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South Africa’s first privately owned nanosatellite is set for release from the ISS into orbit

nSight1 is a nanosatellite designed and built in South Africa and is one of 28 nanosatellites from 23 different countries launched on 18 April 2017 from Cape Canaveral in Florida, USA. nSight1 was onboard a Cygnus cargo spacecraft, United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket en route to the International Space Station (ISS). The next milestone is the orbit injection into low-Earth, between 200km and 400km, which is scheduled for 25 May 2017; subject to ISS operations.

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Horwath Erastus & Co Kenya builds value for clients using CaseWare

A pioneering East African audit and professional services firm is adding value to its services by automating processes and harnessing the cloud.

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Harnessing smart mobile security to drive innovation in financial services

South African consumers are becoming increasingly dependent on their mobile devices for daily banking activities. As such, there is pressure on financial service providers to adapt quickly to a mobile-first environment. Looming large among the challenges that these providers will face in transitioning to mobile is the issue of security, particularly given the growing sophistication of phishing attacks and fraud. But investing in a mobile security solution need not be a grudge purchase. The right security architecture can also be a powerful enabler – an important step towards differentiating your financial service brand.

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South Africa: Radical economic transformation receives a boost with more than R20m industrial park in Mthatha

Government’s radical economic transformation received a boost with the launch of the Vulindlela Heights Industrial Park in Mthatha, Eastern Cape.

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Dynamic Spectrum Alliance Awards Recognise Innovations in Dynamic Spectrum Access

The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance President, Kalpak Gude,
with Dr. Martha Liliana Suárez Peñaloza, Director of Agencia Nacional del
Espectro (ANE), who collected the Award for Innovation in Dynamic Spectrum
Access Policies on behalf of ANE.

Six prestigious awards were presented to Agencia Nacional del Espectro (ANE), Mawingu Networks, Brightwave, Microsoft and the University of Strathclyde

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Mauritius: Country with Highest Millionaire Growth in Africa.

The Oberoi Mauritius

A new analysis from AfrAsia has it that Mauritius is fast rising and has the highest increasing number of millionaires in Africa although South Africa remains the lead country for highest number of millionaires. According to the report, the country experienced an exponential rise in per capita wealth – estimated at around 20 per cent and had the highest wealth per capita in Africa for the year 2016. The estimated value per capita for Mauritius was $25,700 followed by South Africa at an estimated $11,300.

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10 Finance Enterprises to Compete for Innotribe’s $10,000 Start-up Challenge.

SWIFT Innotribe which launched in 2009 as an innovation hub to connect people, ideas, and networks, has 10 startups to compete in the 3rd edition of the Startup Challenge for Africa.

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South Africa and Zimbabwe hold a trade and investment seminar at the (ZITF)

A close relationship between South Africa and Zimbabwe has laid a solid foundation towards advancing industrialisation and regional integration between the two countries and in the region. This was said by the Director of Export Marketing and Promotions at the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), Ms Seema Sardha during the Trade and Investment Seminar that was held on the margins of the 58th Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF)

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World Bank to show how Africa’s electricity providers can be profitable and still make electricity affordable at African Utility Week in Cape Town

“Rather than tariff increases, cost reductions are often the best first step towards financial viability”

A new World Bank study presents a sobering assessment of the financial health of electricity utilities in Sub-Saharan Africa, and suggests how utilities can be profitable while extending affordable services for the poor.

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The dti to showcase South Africa’s best in goods and services at Zimbabwe International Trade Fair

The companies that are part of the delegation will be assisted by the dti through its Export Marketing and Investment Assistance Scheme (EMIA) which aims to develop export markets for South African products and services and to recruit new foreign direct investment into the country

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