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South Africa News

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Telecoms journal highlights challenges in the sector

By Thandisizwe Mgudlwa Johan van Huyssteen, PwC Communications Leader for Southern Africa reports that with billions of dollars of international investment flowing in and subscriber numbers rising across the continent, Africa’s communications market is at the inflection point where high potential starts to turn into high growth. And more reports showing that strong growth in the telecommunications […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Standard Bank Group to scale back its international operations

  Given the challenging global economic climate and evolving regulatory regime for banks, Standard Bank Group’s Corporate & Investment Banking business (CIB) is continuing to right size its international operations in a responsible and deliberate manner. As part of this process, CIB will be driving higher levels of efficiency in both its front and back […]

IMN’s 10th Annual South African & African Capital Markets Conference

  IMN’s 10th Annual South African & African Cap Mkts Conference (Microsoft Word) 22-23 November 2012 The Westin Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa   NEW YORK CITY, NY – As we enter this next decade in the event’s timeline, IMN and our event sponsors will build on our excellent reputation as the only ‘must […]

Ireland’s Minister for Trade and Development Leads Enterprise Ireland Trade Mission to South Africa

On Sunday 10 November 2012, Ireland’s Minister for Trade and Development, Joe Costello TD, will lead an Enterprise Ireland trade mission with 37 companies to South Africa. The trade mission is being organised by Irish trade and technology agency, Enterprise Ireland in close cooperation with Ireland’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Embassy […]

Leading IT summit to boost ICT sector in South Africa through improved broadband and infrastructure

The 4th annual IT Leaders Africa Summit will be held in South Africa’s city of gold, Johannesburg from 13 to 14 March 2013. The summit is hosted and produced by international business-to-business conferencing company, Kinetic Events. The IT Leaders Summit series is hosted in strategic locations all over the world including Johannesburg, Dubai, Ghana, Cape […]

Mobile games partnerships on the rise in Africa

  By Thandisizwe Mgudlwa EA has appointed Nazara Technologies to be their premier distributor of Mobile Games in Africa. And Nazara Technologies and EA leverage an existing relationship to maximize availability of high end games to mobile phone users across 49 countries in Africa. The announcement came from Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. Nazara Technologies […]

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 […]