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Magazine round up | 26 November 2021 

26th November 2021 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader.  

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Magazine round up | 26 November 2021

Magazine round up | 19 November 2021 

19th November 2021 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader. 

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Magazine round up | 19 November 2021

Vodacom reports H1 decline in earnings, rise in customers 

By: Natasha Odendaal     15th November 2021 Telecommunications giant Vodacom posted a decline in profit, headline earnings per share (HEPS) and earnings per share (EPS) for the six months ended September 30, 2021, on a reported basis, while group revenue and earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (Ebitda) increased.... 

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Vodacom Group CEO Shameel Joosub’s views on the company’s strong results for the half-year ended September 30, 2021.

Magazine round up | 12 November 2021 

12th November 2021 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader.  

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Magazine round up | 12 November 2021

Hope for construction amid resilient infrastructure development 

By: Simone Liedtke     12th November 2021 While private-sector involvement remains crucial in the delivery of infrastructure projects, diversified infrastructure and services construction company Concor CEO Lucas Tseki says the public sector “still plays a leading role in developing and maintaining resilient and sustainable... 

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Concor CEO Lucas Tseki

Liquid Intelligent Technologies launches OneVoice for Cloud PBX 

By: Natasha Odendaal     11th November 2021 Pan-African technology group Liquid Intelligent Technologies has launched One Voice for Cloud PBX, a collaboration and unified communications tool that enables organisations and their employees to remain connected even when working remotely. Initially offered in six key African markets, with... 

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Liquid Intelligent Technologies Chief Digital Officer David Behr discusses the launch of the new One Voice for Cloud PBX. Date recorded: 11.11.2021.

Whistle-blowing app launched to help in the fight against corruption 

By: Donna Slater     10th November 2021 Professional advisory firm BDO on November 10 launched its BDO Tipoffs mobile application (app), enabling anyone willing to blow the whistle on misconduct to report offences anonymously. According to the company, the BDO Tipoffs app has been purposefully designed to be simple to use. It is... 

Whistle-blowing app launched to help in the fight against corruption
BDO launches mobile whistleblowing application to counter wrongdoing and abuse in workplaces

Magazine round up | 05 November 2021 

5th November 2021 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader.  

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Magazine round up | 05 November 2021

Afrimat posts strong interim results, with all segments contributing positively to growth  

By: Marleny Arnoldi     4th November 2021 Midtier openpit miner Afrimat has confirmed it is in a healthy financial position and able to accelerate growth, after delivering a ‘pleasing’ performance in the six months ended August 31. The group posted an operating profit of R582-million, up 65% on the R353-million operating profit... 

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Afrimat's executive team unpacks the group's interim performance

Magazine round up | 29 October 2021 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      29th October 2021 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader. 

Magazine round up | 29 October 2021
Magazine round up | 29 October 2021

Diesel and load-shedding feature in summer outlook as Eskom's maintenance recovery takes longer than envisaged  

By: Terence Creamer     25th October 2021 State-owned electricity utility Eskom says its reliability maintenance recovery (RMR) interventions have not yet succeeded in stabilising the performance of its unpredictable coal fleet and that more than year of ongoing maintenance is needed to address the poor performance of its generation... 

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Eskom's Segomoco Scheppers, Jan Oberholzer and Phillip Dukashe on the outlook for the system this summer and the status of the reliability maintenance recovery programme. Camera Work: Kutlwano Matlala. Editing: Nicholas Boyd. 25.10.2021

Magazine round up | 22 October 2021 

22nd October 2021 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader.  

Magazine round up | 22 October 2021
Magazine round up | 22 October 2021

Magazine round up | 15 October 2021 

15th October 2021 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader.  

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Magazine round up | 15 October 2021

Initiative aims to double industry supply in five years 

By: Halima Frost     15th October 2021 The ‘Doubling of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Market’ initiative, driven by the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) and the Liquefied Petroleum Gas Association of South Africa (LPGSA), initiated in December 2019, is slowly gaining momentum after the inevitable impact of Covid-19 on... 

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LPGSA MD Gadibolae Dihlabi discusses the plan to double the LPG sector over the next five years

Magazine round up | 08 October 2021 

8th October 2021 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader.  

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Magazine round up | 08 October 2021

Macadamia factory success is testament to what collaboration can achieve   

By: Marleny Arnoldi     5th October 2021 Macadamia farming is a sunrise industry, holding much promise for farmers, the economy and consumers alike, particularly as the market is experiencing exponential growth in demand, says Marquis Macadamias director Roelof van Rooyen. Discussing the inner workings of macadamia farming and... 

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Marquis Macadamias shares insight on the industry and company

Magazine round up | 01 October 2021 

1st October 2021 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader.  

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Magazine round up | 01 October 2021

Busa committed to helping resolve challenges facing the country  

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     28th September 2021 There are a number of issues concerning the country that Business Unity South Africa (Busa) is currently tacking, CEO Cas Coovadia said during the Consulting Engineers South Africa (Cesa) Infrastructure Indaba 2021, on September 28. Firstly, there is the issue of economic recovery. Coovadia said... 

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Midvaal Local Municipality executive mayor Bongani Baloyi outlines the relationship between engineering and politics, and how this must be managed.

Magazine round up | 24 September 2021 

24th September 2021 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader.  

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Magazine round up | 24 September 2021

Sustainable infrastructure efforts must be enhanced 

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     23rd September 2021 There has been some progress in sustainability in the cement and broader infrastructure industry, with several innovations by companies and countries, but more should be done, says consultant Tony Hadley. Speaking on day two of the Sustainability Summit on September 22, during the Sustainable... 

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Hadley African founder Tony Hadley provides an overview of environmental situation of the cement industry

Panel discusses ‘sustainable food’ in Africa 

By: Marleny Arnoldi     23rd September 2021 Africa’s food systems are at cross-roads, faced with the pressure of producing more for a growing population, while also tackling increasing levels of malnutrition. Taking place a few days before the United Nations Food Systems Summit as part of the Decade of Action to achieve the Sustainable... 

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Experts unpack hindrances to food security in Africa

Magazine round up | 17 September 2021 

17th September 2021 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader. 

Magazine round up | 17 September 2021
Magazine round up | 17 September 2021

New units installed at zinc mine 

By: Marleny Arnoldi     17th September 2021 Heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) expert Booyco Engineering is installing the first of its “new generation” units at a South African zinc mine, later this month.  

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Booyco Engineering executives unpacks its extensive product design and testing process

Competition Commission advances efforts to mitigate price gouging during pandemic  

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     10th September 2021 The Covid-19 pandemic has led to a spike in price gouging and complaints from customers, and the Competition Commission of South Africa had to, and continues to, focus efforts on mitigating this situation, and has learnt several lessons from this. This was indicated during the a webinar hosted by... 

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Competition Commission Litigation manager Candice Slump outlines the CC‘s legal and practical approach to price gouging during the pandemic.

Magazine round up | 10 September 2021 

10th September 2021 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader.  

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Magazine round up | 10 September 2021

Quality of life in Gauteng declines amid pandemic, survey finds   

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     9th September 2021 Research institute the Gauteng City-Region Observatory’s (GCRO’s) Quality of Life (QoL) Survey for 2020/21 finds that the quality of life in the province decreased considerably since the previous study; however, this must be understood in the context of the pandemic. The GCRO is a partnership... 

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Gauteng City-Region Observatory Research Strategy director Graeme Götz outlines findings regarding the decrease of overall quality of life in the GCRO’s 2020/21 survey

Digitalisation offers opportunity to improve supply chains, manufacturing  

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     9th September 2021 Digitalisation provides an opportunity to improve manufacturing and supply chain processes. Companies in these sectors have, as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, had to quickly adapt to using new technologies, which has driven increased digitalisation efforts, speakers noted during a webinar... 

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Neways MD Jeremy Basckin elaborates on how visibility can be used to tackle supply chain challenges.

Imperial reports healthy full-year earnings growth, but withholds dividend 

By: Marleny Arnoldi     7th September 2021 JSE-listed Imperial Logistics’ restructuring and simplifying efforts since 2019 have contributed to it reporting an operating profit of R2.3-billion and basic headline earnings per share (HEPS) of 334c for the financial year ended June 30. This compares with an operating profit of R1.4-billion... 

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Imperial Logistics group CEO Mohammed Akojee discusses the group's financial year 2021 performance

Magazine round up | 03 September 2021 

3rd September 2021 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader.  

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Magazine round up | 03 September 2021

Competition Commission decision raises questions  

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     2nd September 2021 The Competition Amendment Act, and a recent decision by the Competition Commission of South Africa, have benefits, but also raise questions for companies, speakers indicated during a webinar held by legal adviser Bowmans on September 1. The commission recently prohibited a transaction in which... 

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Bowmans competition partner Lebohang Mabidikane provides some background to Competition Commission’s use of public interest assessment, following its recent decision to block a proposed acquisition of Burger King on these grounds.

Hulamin continues turnaround, despite pandemic 

By: Simone Liedtke     31st August 2021 Aluminium supplier and exporter Hulamin continued with its turnaround actions for both its rolled and extruded product segments, despite the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, for the period ended June 30. In the six-month period, Hulamin’s rolled and extruded product sales increased by 43% and 58%,... 

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Hulamin CFO Mark Gounder presents for the first time as he discusses the company's interim financial results. Video: Creamer Media's Kutlwano Matlala. Editing: Creamer Media's Nicholas Boyd.

SingularityU gears up for South Africa summit 

By: Natasha Odendaal     27th August 2021 The 2021 virtual edition of the SingularityU South Africa Summit is gearing up to stimulate the African innovation investment ecosystem by connecting South Africa and Africa's top entrepreneurs and innovative businesses with global venture capitalists, institutional funds, property investors and... 

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SingularityU South Africa and Mann Made co-CEOs Mic Mann and Shayne Mann discuss the upcoming SingularityU South Africa Summit in October. Date recorded: 26.08.2021.

Magazine round up | 27 August 2021 

27th August 2021 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader.  

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Magazine round up | 27 August 2021

OneLogix continues to weather the Covid-19 storm – CEO   

By: Simone Liedtke     26th August 2021 Logistics group OneLogix, headed by Ian Lourens, on August 26 said signs of recovery from the damaging effects of the Covid-19 induced economic environment “only became evident well into the [financial] year under review”, ended May 31, while the different stages of lockdowns had varying impacts... 

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OneLogix CEO Ian Lourens gives an executive summary of the group's results for the financial year ended May 31, 2021. Video: Creamer Media's Kutlwano Matlala. Editing: Creamer Media's Nicholas Boyd.

Magazine round up | 20 August 2021 

20th August 2021 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader.  

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Magazine round up | 20 August 2021

Derby optimistic port terminal operators will partner with Transnet at Durban and Ngqura  

By: Terence Creamer     18th August 2021 Transnet CEO Portia Derby says the State-owned freight logistics utility has had initial engagements with some international terminal operators and shipping companies regarding the potential to form partnerships to improve the performance of its container terminals at the ports of Durban and... 

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Transnet CEO Portia Derby outlines the group's masterplan for the Port of Durban during a Toyota Wessels Institute for Manufacturing Studies webinar. Editing: Nicholas Boyd. Recorded: 18.8.2021

Prevalence of fire weather risks on the rise, says expert 

By: Marleny Arnoldi     17th August 2021 As climate change is causing various regions around the world to experience longer periods of droughts and general changes in humidity and wind levels, it increases the risk for sporadic wildfires. Climate change has affected the number and intensity of fires worldwide, confirms global weather... 

DTN weather operations VP Renny Vandewege
DTN weather operations VP Renny Vandewege unpacks the increasing risk for sporadic wildfires globally

Business rescue the solution, not the problem, as more businesses face difficulties 

By: Simone Liedtke     16th August 2021 Law firm Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr (CDH) business rescue and insolvency director Lucinde Rhoodie says South Africa can expect an uptick in business rescue filings, as more businesses will look to it as a means of saving their companies following significant impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic and the... 

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Business rescue and insolvency director Lucinde Rhoodie discusses the potential uptick in business rescue filings in South Africa following recent civil unrest, and the country's still-struggling economy. Video: Recorded on Zoom. Editing: Creamer Media's Nicholas Boyd.
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