Telkom has announced that its CEO and executive director Sipho Maseko will step down on 30 June 2022. The telecoms company said the process to appoint a successor is well underway and a designated group CEO will be announced in the not too distant future.
It is possible that cooking oil prevented more looting in South Africa in the last week than the president, the ANC, the intelligence community, the army and the police combined. This, without question, says something about the versatility of the product. It says even more about the state of the state. When you are shown up by canola, you might want to revisit your strategy.ByHoward Feldman
Performance Media across Search, Social and Programmatic platforms is the single fastest growing area of digital media in South Africa. Combine that with the detailed analysis of campaign management, tagging and ad operations, and it becomes apparent that these highly specialist functions require a highly specialised unit.
The Transnet Port Terminals website has been hacked, implying that all companies under Transnet have been affected. All Transnet websites were down at the time when reporting was done for this SA Trucker article. The publication cited sources who requested to remain anonymous because they are not allowed to speak to the media.
The Covid-19 pandemic has hit South Africa's small business sector hard and there are grim statistics to bear this out. Those statistics will not be repeated here. After all, if you are a small business owner setting out on the road to recovery, the last thing you probably want is more details of the toll the pandemic has taken on small enterprises. Far more useful would be some good, solid tips on how to build back better after any business setbacks.ByAmeen Hassen
Citing new data on the growing plastic pollution problem, California-based not-for-profit group As You Sow has filed shareholder proposals with 10 leading consumer goods companies and retailers, calling for commitments to absolute cuts in the use of plastic packaging.
The shareholder proposals were filed with Amazon.com, Keurig Dr Pepper Inc., KraftHeinz Co., Kroger Co., McDonalds Corp., Mondelez International Inc., PepsiCo, Restaurant Brands International, Target Corp., and Walmart Inc.
A recent landmark study by Pew Charitable Trusts, Breaking the Plastic Wave, concluded that if all current industry and government commitments to address plastic pollution were met, ocean plastic deposition would be reduced by only 7%. Without immediate and sustained new commitments throughout the plastics value chain, the annual flow of plastic into oceans could nearly triple in the next 20 years, the report stated.
Pick n Pay has recruited 20 of its largest food and manufacturer suppliers to join the 10x20x30 initiative, a global private-sector project, to significantly combat in-store and supply chain food waste by 2030...
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As You Sow promotes environmental and social corporate responsibility through shareholder advocacy, coalition building and innovative legal strategies. Improved recycling, the focus of As You Sow's earlier work with companies, is not sufficient to stem the plastic tide and must be coupled with reduction in demand, materials redesign and substitution.
“The Pew report called on brand owners, consumer goods companies and retailers to commit to combat plastic pollution by reducing at least one-third of plastic demand through elimination, reuse, and new delivery models,” said Conrad MacKerron, senior vice president of As You Sow.
“This year, our efforts will focus on educating corporate management and shareholders about these urgent new findings and engaging management to immediately begin the process of transitioning to less use of plastic for packaging.”
The proposals ask each company to estimate how much of its plastic packaging leaks into the environment, describe strategies or goals to reduce use of plastic packaging, and evaluate opportunities for dramatic reductions in plastics used for packaging.
Unilever has agreed to significant quantitative cuts in plastic use, committing to cut plastic packaging use by 100,000 tonnes by 2025, a 14% reduction in plastic use over a 2019 baseline.
Keurig, Mondelez, Pepsi, Target, and Walmart are signatories of the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment coalition whose recent progress report called on members to step up efforts to set "ambitious reduction targets for plastic packaging".
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