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R68 766 000 invested in Covid-19 research – Nzimande 

By: Sane Dhlamini     18th January 2021 The Higher Education, Science and Innovation Ministry on Monday announced that it has invested R68 766 000 towards coronavirus (Covid-19) research and development. Addressing the media, Minister Dr Blade Nzimande said the funds were approved to support Covid-19 research and development in... 

WRC calls for expressions of interest for Water Seed funding 

By: Natasha Odendaal     15th January 2021 The Water Research Commission (WRC) and the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) are calling on interested stakeholders to apply for the Water Seed Fund programme. Higher education institutions and small and medium enterprises in the water sector have until January 29 to submit an expression of... 

South African Breweries cancels R2.5bn investment after latest alcohol ban 

By: Reuters     15th January 2021 South African Breweries, part of Anheuser-Busch InBev, has cancelled a further R2.5-billion rand of investment earmarked for 2021 following a third local ban on alcohol sales in the country, it said on Friday. SAB's cancelled investments in South Africa in relation to the ban now total... 

Ongoing innovation in the ever-changing world

8th January 2021 For National Operations and Sales Manager at Hawk Pumps, Troy Mokawem, no day is quite the same. As a supplier of a number of spraying and high-pressure pumping products, customer requests are often out of the ordinary. And innovation is all in a day’s work. Troy says, “We recently received a... 

EIB provides African pharma manufacturing support 

By: Marleny Arnoldi     4th January 2021 Long-term lending institution the European Investment Bank (EIB) has launched a first-ever scheme that involves strengthening local production of active pharmaceutical ingredients in Africa and scaling up drug manufacturing. The scheme, in which €50-million will be invested, will contribute to... 

Altron successfully completes demerger, separate listing of Bytes

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th December 2020 JSE-listed Allied Electronics Corporation (Altron) has completed the demerger of its Bytes Technology Group subsidiary, following the listing of Bytes on the LSE and the JSE. As a result of the demerger of Bytes, Altron shareholders will receive, after tax and transaction costs, about... 

Vaccinating billions means finding ways around a patent impasse

By: Bloomberg     17th December 2020 Covid-19 vaccines look set to protect millions of citizens of the world’s richest countries in the coming months. But inoculating the rest of the planet’s population may mean finding a way around an impasse over intellectual property. Representatives from all 164 member states of the World Trade... 

Rio strikes carbon deals

By: Esmarie Iannucci     16th December 2020 Diversified miner Rio Tinto has pledged $10-million to research low carbon steel making projects in China, while also inking a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for a similar investment in Japan. The miner on Wednesday said that it has committed to invest $10-million with China Baowu Steel... 

Growthpoint mourns the passing of chief development, investment officer Rudolf Pienaar

By: Creamer Media Reporter      15th December 2020 Property group Growthpoint Properties says it announces "with great sadness" the sudden passing of its chief development and investment officer Rudolf Pienaar. “Growthpoint is indebted to Rudolf for his passion, drive, dedication, and leadership, especially in the field of green building and... 

Mining and Metals Blockchain Initiative launches proof of concept platform to trace emissions

By: Creamer Media Reporter      15th December 2020 The World Economic Forum’s (WEF's) Mining and Metals Blockchain Initiative (MMBI) has released a proof of concept that uses distributed ledger technology to track embedded greenhouse-gas emissions. The successful completion of the proof of concept, named the Carbon Tracing (COT) Platform will be... 

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