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HSRC starts public survey to assess awareness of Covid-19 among South Africans

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     27th March 2020 Statutory research agency, the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), has launched a public survey to better understand what the South African public knows about Covid-19, the state of readiness to deal with this global pandemic and how the public feels about it. The survey comes within the... 

Farmers urged to de-silt dams before dry season

27th March 2020 Farmers warned by Integrated Pump Rental to desilt dams and reservoirs before the dry season is upon them.  

SA Express to halt all flights for an indeterminate time

By: Rebecca Campbell     18th March 2020 State-owned regional airline SA Express, which is currently in business rescue, announced on Wednesday that it would suspend its operations the following day, Thursday March 18. This was because of “adverse recent developments including the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.” The suspension will... 

‘The show must go on’: Jungheinrich announces Virtual Tradeshow

By: Creamer Media Reporter      13th March 2020 Jungheinrich has created its first virtual online tradeshow to ensure that no one misses out on the reveal of its latest innovations and highlights.   The recent growing concerns over Coronavirus has led to a number of events and conferences being cancelled around the World, including LogiMAT... 

Chrome industrial power-supply series from Delta available from EM

12th March 2020 The Chrome series of industrial power supply from Delta, the world’s number one power supply manufacturer, is available from leading supplier ElectroMechanica (EM). The circuit breakers (h) 91 x (d) 55.6 mm with only (w), influenced by output 10 W/18 mm, 30 W/53 mm, 60 W/71 mm, and 91.2 W/90 mm.... 

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... 

Moody’s downgrades Sasol amid volatile market conditions

By: Simone Liedtke     6th March 2020 Ratings agency S&P Global Ratings has affirmed petrochemicals company Sasol’s BBB-/A-3 credit rating, but fellow ratings agency Moody’s has downgraded Sasol’s credit rating to Ba1/NP, the latter reflecting the company’s elevated leverage in the context of volatile market conditions. The ratings... 

Activist investors tighten screws on Rio Tinto's emissions plan

By: Reuters     5th March 2020 Investors in Rio Tinto Ltd have renewed efforts to force the world's biggest iron ore miner to commit to targets that would scale back emissions of its customers in line with the Paris Agreement on combating climate change. A group of institutional investors represented by Market Forces has... 

Going green is a good business proposition ­– Schmidt  

By: Martin Creamer     28th February 2020 Going green and ensuring environmental protection is a good business proposition, African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) CEO Mike Schmidt said on Friday. Speaking to Mining Weekly after the company had declared a 25% higher dividend on the back of its platinum division reporting a 193%-better performance... 

Not all is lost for the construction industry, says AfriSam 

By: Simone Liedtke     28th February 2020 The 2020 Budget, as outlined by Finance Minister Tito Mboweni earlier this week, “didn’t give much hope to the construction industry”, construction materials company AfriSam sales and marketing executive Richard Tomes told Engineering News on Friday. Growth in this sector was expected to remain... 

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