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2020 annual report press release: Successfully navigating a challenging year
2020 annual report press release: Successfully navigating a challenging yearArticle

For some, 2020 was exceptionally bad and led to unbelievable hardships. For others, it turned into an exceptionally busy year. The Ombudsman for Banking Services (OBS), Reana Steyn, points out that the OBS had a busy year...

Issued by Bullion PR & Communication 1 day ago

SADC focused on establishing Europlaw Group Fund
SADC focused on establishing Europlaw Group FundArticle

Europlaw Group, operating predominately from the Republic of South Africa and the United Kingdom, decided to establish the SADC-focused Europlaw Group Fund...

Issued by Europlaw 1 day ago

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What's really behind Musk's Bitcoin U-turn?Article

Elon Musk's sudden U-turn regarding Bitcoin on Twitter - which sent prices plummeting by 15% - could be more of a PR stunt than anything else...

1 day ago

Artisanal miners work at a cobalt mine-pit in Tulwizembe, Katanga province, Democratic Republic of Congo, November 25, 2015. Picture taken November 25, 2015. Reuters/Kenny Katombe/File Photo
Cobalt, Congo and a mass artisanal mining experimentArticle

Cobalt epitomises the minerals conundrum at the heart of the green technology revolution....

Andy Home 2 days ago

A new tiered approach is needed to secure data collected from IoT devices
A new tiered approach is needed to secure data collected from IoT devicesArticle

In order to deliver business benefits, data must be transferred to a storage repository quickly to be analysed...

Hayden Sadler 2 days ago

Tesla will no longer accept Bitcoin as payment for its cars
Tesla will no longer accept Bitcoin as payment for its carsArticle

Elon Musk announced via Twitter yesterday, 12 May, that Tesla will stop accepting Bitcoin as a form of payment for its vehicles...

2 days ago

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Tackling HIV in the mining industry - new guidance from DMEArticle

The chief inspector of mines has issued a guidance note to assist mining companies to manage and control HIV in the workplace, which requires employers to put policies, plans, awareness and monitoring in place...

Nivaani Moodley, Kalene Watson & Shane Johnson 2 days ago

Meltwater now listed and trading on Euronext Growth
Meltwater now listed and trading on Euronext GrowthArticle

Meltwater, a leading global provider of media intelligence and social analytics Software-as-a-Service solutions, has been admitted to trading on Euronext Growth Oslo (ticker code: MWTR)...

Issued by Meltwater 3 days ago

How to create a more gender-friendly workplace
How to create a more gender-friendly workplaceArticle

Most South African organisations want to do the right thing when it comes to gender sensitivity in the workplace. However, because it is an area that they might not have an understanding of, it becomes easy to make mistakes...

11 May 2021

New discovery lands NWU researcher a spot in top science publication
New discovery lands NWU researcher a spot in top science publicationArticle

When magnetic fields and long strokes of hot gas known as jets interact, the jets become bent. This is an important discovery and, for his contribution to it, Professor James O Chibueze has earned a space in the prestigious research publication, Nature...

Issued by North-West University (NWU) 11 May 2021

Joe Keenan, MD, BME
Are businesses ready to attract tomorrow's investors?Article

Like the mining companies they service, mine suppliers and technology providers should be looking beyond the customer demands of today to remain relevant to the investors of tomorrow...

Joe Keenan 11 May 2021

Magazines ABC Q1 2021: Little good news for magazines
Magazines ABC Q1 2021: Little good news for magazinesArticle

The Audit Bureau of Circulation (ABC) Q1 2021 shows a littering of publications resigning or being discontinued, with not much good news...

Danette Breitenbach 10 May 2021

Family members of Covid-19 infected patients stand in a queue with empty oxygen cylinders outside the oxygen filling centre in New Delhi, India. Photo by Naveen Sharma/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images
It's possible to build stronger systems to deliver oxygen: here's what it takesArticle

Covid-19 pneumonia creates breathing difficulties leading to low blood oxygen levels (hypoxaemia). Unable to get enough oxygen to supply vital organs, patients with hypoxaemia are at very high risk of death...

Hamish Graham & Adegoke Falade 10 May 2021

Report examines how to build and implement a valuable digital twin
Report examines how to build and implement a valuable digital twinArticle

Digital twins are set to usher in a new and exciting digital era, with retail, manufacturing, and housing set to reap its benefits...

10 May 2021

Covid-19 and the agricultural sector: We dare not waste this crisis
Covid-19 and the agricultural sector: We dare not waste this crisisArticle

The agricultural sector - particularly in Africa - bears the historical paradox of having significant economic potential on the one hand and lacking the required agility and innovation to harness its resources for notable global competitiveness on the other...

Ishmael Sunga 10 May 2021

The issue of occupational noise-induced hearing loss is prominent in the mining industry. Shutterstock
Hearing loss is a neglected hazard for miners in South AfricaArticle

South Africa's mining industry has long been an important part of the country's economy...

Nomfundo Moroe 10 May 2021

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Beyond tech: Here's where the competitive edge is at for online retailersArticle

What exactly does innovation and agility entail, and how does it work to serve e-commerce-based businesses in 2021, asks Teljoy's Jonathan Hurvitz...

Jonathan Hurvitz 7 May 2021

Meltwater announces agreement to acquire Klear
Meltwater announces agreement to acquire KlearArticle

Meltwater has announced an agreement to acquire leading social influencer marketing company Klear for $17.8m in a combination of cash and earn-out...

Issued by Meltwater 7 May 2021

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Climate change and the mining sector financial sustainability: Risks, responsibilities, and opportunitiesArticle

Building a sustainable future as a mining company requires an understanding of the financial risks and opportunities that climate change poses for the industry...

Riaan Koppeschaar 6 May 2021

The magic of zinc in corrosion control
The magic of zinc in corrosion controlArticle

Zinc is truly a magic metal that few people and few engineers appreciate for its multitude of applications and versatility...

Simon Norton 6 May 2021

Fired for coming to work with Covid - dismissal deemed fair by court
Fired for coming to work with Covid - dismissal deemed fair by courtArticle

Is it fair to dismiss an employee who came to work, knowing that he was exposed to Covid-19? Absolutely, said the Labour Court in a recent judgment...

Johan Botes 5 May 2021

Powering the economy through alternative energy
Powering the economy through alternative energyArticle

South Africa is finalising the much-anticipated Hydrogen Society Roadmap as the country shapes its industrialisation and economic pathway...

5 May 2021

Compliance a priority as Covid-19 continues to shake up mining
Compliance a priority as Covid-19 continues to shake up miningArticle

Whether large-scale or artisanal, the need for mines to be compliant and ethical is highlighted by the implications for the environment, economy, and communities in which the mines operate...

Janine Espin 5 May 2021

SABRE Awards Africa 2021: All the winners!
SABRE Awards Africa 2021: All the winners!Article

The 2021 Africa SABRE Awards, which recognises superior achievement in branding, reputation, and engagement, was announced at a virtual award ceremony in May 2021. The campaigns were evaluated by a jury of industry leaders...

4 May 2021

Women are a mainstay of fishing in West Africa. But they get a raw deal
Women are a mainstay of fishing in West Africa. But they get a raw dealArticle

The contributions that women in West Africa's fisheries make to the sector are widely un(der)paid, undervalued and largely invisible...

Ifesinachi Okafor-Yarwood and Sayra van den Berg Bhagwandas 4 May 2021

Logistics, supply chains sectors could play crucial role in rebuilding SA economy
Logistics, supply chains sectors could play crucial role in rebuilding SA economyArticle

As much as finding new ways to do business will play a key role in South Africa's economic turnaround strategy, for the country to emerge from the years-long slump exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic it will need to further invest in its cornerstone industries...

4 May 2021

Covid-19 crisis forces digital innovation
Covid-19 crisis forces digital innovationArticle

Through its Wyzetalk-developed Engage platform, Anglo American was able to share targeted information at the individual level, communicating with workers via their mobile phones...

Issued by Wyzetalk 4 May 2021

Will innovation bring the fizz back to SA's carbonated soft drinks industry?
Will innovation bring the fizz back to SA's carbonated soft drinks industry?Article

Insight Survey's latest South African Carbonated Soft Drinks Industry Landscape Report 2021 carefully uncovers the global and local carbonated soft drinks market (including the impact of Covid-19)...

Issued by Insight Survey 3 May 2021

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RES4Africa presents new study in support of SA energy reformArticle

RES4Africa Foundation, in cooperation with CESI S.p.A., has released the Fostering RE within an Independent Network System scenario...

30 Apr 2021

Why renewable energy won't end energy poverty in Zimbabwe
Why renewable energy won't end energy poverty in ZimbabweArticle

Zimbabwe is one of the African countries that hopes renewable energy technologies will help to address their energy problems...

Ellen Fungisai Chipango 30 Apr 2021

Jon Duncan, head, responsible investment, Old Mutual
Exxaro's move to renewable a sign of progressArticle

Exxaro Resources chief executive, Mxolisi Mgojo, announced in February that his company will join a growing list of international miners divesting from thermal coal assets....

29 Apr 2021

Emerging hydrogen industry can help tackle climate change, but complex risks need managing
Emerging hydrogen industry can help tackle climate change, but complex risks need managingArticle

Hydrogen is predicted to play a leading role in the energy transition towards a low-carbon economy. As an alternative to fossil fuels like oil and coal, it could be key for tackling climate change in future...

29 Apr 2021

Media planning that interprets multiple studies to position brands
Media planning that interprets multiple studies to position brandsArticle

In this article, we scratch the surface of what this can mean for products and brands, by discovering some market realities in sample categories of beverages, banking as well as food and groceries...

Issued by Ebony+Ivory 28 Apr 2021

Samsung device is a telephone, not a machine - tariff ruling
Samsung device is a telephone, not a machine - tariff rulingArticle

The Pretoria High Court recently had to decide whether the Samsung Galaxy S7 should be classified under the "machine" tariff or remain under its "telephone" tariff determination...

Keketso Kgomosotho, overseen by Virusha Subban 23 Apr 2021

6 off-the-beaten-path suggestions for day trips in Gauteng
6 off-the-beaten-path suggestions for day trips in GautengArticle

Contrary to non-Gautengers' belief, the province has lots more to offer than skyscrapers and traffic. If you're staying home (in Gauteng) this holiday season, you'd be delighted to find that there are lots of fun staycation ideas, especially outdoor activities, available.

23 Apr 2021

Kieran Whyte, partner and head of the energy, mining and infrastructure practice, Baker McKenzie in Johannesburg,
South Africa's green hydrogen potentialArticle

South Africa's Hydrogen Society Roadmap explains how the country's resources, including reliable sources of renewable energy, and its ample supply of platinum group metals (PGM), can be effectively harnessed to produce green hydrogen...

Kieran Whyte 23 Apr 2021

Last chance to apply for these 9 bursaries
Last chance to apply for these 9 bursariesArticle

For students who have not secured tertiary study funding for the 2021 or 2022 academic year, here are nine bursaries you could apply for - all closing on 30 April 2021...

20 Apr 2021

South Africa mining at a digital crossroad
South Africa mining at a digital crossroadArticle

The digital transformation of the mining industry promises a paradigm shift in performance, and for South Africa, the successful modernisation of the mining industry might mean...

Peter Clearkin &Tycho Moncks 20 Apr 2021

Recovery perceived in industrial, retail markets - Q1 2021 FNB Property Broker Survey
Recovery perceived in industrial, retail markets - Q1 2021 FNB Property Broker SurveyArticle

In this report, we discuss the first quarter 2021 results of the rental market component of our FNB Commercial Property Broker Survey...

John Loos 20 Apr 2021

Benefits of using eDiscovery technology
Benefits of using eDiscovery technologyArticle

As we well know, the volume of data being generated is growing rapidly. eDiscovery involves almost all information capable of being stored electronically, across multiple formats...

John de Villiers, Issued by LexisNexis 20 Apr 2021

The link between industrial engineering and the agricultural sector
The link between industrial engineering and the agricultural sectorArticle

Very few of the industrial engineering graduates in South Africa are employed in the agricultural industry. NWU's Teresa Hattingh has taken it upon herself to change this...

Issued by North-West University (NWU) 20 Apr 2021

Covid-19 takes some oomph out of restraint agreements
Covid-19 takes some oomph out of restraint agreementsArticle

Covid-19 has had a devastating effect on the global economy, and in this context we'll consider the enforceability of a restraint of trade agreement during the pandemic...

Lisa-Anne King 19 Apr 2021

International Zinc Association looks to re-galvanise local zinc industry
International Zinc Association looks to re-galvanise local zinc industryArticle

The R100bn Infrastructure Fund is good news for the Africa desk of the International Zinc Association (IZA), according to its head Simon Norton...

19 Apr 2021

Gold is key to the economic survival of millions of Ghanaians. Knut-Erik Helle/Flickr, CC BY-NC
Ghana needs to rethink its small scale mining strategy. Here's howArticle

Ghana is among the top two gold producers in Africa. . What has caught little attention, however, is the fact that more than 35% of total gold output in Ghana comes from artisanal and small-scale miners...

Richard Kwaku Kumah 16 Apr 2021

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