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AfricaCom 2017 offers a host of free activities and learning opportunities

The 20th AfricaCom in Cape Town in November, will be tackling the hottest topics for 2017, including IoT, Big Data, FinTech, digital health, sustainable power solutions, digital education and much more. While the conference is predominately aimed at C-suite executives, AfricaCom’s exhibition halls (two of them this year), provide a host of FREE content that attracts a broad array of citizens, many of whom are looking to connect with like-minded companies and individuals and get a glimpse of what the next ‘big thing’ will be – digitally speaking. read more

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Africa’s Top Cyber Security Event Hits Johannesburg this October

The 2nd Annual AfriSecure Cyber Security Summit, Africa’s most respected cyber security conference, will take place on the 18th & 19th October at The Maslow Hotel in Sandton. read more

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Safe banking in the virtual money market

On the back of the digital transformation, the virtual money market has seen exponential growth and has changed the way that many people deal with money.  While it may be difficult to imagine a cashless society, it’s important to understand that money is merely an agreement to use something as a medium of exchange. The function and purpose of cash is, therefore, assigned by our cultural and social systems. read more

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DISCOP JOHANNESBURG – THE PLACE FOR CONTENT “MADE IN AFRICA”

2017 will see Johannesburg host the world’s largest and most important African entertainment content market. As African produced content continues to draw the attention of distributors and content aggregators from Sub-Saharan Africa, as well as from around the world, DISCOP Johannesburg 2017 has seen a significant rise in the number of registered African content producers, as well as of interested buyers. read more

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Study reveals why infrastructure should form part of the modern investment portfolio

Results show renewable energy could outperform property, and is less risky read more

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Manufacturing in the Eastern Cape and the potential for Intra Africa Trade

The Eastern Cape economy is increasingly modern and export-oriented, with great potential for growth of existing industry and establishment of new industry.  Its geographic location, quality sea and airports, abundance of natural resources and world-class infrastructure bodes particularly well for the growth of export-oriented industry.  The province is committed to providing high-value goods to the world rather than cheap raw materials. read more

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Minister Lindiwe Zulu Unlocks Chinese Market for Small Businesses from South Africa

Minister of Small Business Development, Ms. Lindiwe Zulu, has used her time in China to help unlock the Chinese market for South Africa’s small businesses and cooperatives. Minister Zulu is leading a South African small business delegation at this year’s China International Small and Medium Enterprises Fair (CISMEF) which takes place in Guanzhou, China, from the 10th of October to the 13th of October 2017. read more

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Johannesburg’s Executive Mayor Herman Mashaba to address African Real Estate & Infrastructure Summit in Sandton on 25 October

“Rejuvenation of the inner city a key priority for the new administration” read more

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AFRICA ENERGY INDABA TO DISCUSS KEY ISSUES FACING THE AFRICAN ENERGY SECTOR

The 10th African Energy Indaba (AEI) will take place on 20-21st February, 2018 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa. read more

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Paperless gains momentum for mobile millennial customers

Craig Leppan, business development manager at Assimilated Information Systems (AIS)

The shift toward cloud and paperless is fast gaining momentum as the new global cohort of millennial customers demand digital and mobile business options. According to Craig Leppan, business development manager at Assimilated Information Systems (AIS), an e4 company, digital document solutions will be fundamental to reaching tomorrow’s customers. read more

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South Africa successfully concludes its term as Chair of the International Atomic Energy Agency Board of Governors

At the end of September 2017, South Africa concluded its one-year term at the helm of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Board of Governors. South Africa’s Permanent Representative to the IAEA, Ambassador Tebogo Seokolo, was elected to serve as Chair of the Board for the period October 2016 to the end of September 2017. South Africa is one of the founding members of the IAEA. read more

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South Africa and Turkey Commit to Enhancing Trade and Economic Relations

South Africa and Turkey have committed to strengthening trade and economic relations between the two countries with the aim of increasing two-way bilateral trade and investment. This emerged on the last day of the third Session of South Africa-Turkey Joint Economic Commission (JSE) which was addressed by the Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr. Rob Davies, and the Turkish Minister of National Education, Dr. Ishmet Yilmaz in Pretoria today. read more

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South Africa: Forestry and Agro-Proccessing Sectors Key in Growing the Economy

The Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Bulenani Magwanishe says the agro-processing and forestry sectors are key in growing the economy and create sustainable jobs especially in the rural areas. Magwanishe was speaking at the Forestry Industrialisation Summit that was hosted by the South African Forestry Company and other government departments in Kempton Park today. read more

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Taking an intelligent approach to Africa’s promising mobility revolution

Kevin Pillay – Vice President for Mobility at Siemens Africa

  • Electrification, automation and digitalization of existing infrastructure gives citizens access to safe, reliable and efficient modes of transport
  • Intelligent traffic systems reduce road congestion, automated rail infrastructure improves train efficiency and commuter safety
  • Well-integrated intelligent mobility network promotes a culture of eco-friendly travel and healthier living

Despite the continent’s transport infrastructure lagging behind global standards for decades, Africa is bracing itself for a transport revolution as more countries embrace the onset of new technology. read more

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