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Magazine round up | 23 July 2021 

23rd July 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 | 23 July 2021

Chichi Maponya thanks community for protecting Maponya mall  

19th July 2021 Maponya Group chairperson Chichi Maponya thanks the community of Soweto for pulling together to protect the mall during the recent unrest that engulfed parts of KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng.  

Maponya Group chairperson Chichi Maponya
Maponya Group chairperson Chichi Maponya

Magazine round up | 16 July 2021 

16th July 2021 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader.  

Magazine round up | 16 July 2021
Magazine round up | 16 July 2021

Magazine round up | 09 July 2021 

9th July 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 | 09 July 2021

Celebrating 40 years with Martin Creamer 

5th July 2021 This year marks Creamer Media’s 40th anniversary of promoting current, credible and comprehensive news coverage about economic developments. 

Celebrating 40 years with Martin Creamer
Celebrating 40 years with Martin Creamer

Magazine round up | 02 July 2021 

2nd July 2021 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader. 

Covid-19 changes consumer views in latest Tetra Pak survey 

By: Natasha Odendaal     30th June 2021 The latest Tetra Pak yearly Index has revealed a shift in consumers’ attitudes and their view of the biggest challenges facing the world brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic. The thirteenth edition of the study also highlights that Covid-19 has dominated the concerns of consumers since its... 

Covid-19 changes consumer views in latest Tetra Pak survey
Tetra Pak marketing executive Phumelele Buthelezi and market insights manager Francesca Francione discuss the outcomes of the latest Tetra Pak Index. Date recorded: 30.06.2021.

Renewable energy becomes an increasingly tangible option for farmers 

By: Marleny Arnoldi     29th June 2021 The agricultural sector spends about R146-billion on intermediate goods and electricity accounts for about 94% of that cost, says industry body Agri SA chief economist Kulani Siweya. This is helping to drive the adoption of renewable energy in the sector, as the country continues to implement... 

Nedbank national agriculture head John Hudson
Nedbank national agriculture head John Hudson discusses renewable energy considerations for farmers

Magazine round up | 25 June 2021 

25th June 2021 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader. 

Magazine round up | 25 June 2021
Magazine round up | 25 June 2021

Omnia resumes dividends after strong financial year performance 

By: Simone Liedtke     22nd June 2021 Diversified chemicals group Omnia had a strong performance for the 2021 financial year, enabling it to resume dividends and return over R1-billion to shareholders, despite the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and general economic and sector challenges. Throughout the pandemic, JSE-listed Omnia... 

Omnia's Nitric Acid Complex in Sasolburg
Omnia group FD Stephan Serfontein gives more insight into the company's financial results. Video: Creamer Media's Kutlwano Matlala. Editing: Creamer Media's Nicholas Boyd.

Magazine round up | 18 June 2021 

18th June 2021 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader.  

Magazine round up | 18 June 2021
Magazine round up | 18 June 2021

Infrastructure and import substitution at heart of new master plan’s vision for steel revival  

By: Terence Creamer     11th June 2021 A new master plan aimed at stabilising South Africa’s steel industry and creating a platform for the revival of the country’s embattled downstream steel fabricators was signed by representatives from business, labour and government on Friday. The ceremony, which took place amid the constant hum... 

Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel signs the Steel Master Plan as Numsa's Irvin Jim prepares to do likewise
Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel outlines the main pillars of the Steel Industry Master Plan at a signing ceremony held at Hall Longmore’s factory in Wadeville, in Gauteng. Camera Work: Kutlwano Matala. Editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Questions persist about how best to fund poverty alleviation efforts  

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     11th June 2021 South Africa is grappling with unsustainable levels of poverty and inequality and it has not appropriately funded poverty alleviation programmes in the past. Therefore, the question remains how to fund the necessary interventions. This was indicated by some speakers during a webinar hosted by the... 

Mamokete Lijane
Absa Capital macro strategist Mamokete Lijane outlines her perspective of some of the options and challenges in funding poverty alleviation efforts.

Magazine round up | 11 June 2021 

11th June 2021 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader.  

Magazine round up | 11 June 2021
Magazine round up | 11 June 2021

Projects, tariffs could boost sector demand 

By: Halima Frost     11th June 2021 Although the local cement and concrete sector is experiencing its lowest production and supply levels in years, industry body Cement and Concrete South Africa (CCSA) CEO Bryan Perrie says earmarked infrastructure projects and import tariffs, if implemented, will be instrumental in boosting the... 

NEW DAWN
The implementation of proposed infrastructure projects will uplift the much needed demand of cement and concrete in South Africa
Cement & Concrete South Africa CEO Bryan Perrie discusses the current state if the industry, as well as the formation of the CCSA.

Magazine round up | 04 June 2021 

4th June 2021 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader.  

Magazine round up | 04 June 2021
Magazine round up | 04 June 2021

Agriculture remains a star performer in the economy, but still needs govt support  

By: Marleny Arnoldi     3rd June 2021 Agriculture’s contribution to gross domestic product (GDP) and employment is often underrated in South Africa, which particularly came to the fore at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic last year, says Bureau for Food and Agricultural Policy (BFAP). During a Nedbank-hosted webinar on the... 

Agriculture remains a star performer in the economy, but still needs govt support
BFAP commodity markets manager Dr Tracy Davids discusses agri's performance in 2020

STI Norland South Africa optimistic about solar market developments  

By: Marleny Arnoldi     3rd June 2021 Solar tracker manufacturer STI Norland South Africa is optimistic about the solar market in South Africa, particularly as Bid Window 5 of the renewables programme was launched earlier this year and a 10 MW licence-exemption threshold for small-scale embedded generation has been proposed by... 

STI Norland South Africa's single axis trackers operating at the Sishen solar plant
STI Norland South Africa CEO Duncan Palmer shares insight about the company and the solar market

Liquid reaches 100k fibre milestone 

By: Natasha Odendaal     2nd June 2021 Digital solutions provider Liquid Intelligent Technologies (LIT) has deployed 100 000 km of fibre infrastructure across most of Africa in a milestone that makes it the largest independent fibre network provider in emerging markets globally. Over the past two decades, the company which evolved... 

Liquid reaches 100k fibre milestone
Liquid Intelligent Technologies CEO Nic Rudnick discusses the company's 100 000 km fibre network milestone

Unemployment ticks up to 32.6% in first quarter   

By: Marleny Arnoldi     1st June 2021 The unemployment rate in South Africa has increased to 32.6% in the first quarter of the year, Statistics South Africa reports.  This compares with the unemployment rate of 32.5% in the December quarter. The results of the Quarterly Labour Force Survey for the first quarter show that the number... 

Unemployment ticks up to 32.6% in first quarter
Statistics South Africa statistician-general Risenga Maluleke discusses the first quarter unemployment rate

Composer Hans Zimmer partners with BMW M to produce ‘sound portfolio’ for EVs  

By: Irma Venter     31st May 2021 The throaty roar of an eager engine is often one of the main selling points for those who love performance cars, such as the BMW M range. However, this becomes problematic in zero-emission battery electric vehicles that produce no engine noise. BMW is tackling this problem through a collaborative... 

Hans Zimmer
Renzo Vitale and Hans Zimmer discuss how they created driving sounds for the electric BMW M range

Nampak records solid interim results  

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     28th May 2021 Packaging company Nampak recorded “very pleasing” results for the six months ended March 31, despite the ongoing restrictions on trading caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, CEO Erik Smuts said at a presentation of the company’s interim results on May 28. Overall group profitability improved, driven... 

Erik Smuts
Nampak CEO Erik Smuts outlines the group’s performance for the six months ended March 31; and its outlook.

Nemwa amendments aimed at increasing recovery of products to be recycled  

By: Simone Liedtke     28th May 2021 Waste management and plastic recycling are a significant challenges in South Africa and recent amendments to Section 18 of the National Environmental Management and Waste Act (Nemwa) regulations call for producer responsibility organisations (PROs) to cooperate with municipalities to increase the... 

Plastics SA executive director Anton Hanekom
Plastics SA executive director Anton Hanekom gives more insight into recent amendments to Section 18 of the National Environmental Management and Waste Act (Nemwa). Video: Recorded on Zoom. Editing: Creamer Media's Nicholas Boyd.

Magazine round up | 28 May 2021 

28th May 2021 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader.  

Magazine round up | 28 May 2021
Magazine round up | 28 May 2021

Digital toolbox supporting pan-African vaccination roll-outs 

By: Natasha Odendaal     28th May 2021 The deployment of a mobile technology platform to manage Covid-19 vaccination appointments and stock availability will help create an enabling path for African countries in the fight against the devastating global contagion. Telecommunications giant Vodacom Group and the African Union Development... 

Digital toolbox supporting pan-African vaccination roll-outs
AUDA-Nepad chief of staff Jennifer Chiriga, speaking on behalf of AUDA-Nepad CEO Dr Ibrahim Mayaki, and Vodacom Group CEO Shameel Joosub discuss the mVacciNation initiative to help manage Covid-19 vaccination appointments and stock availability.

SA must build on steps to develop hydrogen economy  

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     27th May 2021 South Africa has made some notable progress in developing its hydrogen economy, but it needs to do more to build on this to capitalise on opportunities, especially given its ideal climatic conditions to generate renewable energy and a local industry that is primed to make a switch to green... 

George Varma
Pinsent Masons Partner George Varma explains why traditional procurement approaches are not ideal for hydrogen projects; and explores alternative options.

Arrowhead withholds interim dividend, reports stabilised collections 

By: Marleny Arnoldi     26th May 2021 JSE-listed Arrowhead Properties has posted a 24% year-on-year decrease in distributable earnings per B share to 23.19c apiece in the six months ended March 31, and decided against declaring an interim dividend to preserve cash. This compares to distributable earnings per B share of 30.65c... 

Arrowhead CEO Mark Kaplan
Arrowhead's executive team unpacks the company's interim performance

City of Joburg tries to strike balance between revenue, relief in new budget 

By: Marleny Arnoldi     25th May 2021 In its R73.3-billion budget statement for the 2021/22 financial year, the City of Joburg (CoJ) has attempted to strike a balance between the needs of residents and the institution’s ability to provide services, considering continued Covid-19 impacts. The budget comprises of R65.1-billion in... 

Finance MMC Jolidee Matongo
Finance MMC Jolidee Matongo presents the City of Joburg budget for 2021/22 and the medium-term

DPWI, SIU launch Infrastructure Built Anti-Corruption Forum  

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     24th May 2021 Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia De Lille and Special Investigating Unit (SIU) head Advocate Andy Mothibi on May 24 launched the new Infrastructure Built Anti-Corruption Forum (IBACF). They were also joined by Public Prosecutions Deputy National Director Advocate Rodney De Kock... 

Minister Patricia De Lille
Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure Patricia de Lille outlines the forum, its members, and its importance.

Magazine round up | 21 May 2021 

21st May 2021 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader. 

Magazine round up | 21 May 2021
Magazine round up | 21 May 2021

Safety critical to ensuring ‘solid business case’ for projects 

By: Simone Liedtke     21st May 2021 Safety excellence is not separate from construction or operational excellence – a safe site avoids the cost of incidents and improves personnel’s motivation and the company’s relationships with clients, thereby forming a “solid business case” for a project, says South Africa-based contractor... 

CRAIG LAWRENCE
The Covid-19 pandemic has added a layer of difficulty to focusing on safety
Concor’s Craig Lawrence talks about the company’s health and safety approach and protocols

Ndabeni-Abrahams says partnerships needed to achieve national digital transformation 

By: Schalk Burger     20th May 2021 Communications and Digital Technologies Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams on May 20 said partnerships between government, the private sector and communities were necessary and that government acting in isolation would not succeed in providing universal information and communications technology... 

Ndabeni-Abrahams says partnerships needed to achieve national digital transformation
Communications and Digital Technologies Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams talks about universal ICT access and digital transformation in government and South Africa. Camera work: Kultwano Matlala. Editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Magazine round up | 14 May 2021 

14th May 2021 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader. 

Magazine round up | 14 May 2021
Magazine round up | 14 May 2021

Transformation of SEZs into truly special zones key to their success – CDE  

By: Donna Slater     11th May 2021 In a new report, the Centre for Development and Enterprise (CDE) is calling on government to change or adapt special economic zones (SEZs) into areas that are “actually and truly special”, offering a modified labour market regime to attract companies and investment. CDE executive director Ann... 

CDE executive director Ann Bernstein
CDE executive director Ann Bernstein outlines the organisation's vision to transform special economic zones into those that are truly “special”

Magazine round up | 07 May 2021 

7th May 2021 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader. 

Magazine round up | 07 May 2021
Magazine round up | 07 May 2021

Company introduces new super premium efficiency motors 

By: Natasha Odendaal     7th May 2021 Brazilian motor and controls manufacturer WEG’s South African subsidiary Zest WEG has introduced its new WEG IE4-rated super-premium efficiency motor to the South African market. The motor, available in the size range between 37 kW and 355 kW, is being phased into the company’s WEG W22 range from... 

Company introduces new super premium efficiency motors
Zest WEG electric motors manager Fanie Steyn demonstrates the energy efficiency of the new IE4 super-premium efficiency motor on a demonstration trailer

Additives increase livestock health, farm profits 

By: Nadine Ramdass     7th May 2021 Manufacturing and minerals producer Pratley’s clinoptilolite-based livestock feed additives, Clinomix and Clinoxin, can increase the health of livestock, resulting in increased cost savings and profit for farmers. Clinoptilolite is a type of zeolite, which, in turn, is a crystalline aluminium... 

ELDON KRUGER
Farmers are realising the additives benefits
Pratley marketing manager Eldon Kruger discusses its new feedstock additives.

African miners note benefits of investing in renewables   

By: Marleny Arnoldi     4th May 2021 The mounting pressure by governments and investors on industries globally to reduce emissions, coupled with favourable economics and the need for reliable and cost efficient power, are increasingly nudging mining companies towards considering renewable energy. TSX- and LSE-listed gold miner... 

African miners note benefits of investing in renewables
Centamin CEO Martin Horgan discusses why miners operating in Africa need to consider renewables to power their operations. (Video: Kutlwano Matlala; Editing: Nicholas Boyd)
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