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EU food watchdog approves bugs for human consumption

By: Bloomberg     13th January 2021 Insects just moved a step closer to European dinner plates. Dried yellow mealworm, the larval form of the mealworm beetle, is safe for human consumption in both its whole form and as a powder additive, the European Union’s food watchdog said Wednesday. 

Rio Tinto taps Stausholm as new CEO

By: Esmarie Iannucci     17th December 2020 Mining major Rio Tinto has appointed CFO Jakob Stausholm to take over the role as CEO from Jean-Sebastian Jacques on January 1, 2021. Jacques, along with iron-ore CEO Chris Salisbury, and group executive of corporate relations Simone Niven all handed in their resignations following the... 

Fitch Solutions forecasts strong recovery in 2021

By: Simone Liedtke     11th December 2020 Financial risk management, solutions and insights company Fitch Solutions Country Risk and Industry Research (Fitch Solutions) forecasts a strong recovery in 2021, as economic activity is expected to pick up in a "broader and deeper fashion" than this year, both geographically and across... 

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. 

L2D sees steady increase in rental collection, footcount in October

By: Marleny Arnoldi     27th November 2020 Real estate investment trust Liberty Two Degrees (L2D) has highlighted the importance of agility in how swiftly the company is able to adapt to new ways of thinking and working going into 2021. In a pre-close investor update, the company states that the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on its... 

Mining industry responds well to Covid-19, but legal risks remain

By: Schalk Burger     20th November 2020 The mining industry in South Africa responded well to the new directives to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and ensure employee health, a panel of lawyers from law firm Webber Wentzel said during the firm's annual Mining Roundup seminar on November 18. "The mining industry proved adaptable and... 

Feast of knowledge on offer at 2020 SAPICS conference

17th November 2020 Africa’s leading knowledge sharing and networking event for the supply chain profession, the annual SAPICS Conference, kicks off next week. While this year’s event is online due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the organisers have announced that it will still feature the same powerful mix of... 

Moody’s affirms AfDB’s AAA credit rating

By: Donna Slater     16th November 2020 Moody’s Investor Service has affirmed the African Development Bank’s (AfDB’s) AAA credit rating, with a stable outlook. The AAA rating from Moody’s follows earlier affirmations of the AAA rating of the bank, with stable outlook, by the other leading rating agencies, namely Fitch Ratings,... 

UL Joins ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance as a Founding Member to Advance Industrial Cybersecurity

By: Creamer Media Reporter      28th October 2020 UL brings robust operational technology cybersecurity, industrial automation and control systems expertise to industry cybersecurity group UL, a leading global safety science company, today announced that it is joining the International Society of Automation (ISA) Global Cybersecurity Alliance... 

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... 

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