First National Bank [So. Africa] (part of FirstRand)

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27 May 2020

So. Africa: Report finds some public finance institutions failed to publicly account for their response to climate crisis, whilst banks slowly begin to respond

Investment policies of South African development finance institutions the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) and the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) not only fall short of international social, environmental and governance standards,...

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22 April 2020

So. Africa: Major bank commits to continue funding coal mines under ‘strict guidelines’

Author: Emma Rumney, Money Web (South Africa)

‘Absa to finance new coal projects under ‘extenuating’ circumstances’ 16 April 2020...

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15 April 2020

So. Africa: Some big business commit to pay cuts for executives in efforts to help fight Covid-19

Author: Tracey Davies, Ground Up (South Africa)

‘Covid-19 shows us that executive pay cuts are possible’ 16 April 2020...

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8 May 2017

South African banks fund mining projects in southern Africa that raise issues over social, environmental, human rights impacts, says new report

Southern Africa Resource Watch, in announcing its report, South African Banks Footprint in SADC Mining Projects, said:...

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16 April 2015

So. Africa: Foreign-owned shops targeted in new wave of violent, xenophobic attacks

A series of violent attacks against foreign nationals and the looting of foreign-owned shops is being witnessed in South Africa, yet again. The most recent spate of xenophobic attacks, which broke out in Durban before spreading to other parts of the c...

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29 May 2013

First National Bank prevails in ‘racist practices’ case [So. Africa]

Author: Ernest Mabuza, BusinessDay (So. Africa)

First National Bank (FNB) is entitled to a punitive cost order against bond recalculator Emerald van Zyl, who made claims of racism against the bank, the North Gauteng High Court ruled...The court found that Mr van Zyl had shown a malicious disregard...

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1 December 2006

How employers can help battle Aids (So. Africa)

Author: Lynley Donnelly , Mail & Guardian So. Africa

…[L]arge corporations with the financial resources to implement HIV/Aids workplace programmes are making inroads…First National Bank (FNB), [has a] programme… aimed at educating, training, testing & encouraging people to access treatment…Mining...

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