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Maritime industry grappling with cyber-physical security as IT/OT converge

By: Schalk Burger     23rd October 2020 A panel of maritime and cybersecurity experts on October 21 discussed the changing demands on the maritime industry to ensure the physical security of vessels and shore side infrastructure and operations as information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) converge. The convergence is... 

Standard Bank continues to increase exposure to renewables, move away from coal

By: Marleny Arnoldi     15th October 2020 Standard Bank has released its interim Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures report, highlighting that environmental, social and governance aspects remain at the centre of the bank’s agenda of driving sustainable and inclusive growth in Africa. Sustainability head Wendy Dobson... 

Insight into Commodity Trading in South Africa

2nd October 2020 World over, most commodities/goods are traded on the exchanges or commodity markets where buyers & manufacturers place their buy/sell bids on goods, and prices are decided based on the demand & supply metrics. There is a continuous variation in demand and supply of the commodities which results... 

Leap-Biz automated business management tool for entrepreneurs launched

By: Schalk Burger     2nd October 2020 A newly launched automated business management tool Leap-Biz uses integrated information flow to keep business owners consistently up to date about their businesses, enabling them to make informed decisions. “Leap-Biz takes a holistic approach and provides integrated functionality for all... 

2020 SAPICS conference for supply chain professionals goes online

25th September 2020 The Covid-19 crisis has highlighted the importance of supply chains to everyone; for everything that we eat, drink and use every day. The availability of goods ranging from toilet paper to PPE (personal protective equipment) was impacted by the effect of the pandemic on global supply chains. The... 

Redefine lays foundations for future growth as property fundamentals continue to be challenged 

By: Simone Liedtke     24th August 2020 Managing risk through a streamlined, more focused offshore asset platform and zoning in resolutely on high-quality, well-located domestic assets have helped real estate investment trust (Reit) Redefine Properties lay the foundations for future growth once Covid-19-related uncertainty and... 

SA business owners reluctant to incur more debt under current economic conditions – Basa

By: African News Agency      24th August 2020 Business owners are reluctant to incur more debt while uncertain business conditions and a weak economic outlook hampers their ability to generate sustainable income from which they can repay the loans, the Banking Association of South Africa (Basa) said on Sunday. Despite uncertain business... 

Land Bank appoints risk management experts to leadership arsenal

By: Marleny Arnoldi     21st August 2020 The Land and Agricultural Development Bank of South Africa (Land Bank) has appointed Sakhumzi Diza chief risk officer and Dorothy Kobe GM of its treasury department, effective August 17. Diza holds a Masters degree in agricultural economics and has more than 16 years’ experience in banking and... 

Cold weather spikes home fires

21st August 2020 Public benefit organisation Household Energy Safety Association of South Africa reports that emergency personnel have had to respond to fires at homes and in informal settlements across South Africa as the current cold snap continues. While many of these home fires are accidental, there are... 

Global iron-ore production to grow modestly over coming decade, says Fitch Solutions

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     19th August 2020 Global iron-ore production will grow modestly over the years amid mine expansions in Brazil and increasing output from India, says financial risk management, solutions and insights company Fitch Solutions Country Risk and Industry Research (Fitch Solutions). It expects global iron-ore production... 

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