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People, visibility and timely updates key steps for SMEs to improve cybersecurity

By: Schalk Burger     19th October 2020 Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can improve their cybersecurity by focusing on three aspects, namely empowering their personnel through regular training, ensuring that the information technology (IT) department has visibility across the business and staff have secure access, and... 

South Africa is well positioned to export green hydrogen ­– PwC  

By: Martin Creamer     19th October 2020 South Africa is in an extraordinary position to revolutionise its own economy and supply green hydrogen to the world, PwC said on Monday. “The energy transition is and will be biggest global theme this decade,” PwC associate director James Mackay told journalists at a virtual event covered by... 

Calgro M3 enhances liquidity

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     19th October 2020 Following 12 to 18 months of rigorous restructuring initiatives, JSE-listed Calgro M3 has successfully closed its internal construction division. Calgro M3 CEO Wikus Lategan reported on October 190 that the leaner business, together with little pressure to invest in capital intensive projects... 

Coal mine disposal exacerbating carbon emissions problem – Glencore  

By: Martin Creamer     16th October 2020 The disposal of thermal coal mines in response to environmental, social and governance (ESG) investors is not lowering carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions but exacerbating the problem, Glencore CEO Ivan Glasenberg pointed out on Friday. Questioned by Financial Times (FT) natural resources editor Neil... 

There’s a lot of trees in what people thought was North African desert

By: Rebecca Campbell     16th October 2020 Scientists have been surprised by the number of trees that they have been able to detect in the Western Sahara, Sahel and Sudanian regions of Africa. Using satellite imagery, they were able to count more than 1.8-billion trees in a region generally regarded as being desert. The study was focused... 

Barrick a 'long way off' deal with PNG in mine dispute, CEO says

By: Reuters     16th October 2020 Barrick Gold CEO Mark Bristow on Friday said the Canadian miner is a "long way off" from reaching agreement with Papua New Guinea (PNG) over the disputed Porgera gold mine. Prime Minister James Marape said on Thursday the Porgera mine, a joint venture between Barrick and China's Zijin Mining ,... 

Galileo completes Africibum acquisition

By: Marleny Arnoldi     16th October 2020 Aim-listed Galileo Resources has finalised the acquisition of Africibum and its five prospecting licences in the North East Kalahari Copperbelt project, in Botswana. The transaction also includes two mining tenement applications that Africibum had submitted. 

Minerals Council bemoans lack of competiveness focus in economic recovery plan 

By: Marleny Arnoldi     16th October 2020 The Minerals Council South Africa says the Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan – unveiled by President Cyril Ramaphosa on October 15 to a joint hybrid sitting of Parliament – does not go far enough in addressing areas where South Africa can improve its global competitiveness. While the... 

Business welcomes recovery plan, but urges swift implementation 

16th October 2020 Organised business formations have responded to the Reconstruction and Recovery Plan released by President Cyril Ramaphosa on October 15. On the whole, business has welcomed the plan, including the fact that it embraces many of the recommendations made to government by the social partners through... 

Reimagining power in Africa

16th October 2020 The issue of providing power to industries and communities across Africa is complex and multilayered. On the one hand, we have entered a time of great promise, where it is becoming easier and cheaper to maximise renewable energy resources. On the other, corporates face outdated regulatory hurdles... 

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