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Video surveillance demand to increase as South Africa gets more data centre infrastructure

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. read more

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Black Friday – On an upward trend in South Africa

In South Africa, Black Friday is still in its infancy and, it does not seem to be slowing down. read more

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New Report Projects Lead Growth in Kenya and South Africa Luxury Travel

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. read more

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Helping SA’s SMEs gear up for the summer season

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%. read more

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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 read more

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Turkish – SA electrotechnical business in bilateral trade talks

From left to right: Mehmet Kavaklioglu, Vice Chairman of the board of TET; Sindi Mzamo, Treasurer of the Black Business Council; HakanKizartici, Deputy Director General, Ministry of Economy, Republic of Turkey; Chiboni Evans, CEO of the SA Electrotechnical Export Council and AtillaEren, Board member of TET read more

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Electra Mining Africa is over 80% sold with 10 months to go

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. read more

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SA businesspeople confident Cuba leads will flourish into tangible opportunities

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. read more

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Mdantsane proves the perfect laboratory for Engen’s Kanyisa Royana

Kanyisa Royana grew up with her two girl cousins (her Sisters) in Mdantsane, 15km outside East London. They lived with their grandmother and grandfather – who passed away in 2009. From thereon, her gran supported them and became beloved mother and father to them in their home. read more

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Lonely Planet’s World’s Best (African) Destinations 2018, Plus Places to Top Your List

A ship docks at the port of Djibouti read more

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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. read more

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Wanting to grow your Manufacturing Business?

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: read more

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Illegal liquor traders shut down and liquor confiscated in inspection Blitz in Northern Cape

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. read more

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Pension systems at risk of creating inter-generational equity issues

The Melbourne Mercer Global Pension Index shows that South Africa needs to deal with issues of coverage, mandatory contributions and increased preservation to improve its pension system read more

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