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Businesses adopting flexible work policies - Troye

Business leaders are evaluating ways to enhance security and employee experience for their workforce, with Desktops-as-a-Service (DaaS) becoming the preferred option for many businesses as they move away from physical office spaces to remote working en...

African IPOs lag behind global pace this year

There were no cross-border initial public offerings (IPOs) on African exchanges in the first half of this year,  multinational law firm Baker McKenzie’s ‘H1 IPO Snapshot: Unfolding Trends for 2021’ report shows. However, the continued global demand for...

Blockchain-based e-livestock supply chain traceability system launched in Zimbabwe

A blockchain-based livestock traceability system was launched in Africa and the Middle East on June 17 to provide end-to-end visibility of the cattle supply chain. Zimbabwe is the first African country where the system is being rolled out.

Gauteng govt sets near-term road building commitments

The Gauteng provincial government has identified 18 high-capacity roads, or arterial roads, that could serve as a lever to support the province’s plans around Special Economic Zone (SEZ) development. Transport MEC Jacob Mamabolo, during the budget ta...

Aref II secures almost half of targeted capitalisation

The Africa Renewable Energy Fund (Aref) II has concluded its first close at €130-million, following a joint investment of €17.5-million from The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa and the Climate Technology Fund through the African Development Bank (Af...

AECI Much Asphalt, Origin Materials partner to create low-carbon bitumen

US carbon negative materials company Origin Materials and Southern African commercial asphalt manufacturer AECI Much Asphalt have launched a programme to create a novel low-carbon bitumen. Origin Materials produces low and negative carbon materials, wi...

South Africa’s labour law architect Mboweni sees need for change

Tito Mboweni, the architect of many of South Africa’s labour laws, said it may be time to review them to ensure they aren’t impeding economic growth. South Africa’s current finance minister told an investment conference on Thursday that when he served ...

Ford’s sound experiment highlights risk of using headphones while on the move

A new sound experiment commissioned by automaker Ford shows that people listening to music on headphones are, on average, more than four seconds slower to identify potential road hazards than when not listening to music. “Sound plays a vital role in ou...

Western Cape govt appeals for challenges at Cape Town port to be addressed

Western Cape Finance and Economic Opportunities Minister David Maynier has asked the Port Consultative Committee (PCC) to consider its suggestions towards improving the operational performance at the Port of Cape Town. This follows the seventh annual P...

CIDB conducting survey into construction tenders cancellations

Industry body the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) is researching the nature, causes and impact of cancellations of tenders on the South African construction industry and has prepared a survey to evaluate these. Western Cape Property Deve...

100 MW reform ‘precursor’ to new market-driven electricity supply industry – De Ruyter

Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter has described the decision to lift the licence-exemption cap on own- or embedded-generation plants from 1 MW to 100 MW as not only positive for addressing South Africa’s immediate electricity shortages, but also as “the precur...

Gauteng economic development dept needs to do more with less

The Gauteng Department of Economic Development (GDED) has to do more with less as budget’s shrink and the Covid-19 pandemic ravages small businesses. Delivering the 2021/2022 departmental budget on June 18, Gauteng Economic Development and Environment,...