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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... 

Glencore makes further emissions, tailings commitments

By: Marleny Arnoldi     15th April 2021 Global diversified miner Glencore’s 2020 Sustainability Report, published on April 14, now incorporates information from both its standalone human rights report and the environmental, social and governance data books published in previous years. The company’s sustainability report includes a... 

Sibanye-Stillwater restructures historical Lonmin BEE structure

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     14th April 2021 Dual-listed Sibanye-Stillwater has, effective April 13, restructured the previously highly indebted Lonmin broad-based black economic empowerment (BBBEE) structure in relation to Western Platinum (WPL) and Eastern Platinum (EPL), with a view to ensuring the sustainability of the BBBEE... 

Cabinet expected to approve Hydrogen Society Roadmap by early 2022 at latest 

By: Terence Creamer     14th April 2021 South Africa’s Hydrogen Society Roadmap (HSRM) will be presented for Cabinet approval either before the end of the year or early next year and should outline how the country’s resource advantages should be leveraged to produce green hydrogen, as well as to integrate hydrogen-related technologies,... 

Bank of America triples environmental funding goal to $1tr by 2030

By: Schalk Burger     9th April 2021 Financial institution Bank of America on April 8 announced its goal of deploying and mobilising $1-trillion by 2030 in its Environmental Business Initiative to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon, sustainable economy. This commitment will anchor a broader $1.5-trillion sustainable finance... 

The foundation of sustainable infrastructure asset management: aligning the equipment and financial asset registers

By: Creamer Media Reporter      9th April 2021 Introduction Many organisations discover that they have two or more duplicate asset registers when they take a good look at their practices and systems. This conundrum of multiple asset registers also surfaces during new system implementation or asset or infrastructure management intervention.... 

Digitising manual and paper-based processes - increasing efficiencies and data velocity

By: Creamer Media Reporter      9th April 2021 Statistics show that since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, many sectors and industries have expedited their digitalisation strategies to stay relevant and in business. The pandemic’s impact on the world economy and the restrictions it enforced on day-to-day business activities have pushed... 

Suzuki sets new record – again 

By: Irma Venter     8th April 2021 Suzuki Auto South Africa (SASA) yet again set a new all-time sales record, this time at 2 397 vehicles sold for the month of March. In doing so, the Japanese vehicle manufacturer broke its month-old record by nearly 12%. 

Industry leaders committed to transformation, barometer shows

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     8th April 2021 The first African Financial Industry Barometer, developed by Deloitte in partnership with the Africa CEO Forum, reveals how, in the exceptional context of the Covid-19 pandemic, financial institutions operating in Africa are undertaking a transformation of their business model, governance and... 

AECI, Origin Materials expands existing environment-friendly partnership

By: Simone Liedtke     7th April 2021 JSE-listed chemicals group AECI and sustainable materials-focused company Origin Materials have expanded their existing joint agreement to develop low-carbon materials based on renewable chemistry. AECI has been a strategic investor in Origin Materials since 2017. 

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