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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 […]

Transition Networks Showcases Full Product Portfolio for Mobile Backhaul Migration at AfricaCom

Transition Networks Simplifies Service Provider Mobile Backhaul Migration to IP Every Step of the Way Cape Town, Africa — November 13, 2012 — Transition Networks Inc., the fiber access technology expert, a wholly owned subsidiary of Communications Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ-GM: JCS), today announced it is showcasing a full-suite of mobile backhaul products built to provide […]

Zimbabwe formulating a national climate change response strategy

by Wallace Mawire Zimbabwe is in the process of formulating a comprehensive national climate change response strategy to help guide government on how to deal with climate change issues, according to Ms Florence Nhekairo, Secretary for the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Management. According to Nhekairo, the initiative is being carried out in an […]

Petrochemical giant innovates the ‘Shell Alexia S4’

By Thandisizwe Mgudlwa It has be called a Shell’s Special Marine Oil. The announcement that the global group of energy and petrochemicals companies Shell, has launched the Shell Alexia S4, an innovative marine engine oil, has been welcomed by experts as an important step in the development of the industry. And unlike conventional cylinder oils, […]

SkyVision to improve the level of communication in Africa

By Thandisizwe Mgudlwa   SkyVision has invested in Africa and will be expanding its local presence.   On Monday of this week SkyVision Global Networks Ltd, a leading global provider of IP connectivity over satellite and fibre optic systems, announced in Cape Town, South Africa that it will continue expanding its local presence across Africa. […]

Nigeria’s Constitution Review: Nigerians reject rotating the presidency between North and South

By Hussaini Umar Nigerians yesterday rejected single term presidency, which is being canvassed by President Goodluck Jonathan, during the House of Representatives Public Hearing on the review of the 1999 Constitution at the 360 Federal Constituencies in the country. Also, in most states, the call for the creation of additional states and the recognition of […]

AUC and CTA sign MoU to strengthen agricultural policies in Africa

by Wallace Mawire The African Union Commission (AUC) and the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen agricultural policies in Africa, according to a spokesperson.   The MoU was signed by the AUC’s Department of Rural Economy and Agriculture (DREA) Commissioner, Mrs. Rhoda Peace Tumusiime, on […]

Lilongwe district council successful in LDF projects-NGO

By Chancy Namadzunda   The Lilongwe District council has been successful in the construction of 30 Local Development Fund (LDF) funded teachers houses this year, according to Malawi Human Rights Youth Network (MHRYN).     MHRYN Acting National Coordinator Weston Happy Msowoya said so far, about 95 percent of the completed work has been successful […]

Richard Came & Ministry of Communication to address MEF Seminar 19th November

12 November 2012 Midrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. Richard Came, the technology entrepreneur who has been active in the South African and international market since the 1980′s and the Ministry of Communication will address the MEF’s (Metro Ethernet Forum) Ethernet Business Services Seminar on Monday the19th November at the Axiz Workgroup Auditorium in Midrand. “Carrier Ethernet […]

Former President of the African Development Bank Babacar Ndiaye to lead Investment Day at this year’s AgriBusiness Forum.

African expert calls on everyone involved in agriculture to step up to the fore for the sake of the entire continent’s development and in the fight against poverty. 12th November 2012, Brussels, Belgium With the AgriBusiness Forum 2012 just around the corner, Babacar Ndiaye, former President of the African Development Bank and founder of the […]

Smarter infrastructure needed to handle exploding data traffic

  By Peter Karaszi   Mobile operators across the globe are being squeezed by decreasing revenues per user, and a seemingly insatiable demand by users for more data. To efficiently manage the rapidly growing increase in data traffic in their networks, mobile operators need to build and improve their infrastructure in a much smarter way […]

Standard Bank Group leads US$550m Shoreline Natural Resources facility

Standard Bank Group, as mandated lead arranger and bookrunner, has closed a US$550,000,000 syndicated bank guarantee and bridge facilities for Shoreline Natural Resources. This is one of the largest finance deals completed in Nigeria so far in 2012. Shoreline has used the facility to acquire 45% in OML 30, an oilfield in the Niger Delta […]

Professional Indemnity Insurance in South Africa

NEW YORK, Nov., 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Professional Indemnity Insurance in South Africa http://www.reportlinker.com/p01028856/Professional-Indemnity-Insurance-in-South-Africa.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Insurance Professional Indemnity Insurance in South Africa is a report about the South African market for and distribution of policies covering professional liability. For 2007, 2011 and with a forecast […]

IMF to open regional training center for Sub-Saharan Africa in Mauritius

By Wallace Mawire The International Monetary Fund (IMF) plans to establish a Regional Training Center (RTC) for Sub-Saharan Africa in Mauritius, according to a spokesperson. RTCs elsewhere in the world have facilitated the training of government officials on the formulation and implementation of macroeconomic policies as well as related statistical and legal frameworks. With support […]