Author Archives: Africa Business

Coface projections on SA, Africa and the global economy will have to be tested

By Thandisizwe Mgudlwa Africa is best positioned to provide a thriving business environment, a leading International credit insurer attests. Coface has projected that by 2016, South African exports into Africa will increase significantly but will be offset by an equivalent drop in trade with Europe. The group also says that the will also be an […]

CTICC and Neotel taking conferencing to international standards

By Thandisizwe Mgudlwa The Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) in conjunction with Neotel have produced a modern innovative conferencing technology. Also, this partnership has opened South Africa’s second public TelePresence room. TelePresence is an immersive meeting experience that offers ultimate video and audio clarity. The CTICC is also the first conference centre in South […]

International Gateway Traffic Verification System Now Fully Operational in Rwanda

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, November 8, 2012/PRNewswire via African Press Organization (APO)/ — A Joint Realization of Global Voice Group and SGS Societe Generale de Surveillance for the Rwanda Utility Regulatory Agency Global Voice Group (GVG) and SGS Societe Generale de Surveillance are proud to announce that the International Gateway Traffic Verification System (IGTVS), commissioned […]

Houston Hosts the PanAfrican Entrepreneurs Conference – Global Opportunities in Energy, Agribusiness, Technology, and Capital Access

WASHINGTON, Nov., 2012 /PRNewswire via African Press Organization (APO)/ — The PanAfrican Entrepreneurs Conference (PAEC) takes place November 15-18, 2012, in Houston, TX at the Four Seasons Hotel. PAEC is an arena for entrepreneurs and business people within the Black Diaspora to meet and further business connections. This is the newly formed international division of […]

IMF Concludes ECF Review Mission to the Central African Republic

BANGUI, Central African Republic, November 8, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ – A mission from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) led by Mr. Norbert Toé visited Bangui, Central African Republic (CAR), during October 24 to November 8, 2012 to conduct the first review of the three-year program supported under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF). The mission […]

Airtel Malawi delights two customers with cash prizes

  By Chancy Namadzunda Airtel Malawi handed over K1.5 million to two customers who were grand winners in the Airtel Rising Stars Promotion which ended a few months ago. The two, Pamba Ngulube and Nancy Kuntha Yolamu came tops in the ARS and Lololo Fiesta respectively. They were supposed to fly to England to watch […]

POST SHOW REPORT 2012: ASIA’S LARGEST EXHIBITION & CONGRESS FOR AESTHETIC MEDICAL DISCIPLINES

Post Show Report ( .pdf Acrobat Reader) 13-15 SEPTEMBER 2012 Sands Expo and Convention Center, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 4th Edition: POST SHOW REPORT 2012 ASIA’S LARGEST EXHIBITION & CONGRESS FOR AESTHETIC MEDICAL DISCIPLINES –        Aesthetic Dermatology –        Anti-aging Medicine –        Aesthetic Plastic Surgery –        TST Triangular Meeting –        Aesthetic Dentistry –        Professional Beauty   […]

VAALCO Energy Provides Update on Mutamba Iroru Block Onshore Gabon

HOUSTON, Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — VAALCO Energy, Inc. (NYSE: EGY) today announced that the N’Gongui 2 exploration well being drilled onshore Gabon in the Mutamba Iroru concession has encountered hydrocarbons in the objective Gamba sandstone section. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100316/NY71495LOGO ) Robert Gerry, Chairman and CEO, commented: “With our partner, Total Gabon, we have elected to […]

Democratic Republic of Congo: ICT4Gov Project Uses Participatory Budgeting and Telecommunications to Build Transparency and Accountability

  Synopsis Project feedback mechanisms driven by participatory budgeting and new innovations in information communication technology are working to successfully build transparency, increase accountability and overcome a long history of mistrust in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s South Kivu Province. Challenge Following decades of colonial rule, conflict upon conflict, mismanagement, and internal corruption, the Democratic […]

Abengoa Begins Construction on Two CSP Plants Awarded by the South Africa Department of Energy

– Khi Solar One and KaXu Solar One will be the first concentrating solar power (CSP) plants in South Africa and will use advanced technology specifically developed for the country’s needs – Both plants will be able to store energy and generate power after sunset SEVILLE, Spain, Nov., 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Abengoa, the international company that […]

Sarama Resources announces $500,000 private placement

TSX-V Ticker: SWA SWA.WT VANCOUVER, Nov., 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Sarama Resources Limited (“Sarama” or the “Company“) announces a private placement (the “Private Placement“) for the issuance of 555,556 units (the “Units“) at a price of $0.90 per Unit to raise gross proceeds of approximately $500,000.  Each Unit will be comprised of one common share of […]

Frost & Sullivan Award Recognises 1Stream’s Exceptional Entrepreneurship

Year-on-year growth exceeding 100% in 2011 caps company’s stellar performance CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Nov. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Based on its recent analysis of the hosted contact centre market, Frost & Sullivan recognises 1Stream with the South African Entrepreneurial Company of the Year Award. Since its inception in 2008, 1Stream has managed to grow its business […]

High-level Seychelles delegation and ProgressSoft at Connected World Forum

after nationwide mobile money launch 1000+ mobile lifeline experts gather in Dubai this month The global payment solutions giant ProgressSoft will share details of the countrywide roll-out of its mobile payment solution in the Republic of Seychelles at the upcoming Connected World Forum in Dubai from 20-21 November.  ProgressSoft CEO, Mr. Michael Wakileh, the Seychelles […]

EA appoints Nazara Technologies for Exclusive Distribution of Mobile Games in Africa

  Africa_Press Release Final_EA Nazara – 7th November (Microsoft Word) Nazara Technologies and EA leverage existing relationship to maximize availability of high end games to mobile phone users across 49 countries in Africa Dubai, November 7th, 2012: Nazara Technologies, a leading mobile games developer and publisher, and Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) announced they have entered […]

Orange Business Services appoints new General Manager in Middle East & Africa

  Orange Business Services appoints new General Manager (.pdf Acrobat Reader)   priority on banking & finance, oil & gas and smart cities sectors   Orange Business Services, the business services arm of France Telecom-Orange and one of the Middle East’s major ICT employers, has appointed Jean-Luc Lasnier as the new General Manager for the […]

Payroll System: Small Businesses Can Print Paychecks on Blank Stock Easily with New EzPaycheck Software

Small business payroll software ezPaycheck was updated with new and more flexible features to allow users print paychecks and stubs on blank stock easily. Try it free for 30 days at http://www.halfpricesoft.com Detroit, MI, November, 2012 –(PR.com)– Small business payroll software ezPaycheck was released with new feature to print paycheck with stubs on blank check […]

Aviat Networks to Showcase LTE-Proven Microwave Networking Solutions at AfricaCom 2012

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Aviat Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVNW), a leading expert in microwave networking solutions, today announced that it will be exhibiting at AfricaCom 2012, November 13-15, in Cape Town, South Africa. The company will highlight its LTE-proven microwave solutions at this leading telecommunications conference in Africa. For Africa’s mobile […]

The 5th African Private Sector Forum gets underway under the theme “The Role of Private Sector in Promoting Investment and Agro-Industry in Africa”

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, November 6, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ – The 3 day 5th African Private Sector Forum was launched today in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire with strategic aims to promote investment and trade through partnerships and joint ventures between the African Union Commission’s (AUC) Member States, the Middle East and the world at large in […]

IMF Concludes Staff Mission to Uganda

  KAMPALA, Uganda, November 6, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ – An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team visited Kampala from October 24 to November 6, 2012 to carry out discussions with the Ugandan authorities for the fifth review of their IMF-supported economic and financial program. The mission met with Hon. Maria Kiwanuka, Minister of Finance, Planning, […]

Serving up a POWER-GEN-sized slice of colossal Kusile

  As part of the inaugural POWER-GEN Africa, taking place at the Sandton Convention Centre from 6-8 November, an intrepid group of delegates had a unique opportunity to visit Kusile, which once operational will be the fourth largest coal-fired power installation in the world. By its scheduled 2018 completion date the station, located in Mpumalanga […]

International business must reach out to the global masses

  By Thandisizwe Mgudlwa An initiative aimed at mobilizing the Global business community to achieve sustainable prosperity must be taken seriously. A document released from Washington, D.C reveals that transnational corporations are now so numerous and in some cases so well capitalized that their global influence now rivals and in many cases exceeds that of […]

Google conference attracks over 800 industrial experts

  By Thandisizwe Mgudlwa The popular Google Conference makes its return to Cape Town next week. And tech enthusiasts are expected to gather at the Pavillion Conference Centre, Victoria & Alfred (V&A) Waterfront in Cape Town on 12th-13th November. This meeting of experts in the various industries will be the third G-South Africa event presented […]