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What you need to know about Africa’s growing lead battery industry causing extensive contamination

The production of lead batteries is growing rapidly in Africa as the market for lead batteries expands however the industry is causing extensive contamination.

#SONA2020: Point of order Mr President !..Two presidents howled down in Parliamentary fiasco

Before South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa uttered a word in his State of the Nation Address in Parliament in Cape Town the proceedings were thrown into chaos.

South Africa’s Eskom plans to spend up to $27 million on severance packages

South Africa’s Eskom has offered some managers voluntary severance packages, capping costs at 400 million rand ($26.8 million), a communique sent to staff by the struggling power utility showed.

Nic Wolpe recalls the moment Nelson Mandela was released and what it meant for his family

Nic Wolpe, the son of struggle lawyer Harold Wolpe, who spent most of his life in political exile in London, recalls the moment Nelson Mandela was released and what it meant for his family.

An Africa without waste: how gold mining is going green

Recycling precious metals and minerals from used electronics can help make today's consumption patterns more environmentally sustainable writes Christopher Kaminker, Head of Sustainability for Lombard Odier Bank

What would have made Mandela angry 30 years on?

Thirty years after Nelson Mandela was released on a balmy autumn afternoon near Cape Town the question in many minds is what would he have made of the political and economic reality he dreamed of on that day? It is a question ever more pertinent with every anniversary.

South Africa plans to create new generating firm to boost power security, what you need to know

South Africa is planning to create a new power generating company separate from struggling state-owned utility Eskom to boost energy security, senior officials said on Thursday.

Op-Ed: How Africa can seize the billion-dollar solar opportunity & unlock the potential of underserved communities

This is how we can create the urgency that will drive more global private-public partnerships and help deliver electricity to the 600 million people living without it across Africa.

Op-Ed: Now is the time to put climate change on the African Union’s agenda: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Africa must lead with people-centered climate action, argues Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.

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Telkom, Samsung team up with South African government to track those with COVID-19

South Africa’s Telkom, Samsung and the government have teamed up to develop a track and trace database to identify the whereabouts of people who may have contracted coronavirus.

Coronavirus shutdowns will permanently alter Australian retail: Alceon | Squawk Box Europe

Richard Facioni of Alceon Group expects a slow rebound for physical retail outlets when coronavirus restrictions ease, with a permanent shift to online offerings.

To say China’s economy is rebounding is ‘misleading’: Economist | Street Signs Asia

Alternative data on China's trading and consumer behaviors suggest that the pace of China's economic normalization is much slower than the pace of slowdown when coronavirus hit, says Richard Yetsenga from ANZ.

Is the S&P 500 likelier to hit 2,900 or 1,800 by the end of 2020? | Capital Connection

Stephane Monier of Lombard Odier Private Bank outlines the two scenarios which could play out for the markets, and gives his potential targets for the S&P 500 under each one.

Expecting deep recession followed by sharp recovery: Goldman Sachs strategist | Squawk Box Europe

Silvia Ardagna, managing director of the investment strategy group at Goldman Sachs Private Wealth Management, shares her outlook for the economy amid the coronavirus crisis.