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February 29, 2024

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Exploring the Cutting-Edge Technology of DataDot Microdots

Share this articleSince 2001, DataDot Technology SA has been a trailblazer in the field of asset marking and vehicle identification in South Africa. With the remarkable accomplishment of marking over 6.2 million vehicles on the country’s roads, DataDot has played a pivotal role in enabling the identification of recovered, cloned, or stolen/hi-jacked vehicles. The use …

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February 29, 2024

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The Law of Extraction – Investing South Africa’s Critical Minerals Potential

Share this articleSouth Africa’s critical minerals (CRMs) industry stands at the intersection of immense potential and significant challenges. The surge in demand for CRMs in South Africa and across the African continent has been driven by factors such as the rise of electric vehicles, renewable energy adoption, and technological advancements. Despite the abundance of CRMs …

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February 22, 2024

11:27 am

Sanitech Innovates: The Electric Edge in ESG

Share this articleStepping towards a sustainable future, Sanitech, the torchbearer of integrated environmental solutions in Africa, breaks new ground. Unveiling its acquisition of two cutting-edge Electric Vehicles (EVs), the company sets a benchmark in Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) excellence. A move that not only minimises environmental footprint but also demonstrates Sanitech’s unwavering commitment to …

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Exploring the Cutting-Edge Technology of DataDot Microdots

Share this articleSince 2001, DataDot Technology SA has been a trailblazer in the field of asset marking and vehicle identification in South Africa. With the remarkable accomplishment of marking over 6.2 million vehicles on the country’s roads, DataDot has played a pivotal role in enabling the identification of recovered, cloned, or stolen/hi-jacked vehicles. The use …

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February 29, 2024

The Law of Extraction – Investing South Africa’s Critical Minerals Potential

Share this articleSouth Africa’s critical minerals (CRMs) industry stands at the intersection of immense potential and significant challenges. The surge in demand for CRMs in South Africa and across the African continent has been driven by factors such as the rise of electric vehicles, renewable energy adoption, and technological advancements. Despite the abundance of CRMs …

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February 29, 2024

Sanitech Innovates: The Electric Edge in ESG

Share this articleStepping towards a sustainable future, Sanitech, the torchbearer of integrated environmental solutions in Africa, breaks new ground. Unveiling its acquisition of two cutting-edge Electric Vehicles (EVs), the company sets a benchmark in Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) excellence. A move that not only minimises environmental footprint but also demonstrates Sanitech’s unwavering commitment to …

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February 22, 2024

A quality, alternative school curriculum is a positive step for South African education

Share this article23 January 2024 Sedick Abrahams, Credit Analyst at Sanlam Investments. For most learners and parents or guardians, the start of the academic year brings excitement, hope and new beginnings in South Africa. However, the costs of curriculum, plus expensive uniforms, stationery and kit can be daunting. In both the private and public sector, …

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February 22, 2024

Investing in Junior Miners | Why Should You?

Share this articleAs a boutique mining, environmental, and construction law firm we have no right to be on a serious investor’s platform, or do we? We do! Investors should be really excited about the Critical Raw Minerals (CRMs) and (Scarce Raw Minerals) SRMs space, particularly for junior miners. The current shifting global geopolitical sands like …

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February 7, 2024

Protecting food security comes at a cost of inflation

Share this articlePolicymakers must take decisive action to address the matter to ensure basic needs are met and social stability is maintained By Nithal Soni Ramjee, Business Executive Officer: Food, Nestlé East & Southern Africa Region Inflation has surged globally, impacting economies and posing threats to food security. The surge, fuelled by pandemic-induced disruptions to …

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December 7, 2023

Mandatory Separation at Source: A Vital Imperative for Sustainable Glass Recycling in South Africa

Share this articleBy Shabeer Jhetam, CEO of The Glass Recycling Company (TGRC) In a world grappling with mounting environmental challenges, South Africa must address the pressing issue of waste management to foster a greener and more sustainable future. Central to this endeavour would be the implementation of Mandatory Separation at Source as a policy, a …

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December 4, 2023

How sustainable practices can keep climate change at bay

Share this articleBy Johan Potgieter, cluster industrial software lead at Schneider Electric Climate change and sustainability are intrinsically linked; the former causes devastation and the latter provides feasible solutions for generations come.  According to the UN. climate change leads to disasters such as flooding and drought, displacing millions of people, sinking them into poverty and …

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November 17, 2023

Innovations in eco-friendly toners

Share this articleBy Greg Griffith, Senior Product Manager Kyocera Document Solutions South Africa The world is at a critical juncture where environmental concerns and sustainable practices are at the forefront of global consciousness. Businesses across sectors are increasingly recognising the importance of striking a balance between profitability and environmental responsibility. Amid this backdrop, the print …

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October 31, 2023

Printing’s role in sustainable business

Share this articleBy David Welters, Solutions Architect, Kyocera Document Solutions South Africa In today’s rapidly changing world, the call for sustainability is more prominent than ever before. The business landscape is shifting towards environmental responsibility, and industries are seeking innovative ways to balance profit with planet. The print industry, often overlooked in discussions of sustainability, …

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October 26, 2023

CHIETA backs SA’s green hydrogen economic drive

Share this articleBy Yershen Pillay, CHIETA CEO South Africa has demonstrated its desire to develop a green economy as calls for nations to manage their natural resources sustainably reach a crescendo. Mindful of this need, the Chemical Industries Education and Training Authority (CHIETA) recently commissioned a comprehensive study of hydrogen power and the hydrogen economy …

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October 4, 2023

Process Automation – an important driver in creating a sustainable future for mining

Share this articleBy Hennie Colyn, Direct Sales Executive: Process Automation at Schneider Electric Process automation plays a vital role in making the mining industry more sustainable. It enhances operational efficiency whilst reducing environmental impact. By leveraging advanced automation systems, mining companies can optimise resource utilisation, minimise energy consumption, and lower greenhouse gas emissions. Process automation …

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October 4, 2023

Solving the power crisis in SA

Share this articleBy James Cumming, GM of African Clean Energy Developments On many occasions, while on a Teams or Zoom conference call, negotiating construction contracts or funding agreements for renewable energy plants, the meeting has ironically been cut off due to load shedding. When the call resumes (for those lucky enough to have an alternate …

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October 4, 2023

Financial institutions have the power to fight climate change

Share this articleBy Sasha Cook, Standard Bank Head of Sustainable Finance Financial institutions, as lenders and asset managers, have a significant role to play in the transition to a greener economy. Committing to achieving net zero within their operations is valuable, but where they have the most significant impact is in the assets or businesses …

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October 4, 2023

Sustainability is a big deal for small business

Share this articleBy Kyle Durham, Head of Sustainable Finance and ESG Solutions at FNB There’s a widely held misperception that sustainable development and climate action are the exclusive domain of governments and large businesses. It’s not hard to see why this misperception exists. The sheer enormity of the task of achieving the United Nations Sustainable …

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October 4, 2023

Institutional investors must play their part in driving real world decarbonisation

Share this articleBy Nicole Martens, Head of Stewardship at Old Mutual Investment Group The slow progress made by countries towards their net-zero carbon emissions targets has left us questioning government and private sector commitments to combating climate change. However, at COP26 and COP27, we finally saw a shift from talk to action. The world finally …

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October 4, 2023

Despite its challenges, ESG investing is here to stay

Share this articleBy Teboho Makhabane, Head of ESG and Impact at Sanlam Investments An article in the Financial Times in June 2022 suggested that ESG investing is at a reckoning. Some even claim that the term environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing is misleading and, at times, even contradictory. The war in Ukraine is a …

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October 4, 2023

Partnerships key to driving water sustainability initiatives across Africa

Share this articleBy Tshidi Ramogase, Coca-Cola Beverages Africa’s Chief Public Affairs, Communications and Sustainability Officer Reliable access to good, safe water is essential to life, nature, and the health of communities. Approximately 2.1 billion people around the world live in potentially water-scarce areas. Globally, over 80% of the wastewater generated by society flows back into …

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October 4, 2023

2023 Renewables Outlook: The year of the private PPA

Share this articleBy Jan Fourie, Executive Vice President, Sub Saharan Africa, Scatec The year 2023 will be the year of the private power purchase agreement (PPA) – a culmination of events that have been in the works for a long time. Firstly, the Eskom situation is not improving and will require much focus to get …

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October 4, 2023

Exploring the Cutting-Edge Technology of DataDot Microdots

February 29, 2024

The Law of Extraction – Investing South Africa’s Critical Minerals Potential

February 29, 2024

Sanitech Innovates: The Electric Edge in ESG

February 22, 2024

A quality, alternative school curriculum is a positive step for South African education

February 22, 2024

Investing in Junior Miners | Why Should You?

February 7, 2024

Protecting food security comes at a cost of inflation

December 7, 2023

Mandatory Separation at Source: A Vital Imperative for Sustainable Glass Recycling in South Africa

December 4, 2023

How sustainable practices can keep climate change at bay

November 17, 2023

Innovations in eco-friendly toners

October 31, 2023

Printing’s role in sustainable business

October 26, 2023

CHIETA backs SA’s green hydrogen economic drive

October 4, 2023

Process Automation – an important driver in creating a sustainable future for mining

October 4, 2023

Solving the power crisis in SA

October 4, 2023

Financial institutions have the power to fight climate change

October 4, 2023

Sustainability is a big deal for small business

October 4, 2023

Institutional investors must play their part in driving real world decarbonisation

October 4, 2023

Despite its challenges, ESG investing is here to stay

October 4, 2023

Partnerships key to driving water sustainability initiatives across Africa

October 4, 2023

2023 Renewables Outlook: The year of the private PPA

October 4, 2023