposed Africa Infrastructure Finance business unit through which the bank aims to offer... 

DP World secures $364m sub-Saharan Africa logistics and market expansion facility

17th October 2023

Logistics parks and facilities company DP World has concluded a $365.1-million facility agreement with financial services firm Standard Bank to support its logistics and market access expansion... 

The buoy deployed by the CSIR researchers

Hyperspectral radiometric buoy to collect microalgae biodiversity data in Theewaterskloof dam

17th October 2023

Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) researchers have deployed a buoy equipped with a series of instruments in Theewaterskloof dam, in the Western Cape, to gain deeper insights... 

Climate Finance Accelerator calls for climate project capacity building proposals

17th October 2023

UK government-funded technical assistance programme Climate Finance Accelerator (CFA) South Africa has launched a call for proposals to identify projects combatting climate change that would... 

A steel blast furnace

Steel demand expected to increase by 1.8% this year, 1.9% in 2024 – worldsteel

17th October 2023

The World Steel Association (worldsteel), in an update of its Short Range Outlook (SRO) for 2023 and 2024, forecasts that steel demand will grow by 1.8% this year to 1.81-billion tons after having... 

Solar PV panels being installed

Nedbank concludes R2.1bn bond to fund private renewable energy projects

17th October 2023

Financial services firm Nedbank has concluded a R2.1-billion Green Private Power Tier 2 Bond, listed on the sustainability segment of the JSE, with the proceeds to focus on notionally funding... 

Calgro M3 CEO Wikus Lategan

Calgro M3 in good position to realise growth when interest rates turn

16th October 2023

JSE-listed residential property development and investment company Calgro M3 grew its revenue by 13.5% to R688.9-million, increased cash by 11.2% to R191.9-million, maintained net debt to equity at... 

Volvo EVs

Electric vehicles can have a lower TCO than ICE vehicles

13th October 2023

Electric vehicles can have a lower total cost of ownership (TCO) for consumers than internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles, but vehicle financing options and automotive manufacturers' business... 

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