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Glencore spells out emission-reduction pathway to 2050 

By: Martin Creamer     4th December 2020 Diversified mining and marketing company Glencore on Friday announced its ambition to be a net-zero emissions company by 2050. Glencore set out the pathway towards reducing its total emissions footprint by 40% by 2035, taking in Scope 1, 2 and 3. 

E Cape govt launches summer tourism campaign amid escalating Covid-19 infections  

By: Yvonne Silaule     4th December 2020 Despite spiking Covid-19 infections in the Eastern Cape, the province’s tourism department is gearing up to welcome tourists this summer. Finance, Economic Affairs and Tourism MEC Mlungisi Mvoko launched a travel and tourism activation, in Coffee Bay, on Friday, under the theme ‘Experience Summer... 

Group celebrates 21 years

4th December 2020 Process roll cover engineering group H&M Technologies celebrated 21 years of business this year, while also establishing a new black economic empowerment (BEE) company named H&M Rollers SA to bolster its South African footprint and contribute to the upliftment of the previously disadvantaged.... 

Bigger not always better with gensets – OEM

By: Marleny Arnoldi     4th December 2020 Bigger is not always better when considering generators (gensets) and standby power, and it is vital that site-specific power requirements and conditions are taken into account during the design phase of these power supply products, says local manufacturer Zest WEG.  

Exxaro output, sales for the year on par with last year despite dampened markets

By: Marleny Arnoldi     3rd December 2020 In a pre-close update provided on December 3, JSE-listed diversified miner Exxaro Resources said the easing of Covid-19 lockdowns around the world in the latter part of the year had helped to increase coal offtake volumes in both the domestic and international markets. FD Riaan Koppeschaar... 

Glencore, China’s GEM extend strategic cobalt partnership 

By: Martin Creamer     3rd December 2020 Diversified mining and marketing company Glencore has extended its partnership with GEM of China for the supply of cobalt hydroxide by another five years. Both companies have also formally embedded responsible sourcing and sustainability into the contractual relationship. 

Opinion: How African countries can mobilise private capital for their infrastructure drives

27th November 2020 In this opinion piece, Standard Bank corporate and investment banking CE Kenny Fihla writes about governments turning to public-private partnerships to deliver large-scale projects. Given the pressure on investment yields in developed markets, African nations have an opportunity to attract... 

Time is now for Africa to increase local beneficiation, says Wits mineral economist

By: Marleny Arnoldi     25th November 2020 University of Witwatersrand (Wits) School of Mining Engineering mineral economist Professor Hudson Mtegha says one of the key areas where South Africa can maximise its potential for economic growth is the beneficiation of extracted minerals. He explains in a statement that this rings true for... 

FairPlay teams up with trade unions to launch ‘buy local chicken’ campaign

By: Marleny Arnoldi     25th November 2020 Nonprofit trade movement FairPlay, together with localisation organisation Proudly South African and trade unions, have launched a campaign to promote the consumption of local chicken. The “Buy Local Chicken” campaign is aimed at retailers and wholesalers that buy significant quantities of... 

UL Explores Five Sustainability Trends Among Businesses in Asia

By: Creamer Media Reporter      24th November 2020 In a new white paper, Five Sustainability Trends for Businesses in Asia, UL explores five sustainability trends that are impacting businesses across Asia as they pursue measures in accordance with the UN SDGs. UL, a global safety science company, has helped companies adopt more sustainable... 

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