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Bigen celebrates 50 years of "doing good while doing business"

29th April 2021 Our beginnings were humble as it started with the establishment of a small engineering consultancy in Polokwane, South Africa, in 1971. During the past 50 years, we have grown and transformed from a traditional engineering consultancy operating from one office in Polokwane, to an engineering firm... 

Do we truly know what it means to be free; food for thought on Freedom day

28th April 2021 The livelihoods and social fabrics of communities living in villages, growth points, districts, towns and cities dotted across Africa   have been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The economic impact caused by lock downs, reduction of trade in goods and services and curtailment of... 

Bigen values the importance of water for all

24th March 2021 Bigen, a socio-economic development company driving socio-economic change through innovative infrastructure development solutions, observes World Water Day with passionate support for its 2021 theme – “Valuing water”. Every year, World Water Day spurs people and organisations across the globe to... 

Scramble for Covid-19 Vaccine Exposes Pitfalls of Africa’s Pittance Investment in Research and Development

12th March 2021 By McLean Sibanda, Ph.D., Managing Director Bigen Global Limited and author of the book Nuts & Bolts – Strengthening Africa’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Ecosystem, and innovation expert that has worked throughout the country and has advised SADC, AU, various governments (Eswatini, South... 
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Long4Life posts lower full-year profit despite second-half recovery

JSE-listed lifestyle products group Long4Life recorded a 12% year-on-year decrease in revenue to R3.58-billion for the financial year ended February 28, as the pandemic and lockdown restrictions in South Africa had a significant impact on the operating and financial performance of the group. Its... 

CoJ, Pikitup withdraw R50 recycling levy proposal

The City of Johannesburg's (CoJ's) Environment and Infrastructure Services Department (EISD) and waste management company Pikitup have withdrawn a proposed R50 recycling levy. A number of submissions were received in opposition of the proposed levy, the CoJ said in a statement on May 13. 
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