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Activists protest outside Standard Bank over its financing of fossil fuel initiatives

Shareholders at the banks annual general meeting put its East African oil investments on the table

South Africa joins digital currency race

Reserve Bank launches feasibility study into a possible retail central bank digital currency, which is expected to be concluded in 2022.

SA needs to gear up for clean energy

Exploration and beneficiation of minerals will reduce the country’s carbon footprint

Firm attaches Post Office’s digital migration decoders

Thousands of decoders and satellites gather dust at a Polokwane property while the embattled Post Office struggles to settle alleged rental arrears

Sakeliga has a ‘secret agenda’

But Afriforum’s business wing says the finance minister is playing the race card

Repo rate unchanged even as inflation risks grow

Reserve Bank stands at the ready to act if the rise in inflation threatens to become permanent

Mantashe: ‘We must not allow scavengers to eat the energy sector’

Mineral resources and energy minister Gwede Mantashe said the transition to renewable energy cannot be an overnight accomplishment.

Germany opens antitrust probe into Amazon with tougher law

The German reform coincided with new EU draft legislation unveiled in December aimed at curbing the power of the internet behemoths that could shake up the way Silicon Valley can operate in the 27-nation bloc.

Tekkie Town’s Steinhoff fight: ‘We will get our business back’

Bernard Mostert on the ordeal of losing a business he helped build and the fight to get it back

Platinum records for South African mines

The miners are in a comfortable position as the world creeps towards a lower-carbon future

Update: Standard Bank rejects climate proposal

Climate considerations are pressing Standard Bank shareholders to push for the recusal of those with fossil fuel ties.

Sweeter local sales rescue sugar

The master plan to rescue the industry means that at least 80% of sugar consumption will come from South African farms and millers

Rising temperatures will shrink global GDP by mid-century

New research shows unmitigated warming could knock 18% off of global GDP by 2050

Oil boom may be the industry’s last hurrah

Biggest players in the game show signs of recovery but a low-carbon future may threaten fossil fuel

Covid kills a decade of employment growth in SA

The self-employed were nearly three times less likely to work during the hard lockdown, economists found

New consortium scores big in South Africa’s floating power station deal

Powergroup South Africa wins 20-year energy contract a mere 10 months after it was formed

Fickle funding for women-led startups hurts femtech

It is difficult for startups to get off the ground, especially when they are women-focused

No more bailouts for SAA

After 18 months under administration, the loss-making airline has been cleared for takeoff

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