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Denying the voting rights of post-commencement creditors carries negative implications for future businesses undergoing business rescue
17th May 2024

By Riza Moosa, Director, Head of Banking & Finance and Karabo Kanapi, Associate, Banking & Finance at CMS South Africa The recent decision by the Gauteng High Court denoting that creditors who have... 


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Mobile security systems bolster defence against cybersecurity attacks
17th May 2024

The growth in mobile-powered businesses has seen a related increase in security risks such as spyware, phishing and ransomware. Future-ready attack protection provider Cybereason says the... 


MTN South Africa CEO Charles Molapisi
Opinion: World Telecoms Day – MTN celebrates 30 years and looks towards 2054
17th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

In this article, MTN South Africa CEO Charles Molapisi writes about the telecommunication group's impact over the past 30 years, as well as its future plans. 


Wits School of Mining Engineering Professor Fred Cawood
Greater man/machine collaboration needed as AI, automation evolve – Cawood
17th May 2024 By: Darren Parker

In the new world of digitised and automated mining that is headed towards increased dependence on AI to solve problems and facilitate complex processes, University of the Witwatersrand (Wits)... 


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Lighting essential to mining health, safety
17th May 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

South African luminaire and lighting products manufacturer BEKA Schréder, through its continual supplying of solutions to African mining operations, industrial clients, infrastructure providers and... 


MTN achieves 98% network availability in Limpopo province
17th May 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

As telecommunications giant MTN South Africa accelerates its nationwide modernisation programme, the company has achieved a record 98.33% daily network availability in Limpopo. The 2024 resilience... 


Startup to build 120 off-grid e-truck charging sites
17th May 2024 By: Irma Venter

Electric vehicle charging startup Zero Carbon Charge has launched a new subsidiary, Zero Carbon Logistics, which it says will roll out 120 off-grid solar photovoltaic (PV) electric truck charging... 


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Berg gold project, Canada
17th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Surge Copper plans to build a gold mine based on large-scale conventional drill, blast, load and haul openpit mining methods suited to the project location and local site requirements. 


Alboricah Rathupetsane
Opinion: Time to open the floodgates on infrastructure development
16th May 2024

In this article, Stellenbosch University PhD student and Centre for Sustainability Transitions junior researcher Alboricah Rathupetsane writes about the impact of extreme weather events on South... 


Identity security can help Africa capitalize on opportunities for growth
Identity security can help Africa capitalize on opportunities for growth
16th May 2024

Several developments on the movement of people and goods in Africa hold prospects for surges in trade and development. Technology that supports security and individuals can and must facilitate... 


Buildings are Phygital too
16th May 2024

By Thabang Byl, Buildings Segment Lead at Schneider Electric It’s a story as old as, well, the pandemic; industries going through disruption to adapt to a world which has in some instances remained... 


russian phosphate
Large igneous phosphate resource in Norway could redefine EU critical minerals supply chain
16th May 2024 By: Darren Parker

Norwegian mining and exploration company Norge Mineraler chairperson John Vergopoulos says the discovery of a large igneous phosphate deposit sets the company apart as a key supplier of raw... 


Ensuring food security in South Africa through enhanced cybersecurity for farmers
Ensuring food security in South Africa through enhanced cybersecurity for farmers
16th May 2024

Technology has improved productivity, efficiency, and communication in every industry across the globe, and agriculture is no exception. Once considered a traditionally low-tech industry, the... 


Congo demands international embargo on Rwandan mineral exports
16th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

The Democratic Republic of Congo called for an international embargo of metal exports from neighboring Rwanda, whose government it accuses of using rebel groups to steal its natural resources. All... 


Amazon’s launch in SA reinforces country’s position as investor-friendly destination
Amazon’s launch in SA reinforces country’s position as investor-friendly destination
16th May 2024

The recent launch of Amazon.co.za in South Africa goes far beyond providing customers in the country with a new online experience. While retail and e-commerce disruptions are inevitable, Amazon’s... 


The recruitment of new non site-based permanent employees and contractors has been stopped.
Anglo unveils hiring freeze, document shows, after rejecting $43bn takeover bid
16th May 2024 By: Reuters

Anglo American has suspended hiring globally, it said on Thursday, as it gets plans under way to simplify itself and build value – and avert a $43-billion takeover bid by Australia's BHP. Anglo... 


Transitioning to sustainability: The holistic conversation at Enlit Africa
15th May 2024

Enlit Africa focuses on the key sustainability transition narrative, highlighting the role of green business and investment with the global launch of the UNDP Africa Green Business & Financing... 


Cobalt on a conveyor belt
US blames China’s CMOC for predatory tactics behind cobalt glut
15th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

China’s CMOC Group is being accused by a top US official of using “predatory” tactics to depress prices of a key battery metal by flooding the market with cobalt from Democratic Republic of Congo... 


UK creating regulatory framework for nuclear fusion plants – simpler, easier, than for fission
14th May 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The UK Government has initiated the consultation process for its proposed policy to regulate the siting of commercial nuclear fusion reactors in England. (Siting policies for Scotland, Wales and... 


Treasurer Jim Chalmers
Australia to invest A$22.7bn in renewable energy, critical minerals
14th May 2024 By: Reuters

The Australian government on Tuesday announced a A$22.7-billion package to boost domestic manufacturing and renewable energy as the country seeks to reduce its reliance on foreign suppliers for key... 


Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel
dtic seeks to create a competitive medical technology industry with new master plan
14th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel has launched the Medical Technology (MedTech) Master Plan, which is aimed at creating a proficient and competitive medical technology industry... 


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Concerns heighten as Ramaphosa readies to sign NHI Bill into law
14th May 2024 By: Thabi Shomolekae

Business and political parties have expressed disappointment with President Cyril Ramphosa’s announcement that he will, on Wednesday, sign into law the controversial National Health Insurance Bill.... 


From Fields to Gifts: Kvuno Empowers Farmers with Zwardy Points Redemption Programme
13th May 2024

Bicycles, solar-panelled radios, smartphones, t-shirts, gumboots, and sprayers. – These were some of the gifts displayed by small-scale farmers in Lilongwe, Malawi awarded to the farmers in... 


Calgro M3 CEO Wikus Lategan
Calgro M3 issues maiden dividend, posts robust results
13th May 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Residential-focused property developer Calgro M3 has issued a maiden dividend of 9.49c a share after posting a record gross profit margin of 27.25% for the financial year ended February 29, and... 


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Poultry association calls for vaccination to prevent H7N6 avian influenza outbreak
13th May 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The South African poultry industry is calling for immediate intervention to avert an outbreak of the H7N6 strain of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) that it is grappling with, following a... 


Energy Security: An African Priority at Enlit Africa 2024
13th May 2024

Enlit Africa creates a space for companies to collaborate, taking control of the energy security conversation and redefining its potential in Africa. 


Orica to expand fully lead-free Detonator technology to its electronic blasting systems range
Orica to expand fully lead-free Detonator technology to its electronic blasting systems range
13th May 2024

Orica (ASX: ORI) is set to expand its lead-free Non Primary Explosives Detonator NPED technology to manufacture the world’s first lead-free electronic blasting system range at its plant in Gyttorp,... 


South Africa avoids technical recession despite challenges – Deloitte
10th May 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

With unemployment, loadshedding and a weak economy being front-line issues in the upcoming elections, the incoming administration must drive investment and reform to restart growth, build... 


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Cape Town’s Copperheads recover 1.7 t of stolen metal
10th May 2024 By: Irma Venter

The City of Cape Town (CoCT) says it has recovered more than 1.7 t of stolen metal in the nine months between July last year and March this year. This effort was led by the city’s Metals Theft... 


trucks
Michelin research shows how transporters can reduce total cost of ownership
10th May 2024 By: Darren Parker

Tyre manufacturer Michelin has launched its latest research focused on total cost of ownership, which is aimed at shifting the mindsets of South African transporters to run more efficient and... 


Olebogeng Manhe, Chairman of the Gap Infrastructure Corporation (GIC)
Action needed to ease the burden on South Africa’s water systems
10th May 2024

By: Olebogeng Manhe, Chairman of the Gap Infrastructure Corporation (GIC) A combination of rapid urbanisation, climate change and droughts, high water demand, and aging infrastructure have placed... 


Scatec's Kalkbult solar plant
Opinion: A symphony of solutions – South Africa’s tech-agnostic energy mix
10th May 2024

In this article, renewable energy solutions provider Scatec sub-Saharan Africa project development VP Alberto Gambacorta writes about the need for South Africa to adopt a technology-agnostic and... 


61% of organisations report cloud security incidents, up from 24% a year ago
10th May 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Cybersecurity firm Check Point Software Technologies' ‘2024 Cloud Security Report’ shows a critical surge in cloud security incidents, with 61% of organisations reporting significant disruptions,... 


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Analytics software improves water management
10th May 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

TalbotAnalytics, software as a service (SaaS), developed by water solutions provider Talbot, uses data and artificial intelligence (AI) to enable mining operations in South Africa to efficiently... 


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Better policing required in fire industry – manufacturer
10th May 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Fire suppression systems manufacturer and distributor Fire and Security Techniques (FST) advocates that national compliance and industry specific regulations be strictly monitored and adhered to.... 


Denzil Steyn, MD of Intellisec South Africa
Denzil Steyn
10th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

This week we profile Denzil Steyn, MD of Intellisec South Africa, which installs smart site management systems to reduce costs, increase security and manage production and site facilities on a... 


Slipping influence
10th May 2024 By: Martin Zhuwakinyu

Africa may be the world’s poorest continent – hosting 33 of the 46 economies designated by the United Nations (UN) as the least developed – but it remains the target of courtship by the major... 


Puma Energy’s Africa head calls for urgent development of energy infrastructure on the continent
10th May 2024 By: Irma Venter

Puma Energy Africa head Fadi Mitri has issued a call to action to the African Refiners and Distributors Association (ARDA) to urgently develop the continent’s energy infrastructure. ARDA is the... 


Francisco De Freitas
Igniting Innovation: The Engineering Battle Against Fire
10th May 2024

Fire, by its nature, is notoriously unpredictable. It is difficult to model, even with multiple assumptions and many simplifications. So, what is fire, and why is it simultaneously so crucial and... 


UK, South African universities partner to establish water security forum
9th May 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

The University of Johannesburg (UJ) Centre for Social Development in Africa (CSDA) and UK-based Cranfield University Centre for Water, Environment and Development (CWED) are partnering to establish... 


pylon at sunset
Genuine progress, not electioneering, behind the easing of loadshedding, council says
9th May 2024 By: Darren Parker

The current loadshedding reprieve is not a result of excessive diesel burning to pacify voters but rather a consequence of government and business coming together to made headway in solving South... 


A diamond being analysed
De Beers progresses diamond traceability, emissions reduction targets
9th May 2024 By: Chanel de Bruyn

As part of efforts to provide increased provenance across the diamond industry, De Beers plans to bring the first non-De Beers Group goods onto its Tracr platform this year. The Tracr platform uses... 


Vian Smit
Personality affects susceptibility of people to cybercrime
8th May 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

Personality type is a major factor in people’s vulnerability to cybercrime, a Stellenbosch University (SU) researcher has established. People with an “agreeable” personality were more vulnerable... 


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