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Thursday, 07 February 2019 09:38

Mining sector - Stepping carefully into the 4th Industrial Revolution

Written by Teresa Settas
By Aalia Manie, a Partner at Webber Wentzel and an expert in technology related law and Intellectual Property Rapid advances in technology and artificial intelligence in the mining industry raise issues like data protection, intellectual property ownership and legal liability. In the current absence of specific legislation to govern emerging technologies…
We live in a super-connected world with software, services, education, entertainment, music, shopping and cloud connectivity all available at the click of a mouse.  With the power of superfast and reliable fibre connectivity rolling out in homes across the country, accessing these services now comes at a fraction of the…
Details for Startupbootcamp AfriTech’s global FastTrack Tour for 2019 has been confirmed and the search for top-performing disruptive startups seeking solutions for positive change in Africa is on. Applications for each event close three days ahead of time – apply HERE. Wednesday 6 February 2019, Cape Town – Startupbootcamp AfriTech…
Johannesburg, February 6, 2019 – Team Southern Africa Startup Awards today announced the formation of Setup A Startup (Pty) Ltd, a groundbreaking approach to catalyze entrepreneurship and innovation  in Africa. The Southern Africa Startup Awards which is a circuit of the Global Startup Awards will from now on be managed…
Wednesday, 06 February 2019 09:42

How to Achieve Equitable Diversity in Your Workplace

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By Devan Moonsamy, CEO of The ICHAF Training Institute Diversity is everywhere. Nations across the globe, big and small cities and towns are all either highly cosmopolitan or fast getting that way. In China, for example, a country that has been somewhat closed to the outside world, there are over…
Seshree Govender, an Associate at Webber Wentzel and specialist in financial services regulation   The draft Conduct of Financial Institutions Bill was recently published. Once enacted, the CoFI Bill may become one of the first pieces of legislation that explicitly seeks to develop fintech regulation in South Africa. Comments on…
 A leading ethics czar says South Africa is enveloped in “a perfect storm” regarding fraud, corruption and state capture. CEO of the Institute of Internal Auditors SA (IIASA), Dr. Claudelle von Eck, says daily revelations at various Commissions of Inquiry and other probes represented a “fantastic opportunity” for the country to…
Tuesday, 05 February 2019 09:00

Minister Mantashe sets positive tone at Indaba

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The keynote speech by mineral resources minister Gwede Mantashe at Mining Indaba emphasised important issues for industry growth, such as community relations and infrastructure development.  But the right policy actions in the long term are needed to unlock investment.  SA’s mineral resources minister, Gwede Mantashe, delivered a pragmatic opening address…
South Africa has become an increasingly complex place to do business. Structural challenges, sluggish growth fuelled by potential electricity shortages, strikes and high unemployment make for a difficult and uncertain environment. It seems likely that 2019 will be no exception, particularly given that it is also a general election year.…
Systemic fraud and corruption poses a “catastrophic risk” to good governance and sound financial management in South Africa. And, many among those tasked with rooting out malfeasance are themselves corrupt. So says the Acting Accountant-General, Zanele Mxunyelwa, who was speaking this morning at the annual Public Sector Forum held at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg.…
Chubb today announced the appointment of Aruna Singh as Consumer Lines Manager for South Africa. In this role, Aruna will be responsible for the development and growth of the company’s Consumer Lines portfolio, with an emphasis on travel, digital and specialty personal lines. Aruna has worked in the insurance industry…
Johannesburg, 2 February 2019 - The Institute of Internal Auditors SA (IIASA) will host its annual Public Sector Forum at Emperors Palace from 4 to 5 February. The theme for this year’s event - which will be attended by public sector internal auditors and audit committee members - is “Poised…

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