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Trust pays first claimants under silicosis settlement  

By: Marleny Arnoldi     2nd March 2021 The Tshiamiso Trust, which was established in February 2020 to manage the payment of benefits to eligible silicosis and tuberculosis (TB) sufferers in the gold mining sector, has paid benefits to the first seven claimants in the past two months. The trust has been hard at work over the past year... 

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... 

Zeerust Power begins commercial operations

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     20th January 2021 Zeerust Solar, in the North West province, has started commercial operations, having achieved full compliance on January 1. This 100% South African-owned photovoltaic (PV) project joins the Bokamoso and Waterloo Solar plants, putting the North West on the map as a player in the renewable energy... 

Vaccine may be ready, but South Africans are mostly not

By: Marleny Arnoldi     12th January 2021 Data from fintech company CompariSure found that a staggering 52% of South Africans do not want to take the Covid-19 vaccine, while President Cyril Ramaphosa on January 11 stressed the importance of the vaccine. He said the country’s vaccine strategy was “well under way”, with 20-million doses... 

South Africa's economy will expand 3.9% next year - poll

By: Reuters     17th December 2020 The South African economy will expand 3.9% next year after contracting nearly twice that rate in 2020, a Reuters poll found on Thursday, after a strong third quarter performance likely ease this year's estimates. The country's performance rebounded strongly last quarter as coronavirus... 

Manufacturing output down 3.4% y/y, but 2.6% higher m/m

By: Marleny Arnoldi     10th December 2020 Manufacturing output decreased by 3.4% year-on-year in October, predominantly owing to exporting industries shaving a combined 3.4 percentage points from the headline figure. Statistics South Africa reports that the largest contractions for October were recorded in the petroleum, chemical... 

European Space Agency announces contract for removal of orbital debris

By: Rebecca Campbell     27th November 2020 The European Space Agency (ESA) is contracting Swiss start-up company ClearSpace to remove a piece of space debris from orbit, in a deal worth €86-million. The will be both the first ever mission to remove orbiting space debris and the first time ESA has contracted a private-sector company to... 

Waterloo solar PV farm starts commercial operations

By: Donna Slater     26th November 2020 The 75 MW Waterloo solar photovoltaic (PV) farm, located 10 km outside of Vryburg, in the North West province, has started commercial operations. The project achieved full quality and grid-code compliance by local engineering, procurement and construction contractor juwi Renewable Energies on... 

Giyani appoints president, COO

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     23rd November 2020 Canada-based Giyani Metals, which is developing a manganese project in Botswana, has appointed Derk Hartman as president and COO with effect from March 1, 2021. The company also announced on Monday that Wajd Boubou had resigned as president to pursue other business opportunities. 

Bouncing back in 2021 – a Toolkit for economic reboot in the aftermath of Covid-19

By: Creamer Media Reporter      18th November 2020 There is little doubt that 2020 has been the year that has severely tested our mettle and has left many an industry imperilled and in urgent need of reboot. But experts believe that the economic slump and consequent expected government investment into infrastructure is one of few positive... 

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