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Covid denialist of note

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     2nd April 2021 At the time of writing, Africa was in mourning. News of the passing of Tanzania’s 61-year-old leader, John Magufuli, had just broken. His robust crusade against corruption in high places from early on in his Presidency had endeared him to many, both at home and abroad. So too had his equally... 

Xylem Africa, SOS and the Bloekombos community reclaim a valuable park

31st March 2021 Xylem Africa has partnered with SOS NPO to help clean and reinvigorate a park in the Bloekombos informal community. Natural and green spaces are essential to our well-being, particularly among modern society's pressures and demands. The Japanese even have a phrase for this, shinrin-yoku or... 

World Water Day: Valuing water

By: Creamer Media Reporter      19th March 2021 This World Water Day, Kavita Kalicharran, Group Environmental Sustainability Manager at Tiger Brands, reflects on the complex value that water plays in our everyday lives and how we can better manage this irreplaceable natural resource.  The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6 is... 

Libstar shows resilience in 2020 financial performance

By: Marleny Arnoldi     17th March 2021 JSE-listed consumer packaged goods group Libstar has declared a final cash dividend of 25c a share for the year ended December 31, 2020. This despite normalised operating profit having decreased by 13.1% year-on-year to R774-million at a margin of 7.5%, impacted on by Covid-19-related... 

Successful fishing line bin project expands its footprint

By: Creamer Media Reporter      10th February 2021 South Africa’s success with preventing discarded fishing line from ending up in the oceans or on beaches by using fishingline bins made from off-cuts of PVC pipe, is resulting in more than 77 new bins being manufactured for installation at beaches around the country ahead of the National Water... 

New year, new lease?

By: Creamer Media Reporter      8th February 2021 Know your rights before renewing your corporate lease agreement As the new year kicks off, many companies will be renewing their lease agreements for the next 12 months. For most companies, COVID-19 has had a radical impact on their space requirements.  Jamie Louw, the Financial Director of FM... 

Court orders Nornickel to pay $2bn fuel-spill fine

By: Bloomberg     5th February 2021 A Russian court ruled that MMC Norilsk Nickel should pay 146-billion rubles ($1.95-billion) in compensation for an Arctic fuel spill, RIA Novosti said, in line with a demand by the nation’s ecological watchdog. In July, the Federal Service for Supervision of Natural Resources, known as... 

Ford Resource and Engagement Centre awards grants to small businesses

By: Irma Venter     26th January 2021 The Ford Motor Company Fund is awarding the first grants from the Booth Schoch Future Success Fund to budding entrepreneurs at the Ford Resource and Engagement Centre (FREC) in South Africa.  The winners are all FREC programme graduates who will share $10 000 in grants to advance their businesses.  

Permaconn PM54 – industry-first 3-in-1 smart communicator

By: Creamer Media Reporter      26th January 2021 Permaconn communication solutions provide a private and secure network, which ensures alarm signals are securely delivered from the protected premises to the monitoring centre. Providing the perfect solution for residential estates, the Permaconn PM54 is an industry-first connectivity solution... 

Western Cape appoints advisory committee ahead of vaccine roll-out

By: Yvonne Silaule     14th January 2021 The Western Cape government has appointed a vaccine advisory committee to advise on matters including science and ethics throughout the vaccine roll-out process. Premier Alan Winde said the Western Cape government had developed a strategy to ensure that vaccines are rolled out safely, efficiently... 

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