Author Archives: Africa Business

EIGHT OUT OF TEN COMPANIES STEP ON TO THE CLOUD

  Johannesburg, South Africa: 11:30am 10 October 2012 – Nearly 80 per cent of organisations either use Cloud computing in their business or are planning to do so over the next 12 months, an audience of South African business executives heard today. Visitors to the Cloud and Virtualization Africa Summit attended a workshop by KeyedIn® […]

Summit aims to encourage enterprises and governments to be tech intensive and ICT empowered

  Enterprises and governments to be tech intensive and ICT empowered (Microsoft Word) 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 […]

Polaris to Implement Intellect Quantum Core Banking Solution in National Bank of Ethiopia

  ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia and CHENNAI, India, October 8, 2012/PRNewswire-FirstCall via African Press Organization (APO)/ — Ethiopian Central Bank chooses Polaris’ Intellect Quantum CBS specifically designed for Central banks Polaris Financial Technology Ltd (POLS.BO), a leading global Financial Technology Company, today announced that National Bank of Ethiopia, an important Central Bank in the African continent, […]

World Bank Launches New Fund to Help African Countries Negotiate Best-Possible Deals for their Oil, Gas, and Minerals

PARIS, October, 2012―With new discoveries of oil, gas, and other minerals generating a wave of significant mineral wealth in African countries, the World Bank today launched a new fund to help countries on the continent level the playing field and ensure equitable deals in their natural resource contracts with international companies. With Africa holding 15% […]

Despite Global Slowdown, African Economies Growing Strongly― New Oil, Gas, and Mineral Wealth an Opportunity for Inclusive Development

WASHINGTON, October, 2012 – Sub-Saharan Africa is expected to grow at 4.8 percent in 2012, broadly unchanged from the 4.9 percent growth rate in 2011 and largely on track despite setbacks in the global economy, according to the World Bank’s new Africa’s Pulse, a twice-yearly analysis of the issues shaping Africa’s economic prospects. Excluding South […]

Africa INX, Leading ISP In S. Africa, Deploys RADWIN 5000 To Drive High-capacity Services To SMEs

  RADWIN’s wireless broadband radios operate in heavy interference & non line-of-sight   TEL AVIV, Israel, Aug. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — RADWIN (www.radwin.com), the global provider of Backhaul and Broadband Wireless solutions, today announced that Africa INX, an ISP based in Gauteng, deployed the RADWIN 5000 point-to-multipoint solution to deliver high-capacity services to businesses requiring […]

MarketsandMarkets: World Sensors Market in Healthcare Applications is expected to reach $13.11 billion by 2017

  DALLAS, August, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — According to a new market research report “World Sensors Market in Healthcare Applications (2012-2017), Global Forecast & Analysis – Segmentation by Type of Sensor (Temperature, Pressure, Chemical, Flow, Level, Position, Image and Biosensors), Monitoring, Therapeutic, Diagnostic, Drug Discovery & Delivery Applications, Geographical & Country-wise Markets“ published by MarketsandMarkets (http://www.marketsandmarkets.com), […]

South African Fashion eCommerce Retailer Expands Into Africa

  Millbug.com, the leading women’s fashion ecommerce retailer in South Africa today announced it would be expanding into the rest of Africa. The company, which prides itself on providing elegant and edgy fashion for millennials, has confirmed that its number one priority will be proliferating the African ecommerce environment. “We are very fortunate to have […]

Advertising code now applicable to Facebook

  By Sarann Buckby Phatic Communications +27 83 381 0710 If you have a social media profile for your brand, such as a Facebook page or Twitter profile, buckle up because a landmark ruling by the Advertising Standards Board in Australia is likely to affect your online business marketing soon. The Advertising Standards Board in […]

PMI Gold Corporation Announces Significant Drilling Intersections at itsKubi South Prospect

  Please download press-release (all figures, tables, contacts): PMI Significant drill results Kubi (Microsoft Word) Key Points: Diamond drilling intersects significant gold mineralization at the Kubi South Prospect, located 1.5km south of the Kubi Main DepositatPMI Gold’s Kubi Project within the Ashanti Gold Belt. The Kubi Project is located on the north-east trending Ashanti Shear […]

Tom Juma, Head of Service Delivery and ICT of Old Mutual Kenya is to attend and speak at the Cloud East Africa Summit

  Tom Juma, Head of Service Delivery and ICT of Old Mutual Kenya (Microsoft Word) The Cloud Summit East Africa Summit, proudly supported by the Kenya ICT Board and KITOS, will be held in Nairobi on 7 September 2012. The strategic industry event is hosted by international business-to-business conferencing company, Kinetic Events. The summit is […]

SA’s National Development Plan promises greatness

  By Thandisizwe Mgudlwa SOUTH AFRICA’s revised National Development Plan (NDP) could be the foundation for a new age of co-operation between business and government, a leading business organisation believes. It is the Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry which has welcomed the NDP as a progressive step for the prosperity of South Africa. Michael […]

New Fair Trade Shop Empowers South African Artisans

  COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Aug. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Paradigm Shift, a Colorado-based non-profit, recently launched an online shop. The Paradigm Shift Shop sells Fair Trade South African crafts handmade by microentrepreneurs who have participated in Paradigm Shift’s holistic entrepreneurship training program. Around the globe millions work in sweatshop-like conditions, earning barely enough to feed […]

Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Sonic Foundry for its Continued Dominance in the Lecture Capture Solutions Market

  With its flagship platform, Mediasite, the company has sustained highest market share for past six years   MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Based on its recent analysis of the lecture capture solutions market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Sonic Foundry with the 2012 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Market Share Leadership. For […]

Business in Africa is booming. But are the commercial laws strong enough to sustain long-term growth ?

  An authoritative introduction to the commercial laws being instituted in West and Central Africa through the OHADA harmonization process is published in London this week. Source: IEDP Unified Business Laws for Africa: Common Law Perspectives on OHADA is now available from IEDP. (PRWEB UK) 20 July 2012 The World Bank has just approved an […]

Regionalism

  by Chikomborero Dengu (chikodengu @ gmail.com) Regionalism (Microsoft Word) Introduction There is an increasing recognition for the need to improve the political and economic environment of a country or region via collective action . This recognition is borne out of the realisation that countries or indeed regions are competing with themselves for scarce resources […]

How to make money

  By Chemory Gunko How to make money (Microsoft Word) Wherever you look, and whomever you speak to, the answer you hear to all our economic and business woes is be entrepreneurial! What exactly does it take to be entrepreneurial though, and what does it mean to have an entrepreneurial mindset?   I have been […]

Never leave customer experience to chance – CEM Africa Summit kicks off next week in the Mother City!

  Never leave customer experience to chance – CEM Africa Summit (Microsoft Word) The anticipated Customer Experience Management Africa Summit will be held in Cape Town from 2 to 3 August 2012. The event will bring together Africa’s industry leaders, and provide a unique platform to build relationships, share ideas and most importantly, to do […]

New CDC studies point to better practices in timing, testing, and retention of patients in HIV anti-retroviral drug treatment (ART) in Africa

  ATLANTA, July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — New collaborative studies being presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at the XIX International AIDS Conference confirm early treatment of HIV patients results in better outcomes, suggest use of viral load testing to detect treatment failure, and highlight factors associated with low rate of […]

Life Technologies and SATuRN Collaborate to Increase Access to HIV Testing in Africa

  CARLSBAD, Calif., July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Life Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: LIFE ) today announced a collaboration with the Southern African Treatment and Resistance Network (SATuRN – http://www.bioafrica.net/saturn) on sequencing-based diagnostics for HIV-infected individuals in Africa. Antiretroviral (ARV) drugs are becoming increasingly available in the developing world, due to facilitation by both governmental and non-governmental organizations, […]

Element Six Synthetic Diamond Protects CERN Particle Detectors in Recently Announced Higgs boson Experiment Results

  CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) particle detection systems use Element Six synthetic diamond in their first line of defence against beam-induced radiation damage in their recently announced Higgs boson experiment results.   LONDON, July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Element Six, the world leader in synthetic diamond supermaterials, is proud to announce that its […]

KEMET Highlighted in GAO Report on Conflict Minerals

    GREENVILLE, S.C., July 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — KEMET Corporation (NYSE: KEM), a leading manufacturer of tantalum, ceramic, aluminum, film, paper and electrolytic capacitors, today announced that it is positively cited in the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) report Conflict Mineral Disclosure Rule: SEC’s Actions and Stakeholder-Developed Initiatives (GAO-12-763). This report highlights KEMET’s “Making […]