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Rising African challenges prevent investment opportunities, says Fidic

By: Schalk Burger     Updated 6 hours ago The growing challenges in Africa can be addressed through the availability of green and climate-resilience funding, as well as impact investment, if engineering solutions support sustainable, environment-friendly and climate resilient built environment and infrastructure development, speakers... 

Risks to economy ‘well known’ as South Africa faces third wave concerns

By: Simone Liedtke     17th May 2021 With the prospect of a third wave of Covid-19 infections a concern in South Africa, the risks to the economy of repeating past mistakes are “clear and well known”, laments Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) CEO Busi Mavuso in her weekly newsletter. She refers to certain segments of the... 

VWSA receives re-certifications following remote audit process

17th May 2021 Following a week-long audit conducted remotely at all their South African sites, Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) has received their re-certification for ISO 9001:2015 and KBA/CoP. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the re-certification audit was conducted remotely from Germany by Tuev Nord, the... 

New technologies transforming mining, metals industry – ICMM 

By: Martin Creamer     14th May 2021 New technologies are transforming the mining and metals industry, making it cleaner and safer, says the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM), which is progressing an 'innovation for cleaner, safer vehicles' initiative. The initiative brings together 28 of the world’s leading mining... 

100-bed hospital handed over in East London

By: Donna Slater     14th May 2021 Siemens South Africa, the German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development and the Solidarity Fund officially handed over a separate 100-bed modular hospital solution to the Cecilia Makiwane Hospital, in Mdantsane, near East London, on May 14. Built in fewer than 100 days, the hospital... 

When the shoe doesn’t fit – why women need to demand female-specific safety footwear in the workplace

14th May 2021 Over the years, women have begun to make up a greater proportion of the workforce, and this includes sectors that have typically been male-dominated such as mining, manufacturing and construction. This increase in women workers in more physical industries shines a spotlight on the need for... 

Top copper producers’ output to bounce back this year, forecasts GlobalData

By: Donna Slater     14th May 2021 Production from the world’s top ten copper mining companies decreased in 2020, albeit by a marginal 0.2% to 11.76-million tonnes, with the key disruptors being reduced operational workforces as a result of Covid-19 measures, lower ore grades and production halts owing to maintenance, data and... 

Addressing South Africa’s alcohol problem must start at a young age

14th May 2021 By Rhys Evans, MD at Alco-Safe With South Africa’s alcohol problem so starkly highlighted by lockdown prohibitions, there has been much discussion as to what can be done to reduce harmful alcohol consumption, particularly underage drinking. Measures that will be debated in Parliament include a... 

Minerals Council urges employees over 60 to register for vaccinations

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     13th May 2021 Industry organisation the Minerals Council South Africa has urged employees over the age of 60 to register for the second phase of the Covid-19 vaccine roll-out that is due to start on May 17. It further appeals to all employees to assist their family members, neighbours and friends over the age... 

Transformation of SEZs into truly special zones key to their success – CDE  

By: Donna Slater     11th May 2021 In a new report, the Centre for Development and Enterprise (CDE) is calling on government to change or adapt special economic zones (SEZs) into areas that are “actually and truly special”, offering a modified labour market regime to attract companies and investment. CDE executive director Ann... 

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