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Infrastructure roll-out to support economy needs basic service delivery over long term

8th February 2021 Addressing the current fiscal imbalance in the economy through accelerated and efficient infrastructure procurement and achieving the objectives of the National Development Plan (NDP) requires a strategic focus on not just the short-term, but the medium- to long-term delivery of basic services in... 

Moody's expects sustainability trends to improve this year

5th February 2021 The impact of environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues in financial markets will accelerate this year as the effect of government stimulus, decarbonisation policies and greater disclosure requirements overlap, says ratings agency Moody Investors Service. "As the global economy recovers... 

Phase 2 of Sol Plaatje University precinct to be completed in mid-2022

5th February 2021 Engineering and infrastructure services company AECOM is forging ahead with Phase 2 of the R800-million Sol Plaatje University (SPU) precinct in Kimberley, in the Northern Cape, and expects to complete its work by mid-2022. Further, the company says it has also been awarded a further contract... 

Endress+Hauser certifies its industrial cloud as industrial digitalisation steams ahead

5th February 2021 Industrial instrumentation and automation multinational Endress+Hauser reported its latest industrial technology developments during a virtual briefing on February 4, and detailed new developments of its Netilion industrial cloud platform that enables customers to derive greater value from their... 

South Africa's top 100 companies in line with global voluntary tax disclosure trends

4th February 2021 South Africa’s top 100 companies are making strides in voluntary tax disclosure and there is an increasing awareness of responsible tax behaviour globally, as well as rigorous scrutiny from regulators and other stakeholders, while the Covid-19 pandemic and economic uncertainty have fuelled the... 

Global steel price rally to be short-lived – Fitch

4th February 2021 The recent global rally in steel prices will be short-lived, with prices starting to decline towards the end of the first quarter of 2021, as steelmaking production continues to be restarted. Vast steelmaking capacity idled during the heights of the pandemic could not be brought online quickly... 

Top 10 GreenPitch Challenge 2021 entrepreneurs to showcase green innovations

3rd February 2021 The organisers of the Invest Cape Town and the Business Hub GreenPitch Challenge 2021 have identified ten innovators and entrepreneurs with economically viable green economy innovation business ideas to pitch those ideas to a panel of expert judges at a virtual event on February 10. "The... 

4IR TVET gets shot in arm as Siemens, CSIR sign MoU

3rd February 2021 Industrial technology multinational Siemens South Africa and research organisation the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) on February 3 signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to foster technical vocational education and training (TVET) in Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR)... 

Busa supports De Ruyter's call for lifting licensing exemption threshold for distributed generators

3rd February 2021 Business organisation Business Unity South Africa (Busa) applauds the statement made by Eskom CEO André de Ruyter during a webinar on February 2, in favour of lifting the licencing exemption threshold for electricity generation. "Busa Energy structures have considered the analysis conducted by... 

South African safari lodge sets ESG standard

3rd February 2021 The Mdluli Safari Lodge, built as part of a community and private sector sustainable tourism initiative, has been awarded a AA+ grade by independent investment advisory firm Impact Capital Africa for having an impact across four of the seventeen United Nations Sustainable Development Goals... 

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