Daily Archives: November 7, 2016

Connectivity and collaboration in the ICT industry: the key to socio-economic development

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Why is it so important to ensure that as many people in the world as possible have access to information and communication technologies? And why does collaboration within and across the ICT industry matter so much in driving socio-economic development? read more

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IMF Staff Completes Mission to Niger

Niger’s overall macroeconomic performance has remained satisfactory in 2016, despite the security and humanitarian shocks, the unfavorable commodity prices, and the reduction of trade flows to neighboring countries read more

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Shoprite Urged to Show Love to Renewable Energy

Photo credits to Greenpeace/ Shayne Robinson; Greenpeace activists  displaying shopping on sunshine placards at Spar.

Photo credits to Greenpeace/ Shayne Robinson; Greenpeace activists
displaying shopping on sunshine placards at Spar.

With the increasing knowledge and quest for a sustainable future for all, environmental activists across the globe have been pushing industries and other business sectors to go green. In April, Greenpeace launched the ‘Renewable Energy Champions’ campaign in a report tagged ‘Shopping Clean: Retailers and Renewable Energy’. The campaign looks at pushing companies to reinforce their operations and switching to renewables as South Africa has quiet an enormous renewable energy potential. read more

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Huge Prospect For South Africa’s Agricultural and Automotive Export Sector

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Globalization is aiding trade and exchange of goods and services among countries. Progressively, the world is gradually accepting interdependency among nations and regions. In view, trade associations and organizations develop prominent procedures and platform to enhance the trade of goods among countries while ensuring to some degree a level of equity for all trade zones. read more

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Orange Business Services accelerates “Network as a Service” for businesses with international launch of Easy Go Network

  • 100% digital, software defined networking (SDN) offer in 75 countries

Businesses are looking for smarter and more flexible networks to support their digital transformation initiatives, stimulated by the trend for cloud, mobile, big data and the internet of things (IoT). The network needs to evolve to a Network as a Service (NaaS) mode to answer these needs with efficiency, flexibility and security. read more

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Mobile Industry to Add $1 Trillion in Value to North American Economy by 2020, Finds New GSMA Study

North American Mobile Ecosystem Unlocking Value in IoT, M2M and 5G read more

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“Tesla’s and SolarCity’s launch of multiple styled solar roof tiles is great news”: Midsummer CEO Sven Lindström

Sven Lindström, CEO of solar tech company Midsummer, today says that he finds Tesla’s and SolarCity’s launch of multiple styled solar roof tiles replicating original tile aesthetics very encouraging: “This is great news and exactly what the solar energy, roofing and building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) industries need! As Musk points out, it’s not that complicated. Tiles with integrated PV have been around for years and may now finally take off in a big way”, comments Mr. Lindström. Midsummer is the leading technology provider of equipment for cost-effective manufacturing of flexible CIGS thin film solar cells. read more

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The evolution of accounting software: putting more power in entrepreneurs’ hands

By Anton van Heerden, Executive Vice-President, Africa & Middle East at Sage read more

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LTE base station technology goes long range with ETELM global breakthrough

ETELM’s e-LBS base station set for international launch at next week’s AfricaCom read more

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Zambia Chamber of Commerce & Industry engages with Zambian business to launch a national mediation and arbitration centre

The Zambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ZACCI) will be engaging with senior Zambian business, government and civil society leaders on 10 November in order to take the next step in establishing a Zambian Dispute Resolution Centre. read more

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