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  • PMI provides new construction sector leader courses and certification May 17, 2022
    Project professionals association the Project Management Institute (PMI) has introduced a series of seven courses to improve project management skills in the construction industry, leading to a construction professional in built environment projects (CPBEP) certification. The construction industry, like many others, is seeing a rise in new technologies such as drones and artificial intelligence, mobile […]
  • UP Centre for Future of Work to produce publications, provide advisory services and training May 17, 2022
    The Centre for the Future of Work (CFoW), launched by the University of Pretoria (UP) on May 17, will be Africa’s centre of excellence on the future of work, producing scientific and popular publications, advisory services and training, said CFoW director and UP Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences Professor Natasja Holtzhausen. The CFoW is […]
  • RMB Ventures invests in Inhance supply chain technology business May 17, 2022
    Financial services firm Rand Merchant Bank private equity arm RMB Ventures has concluded an investment in supply chain technology and services business Inhance Supply Chain Solutions. RMB Ventures invested alongside black-owned investment firm New GX Capital Holding, which acquired a majority stake in Inhance in 2018, and the Inhance management team, which retains its significant shareholding […]
  • Pick n Pay, Takealot partner to sell groceries, liquor on Mr D app May 17, 2022
    Retail chain Pick n Pay and online store Takealot have signed a commercial services agreement which will enable customers across South Africa to buy Pick n Pay food, groceries and liquor on a new platform on the food delivery services application (app) Mr D.   In a statement issued on May 17, the companies said the […]
  • BII, Citi sign $100m risk-sharing facility for African supply chain finance May 17, 2022
    UK development finance institution British International Investment (BII) has signed a $100-million risk-sharing facility for supply chain finance with trade and supply chain finance solutions multinational Citi to provide systemic liquidity and help Citi grow its supply chain finance product across Africa. The facility will enable Citi to increase supply chain finance facilities to existing […]
  • Eskom compiling ‘consolidated proposal’ for ending load-shedding crisis May 17, 2022
    Eskom CEO André de Ruyter has revealed that the utility is compiling a “consolidated proposal” on how to end the ongoing electricity crisis, including how to introduce much-needed new generation capacity in the shortest possible time. The State-owned utility estimates the current shortfall to be between 4 000 MW and 6 000 MW and has argued that, […]
  • Small-scale farming collaborative gains momentum May 17, 2022
    The rethinking of food systems for South Africa needs to start with individual food producers on the ground and expand from there – as laid out in a project called “Towards recalibrating food systems during and beyond the Covid-19 pandemic”, which started in October 2020. Funded by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), the […]
  • Google for Startups Black Founders Fund for Africa applications opened May 17, 2022
    Google has opened applications for the second cohort of the Google for Startup Black Founders Fund Africa, which will see 60 eligible black-founded startups across Africa receive a share of $4-million. Prospective applicants have until May 31 to apply, with the winners set to be announced on July 29.
  • Law firm drawing on giga-scale hydrogen project experience to derisk new ventures May 17, 2022
    Lack of expertise about getting giga-scale hydrogen projects off the ground is a big problem in the industry, say Allen & Overy South Africa’s Alessandra Pardini and Alexandra Cluver, who believe they know how best it should be done from experience gained through project managing three of the world’s largest green hydrogen projects. Mining Weekly […]
  • Opening of new Cape Town call centres to boost the city’s R14bn industry May 17, 2022
    The opening of new call-centre sites in Cape Town shows that the city’s business process outsourcing (BPO) industry is shining brighter than ever, says City of Cape Town Economic Growth MMC James Vos. Teleperformance’s Observatory site currently hosts 1 500 staff, servicing four clients from the UK. By the end of the year, this will expand […]