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Maputo Could Be a Mega-Ship Port

The Port of Maputo in Mozambique has excellent development potential. It is located along the east coast of Southern Africa, to the north of the Ports of Durban and Richards Bay. It is one of several ports that connect via road and railway line to South Africa’s mega-metropolis of Johannesburg that is still Africa’s leading financial hub.

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Super-Wide Rail Cars Could Boost Port Transfers

The majority of maritime ports worldwide offer the option of intermodal transfer of containers between maritime and railway transportation, and at some ports, the port railway may serve as the means by which to undertake ship-to-ship transfers of containers.

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DTI prepares to strengthen South Africa’s Poultry Industry

Since 2013, the South African government have been working to provide solutions to some of the known existing challenges facing the poultry industry in the country. The poultry industry in South Africa has made known some hurdles facing their sector – mainly, increase in imports of poultry products. Through such dedicated efforts from the government and its supportive units including the dti and the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF), there has been diverse initiatives including an increase in tariffs for some number of poultry products in line with South Africa’s international commitments, and imposing trade remedies where evidence indicates dumping of poultry in the South Africa market or where there is a surge in imports. These actions were made possible through the International Trade and Administration Commission (ITAC).

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Tax compliance gets easier for companies, but new data highlights post–filing challenges across the world

Kyle Mandy, Tax Policy Leader for PwC South Africa

Kyle Mandy, Tax Policy Leader for PwC South Africa

Africa is still a difficult region for paying taxes – PwC

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The Reputation Go-to Guy releases a Crisis Management Toolkit

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Deon Binneman a-ka the Reputation Go-to Guy has released a Crisis Management Toolkit designed to assist and equip management teams to anticipate, prepare for, and manage potential crises.

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African Travel Spend expected to rise 24 Percent with Introduction of African Union Passport Introduction in 2018

New research released by global travel technology provider, Sabre Corporation, has revealed that African air travel spend is expected to rise 24% with the introduction of the pan-African passport in 2018. The new passport will enable African travellers to visit other countries on the continent without a visa.

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Hedge Fund Myths Busted

Despite the misconception that hedge funds are risky investments, South African-based funds are in fact relatively conservative. Interestingly, many South African investors still perceive hedge funds as the riskier investment when compared to other more traditional and more familiar investment vehicles/ strategies.

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Industry supports Machine Tools Africa 2017 as sales exceed 70%

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With seven months still to go and the two allocated exhibition halls largely booked, industry has demonstrated its strong support for Machine Tools Africa 2017, taking place at the Expo Centre in Johannesburg from 9-12 May 2017. Exhibition space sales have exceeded 70% of overall square metres available and many other stands have been provisionally booked. These will be finalised before the end of the year.  Sales are on track and it is expected that the show will be sold out.

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Bowmans moves the Gautrain forward

Leading pan-African law firm advises on largest commercial settlement in South Africa’s construction industry

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The Effects of the Education System on South Africa’s Economic Growth

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The evolution of CSI – for the better of communities…and the economy

By employing dedicated Corporate Social Investment (CSI) departments, that do concise and researched CSI planning, corporates can have a bigger and better impact on the communities they support to ‘effectively’ uplift people from the ground, to the boardroom, says Glenda Mansfield, CMO of Marketing CSI South Africa.

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The employment relationship and how it is affected by business transfers in countries across Africa

The Employment & Benefits team at pan-African law firm, Bowmans, has put together a Guide covering the employment consequences in business transfers in Botswana, Cameroon, Kenya, Madagascar, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Uganda, Tanzania and Zambia. The Guide outlines the laws in each jurisdiction that regulate the employment consequences of business transfers and provides useful insight for those planning to buy or sell a business, or out- or in-source a service, in those countries.

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Angola Cables to open its first POP in South Africa

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As part of expanding its footprint throughout the region, Angola Cables has selected Teraco as the colocation partner to deploy its POP in South Africa

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Big recognition for small business at the 2016 South African Small Business Awards

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The accomplishments of the small business community in South Africa was in the spotlight as winners of the 2016 South African Small Business Awards were announced on 10 November at Montecasino in Fourways, Johannesburg.

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Teraco aims for 50-megawatt data centre offering in South Africa

Africa’s largest colocation data centre provider, Teraco Data Environments, today announced that it has kicked off construction on a new data centre in River Fields Bredell, 20km north of the current Isando campus. While Teraco finalises the expansion of its Isando campus to 20 megawatts, it has commenced with the new 24 megawatt Bredell build.

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South Africa wins the Offshoring Destination of the Year Award from the Global Sourcing Association in London

The Minister of Trade & Industry, Dr Rob Davies is proud to announce South Africa’s success in winning the Global Sourcing Association’s Annual Outsourcing Destination of the Year award for 2016 held in the UK. The ceremony brought together more than 350 members of the leading outsourcing service providers, advisors and buyers.

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South African satellite to take part in international space project

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A nanosatellite designed and built in South Africa will be launched early next year from the International Space Station as part of a European Commission research project.

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