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Thursday, 18 October 2018 16:20

Global Insurers Pulling Out of Coal Mining

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With rising concerns about global warming and a push toward ethical underwriting, mining companies operating in today’s landscape are facing a unique set of insurance challenges Late last year, insurance giant Zurich announced that it would stop offering insurance to mining and power generation companies receiving over 50% of their…
Justin Cohen hosts empowering incubator session On Thursday Offlimit Communications (OLC) hosted the second of a series of informative sessions, titled Live In The Next. Hosted in the Johannesburg headquarters of the agency, the by- invite- only event is an intimate session attended by industry authorities and influencers from in…
The committee received approximately 36 submissions from industry players in the energy sector JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, October 17, 2018/ -- This week, the Portfolio Committee on Energy conducted public hearings over two days on the Draft Integrated Resource Plan (IRP 2018) for electricity.The committee received approximately 36 submissions from industry…
Wednesday, 17 October 2018 15:10

From Disposable Coffee Cup to Seed Ball

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The Problem Approximately 500 billion coffee cups are produced annually around the world, Each cup takes about 50 years to break down and decompose, The paper used for the cups comes from the 4 billion trees which are felled annually for the paper industry, Disposable paper cups are lined with…
  The South African plastics industry has condemned the latest strike action by members of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA), who has called on its members to join industrial action for a total National #PlasticsShutdown on Monday. The plastics industry, through the Plastics Convertors Association of…
Those who believe that ‘tap and go’ credit cards are the pinnacle of banking payment solutions are in for a big surprise. Chris Michael, a UK-based payments specialist and head of technology at Open Banking Limited UK, says that developments in open banking APIs could render card payments obsolete and…
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 14:39

Dawn raids by regulators at your business?

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By Elisha Bhugwandeen, Professional Support Lawyer in Webber Wentzel’s competition team In a climate of increased competition law enforcement, having the right tools at your disposal is imperative. The South African Competition Commission has established a reputation for relentlessly pursuing its cartel enforcement objectives. Over the past three years, the Commission…
DoshEx, the Johannesburg-based developer of tokenised ecosystems and exchange, has formally launched following the listing of two virtual assets by two financial service companies. The digital tokens registered and listed with DoshEx permit these pioneering enterprises to transfer value to third parties in a fast, cost-efficient and transparent manner that…
By *Gusti Coetzer (Signium Africa) and **J Michael Judin (Judin Combrinck Inc) Advisory boards seem an obvious way forward for companies run by executives with limited global leadership exposure. One of the biggest advantages of advisory boards in South Africa is the facilitation of input and advice from wise old…
Wednesday, 10 October 2018 16:06

Considering a home revamp? Stay safe

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With the holiday season around the corner, many people have already started working through their revamp or repairs list before businesses shut down over December. “Many residents are bringing in cleaning services and contractors to complete repairs before the holiday season hits. Opening your house to contractors can definitely expose…
Wednesday, 10 October 2018 10:04

QUALITY RELATIONSHIPS:

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The relationship between the Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association (SAPPMA) and certification bodies such as the South African Technical Auditing Service (SATAS) and the Productivity Engineering Services and Consultants (PESC) continues to grow from strength to strength as these associations are increasingly supportive of each other’s efforts to ensure…
The Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association (SAPPMA) has announced the appointment of Ian Venter, who will be replacing Willem Liebenberg as the body’s Technical Manager with effect from 1 November 2018. Ian is well known and highly regarded in the industry as an HDPE Product Specialist in polyethylene pressure…

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