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Zero Carbon Charge signs MoU with Free State govt on EV charger rollout
20th May 2024 By: Irma Venter

Zero Carbon Charge (Zero CC) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Free State provincial government on the introduction of what it describes as a “network of solar-powered,... 


Petco recycling bins
Tshwane’s first separation-at-source project in a public space signals success
17th May 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

A separation-at-source recycling campaign, called S@S, at Tshwane’s public Fountains Valley Resort – a collaboration between the City of Tshwane and producer responsibility organisation Petco – is... 


Unlocking growth: Cross-border trade gives African entrepreneurs access to new markets
17th May 2024

Sejeng Matlhako, Head: Regional Transactional Banking Sales (Business Banking) Absa CIB and Stanley Hlamalani Godi, Regional Segment Head: Relationship Banking Coverage Growth, Absa Group... 


 Establishing a skilled Mozambican economy
Establishing a skilled Mozambican economy
16th May 2024

By Mark Marucchi, General Manager, Schneider Electric Mozambique Mozambique is set for some exciting growth in the coming years.  In fact, according to the Mozambican government, the southeast... 


Wilmar edible oils refinery in Richards Bay IDZ celebrates Phase 1 operationalisation
Wilmar edible oils refinery in Richards Bay IDZ celebrates Phase 1 operationalisation
16th May 2024

Wilmar is a Singaporean-listed multinational company that has operationalised R1.27-billion Phase 1 of its edible oils refining plant (Wilmar Processing SA) located in the Richards Bay Industrial... 


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US travel numbers to South Africa greater than ever before, reports United Airlines
15th May 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The number of US visitors to South Africa is now higher than it was in 2019, the last year before the Covid-19 pandemic hit, United Airlines director sales continental Europe, India, Israel, Africa... 


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Coalitions and reform
10th May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

With the 2024 election days away, attention is turning to the governance arrangements that will prevail nationally and in key battleground provinces following the poll and what these outcomes will... 


Airlink adopting IATA’s New Distribution Capability
8th May 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

South African regional and domestic airline Airlink has announced that it is to implement the New Distribution Capability (NDC) for its transactions with the travel trade, with effect from July 31... 


Zimbabwe aims to use FDI to develop a competitive economy by 2030
7th May 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Zimbabwe held an investment conference on May 2 and 3 in South Africa during which its officials explained that the country of 16-million people wants to use local and international investments... 


Poulos Ngcobo - Dube TradePort deputy board chairperson;  Pearl Bhengu - iThala Development Finance Corporation; Siboniso Duma - KZN MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs; Mpumelelo Zikalala - Dube TradePort board chairperson; Hamish Erskine - Dube TradePort CEO; and Khanyisani Shandu - Trade and Investment KZN board chairperson
DTPC launches Dube TradeZone 2, attracts R1.8bn in private investment
6th May 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

KwaZulu-Natal provincial entity Dube TradePort Corporation (DTPC) has launched its Dube TradeZone 2 – the second phase of the industrial precinct and special economic zone (SEZ) adjacent to the... 


Platinum metals support every step of green hydrogen’s decarbonisation of the world.
Platinum-based green hydrogen emerging as Winter Olympics decarbonisation pillar
3rd May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Green hydrogen, which is generated with the benefit of the catalysis that platinum group metals (PGMs) provide, is being increasingly highlighted as a pillar of the global decarbonisation... 


CMB CEO Alexander Saverys
Shipping tycoon sees first Namibia hydrogen output by year-end
2nd May 2024 By: Bloomberg

Cie Maritime Belge (CMB), a Belgian shipping company, expects green hydrogen production in Namibia to start in the fourth quarter, a project that could see $3.5-billion in investment over the next... 


AMSA CEO Kobus Verster
Opinion: Pollution in the Vaal Triangle – progress, but more must be done
2nd May 2024

In this article, ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) CEO Kobus Verster writes that industry across the Vaal Triangle, together with responsible corporate citizens in the steel industry, must... 


Rick Menell
Rick Menell joins Perseus board as nonexec director
2nd May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Mining veteran Rick Menell has joined the board of Africa-focused gold producer Perseus Mining as a nonexecutive, independent director. "I am extremely pleased to welcome Rick Menell to the board... 


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Yearly Air Force show promises 'mini-war', aircraft displays
30th April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The South African Air Force (SAAF) Museum Annual Airshow will be held on May 4 at the Air Force Mobile Deployment Wing (AF MDW) alongside Old Johannesburg Road in Valhalla, Pretoria. With the theme... 


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Changing business opportunities, challenges in Zimbabwe highlighted
24th April 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Zimbabwe is undergoing change and aims to attract more companies to do business in the country, but risks and challenges remain for businesses aiming to capitalise on the opportunities in the... 


Norwegian airline to start low-cost London-Cape Town service in six months
18th April 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

Norwegian long-haul but low-cost carrier Norse Atlantic Airways announced on Thursday that it was going to launch flights between London, in the UK, and Cape Town, during the Northern... 


Emerging mohair farmers boosted by new Eastern Cape support programme
11th April 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

A new initiative, the Mohair Industry Support Programme (MISP), was launched in the Eastern Cape province on Thursday. MISP is a result of the signing of a three-year memorandum of understanding... 


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Western Cape ideally positioned to capitalise on growing adventure tourism, report posits
5th April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The Western Cape is poised to emerge as a global hub for adventure tourism, a niche within the global tourism sector that is anticipated to be valued at $4.6-trillion by 2032, a recent report by... 


Shoddy episode in Senegal’s democratic history
29th March 2024 By: Tara O’Connor

The news on March if of Ousmane Sonko’s release from prison, paving the way for a strong opposition showing in Presidential elections that were held on March 24, unleashed spontaneous celebrations... 


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Zimbabwean investment summit to be held in Johannesburg in May
27th March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Zimbabwe Minister of Finance, Economic Development and Investment Promotion Professor Mthuli Ncube and Zimbabwe Investment Development Agency CEO Tafadzwa Chinamo will host an investment summit at... 


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Trade to rebound this year, says Unctad
22nd March 2024 By: Schalk Burger

After declines over several quarters, international trade is poised for a rebound this year, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development's (Unctad's) latest 'Global Trade Update' states.... 


Cape Town City pleased with developments at Cape Town International Airport
20th March 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

City of Cape Town Economic Growth MMC Alderman James Vos has congratulated the State-owned Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) for its investment programme for Cape Town International Airport... 


Countries can carve niches for themselves in the global air cargo business, says IATA
19th March 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

It was possible for a country to turn itself into a global hub for important air cargo flows, even if that country had no connection with, or involvement in, the commodity concerned. So pointed out... 


Wesgro launches new domestic tourism campaign
14th March 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

Western Cape trade, investment and tourism promotion agency Wesgro has launched a new campaign to attract tourists to the province. Unlike other recent campaigns, this one, called ‘With Love from... 


Growthpoint Group CEO Norbert Sasse.
Growthpoint says high interest rates will dent its full-year distributable income
13th March 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Given the impact of high interest rates across its local and international businesses, JSE-listed Growthpoint Properties expects its distributable income per share (DIPS) to decline by 10% to 12%... 


ECDC, MBDA announce R10m support for the film industry in the Eastern Cape
12th March 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC) and the Mandela Bay Development Agency (MBDA) have signed a R10-million agreement to support the local film industry and provide local infrastructure... 


Restrictions in the aviation sector are hampering economic growth in SADC
12th March 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The economic potential of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) is being constrained by restrictions on the region’s aviation sector. This was highlighted at the recent Southern African... 


East Africa’s sustainability journey – the road ahead is clear
East Africa’s sustainability journey – the road ahead is clear
12th March 2024

By Carol Koech, Strategy Director, Sustainability & Thought Leadership – Schneider Electric International Operations. In a time when countries are proactively moving toward more sustainable... 


Construction under way for Kempsdale dam wall raising
11th March 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

The construction phase of the raising of Kempsdale dam wall and construction of a pump station is now under way. Inaugurated by Water and Sanitation Minister Senzo Mchunu on March 8, the project,... 


Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and Vietnam Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh
Australia, Vietnam upgrade ties amid US-China rivalry
7th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

Australia has joined the US in elevating its diplomatic ties with Vietnam to the highest level as Canberra moves to strengthen links across the Asia Pacific against a backdrop of China’s rising... 


Wild animals in the Kalahari
SADC Tourism Alliance disaster risk management workshop to help businesses recover faster
6th March 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Regional tourism organisation the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Business Council Tourism Alliance has completed a two-day train-the-trainer workshop on tourism disaster risk... 


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Gauteng’s R500bn budget focuses on crime, township economy boost
5th March 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Gauteng’s Finance MEC Jacob Mamabolo on Tuesday tabled a provincial budget for Gauteng of R165.8-billion for the 2024/25 financial year, with a focus on fighting crime and boosting the township... 


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Bidvest grows trading profit, declares dividend, pursuing further acquisitions
4th March 2024 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed diversified services, trading and distribution company Bidvest recorded an 8.8% year-on-year increase in revenue to R62.2-billion andan 11.8% increase in trading profit to R6.5-billion... 


Call for continued public participation in wetland protection, preservation
1st March 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) has called for continued public participation in the protection and preservation of South Africa’s critical wetlands. Wetlands play a significant role... 


Rand Water launches programme to rid Vaal river of invasive water lettuce
1st March 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Rand Water has embarked on a programme to clear the invasive water lettuce currently overwhelming the Vaal river. The water utility, after being approached by communities, had been working with... 


Meet the ambassadors and attend free seminars by industry leaders at Hostex 2024
Meet the ambassadors and attend free seminars by industry leaders at Hostex 2024
29th February 2024

Hostex is proud to introduce its esteemed 2024 ambassadors – each a renowned expert in their respective field – who will be bringing their expertise and insights to Hostex 2024 from 3 to 5 March at... 


Victor Manavhela, the NCPC-SA National Programme Manager
A circularity programme to unlock economic opportunities in North West
26th February 2024

Industries in the North West province will soon have access to a more sustainable waste disposal option, while also providing small companies with business opportunities stemming from these waste... 


Fish being released into the Loskop Dam Nature Reserve
Thungela launches fish breeding facility in Mpumalanga
23rd February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Coal producer and exporter Thungela on February 23 launched a fish breeding facility at the Loskop Dam Nature Reserve, in Mpumalanga. The facility was pursued in congruence with efforts to restore... 


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Partnership set to establish one of the largest Big Five game reserves in South Africa, serve as exemplar PPP
23rd February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

The Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency (MTPA) has partnered with non-governmental organisation the Aspinall Foundation and its South African subsidiary WeWild Africa to create one of the largest... 


Kenya’s economy rebounds but ‘hustlers’ don’t feel it
23rd February 2024 By: Tara O’Connor

Arriving in Kenya from South Africa, the business visitor immediately feels the benefit of Kenya’s long-term incremental and consistent improvements in the business operating environment.  This is... 


Western Cape Premier Alan Winde
Western Cape already being hit by climate change, seeking to make itself resilient
21st February 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The Western Cape is already feeling the effects of climate change, provincial Premier Alan Winde highlighted on Wednesday. He was addressing the Africa Green Economy Summit 2024, in Cape Town. The... 


Roads
Dispute over 5km road could highlight far bigger roadbuilding problem for Gauteng
20th February 2024 By: Terence Creamer

A legal dispute over the granting of an environmental authorisation for a 5-km new road, the K148, in southern Gauteng has the potential to highlight serious legal impediments to the development of... 


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