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Tasneem Bulbulia

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Tiger Brands outlines impacts of Covid-19 on its operations

8th April 2020 Although most of JSE-listed Tiger Brands’ manufacturing and distribution sites have been identified as essential services and have continued to operate through the national lockdown period, certain facilities and offices have been closed based on the current regulatory requirements or demand... 

Barplats resumes operations at Crocodile River mine

8th April 2020 Platinum group metals producer Eastern Platinum's (Eastplats)’ subsidiary, Barplats Mines, has been authorised to operate its tailings retreatment project at the Crocodile River mine at a reduced capacity and to transport and export the chrome concentrate produced by the retreatment project,... 

UiPath donates automation software to healthcare providers

8th April 2020 Robotic Process Automation (RPA) software company UiPath is donating RPA software to healthcare and public sector organisations across South Africa, until the end of September, to accelerate critical processes and free up strapped employees so they can more rapidly respond to issues arising as a... 

Barrick joins fight against covid-19 in Tanzania

8th April 2020 Twiga Minerals Corporation, a joint venture between dual-listed Barrick Gold Corporation and the Tanzanian government, has announced a support programme to assist the country in combating and containing the Covid-19 pandemic. Barrick’s Africa and Middle East CEO Willem Jacobs says that, in... 

Business for SA welcomes finalisation of UIF TERS benefit scheme

8th April 2020 Business for South Africa (B4SA), the grouping representing all major South African business organisations in respect of the Covid-19 disaster, has welcomed the agreement finalised between government, business and labour at the National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac) on the... 

Sasol says Natref refinery to be temporarily shut, synfuels output reduced

8th April 2020 The national Covid-19 lockdown has resulted in an unprecedented decline in fuel demand in South Africa. Chemicals company Sasol and Total South Africa have, therefore, decided to suspend production of fuel at the Natref refinery from April 9, until further notice. 

Octodec withdraws distribution guidance

7th April 2020 JSE-listed Octodec has withdrawn its distribution guidance for the financial year to end August 31 owing to the ongoing unpredictability in the market as a result of Covid-19. Octodec says the business continuity and safety measures put in place in collaboration with City Property Administration,... 

Bosch Rexroth South Africa to 3D print protective face masks

7th April 2020 Fluid power and automation company Bosch Rexroth South Africa has responded to Netcare's call for assistance from the local three-dimensional (3D) printing community to produce face masks for first-line responders. Bosch Rexroth subsidiary Tectra Automation Mechatronics technician Nico Davies... 

Covid-19 outbreak to cause recession, impact property – FNB

7th April 2020 With broad consensus that the Covid-19 outbreak will result in a sharp contraction in global gross domestic product (GDP), as well as for South Africa, in the first half of this year, the consequences of the outbreak are worrying, says FNB Property economist Siphamandla Mkhwanazi. While the... 

Total divests assets in Brunei, Sierra Leone and Liberia

7th April 2020 In line with its strategy of actively managing its asset portfolio and its objective to divest $5-billion of assets in 2019 and 2020, energy company Total is nearing completion of the sale of exploration production assets in Brunei and marketing and services assets in Sierra Leone and Liberia.... 

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