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E-governance could improve service delivery by the public sector

By: Schalk Burger     23rd July 2021 Forays into public sector digitalisation and e-governance are laying a foundation for a future in which large-scale digital adoption by government systems have the potential to vastly improve the lives of citizens on the ground in emerging economies, says management consultancy multinational... 

South Africa on track to vaccinate 420 000 people a day by mid-September

By: Marleny Arnoldi     23rd July 2021 Business for South Africa (B4SA) says the 230 000 daily vaccination rate is testament to what business and government can achieve if they work together. B4SA steering committee chairperson Martin Kingston on July 23 presented an update of the private sector’s contribution to the vaccination... 

Engen’s footprint flourishing in DRC as company continues to target growth  

23rd July 2021 Engen continues to expand in the Democratic Republic of Congo and so spread its unique retail fuel and convenience customer experience across the country, with the recent opening of two new Engen service stations.  “As always, convenience and customer service are key determinants of our success... 

Biovac/Pfizer vaccine partnership will boost mRNA hub – Nzimande 

By: Sane Dhlamini     23rd July 2021 The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation Dr Blade Nzimande has congratulated the Biovac Institute for its partnership with Pfizer and its German vaccine partner BioNTech which will see the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine being manufactured in South Africa for distribution within... 

Hybrid solar installation completed in Zimbabwe

By: Halima Frost     23rd July 2021 The active partnership between South Africa-based solar solutions provider Blockpower SA and German-managed microgrid integrator Dhybrid has resulted in the completion of a 1.4 MWp, 1 MVA, 480 kWh hybrid solar system at an agriculture estate, in Zimbabwe. The Tanganda Tea Company, which operates... 

Key appointments for Kumba

23rd July 2021 Iron-ore mining company Kumba Iron Ore last month announced the appointment of Terence Goodlace to its board of directors as chairperson with effect from June 23, 2021. Goodlace has considerable mining experience and has served on the board for the last four years as an independent nonexecutive... 

EIB, Germany’s KfW funding sanitation programme in Zambia’s capital city

By: Natasha Odendaal     23rd July 2021 The European Investment Bank (EIB) and German development bank KfW are providing funds of €102.5-million and €33-million respectively to the Lusaka Sanitation Programme, marking another step in the another important and timely step in the realisation of the initiative to expand access to safe... 

IFC invests in Convergence Partners’ Fund to boost digital access in Africa

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     22nd July 2021 To help strengthen broadband infrastructure and improve online access to digital services for individuals and businesses in more than 12 countries in sub-Saharan Africa, global development institution International Finance Corporation (IFC) has invested in a new fund by Convergence Partners... 

Sibanye, RBPlat make progress with employee vaccinations 

By: Simone Liedtke     22nd July 2021 Dual-listed Sibanye-Stillwater has, despite recent disruptions in parts of South Africa, made significant progress with the roll-out of its Covid-19 vaccination programme. In accordance with the South African Department of Health (DoH) guidelines and protocols, the group has vaccinated over 10... 

Creecy 'deeply concerned' about air quality, marine ecosystems after fire at Durban chemical plant

By: News24Wire      22nd July 2021 The Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment said it was concerned about the impact of a chemical fire at the UPL chemical plant in Cornubia, Durban, on air quality and marine ecosystems. The plant was torched during the unrest in KwaZulu-Natal last week. "We are deeply concerned... 

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