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Employment stimulus programme to provide almost R1bn in youth funding – Ramaphosa
18th October 2021 By: Thabi Shomolekae

South Africa cannot afford endless delays in addressing unemployment, said President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday as he sought to assure citizens that phase two of the Presidential Employment Stimulus... 


UHURU unpacks common misconceptions on hydrogen
UHURU unpacks common misconceptions on hydrogen
14th October 2021

The world is in the process of determining cleaner energy forms for baseload, storage and decarbonisation, which are not always economically viable, according to energy company UHURU Africa. The... 


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Companies within their legal right to effect mandatory vaccination
8th October 2021 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Several of the country’s leading companies, including Discovery and Sanlam, have announced their intention to introduce mandatory vaccination policies within their organisations, but the debate... 


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US to donate further R134m in Covid-19 assistance to S Africa
8th October 2021 By: Sane Dhlamini

US Chargé d’Affaires Todd Haskell announced on Friday the donation of about R134-million (or $9-million) in urgent Covid-19 assistance from the US to South Africa to boost the country’s vaccination... 


Covid-19 vaccines
Moderna plans to spend $500m on vaccine plant in Africa
7th October 2021 By: Bloomberg

Moderna said it would spend as much as $500-million to build a factory in Africa that could produce half a billion messenger RNA vaccine doses a year. In a statement, the company said that the new... 


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Investment in mining crucial to ensure continued contribution to economy – PwC
5th October 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Investment in the mining industry is crucial to ensure its continued contribution to the South African economy, says PwC in its thirteenth edition of SA Mine 2021, a series of publications that... 


Western Cape govt launches the Atlantis Red Dot Taxi service
4th October 2021 By: Yvonne Silaule

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde has officially launched the Atlantis Red Dot taxi Service as part of Transport Month at the Saxonsea vaccine site.   He was accompanied by the provincial Transport... 


Clear understanding between govt, business needed to boost economic recovery – Mavuso
4th October 2021 By: Donna Slater

Little can be done to drive an economic recovery without a clear understanding between business and government, says Business Leadership South Africa CEO Busi Mavuso, who joined other business... 


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Platinum offering good relative value as investment – Northam
4th October 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum is viewed as an investment case for the moment and is offering good relative value, says Northam Platinum CEO Paul Dunne. Palladium appears more vulnerable than platinum to vehicle... 


South Africa moves to Level 1 as govt set to introduce vaccine certificates
30th September 2021 By: News24Wire

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Thursday evening the country will move to adjusted Level 1 lockdown, starting at midnight. He also said the government would also be implementing a vaccine... 


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Cabinet shifts South Africa Investment Conference to March 2022
30th September 2021 By: Terence Creamer

Cabinet has announced that the next South Africa Investment Conference (SAIC) will take place in March next year rather than this year. Three such conferences have been held every year since 2018,... 


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Northam Platinum’s headline earnings soar 215%
30th September 2021 By: Martin Creamer

The normalised headline earnings of platinum group metals (PGMs) mining company Northam Platinum soared by more than 215% to R10.9-billion in what was a record operational and financial performance... 


Global economy to face several headwinds going into second half – Fitch Solutions
29th September 2021 By: Donna Slater

Despite the global economy having performed strongly in the first half of the year, global economic activity has peaked and is starting to face several headwinds, says financial risk management,... 


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Unequal access to vaccines a huge risk to a sustained global recovery, says Ramaphosa
28th September 2021 By: Yvonne Silaule

Unequal access to vaccines presents a huge risk to a sustained global recovery and the vaccine business should not be just about profit but about saving lives, President Cyril Ramaphosa said during... 


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Energy features strongly in IDC’s R24bn pipeline as Patel makes ‘go green’ call
28th September 2021 By: Terence Creamer

The State-owned Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) is aiming to convert a significant portion of a R24-billion investment pipeline into commitments following a steep fall in both approvals... 


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New Mokala manganese mine heading for steady state, solar power
28th September 2021 By: Martin Creamer

With mining now ramping up, the new Mokala manganese mine in the Northern Cape anticipates being at steady state production by the third quarter of 2021. Once that happens, the mine expects to be... 


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ArcelorMittal South Africa responds to Itac’s termination of safeguard probe
23rd September 2021

Earlier this month, the International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (Itac) recommended that an investigation be terminated into the imposition of safeguard duties on certain steel... 


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Chip uncertainty causing PGMs price uncertainty – chief investment officer
22nd September 2021 By: Martin Creamer

The general feeling is that chip capacity will slowly start coming back in the next few months, but only to return the auto industry back to where it was pre-Covid, and not to the post-Covid surge,... 


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Cabinet endorses more ambitious carbon pledge ahead of Glasgow summit
20th September 2021 By: Terence Creamer

Cabinet has approved a revised – and more ambitious – Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) carbon mitigation target range for 2030 ahead of the upcoming COP26 gathering, which will take place... 


South African Minister of Health Dr Joe Phaahla
Vaccination 'passport' not introduced to punish S Africans – Health Minister
17th September 2021 By: Sane Dhlamini

Minister of Health Dr Joe Phaahla stressed on Friday that the vaccination certificate touted by government is not being introduced to punish South Africans but rather to protect each other against... 


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New online portal launched to showcase African green recovery projects
17th September 2021 By: Terence Creamer

A new web-based platform, which will showcase green stimulus projects across Africa, has been officially launched. The portal, which can be found at http://agsp.nepad.org/, was unveiled this week... 


Eastern Cape Health Dept launches vaccination train with Transnet
15th September 2021 By: Donna Slater

Eastern Cape Health MEC Nomakhosazana Meth on September 14 unveiled Transnet’s first Covid-19 vaccination train – the Transvaco, in what Transnet says is its commitment to support the national... 


UIF urges finalisation of outstanding Covid-19 Ters applications before December deadline
15th September 2021 By: Donna Slater

The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) appeals to employers to resolve any errors on their submitted Covid-19 Temporary Employer/Employee Relief Scheme (Ters) portal to enable the fund to finalise... 


WHO-backed vaccine hub for Africa to copy Moderna Covid-19 shot
14th September 2021 By: Reuters

Efforts to develop an African base for Covid-19 vaccine production will focus on trying to replicate Moderna's shot, but a lack of progress in talks with the U.S. company mean the project will take... 


BMW, JPMorgan urge UK to ease Covid limits on Southern Africa
13th September 2021 By: Bloomberg

Dozens of companies appealed to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson to ease restrictions on travel from southern Africa that are hampering trade. The limits on movement are jeopardising the competitive... 


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President loosens Covid-19 curbs, shortens curfew
12th September 2021 By: Reuters

South Africa will ease Covid-19 restrictions, including by shortening a nationwide curfew and extending the hours of alcohol sales, President Cyril Ramaphosa said in a televised address on Sunday.... 


Asata welcomes digital Covid-19 vaccination certificate initiative
10th September 2021 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The Association Of Southern African Travel Agents (Asata) is optimistic about the announcement by Health Minister Dr Joe Phaahla that South Africa will roll out digital vaccine certificates for... 


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Govt to launch digital vaccination certificate – Joe Phaahla
10th September 2021 By: Thabi Shomolekae

The Department of Health has announced the development of a digital vaccination certificate, which will show proof of vaccination. Health Minister Dr Joe Phaahla said this initiative is in line... 


Sinovac in talks about setting up South Africa vaccine production, partner says
10th September 2021 By: Reuters

China's Sinovac Biotech is in talks about setting up a vaccine production facility in South Africa with its local partner, the chief executive of Numolux said on Friday. Hilton Klein made the... 


South Africa set to ease virus curbs as new infections slow
9th September 2021 By: Bloomberg

South Africa’s government is preparing to ease restrictions that were imposed to curb the spread of the coronavirus after a sustained slowdown in new infections. Larger public gatherings are likely... 


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Platinum demand strengthening – WPIC
9th September 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum demand appears to be strengthening on increased loadings, particularly in China’s strong-selling heavy-duty vehicles, more substitution of palladium by platinum, and greater investor... 


South African Medical Research Council President Glenda Gray
J&J may follow ImmunityBio’s South African Covid booster shot trial
8th September 2021 By: Bloomberg

Talks are underway with Johnson & Johnson about running a booster trial in South Africa after the company’s Covid-19 vaccine was used in a mass trial of almost half a million health workers in the... 


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Strength of high-flying ARM is its multiracial, multicultural character – Motsepe
6th September 2021 By: Martin Creamer

The strength of South Africa, its businesses as well as African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) itself is its multiracial and multicultural character, which the country is privileged to have, ARM executive... 


UCT still highest ranked in Africa despite Covid-19
6th September 2021 By: Sane Dhlamini

University of Cape Town vice-chancellor Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng is pleased with the institution’s latest Times Higher Education ranking, which sees it retain its top spot in Africa and come... 


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Focus on South Africa’s critical PGMs supply role increasing – Implats
2nd September 2021 By: Martin Creamer

The critical role South Africa plays in the supply of platinum group metals (PGMs) is gaining increasing focus, Implats said on Thursday. Following a period where South Africa’s relevance and the... 


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