Daily Archives: October 5, 2015

Carlson Rezidor further expands its strong presence in Africa

Signing of first Radisson Blu Residence in Nairobi/Kenya.
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Planning the future of Johannesburg

The goal of the City of Johannesburg’s Growth and Development Strategy is to create a future city that is people focused, caring, smart, sustainable, democratic, financially successful and institutionally functional. However, Johannesburg’s administration, and its residents face a number of challenges in order to achieve these goals. read more

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Scaling ‘Power for All’ at 2015 Clinton Global Initiative

Campaign to Engage the Global Renewables Sector to Accelerate Efforts to Leapfrog “Energy as Usual” and Advance Renewable, Decentralized Energy for 1.1 billion Energy Poor read more

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South African Satellite Company launches Africa’s first European Space Agency standard Clean Room

The NewSpace Clean Room is the only one in Africa, which adheres to European Space Agency standards. It is a highly sophisticated environment where all soldering and other processes are done under the microscope. An in-house qualified accredited trainer gets personnel up to the required standards. read more

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Africa’s Tourism Recovery Begins

Sub-Saharan Africa is poised to see a recovery in its tourism trade. According to figures from FowardKeys – which monitors future travel patterns by analysing 14 million reservation transactions each day – there was an increase of 6.4% in international arrivals in September, marking a turning point, after 4 years of strong growth were wiped out by the Ebola outbreak, with flight suspensions from August 2014. Bookings for the next six months suggest a sustained recovery. The data shows Arrivals On-The-Book from October 2015 to March 2016 are now running 4% ahead, compared to the same period last year. read more

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3D Printing Market in Emerging Economies is Expected to Reach $4.5 Billion by 2020

A new report by Allied Market Research titled, “3D Printing Market in Emerging Economies (China, India, UAE, Brazil, South Africa) – Size, Industry Analysis, Trends, Opportunities, Growth and Forecast, 2013 – 2020”, indicates that the 3D printing market in emerging economies would reach $4.5 billion by 2020 registering CAGR of 37.4% from 2014 to 2020. The additive manufacturing and rapid prototyping process adopted by the leading manufacturing companies would propel the growth of the 3D printing technologies. Amongst the emerging markets, Indiaand China are the most opportunistic regions for the development of 3D printing; therefore, market leaders are looking to capitalize on the prevailing opportunities in these countries. read more

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The Value of Dual Citizenship for African’s Wishing to Take Advantage of Opportunities within the Continent and Abroad

It is estimated that only around 1% of the world’s population have two or more passports, making dual citizenship an exclusive privilege read more

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UNHCR: Africa set to conclude one of its longest-standing refugee situations

Delegations from Rwanda and 11 major host countries in Africa, the African Union and UNHCR met today to agree on the final steps to end one of the world’s longest-standing displacement situations. This is the concluding phase of a comprehensive strategy to solve the situation of Rwandan refugees who fled their country between 1959 and 31 December 1998.The meeting’s participants have agreed on a timetable to help former refugees who wish to return to Rwanda by December 2016 and to intensify local integration efforts for former refugees who have developed close links with their host communities by the end of 2017.

“This is a beacon of hope, showing that even in today’s world with multiple conflicts and growing displacement, it is possible to resolve refugee situations”, UNHCR’s Assistant High Commissioner for Protection Volker Türk said. read more

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The 4th Annual Africa Risk and Investment Forum

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Zebra Technologies Introduces New Customizable, Enterprise-Class Tablets for Enterprise Asset Intelligence

New ET50 and ET55 tablets cater to diverse mobile strategies with choice of operating system and display size read more

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