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Mimicking global trends, South Africa can expect an increased demand for cloud storage on the back of several trends including Microsoft’s recent Azure announcement. It is estimated that more than 50% of global information is now housed in a cloud and according to Brent Cary, regional sales manager, Genetec Inc., a leading innovator of open architecture, IP-based security systems, this trend will continue through sub-Saharan Africa. He says that the physical security industry will see an increased demand for video surveillance as a result of the local cloud storage options. This high demand for cloud-based storage, he says, is largely related to an increase in enterprise data and this trend will propel the sector as a whole forward for another five years.
In South Africa, Black Friday is still in its infancy and, it does not seem to be slowing down.
A new report released in collaboration with the ongoing WTM London (World Travel Market) exhibition has named Kenya and South Africa as the projected continent’s leaders in luxury hotel growth. The report titled, “Top 100 Cities Destination Ranking 2017” is the twelfth annual edition of industry report released by global market research firm, Euromonitor.
South Africa’s economy is not faring well. The country’s GDP declined 0.3% in the fourth quarter of 2016 and 0.7% in the first quarter of 2017. Second-quarter data for 2017 shows year-on-year GDP growth was 1.1%, and for the six months growth has remained at 1.1%.
More entrepreneurs are needed to secure SA’s economic growth – the question is how to make it happen faster
By: Donna Rachelson, Seed Engine CEO, incorporating Seed Academy and the WDB Seed Fund
Benefitting from 46 years of experience accumulated since the inaugural event, Electra Mining Africa has a proven track record for driving sales, sales leads and building brand awareness. For many exhibitors, Electra Mining Africa is seen as a gateway into Africa for further business expansion.
The South African businesspeople who showcased locally-made products and services at the 2017 Havana International Fair (FIHAV) in Cuba are confident that the leads secured during the week-long expo will eventually flourish into tangible business opportunities.
Diversity dominates as the Top 20 finalists are announced for the 2017 South African Small Business Awards
Ending off its 9th year, The National Small Business Chamber (NSBC), in association with World Famous Events, has today announced South Africa’s 2017 Top 20 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Award recipients and finalists. These prestigious awards have gathered a diverse range of entries all with one thing in common, a driving entrepreneurial force.
Join us at this year’s most important manufacturing event in the Westen Cape – the Western Cape Manufacturing Indaba taking place on the 22nd November 2017 at Century City ICC, Cape Town. The event brings together leading manufacturing experts, small to large manufacturers, consultants, financial institutions, all with a common aim to help to grow our manufacturers.
The conference will focus on key aspects aligned to the Province’s strategy to help manufacturers grow and develop their manufacturing businesses. The discussions at the conference will focus on:
A joint-operation comprising of the National Liquor Authority (NLA) of the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) in partnership with the Northern Cape Liquor Board and the South African Police Services (SAPS) shut down ten illegal liquor outlets that were found to be operating without licences. This happened during a blitz inspection operation that took place in Kuruman and surrounding areas at the weekend.