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IMF suggests priorities for sub-Saharan Africa to recover from being slowest growing region  

By: Marleny Arnoldi     15th April 2021 Sub-Saharan Africa’s economic growth is set to recover this year; yet, the path to recovery, and overcoming the long-lasting effects of the pandemic, will be difficult, warns the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Policymakers must strive to deliver vaccines, while restoring the health of public... 

Moshesh achieves first close on renewable energy, clean infrastructure fund

By: Schalk Burger     9th April 2021 Asset management company Moshesh Partners has reached a first close for its first renewable energy and clean infrastructure fund, and is targeting R2-billion in assets under management in the next 18 months, said Moshesh Partners co-founding member and CEO Sifiso Shongwe on April 9. This goal was... 

Greenpeace weighs in on AfDB, African leaders’ climate discussion

By: Marleny Arnoldi     9th April 2021 Greenpeace Africa has responded on the matter of the African Development Bank (AfDB) consulting with African heads of State seeking advice on how to accelerate climate adaptation. "Climate adaptation investments are urgently needed for a continent that is expected to experience more intense and... 

Total to extend dominance in Africa with go-ahead for Uganda oil

By: Bloomberg     9th April 2021 Total’s likely decision to proceed with a $5.1-billion Ugandan oil project will extend its dominance as the biggest spender in sub-Saharan Africa. The French energy giant, poised to greenlight the plan within days, has been the largest investor in the region since 2012. Its spending on... 

6 things you can do improve your POPIA readiness

By: Creamer Media Reporter      9th April 2021 In October 2020, the KnowBe4 and ITWeb online data protection survey found that when it comes to the preparedness of their organisation for POPIA compliance, just under one-third (30%) indicated they were well prepared, while 39% said they were “somewhat” ready, but more work needs to be done.... 

Enable safer machine intervention

8th April 2021 Everywhere you want to go with your Lockout/Tagout programme, Brady can guide and support you. Our complete Lockout/Tagout solution includes innovative padlocks with elaborate key planning, dedicated lockout devices, practical software and great services including energy control point... 

Rio Tinto South African project in limbo on security concerns 

By: Bloomberg     7th April 2021 Rio Tinto Group’s new $463-million mining project in South Africa will remain on hold until the security problems that halted work two years ago are resolved. Richards Bay Minerals, the South African unit of Rio Tinto, is in talks with the country’s authorities to permanently address violent... 

Global leaders commit to help Africa adapt to climate change impacts

By: Schalk Burger     7th April 2021 African heads of State and other global leaders have made a commitment to prioritise actions that help African countries adapt to the impacts of climate change through the Africa Adaptation Acceleration Programme. The objective of the programme is to mobilise $25-billion to accelerate climate... 

Assmang Black Rock Mine boosts security with Devtron’s Circuit Master cloud-based fence monitoring system

By: Creamer Media Reporter      7th April 2021 Security at the Assmang Black Rock Mine in the Northern Cape has been dramatically improved since moving from a radio-based alarm monitoring and communications system to Devtron’s cloud-based, Circuit Master solution. Assmang (Pty) Limited mines manganese ore at the Black Rock Mining Complex... 

Research highlights potential for SA to develop offshore wind

By: Schalk Burger     2nd April 2021 A study of South Africa's offshore wind energy resources by researchers from the Stellenbosch University Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering indicates that wind turbines installed off the KwaZulu-Natal and Western Cape coasts could potentially supply between 15% and 800% of South... 

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