Author Archives: Africa Business

Airtel and Ericsson making history in African network transformation

By Thandisizwe Mgudlwa Airtel has completed the largest network transformation in African Telecoms history – and is partnering with Ericsson for the comprehensive upgrade of a network to deliver superior service. Otherwise known as Bharti Airtel, the leading telecommunications services provider with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa, recently said that it has […]

The call to make Cape Town a ‘Smart City’ is getting serious

By Thandisizwe Mgudlwa Further calls to make Cape Town a ‘Smart City’ continue to increase. One of the people in the forefront of these calls is Chris Whelan, CEO of business think-tank Accelerate Cape Town. Whelan says, “Developing a ‘smart city’, where information and communication technology (ICT) is leveraged to provide excellent service and which […]

Africa’s Energy Stakeholders Embrace “Global Technology for Local Solutions”

The timing of the first POWER-GEN Africa and Renewable Energy World Africa, which took place from 6-8 November 2012 in Johannesburg could not have been more favourable as the first contracts between the South African government and independent power producers (IPPs) to add 1400 megawatts of renewable energy to the national grid was signed during […]

Airtel introduces new service in Africa

By Thandisizwe Mgudlwa Bharti Airtel says its customers in Africa will now get Free incoming calls while roaming on its South Asia Network. This is the worlds’ first intercontinental roaming facility offering free incoming calls leverages Airtel’s network reach in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh To benefit African businessmen, tourists and students traveling to the […]

Air quality deteriorates in Zimbabwe’s main cities

by Wallace Mawire A report produced by the Institute of Environmental Studies (IES) on  the proposed National Climate Change Response Strategy in Zimbabwe has revealed that there is increasing evidence of deteriorating air quality in the country’s main cities. The IES, a department of the University of Zimbabwe (UZ) was contracted by the Ministry of […]

MITSUMI IT Distribution Africa concluded its GITEX 2012 debut on a high note

MITSUMI IT Distribution has concluded its GITEX debut successfully which run from October 14 – 18, 2012 at Dubai World Trade Centre.  GITEX is the ICT business gateway to the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region. This year, for the very first time, MITSUMI has exhibited its world-class product portfolio from renowned global […]

Frost & Sullivan Awards Invensys Operations Management for Growth Leadership in the South African ACS Market

Diversified product portfolio, focused innovation and exceptional customer service underpin continuous growth CAPE TOWN, Africa, Nov., 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Based on its recent analysis of the Automation and Control Solution (ACS) market in South Africa, Frost & Sullivan recognises Invensys Operations Management Southern Africa with the coveted 2012 South African Growth Leadership Award. “In a market facing […]

IBM Helps Senegalese City of Thies Plan for Economic Growth

THIES, Senegal, Nov., 2012 /PRNewswire/ — A team of experts from IBM (NYSE: IBM) presented recommendations to the City of Thies to grow the economic sector through measures to bolster entrepreneurialism, agricultural exports, and education. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090416/IBMLOGO ) The 14-member IBM team of experts, with members hailing from ten countries, are completing a month-long engagement as […]

Affordable housing rental market looks increasingly attractive

  The South African residential market offers an attractive opportunity in the affordable housing rental segment largely driven by low and middle income earners who do not qualify for bonds and increased demand for housing located closer to areas of economic opportunity. Gerhard Zeelie, Head Real Estate Finance (Residential) at Standard Bank South Africa, says: […]

AfricaCom 2012 Oye

By Thandisizwe Mgudlwa Over 8000 people and those from about 2000 companies from across 112 countries around the world were part of the annual AfricaCom conference and exhibition held in Cape Town, South Africa this week. Africa’s largest and most recognised digital communications event took place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from Tuesday […]

Africare to outline essential role of civil society, small-scale farming and best practices at this year’s AgriBusiness Forum

Agri2012 – AfriCare (Microsoft Word) Leading American NGO spotlights small-scale farming for a result-driven future for Africa’s Agri-Food sector. “Across Africa it is the small entrepreneurs and businesses that drive community livelihoods and national economic development. Yet without adequate financing or access to buyers, producers associations are not able to sell their products to increase […]

Best Global Operator, Best Cloud Service and User’s Choice: Orange Business Services wins three major awards at World Communication Awards 2012

  2012 WCA final 11-14-12 (.pdf Acrobat Reader) 2012 WCA final 11-14-12 (Microsoft Word)   confirms market leadership in customer satisfaction, innovative cloud-based solution and global service performance   Orange Business Services was awarded three of the telecom industry’s highest accolades at Tuesday night’s annual World Communication Awards (WCA) held in London – Best Global […]

Oil and Gas training for Western Cape province’s artisans

By Thandisizwe Mgudlwa Around the September month, Dormac’s first group of learner artisans commenced with their institutional training at Saldanha’s West Coast College, Western Cape province. The training forms part of the Accelerated Artisan Training Programme (AATP) in welding and concludes with the National Trade Test which, if successfully completed, will result in a trade […]

TE Connectivity joins IT Leaders West Africa Summit as Silver Solution Provider

The anticipated annual IT Leaders West Africa Summit will take place from 28 to 29 November 2012 in the heart of Ghana’s esteemed capital city, Accra. The summit is produced by international business-to-business conferencing company, Kinetic Events; key strategic information providers to the IT and telecoms sector within Africa. The summit is proudly endorsed by […]

Sunil Joshi to address MEF Seminar 19th November 2012

14 November 2012 Midrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, Sunil Joshi, Managing Director and CEO of Neotel, South Africa’s first converged telecommunications network operator, will address the MEF’s (Metro Ethernet Forum) Ethernet Business Services Seminar on Monday, 19 November 2012, at the Axiz Workgroup Auditorium in Midrand. Joshi will outline Neotel’s journey and its service offerings including […]

WD® APPOINTS MITSUMI AS NEW DISTRIBUTION PARTNER FOR AFRICA

  Company expands presence in growing African market Dubai, UAE – WD, a Western Digital company, has appointed Nairobi-based Mitsumi Distribution as its new partner for Africa. With this tie up, WD further strengthens and extends its global footprint by specifically catering to rising demand from Africa’s growing storage market. Enterprise and home users alike […]

TelOne Deploys FTS’ Convergent Billing & Customer Care Solution

FTS’ Leap™ Billing Supports Zimbabwean Operator’s Fixed, Mobile and Broadband Services AfricaCom 2012 | Cape Town, South Africa | Booth E13 | November 14, 2012: FTS, a global provider of billing, customer care and policy control solutions for communications and content service providers, today announced that Zimbabwe’s TelOne has successfully implemented its Leap Billing software, […]

ThinkForex®Attends MENA 10thForex Managed Funds & Investment Summit in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

AUCKLAND, New Zealand – (Nov., 2012) -ThinkForex®, a leading international Forex broker, will be attending the MENA 10thForex Managed Funds & Investment Summit, which will be held on November 15 – 16, 2012 at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. ThinkForex will be exhibiting (booth 7 & 8) at the summit and […]

The 10th Forex Conference & Expo Kicks off this Thursday 15 November in Dubai

  The show will open its doors in Dubai at 10:00 am on Thursday and will cover online trading currencies, commodities, gold, oil, stocks and derivatives, at Jumeirah Beach Hotel Dubai, and will continue until Friday November 16, 7:00 pm. ” Forex for this year 2012 will witness the participation of Swiss banks specialized in […]

The 2nd Annual Effluent & Waste Water Management Conference

The 2nd Annual Effluent & Waste Water Management Conference kick started yesterday with a compelling opening speech on Waste water Management in Kenya in regards to the implementation progress so far and challenges by Dr. Geoffrey Wahungu, The Director General, The National Environment Management Authority(NEMA). EWWMC proved to be the event of choice for the […]

Digital Marketing Institute Secures €3 million Certification Deal in South Africa

Minister Costello leads Enterprise Ireland trade mission to South Africa Over 3000 students will undertake digital marketing training in South Africa next year as Irish organisation, the Digital Marketing Institute, today announces a new partnership with South African Education Institute, Vega School of Brand Leadership. The Digital Marketing Institute forecasts that the South Africa market […]