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LRQA helps businesses mitigate ever-evolving challenges

29th June 2022 Amid an ever-more uncertain macroeconomic environment, the vast majority of leading global organisations must also navigate exacting stakeholder demands, increasing competition and rapidly changing business conditions, says assurance provider LQRA South Africa. However, the firm emphasises that... 

Fuel price hike will drive up costs across virtually all supply chains

24th June 2022 South Africans should brace themselves for the hard hitting and far-reaching impact of the fuel price hike, which will increase costs across entire supply chains, says MJ Schoemaker, president of SAPICS, The Professional Body for Supply Chain Management. “Transport companies and logistics service... 

Green ratings offer benefits during economic crunch

By: Cameron Mackay     24th June 2022 Premium and Grade-A offices that are Green Star-certified provide an average one-year income return of 8.4, compared to an average of 8.3 for non-Green Star-certified Prime and Grade-A offices, according to the MSCI South Africa 2021 Green Annual Property Index. Further, vacancy rates – based on... 

Iata calls for governments to strengthen regulations on the air transport of lithium batteries

By: Rebecca Campbell     21st June 2022 On Tuesday, the International Air Transport Association (Iata) again called for governments around the world to strengthen their enforcement of safety regulations concerning the air transport of lithium batteries. At its 78th annual general meeting, being held in Doha, in Qatar, Iata also called... 

African diamond sector set for strong growth

17th June 2022 With China being Africa’s, and South Africa’s, most important trading partner, the Asian superpower’s expected economic slowdown in coming years is a cause for concern, unless these economies can find alternative drivers of growth from other emerging markets, says Standard Bank mining head Mark... 

World Economic Forum New Champions Chapter launched in South Africa

By: Donna Slater     15th June 2022 Integrated market access and logistics solutions provider Imperial, and markets, risk management and data science company Risk Insights jointly hosted the official launch of the World Economic Forum (WEF) New Champions Chapter, in Johannesburg, on June 14. In August 2021, the WEF announced both... 

Ways to overcome challenges when your boiler fails

10th June 2022 Over the past 24 months, companies requiring emergency boiler systems have succumbed to price increases to keep their steam operations functioning. 

JSE recounts rousing tent-to-tech journey as Southern Palladium turns listing tide  

By: Martin Creamer     8th June 2022 The first in-person listing of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange since covid heard the African kudu horn serenade an opening bid of R6.90 a share for platinum group metals (PGMs) company Southern Palladium, which on Wednesday took its place on the JSE’s main board as a secondary listing under the... 

Nexa searches for new CFO as Menck resigns

By: Creamer Media Reporter      7th June 2022 Latin America-focused zinc producer Nexa Resources has initiated a search for a new finance chief after Rodrigo Menck resigned as CFO on Monday. Menck joined Nexa in 2016 and served as head of treasury and investor relations before being nominated as CFO in January 2019. President and CEO... 

AfDB launches Municipal CFO Initiative to build African cities' financial acumen

By: Schalk Burger     6th June 2022 The Municipal CFO Initiative is a programme aimed at building the capacity of municipal CFOs across Africa, and enabling cities to tap financial markets more effectively in order to fund local infrastructure and development projects, said development finance institution the African Development... 

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