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27 May 2011

Striking meter readers claim racism [So. Africa]

Author: Itumeleng Mafisa, New Age [So. Africa]

Employees of JMS Meter Readers, the company that reads municipal meters for Eskom and Johannesburg Water, on Thursday went on strike amid allegations of unfair salary distribution and racist treatment. “There are toilets for white people and toilets...

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23 February 2011

Eskom Workers Join HIV Testing Campaign [South Africa]

Author: Sydney Masinga, Bua News

Two thousand workers at the Eskom Medupi power station in Limpopo will be tested for HIV as part of a campaign to test 15 million South Africans before June..."The three-day testing campaign at Medupi is a partnership between the department,...

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29 January 2011

UN Secretary-General Launches New Platform for Corporate Sustainability Leadership

Author: UN Global Compact

Underscoring the role of business in addressing global threats - from climate change to widespread poverty or humanitarian emergencies - a group of chief executives joined UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in Davos/Switzerland today for the launch of...

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21 June 2010

Chief Executives Worldwide Support Women’s Empowerment Principles: Making Equality a Corporate Priority

Author: UNIFEM, UN Global Compact

The United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) and the United Nations Global Compact today announce the 39 lead signers of the CEO Statement of Support for the Women’s Empowerment Principles – Equality Means Business…Chief executives expressing...

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26 April 2010

Civil Society Calls on World Bank to Reform its Energy Lending

Author: Matthew Berger, IPS

[N]umerous groups have chimed in on the need for and direction of a new World Bank energy strategy. The bank's review of this strategy, according to which it makes decisions on loans to energy projects in developing countries, is ongoing and is due to...

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8 April 2010
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Author: Bertrand d'Armagnac, Le Monde [France]

Comment passer à une énergie "verte" sans sacrifier pour autant le présent ? La demande de prêt de l'Afrique du Sud auprès de la Banque mondiale pour un projet de centrale au charbon [développé par Eskom]...illustre ce dilemme... [C]'est le choix du...

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12 November 2009

Racism Claims Impede $64 Billion S. Africa Investment

Author: Antony Sguazzin, Mike Cohen, Bloomberg

Political interference and claims of racism at South Africa’s biggest state-owned companies have left them leaderless...Bobby Godsell, the 57-year-old white chairman of Eskom, which has 71.5 billion rand of outstanding debt, according to Bloomberg data...

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1 March 2009

World Business Council for Sustainable Development says issues of water, energy & climate change should be tackled together

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1 March 2009

[PDF] full report: Water, Energy and Climate Change: A contribution from the business community

Author: World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

This document is composed of four parts: 1. Key messages from business The rationale for linking water, energy and climate change issues 2. Policy directions... 3. Business implications in practice... 4. Facts in a nutshell... [refers to positive steps...

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1 December 2008

Middle East & Africa: HIV/Aids – Corporate solution for healthcare deficit

Author: Mienke Retief, Ethical Corporation

...The South African government’s strategic plan for tackling HIV/Aids and sexually transmitted infections…emphasises the need for partnership between government, civil society and business…[T]he need for corporate involvement is ever greater than...

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