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J&J to produce 220m vaccine doses for Africa
J&J to produce 220m vaccine doses for Africa
30th March 2021 By: Yvonne Silaule

US multinational corporation Johnson & Johnson has signed a contract to deliver 220-million vaccine doses to Africa, with South Africa to receive 30-million doses. President Cyril Ramaphosa made... 


South Africa continues to be G20 coal outlier, report shows
South Africa continues to be G20 coal outlier, report shows
29th March 2021 By: Terence Creamer

With 86% of the country’s electricity produced from coal, South Africa continued to have the highest reliance on the energy mineral among all G20 countries in 2020, with the global average standing... 


Anglo American Platinum executive head: project and environment Prakashim Moodliar.
First hydrogen and movement by third quarter – Anglo American Platinum
29th March 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Anglo American Platinum executive head: project and environment Prakashim Moodliar has outlined what the company refers to as its smart power project, which is the development of the hydrogen fuel... 


Big business to approach government with solutions for accelerating infrastructure spending
Big business to approach government with solutions for accelerating infrastructure spending
26th March 2021 By: Terence Creamer

Big business in South Africa plans to approach government with a series of solutions aimed at narrowing the ever-widening gap between the country’s fixed-investment spending targets and the dismal... 


Global wind installation step change required to meet net-zero goal
Global wind installation step change required to meet net-zero goal
25th March 2021 By: Terence Creamer

Despite Covid-afflicted 2020 emerging as the best-ever year for global wind-energy installations, a new industry report argues that the rate of yearly deployments will have to more than double... 


Shift in Solidarity Fund's approach to combating Covid-19
25th March 2021 By: Simone Liedtke

Nonprofit organisation the Solidarity Fund has shifted its focus to Covid-19 vaccines as “the year has seen a lot of devastation”, CEO Tandi Nzimande said during a media briefing on March 25.... 


Master Drilling CEO Danie Pretorius.
Master Drilling in muted but resilient 2020 performance
23rd March 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Drilling services company Master Drilling, which operates in 23 countries and which is continuing to grow its presence in new global markets, on Tuesday reported a “muted but resilient performance”... 


Pandemic’s implications will continue to depend on the evolution of macroeconomic conditions - Unctad
19th March 2021 By: Simone Liedtke

Although warnings about the spread of viruses have become more frequent in recent years, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (Unctad) laments in its latest trade and development... 


Finance Minister Tito Mboweni
Mboweni warns third wave of Covid-19 could hurt country's ratings
19th March 2021 By: Reuters

South Africa's finance minister said on Thursday that a third wave of the coronavirus could destabilise the government's efforts to control its finances and avoid a further downgrade of the... 


Northam Platinum CEO Paul Dunne
Northam earnings soar, operational performance pumps cash
19th March 2021 By: Martin Creamer

The earnings of platinum group metals (PGMs) mining company Northam Platinum soared in the six months to the end of December when 54% more cash was generated. Operational growth projects, initiated... 


Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe
Bidding for renewables finally opens as powership-heavy ‘emergency’ projects are unveiled
18th March 2021 By: Terence Creamer

Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe released the names of the eight preferred bidders – including three powership projects – selected as part of government’s 2 000-MW ‘emergency’... 


Return2Work launches vaccine-centred workplace information
18th March 2021 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The Return2Work public private growth initiative has launched new resources to assist in raising awareness among workers and employers across the country related to the Covid-19 vaccines. The... 


The triage area of the new Bara500 ICU hospital
Bara500 ICU hospital launched
18th March 2021 By: Donna Slater

Construction company Enza Construction recently completed a new Covid-19 hospital wing – the Bara500 unit – in the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital complex using innovative building technology which... 


Exxaro CEO Mxolisi Mgojo
Exxaro announces record dividend on earnings leap in fourth fatality-free year
18th March 2021 By: Martin Creamer

The black-empowered and black-led diversified mining company Exxaro Resources on Thursday announced a record dividend distribution on 25%-higher earnings and another year without occupational loss... 


Western Cape names candidate municipalities to be primed for direct IPP procurement
Western Cape names candidate municipalities to be primed for direct IPP procurement
17th March 2021 By: Terence Creamer

Six Western Cape municipalities, as well as the City of Cape Town, have been named by Western Cape Finance and Economic Opportunities Minister David Maynier as candidates to participate in the... 


Picket planned to urge DTIC to fix Patent Law
Picket planned to urge DTIC to fix Patent Law
17th March 2021 By: Thabi Shomolekae

The Fix the Patent Law campaign will take to the streets on Thursday to picket at the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition to pressure the department to fix South Africa’s patent law to... 


SA Oxford-AstraZeneca study urges development of second-generation vaccines
SA Oxford-AstraZeneca study urges development of second-generation vaccines
17th March 2021 By: Thabi Shomolekae

Vaccines and Infectious Diseases Analytics Research Unit at the University of the Witwatersrand Director Professor Shabir Madhi has warned that despite early successes with Covid-19 vaccines,... 


Does COVID’s no-touch travel magnify the need for data security?
16th March 2021 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Twenty-twenty saw COVID-conscious travel procedures and the emergence of touchless tech define the landscape of business travel. Corporate Traveller’s GM, Oz Desai, weighs in on how the... 


Andre de Ruyter and Jan Oberholzer
Maintenance progress alone insufficient to eliminate load-shedding risk amid 4 GW deficit
15th March 2021 By: Terence Creamer

Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter insisted on Monday that, despite a recent return to load-shedding, progress was being made on the utility’s so-called reliability maintenance programme to improve the... 


Thakadu Battery Materials CEO Ruli Diseko
Local battery material champions planning first-mover advances into new geographies
15th March 2021 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s team of local battery material champions are planning first-mover advances into new geographies. Mining Weekly can today report that Thakadu Battery Materials, which is producing... 


Survey shows notable increase in those willing to get Covid-19 vaccine
12th March 2021 By: Donna Slater

Just over one year since the World Health Organization declared a global pandemic, a new World Economic Forum (WEF)/Ipsos survey found notable increases in people’s intention to take a Covid-19... 


Wits finds first-gen vaccine effective against original and variant Covid-19 strains
12th March 2021 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Results of the Novavax Covid-19 vaccine trial in the UK and South Africa have confirmed high levels of efficacy against the original and variant Covid-19, says the University of Witwatersrand... 


Aspen Pharmacare to supply J&J's Covid-19 vaccine by end-June
12th March 2021 By: Reuters

Aspen Pharmacare plans to start supplying Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine doses from its facility in South Africa before the end of June, its chief executive said on Friday. Stephen Saad told... 


Famous Brands' mainstream sales down 28.6% as a result of Covid-19 restrictions
11th March 2021 By: Donna Slater

JSE-listed branded food services business Famous Brands reports that early 2020 Covid-19 lockdowns in South Africa impacted its franchise, master license and company-owned restaurant business, with... 


Gem CEO Clifford Elphick
Dividend-paying Gem Diamonds working on technologies to reduce diamond damage
11th March 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Diamond mining and marketing company Gem Diamonds is advancing innovative technologies that reduce diamond damage by ejecting rock non-mechanically and being able to see diamonds in a certain size... 


New report highlights decade of falling electricity production in South Africa
New report highlights decade of falling electricity production in South Africa
11th March 2021 By: Terence Creamer

A new Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) report offers a sobering picture of declining electricity system production and demand between 2010 and 2020 – a trend that was amplified... 


Luxury train makes Covid-19 testing mandatory, free for travelers
Luxury train makes Covid-19 testing mandatory, free for travelers
11th March 2021 By: Simone Liedtke

Rapid antigen testing for Covid-19 has been made mandatory and free for all guests and crew, prior to travelling on the luxury Blue Train, which is operated by State-owned Transnet. The rapid test... 


S&P sees Eskom debt solution as key to unlocking restructuring
S&P sees Eskom debt solution as key to unlocking restructuring
9th March 2021 By: Terence Creamer

Ratings agency S&P Global Ratings sees finding a solution to Eskom’s unsustainable debt position as potentially key to meeting the timelines proposed for the broader restructuring of the... 


How Africa can save the world from a never-ending pandemic
9th March 2021 By: Bloomberg

As the rest of the world prepares for a vaccine-driven return to normal over the next few months, at her community health center in a poor, working class neighborhood of Cape Town, Andrea... 


RBPlat CEO Steve Phiri
Royal Bafokeng Platinum delivers top performance, declares maiden dividend
9th March 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum group metals (PGMs) mining company Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat) on Tuesday reported a record performance and declared its maiden dividend on the back of a 2 734.2% increase in 2020... 


Merafe Resources CEO Zanele Matlala.
Merafe loss decreases, electricity risk remains, logistics challenge intensifies
8th March 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Although the loss suffered by ferrochrome company Merafe Resources decreased in 2020, its electricity risk remains and its logistics challenges are intensifying. Merafe’s revenue and operating... 


Covid-19 impacting females more, notwithstanding Rwanda being a beacon on gender equality
8th March 2021 By: Donna Slater

Although the Covid-19 pandemic has brought with it unprecedented challenges, its initial consequences have had a ripple effect on all socioeconomic sectors and has threatened to bring nations and... 


List outlining eligibility for ‘Phase 2’ vaccination roll-out to be released soon
List outlining eligibility for ‘Phase 2’ vaccination roll-out to be released soon
5th March 2021 By: Terence Creamer

A list confirming which South Africans will be eligible for Covid-19 vaccination when the ‘Phase 2’ roll-out begins in late April or early May will be published in the “next week or two”,... 


Mpact delivers strong performance in 2020, despite challenges
Mpact delivers strong performance in 2020, despite challenges
5th March 2021 By: Simone Liedtke

By delivering its proven strategy of securing leading market positions and focusing on customers and performance, paper, packaging and recycling company Mpact delivered a strong financial... 


South African scientists find antibodies from variant may offer cross-protection
3rd March 2021 By: Reuters

Research by South African scientists suggests that antibodies triggered by exposure to the country's dominant coronavirus variant can prevent infection by other variants, the scientists said on... 


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