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Fire prevention company’s offering in demand  

By: Halima Frost     2nd April 2021 Fire risk management company ASP Fire has had a productive first quarter, with numerous projects being completed or nearing completion last month. These projects include implementing or upgrading fire-detection and -protection systems for a hotel in Honeydew, Gauteng; a citrus pack house in... 

Caption:  	MICHAEL VAN NIEKERK ASP Fire's ability to apply rational design to its offerings is an integral part of its success
ASP Fire CEO Michael van Niekerk discusses the concept of using rational design when implementing a fire prevention or suppressions system

Magazine round up | 26 March 2021 

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

Magazine round up | 26 March 2021
Magazine round up | 26 March 2021

South African banks impacted but resilient in worst of Covid-19 pandemic of 2020 – PwC 

By: Donna Slater     19th March 2021 South Africa’s major banks were impacted negatively by an “unprecedented operating environment” during the Covid-19 pandemic, reports professional services firm PwC in its 'Major Banks Analysis' for the 2020 financial year. The analysis highlights key themes from the combined local currency... 

PwC Africa banking and capital markets leader Francois Prinsloo
PwC Africa financial services leader Costa Natsas details how South Africa’s major banks have adapted to an unprecedented operating environment. Video: KT Matlala; Editing Nicholas Boyd.

Magazine round up | 19 March 2021 

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

Magazine round up | 19 March 2021
Magazine round up - 19 March 2021

Consultancy says carbon offsets provide whole new market for trade  

By: Marleny Arnoldi     16th March 2021 Under South African carbon tax regulations, companies are able to use carbon credits either from their own registered projects or from third parties to offset a portion of their carbon tax liability. This creates opportunities to develop carbon projects, as well as prospects on both the buying... 

Cova Advisory director Duane Newman
Cova Advisory unpacks the details behind carbon tax offsets

Eskom mulls alternatives to R300bn emissions-compliance spend  

By: Terence Creamer     16th March 2021 Coal-heavy electricity utility Eskom has reiterated its commitment to complying with South Africa’s tightening minimum emission standards, but CEO Andre de Ruyter has also indicated that it is considering capital-light alternatives, as well as noncoal repowering solutions to meet its obligations,... 

The road to compliance for the Kendal power station, pictured, has included a criminal prosecution
Watch Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter explaining the possible alternative solutions for meeting South Africa's minimum emission standards. Camera Work: Kutlwano Matala Editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Maintenance progress alone insufficient to eliminate load-shedding risk amid 4 GW deficit   

By: Terence Creamer     15th March 2021 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 performance of the coal fleet to the point where the risk of rotational power cuts would be materially... 

Andre de Ruyter and Jan Oberholzer
Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter on the 4GW supply gap and what solutions could be used to help close it. Camera Work: Kutlwano Matala Editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Magazine round up | 12 March 2021 

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

Magazine round up | 12 March 2021
Magazine round up - 12 March 2021

Standard Bank remains leader in sustainable finance  

By: Marleny Arnoldi     11th March 2021 In its continued drive to sustainable financing, financial services provider Standard Bank has announced that it will, going forward, publish a Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures-aligned report along with its yearly environmental, social and governance report. CEO Sim Tshabalala... 

Standard Bank CEO
Standard Bank CEO Sim Tshabalala discusses the group's performance in 2020

EPP ‘cautiously optimistic’ for 2021 as further Covid-19 restrictions loom 

By: Simone Liedtke     10th March 2021 JSE-listed Polish retail landlord EPP reported earnings of €5.56 a share for the year ended December 31, 2020, exceeding the company’s guidance of between €4.75 and €5.25 a share. This, combined with a strong retail rebound in Poland and “promising” economic prospects, bodes well for EPP’s future... 

EPP CEO Tomasz Trzósło
EPP CEO Tomasz Trzósło discusses the company's latest set of financial results, and the impact of Covid-19, with Creamer Media's Simone Liedtke. Video: Recorded on MS Teams. Editing: Creamer Media's Nicholas Boyd.

Mpact delivers strong performance in 2020, despite challenges  

By: Simone Liedtke     5th March 2021 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 performance with record cash flows from operations of R1.9-billion and a reduction in net debt to... 

Mpact delivers strong performance in 2020, despite challenges
Mpact CEO Bruce Strong speaks to Creamer Media's Simone Liedtke about the company's latest set of results. Video & Editing: Creamer Media's Nicholas Boyd.

Magazine round up | 05 March 2021 

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

Magazine round up | 05 March 2021
Magazine round up

Fairvest notes improvements in property fundamentals despite ongoing Covid-19 impact 

By: Marleny Arnoldi     4th March 2021 JSE-listed real estate investment trust (Reit) Fairvest Property Holdings, in its results for the six months ended December 31, 2020, noted strong improvements in property fundamentals and a solid 7.2% increase in distributions compared with the first half of the 2020 calendar year. However,... 

Fairvest CEO Darren Wilder
Fairvest CEO Darren Wilder and CFO Jacques Kriel discuss interim performance

Gaming industry sees ‘exceptional growth’ during Covid-19 pandemic 

By: Simone Liedtke     4th March 2021 While the patterns and consumption habits of people have changed and are now leaning more towards digital consumption, commercial gaming company Polycade co-founder and CEO Tyler Bushnell says the gaming industry has experienced “exceptional growth”. The industry was valued at about $179-billion... 

Polycade co-founder and CEO Tyler Bushnell
Polycade co-founder and CEO Tyler Bushnell gives insight into how the Covid-19 pandemic has influenced the popular video gaming industry. Video: Recorded on Zoom. Editing: Creamer Media's Nicholas Boyd.

Pandemic causes irrevocable shift in media, entertainment sectors 

By: Simone Liedtke     4th March 2021 The global media, arts and entertainment industries have experienced one of the most dramatic shifts as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and related lockdown measures. As a result, these industries are now dominated by digital distribution. 

Liquid Media CFO and co-founder Daniel Cruz
Liquid Media CFO and co-founder Daniel Cruz and Liquid Media CEO Ronald Thomson speak to Engineering News about the various changes in the entertainment industry, owing to the Covid-19 pandemic. Video: Recorded on Zoom. Editing: Creamer Media's Nicholas Boyd.

Magazine round up 

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

Magazine round up
Magazine round up

NPC underscores importance of developmental State for South Africa  

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     23rd February 2021 South Africa’s challenges of poverty, unemployment and inequality cannot be changed without a capable, professional, ethical and developmental State, speakers noted during a webinar hosted by government agency the National Planning Commission (NPC) on February 23. The NPC envisages a capable and... 

South Africa needs a capable and developmental State, says the NPC
Dr Pulane Molokwane details what a capable, professional and ethical developmental State entails, as well as the work the National Planning Commission has undertaken in pursuing this.

Worst listed property year on record impacts Redefine’s distributable income 

By: Donna Slater     22nd February 2021 JSE-listed real estate investment trust Redefine has reported a decrease in distributable income of 51.50c a share, or 49%, for the financial year ended August 31, 2020, which the company described as the “worst year in history for listed property”. Total revenue, which grew by 4.1% in the year... 

Worst listed property year on record impacts Redefine’s distributable income
Redefine Properties hit by Covid-19 subdued market, buoyed by offshore investments

NPC outlines the National Water Security Framework   

By: Natasha Odendaal     19th February 2021 The National Planning Commission’s (NPC’s) National Water Security Framework (NWSF) covers what is required to holistically protect South Africa’s scarce water resources, however, the country is weak in implementation. NPC commissioner Dr Pulane Molokwane, discussing the plan during a stakeholder... 

NPC outlines the National Water Security Framework
NPC commissioner Dr Pulane Molokwane discusses the National Planning Commission’s National Water Security Framework, which covers what is required to holistically protect South Africa’s scarce water resources. Date recorded 19.02.2021. Video recording: Kutlwano Matlala. Video editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Research council refutes claims 5G poses health threats 

By: Natasha Odendaal     19th February 2021 With concerns around fifth-generation (5G) technologies having been raised by citizens across social media in recent months, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has refuted the myths surrounding the new technologies’ effects on human health. Over the past few months,... 

Research council refutes claims 5G poses health threats
CSIR senior researcher Dr Essa Suleman and CSIR chief researcher Dr Fisseha Mekuria discuss the speculation that 5G causes health issues

Spectrum licensing may be slower than hoped - Webber Wentzel 

By: Schalk Burger     18th February 2021 The release of radio frequency spectrum for various telecommunications, industrial and commercial uses may take longer than hoped for, given the challenges to ensure equitable access and to enable digital transformation and growth in the economy, says law firm Webber Wentzel senior associate Karl... 

Spectrum licensing may be slower than hoped - Webber Wentzel
Webber Wentzel senior associate Karl Blom briefly summarises key aspects of radio frequency spectrum licensing in South Africa. Video editing: Darlene Creamer.

Food & Trees for Africa, Promethium introducing new carbon standard  

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     17th February 2021 Development organisation Food & Trees for Africa and carbon and climate change adviser Promethium Carbon on February 17 introduced the new Inclusive Carbon Standard that they are developing.   Food & Trees for Africa executive director Chris Wild explained that the new carbon standard idea came... 

Carbon pollution
Promethium founder Robbie Louw outlines the structure of the new standard

Renergen unveils Covid-19 vaccine transport solution, the Cryo-Vacc  

By: Simone Liedtke     15th February 2021 South African emerging domestic natural gas and helium producer Renergen on February 15 unveiled its Covid-19 transportation solution, the Cryo-Vacc. The Cryo-Vacc has been designed to keep Covid-19 vaccines ultra-cold during transportation for up to 30 days, allowing for the vaccines to be... 

Renergen's Cryo-Vacc has been designed to keep vaccines cold during transportation.
Renergen CEO Stefano Marani gives more detail on the company’s logistics solution for Covid-19 vaccines, the Cryo-Vacc. Production of which is expected soon. Video: Creamer Media’s Kutlwano Matlala. Editing: Creamer Media’s Darlene Creamer.

Altron gears up for 2.0 strategy, to sell three businesses  

By: Natasha Odendaal     10th February 2021 The success of the One Altron strategy has set the base for the Altron 2.0 strategy; however, some “tough” choices had to be made to reposition the company for its new growth path amid economic turmoil and a global pandemic. The group, which has over the past few years focused on a vision of One... 

Altron CEO Mteto Nyati
Altron group CEO Mteto Nyati discusses the Altron 2.0 strategy. Date recorded: 10.02.2021. Videowork: Kutlwano Matlala. Video editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Green hydrogen and powerfuels could revive ailing PetroSA, unlock green steel and create €160bn export platform   

By: Terence Creamer     9th February 2021 The combination of South Africa’s world-class wind, solar and land resources, its platinum group metals reserves, as well as its historical experience in industrial-scale synthetic-fuel manufacture, position the country strongly for the production of green hydrogen and tradeable synthetic... 

PetroSA refinery in Mossel Bay
Higher Education, Science and Technology Minister Blade Nzimande on South Africa's comparative advantage when it came to the production of renewable hydrogen and green powerfuels.

5G health threats unfounded – CSIR 

By: Natasha Odendaal     8th February 2021 With concerns around fifth-generation (5G) technologies being raised by citizens across social media in recent months, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has put to bed the theories surrounding the new technologies' deployment on human health. Over the past few months,... 

5G health threats unfounded – CSIR
CSIR senior researcher Dr Essa Suleman and CSIR chief researcher Dr Fisseha Mekuria discuss the speculation that 5G causes health issues. Date recorded: 08/02/2021.

SIU recovers R127m worth of dodgy PPE payments so far  

By: Marleny Arnoldi     5th February 2021 The Special Investigating Unit's (SIU's) work has resulted in the recovery of R127-million of funds, which had been paid irregularly by the State to service providers of personal protective equipment (PPE) and related services. This was revealed on February 5 as SIU head Advocate Andy Mothibi... 

PPE
SIU head Advocate Andy Mothibi discusses the unit's progress on uncovering Covid-19 PPE corruption

Illicit market booms during alcohol, cigarette sales bans  

By: Donna Slater     3rd February 2021 To overcome the challenge of a seemingly booming illicit market for cigarettes and alcohol, and to stem the tide of such illicit products in the local economy, requires enforcement of existing laws and adaptation of new ones, says South African Liquor Brandowners Association (Salba) CEO Kurt... 

Illicit market booms during alcohol, cigarette sales bans
South African Liquor Brandowners Association CEO Kurt Moore talks about the challenges the legal alcohol industry is facing from the illicit market and several prohibitions

Economic growth to improve this year but will remain constrained 

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     2nd February 2021 The economic prospects for this year are better than 2020, but the recovery of the global economy will take some time, which will impact on South Africa’s prospects going forward, owing to the country’s dependence on global events, Alexander Forbes Group chief economist Isaah Mhlanga has said.... 

Alexander Forbes
Alexander Forbes Group Chief Economist Isaah Mhlanga outlines the country’s outlook and economic prospects.

Hudaco says business remains ‘solid’, despite trauma, hardship of 2020 

By: Simone Liedtke     29th January 2021 Describing 2020 as “a year of great trauma and hardship for people the world over”, branded automotive, industrial and electronic consumable product importer and distributor Hudaco’s headline earnings a share for the 2020 financial year, ended November 30, were down by 22.5% to R10.50, while... 

Hudaco CEO Graham Dunford
Hudaco CEO Graham Dunford gives more insight into the company's financial results. Video: Creamer Media's Kutlwano Matlala. Editing: Creamer Media's Nicholas Boyd.

Toyota expects 2021 new-vehicle market to grow by 21%   

By: Irma Venter     29th January 2021 Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) believes the domestic new-vehicle market may grow by 21% this year, to around 460 000 units, following a decline of 29% in 2020. TSAM president and CEO Andrew Kirby says the recovery seen in the latter half of a Covid-19-hit 2020 bodes well for an increase in... 

Toyota expects 2021 new-vehicle market to grow by 21% 
TSAM president and CEO Andrew Kirby discusses the new Corolla Cross that will be produced at the Durban plant from the end of the year.

UN Women, Standard Bank programme provides leg up for women farmers  

By: Marleny Arnoldi     29th January 2021 Despite the many challenges brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic, financial services provider Standard Bank and United Nations (UN) Women have made progress in equipping women farmers with the skills and resources needed to grow their businesses and succeed over the long term. Women play a vital... 

Standard Bank corporate and investment banking for agribusiness executive Linda Manda
Standard Bank and UN Women discuss its climate-smart agriculture assistance programme for women

Growth in digital reality, RAN, cloud and sports tech intensify 

By: Natasha Odendaal     27th January 2021 The latest Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) Predictions report reveals that open and virtualised radio access networks (RANs) are accelerating, the 8k television (TV) wave will expand and fifth-generation (5G) myths are being debunked. The twentieth yearly edition of the TMT... 

Growth in digital reality, RAN, cloud and sports tech intensify
Deloitte Global TMT head of research Paul Lee discusses the outcomes of the twentieth yearly edition Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) Predictions report. Date recorded: 27.01.2021. Video recording: Kutlwano Matlala. Video Editing: Nicholas Boyd

Transitioning fossil-fuel labour forces into new sectors critical for ‘clean, just energy transitions’ 

By: Terence Creamer     26th January 2021 The chair of a new global commission established to offer governments guidance on making their energy transitions more “people-centred” says that the creation of green jobs and the transitioning of existing fossil-fuel labour forces into new sectors will be “key factors for a clean, just energy... 

Transitioning fossil-fuel labour forces into new sectors critical for ‘clean, just energy transitions’
Danish Energy and Climate Minister Dan Jørgensen, who chairs the International Energy Agency’s new global commission on people-centred clean energy transitions, on the need to integrate social justice with the energy transition. Camera Work: Kutlwano Matala. Editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Business performance, strategy, Covid-19 drive further change in nonexecutive practices 

By: Schalk Burger     19th January 2021 While 2020 was a year of fluctuations and novel challenges, the remuneration of nonexecutive directors continues to be increasingly linked to the performance of businesses, as well as their ability to adapt to new challenges and new demands from stakeholders and shareholders, says professional... 

Business performance, strategy, Covid-19 drive further change in nonexecutive practices
PwC discusses the findings of its 2021 Nonexecutive Directors Practices And Fees Trends' report.

Project Isizwe overhauls its delivery model for sustainability 

By: Natasha Odendaal     11th December 2020 Project Isizwe has evolved from a non profit organisation to a full profit firm able to provide low cost Internet access for low-income communities around South Africa on a more sustainable basis and scale affordable Internet infrastructure. The group, which established the successful City of... 

Project Isizwe founder Alan Knott-Craig Jnr
Project Isizwe founder Alan Knott-Craig Jr discusses how Project Isizwe has evolved over the past few years.

Indaba panel unpacks challenges to Africa’s industrialisation agenda  

By: Marleny Arnoldi     10th December 2020 The African export basket continues to lack manufactured products and is overly-reliant on raw materials and in cases, a single commodity; as a result, African countries continue to be affected by commodity volatility and to experience high inequality. Speaking during the Manufacturing Indaba on... 

SAEEC CEO Chiboni Evans
SAEEC, WEF discuss industrialisation challenges in Africa

Renergen develops simple logistics solutions to transport Covid-19 vaccine   

By: Simone Liedtke     10th December 2020 Emerging domestic natural gas and helium producer Renergen has developed a new device, the Renergen Cryo-Vacc, which is said to simplify the logistics of moving vaccines at temperatures of between -70 °C and -150 °C for periods of up to 30 days, regardless of ambient conditions, without the need... 

Renergen develops simple logistics solutions to transport Covid-19 vaccine
Renergen MD and CEO Stefano Marani gives Engineering News the update on the company's new development, the Renergen Cryo-Vacc. Video: Recorded on Zoom. Editing: Creamer Media's Nicholas Boyd.
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