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The Coronavirus and Emerging Technologies in Africa

By: Creamer Media Reporter      30th May 2020 The Coronavirus pandemic will forever change the way we do things.  The future for those returning to work will look very different to before, with emphasis on distancing, sanitization and disinfection.   

Paediatric experts say kids are at low risk of contracting, spreading Covid-19

By: Marleny Arnoldi     29th May 2020 Paediatric experts, who serve on an advisory subcommittee to the Department of Basic Education, on May 29 discussed the risks for schoolgoing children to contract and spread Covid-19. A virtual seminar hosted by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) provided evidence-based information about... 

New Century takes aim at Vale Goro nickel/cobalt mine

By: Esmarie Iannucci     26th May 2020 Base metals miner New Century Resources has struck an exclusivity agreement with major Vale to negotiate the purchase of a 95% interest in the issued shares of Vale Nouvelle-Caledonie (VNC), which owns the Goro nickel and cobalt mine, in New Caledonia. Vale said on Tuesday that the negotiations... 

DWS delivers additional 141 water tanks in Gauteng

By: Natasha Odendaal     28th April 2020 The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) has delivered another 141 water tanks across Gauteng, as well as increased the number of water tanks in Tshwane to 466. The number of water tanks distributed in the cities of Joburg, Tshwane and Ekurhuleni, as well as the Sedibeng and West Rand... 

Engineering company exploits gap in market

By: Mc'Kyla Nortje     10th April 2020 South Africa-based foundry and engineering company Thos Begbie sales engineer Esli Bantjes explains that the shortage of capital in South Africa has forced mining companies to cut back on retaining full-time maintenance crews, instead outsourcing this critical service when necessary. This has... 

Cell C expresses turnaround optimism as initiatives bear fruit

By: Natasha Odendaal     10th April 2020 With a stronger second-half performance during the year  ended December 31, embattled telecommunications operator Cell C is confident its turnaround strategy is starting to bear fruit. The operator, which implemented a turnaround strategy in March last year, says it is now an operationally sound... 

Ford South Africa commences production of face shields to assist with COVID-19, contributions welcomed to support this initiative

9th April 2020 Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) has commenced production of 57 000 protective face shields that will be donated to front-line medical and essential services personnel who are most at risk of contracting the COVID-19 virus that has spread worldwide. Ford has also approached its... 

Correctional Services has measures in place to combat the spread of Coronavirus in prisons

By: News24Wire      25th March 2020 The Department of Correctional Services has set up a task team to manage the fight against the spread of Covid-19 within the country's prisons. The task team will ensure that all centres have all preventative materials needed to prevent officials and inmates from contracting the virus. 

SAA gives reasons for its suspension of all its international flights  

By: Rebecca Campbell     20th March 2020 State-owned South African Airways (SAA) has explained why it has suspended all its international flights until May 31. (The suspension was announced on Friday and took immediate effect.) “In support of efforts by Government to deal with this [Covid-19] pandemic, and in the best interests of our... 

SAA says adhering to safety protocols on Covid-19

By: African News Agency      12th March 2020 National carrier South African Airways said on Thursday its operational health and safety procedures were in line with the World Health Organisation’s protocols to protect its passengers and crew from contracting Covid-19. On Wednesday WHO declared the coronavirus disease a pandemic as it... 

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