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South Africa Holiday Ownership Expert Stuart Lamont to Speak During Timeshare and Fractional Event GNEX 2013

  The Executive Chairman for Club Leisure Group will give his viewpoints of the South Africa shared ownership industry during Perspective Magazine’s third annual timeshare and fractional industry event. Orlando, FL, October, 2012 –(PR.com)– Perspective Magazine announces that Stuart Lamont, Executive Chairman, Club Leisure Group will provide his expertise regarding the South African vacation ownership […]

SADC initiative to harmonize seed policies advanced

  by Wallace Mawire The Southern African Development Community (SADC) initiatives on harmonization of seed policies are at an advanced stage with  only a few countries still to sign the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The initiatives are being conducted under the Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) Harmonized Seed Security Project. According […]

OECD and ATAF strengthen tax co-operation with Africa

  PARIS, France, October 25, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ – The OECD and the African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF) have signed a Memorandum of Co-operation, agreeing to work together to improve tax systems in Africa. Logan Wort, Executive Secretary of ATAF stated that, “Since the inauguration of ATAF, the invaluable support and commitment of the […]

R70 MILLION INVESTMENT FOR EAST LONDON TERMINALS

  [EAST LONDON – October 2012] TheEast London multi-purpose terminals operated by Transnet Port Terminals have celebrated a historical moment this month when it took delivery of a R70 million brand new Liebherr mobile crane on 14 October 2012. The MV Annette vessel discharged the crane as a semi-assembled unit, which will be assembled by […]

Standard Bank Group gets behind the Orange Africa Cup of Nations, South Africa 2013

  Football legends from throughtout Africa will join Standard Bank Group in celebrating the countdown to the upcoming continental football showpiece, the Orange Africa Cup of Nations, South Africa 2013. These legends will the ambassadors in the tournament’s official Trophy Tour as well as the Players’ Escort Programme. Standard Bank Group is the exclusive sponsor […]

Exset’s Digital Monetisation System plans to promote African Digital Transition

          By Thandisizwe Mgudlwa   Exset, pioneers of TV ecosystems for emerging markets, recently launched its Digital Monetisation System (DMS) in Africa. The DMS facilitates the transformation and monetisation of television platforms across Africa, assisting in the closing of the digital divide. And the Africa Page is a new and unique […]

African Mobile Banking sector shows great promise

  By Thandisizwe Mgudlwa So James Alt, the risk advisory senior manager at Deloitte Cape Town believes that the big corporate companies utilise innovation to produce cutting edge solutions for new technologies in order to remain market leaders. Where development of these new technologies is outsourced to service organisations, corporates are faced with a set […]

Footballs handed life bans for international match fixing

  By Alois Xaba Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) has handed life bans to 13 footballers and officials from the sport and 80 others have been suspended after being found guilty of match fixing. A committee led by retired High Court judge Ahmed Ibrahim which investigated allegations national team players and officials took cash payments from […]

How to measure the success of your direct marketing campaign

  By Tony Sham Measuring the success of direct marketing campaigns (Microsoft Word)   In a world of fan bases, follows and likes, the rules and measurements of direct marketing have changed considerably. So, what are the benchmarks against which you can measure the success of a direct marketing campaign in the current media landscape? […]

5ways to boost your social media reach

  By Chemory Gunko 5 ways to boost your social media reach (MS Word) Social Media platforms, when utilised effectively, can return amazing marketing results for minimal effort and costs. What’s more, the traction and reach you gain are not limited to a single campaign, as the fans you win over are expecting to hear […]

South Africa hosts continent’s largest gathering of Ethernet Companies

  MEF (Metro Ethernet Forum) and Metrofibrenetworkx bring Government, telcos, ISPs, Data Centres, Equipment Vendors and Enterprise together in bid to connect the country’s networks 22 October 2012 Johannesburg, Midrand, South Africa.The African continent’s most influential gathering of Ethernet related companies will converge on at the Axiz Workgroup Auditorium in Midrandfor the first ever seminar […]

Get a head-start on an inspired retirement

  Since the concept of retirement was introduced in Germany just over 100 years ago, medical advances have meant that people are living longer, making their golden years a potentially fruitful and productive chapter of their lives. The downside is that very few of us save enough to cater for a lengthy retirement. So says […]

POWER-GEN Africa 2012 confirms further Keynote Speaker

  Energy Conference & Exhibition focused on sub-Saharan Africa to provide Global Technology for Local Solutions 6-8 November 2012, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, RSA With under three weeks to go before the inaugural POWER-GEN Africa, it has been announced that the event has secured the participation of Engr. Reynolds Bekinbo Dagogo-Jack, Chairman of the Board […]

Majority of Credit Active Consumers Don’t Know Their Credit Score

  Personal finance and price comparison website, www.justmoney.co.za, found that the majority of respondents that participated in its poll in July 2012 did not know their credit score. Cape Town, South Africa, October 21, 2012 –(PR.com)– The results of a poll conducted by Justmoney reveal that many consumers fail to realise the importance of knowing […]

One Concierge & Legacy Concierge Provide Access to Local Concierge Services in South Africa

  One Concierge is able to provide assistance for clients on the ground and in the country of South Africa. Boca Raton, FL, October, 2012 –(PR.com)– One Concierge (http://www.oneconcierge.com), a luxury concierge and lifestyle brand, announced additional client support in the country of South Africa through an agreement with Legacy Concierge, a full service personal […]

OPIC TO DEDICATE STAFF MEMBER FOR SOUTH AFRICA IN 2013

  Will support implementation of US-Africa Clean Energy Finance Initiative JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government’s development finance institution, will dedicate a senior staff member for South Africa in 2013, aiming to leverage the country’s position as a business hub and strategic U.S. partner into new investment opportunities […]

New Hedge Fund Software Expands into the South African Market

  TORONTO, Oct. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Canadian software vendor SGGG Portfolio Systems, SynOps Investment Operations and Deutsche Securities Johannesburg today announced the successful implementation of the SGGG Portfolio System across Deutsche’s hedge fund client base in South Africa. Graeme Lappin Director of SynOps commented, “The SGGG system is ideal for the South African hedge […]

Amazon is doing it right

  By Thandisizwe Mgudlwa Amazon the American multinational electronic commerce company is developing and is also creating opportunities for many others. And here at home, Amazon South Africa is growing fast, bringing some exciting career opportunities for both developers and skilled tech support staff. The Amazon offices in Cape Town are host to a development […]

Conference and Expo Aims to Empower Africa to Unlock Its Energy Potential

Local power industry stakeholders are preparing to convene at the inaugural POWER-GEN Africa and co-located Renewable Energy World Africa events, from 6-8 November 2012 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg. Under the theme “Global Technology for Local Solutions” the three-track conference and associated expo will set the stage for the industry to strategise, plan, […]

Cat Financial and Standard Bank Group collaborate in Africa

  Caterpillar Financial Services (Dubai) Limited (Cat Financial), an indirect subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc. and a wholly owned subsidiary of Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation, the largest financier of Cat® machines worldwide, and Standard Bank Group, Africa’s largest banking group, have entered into a collaboration agreement through which Standard Bank Group will provide a range of […]

China in South Africa: media responses to a developing relationship

  Chinese Journal of Communication Volume 5, Issue 3, 2012 Special Issue: Media and the State: China and Beyond China in South Africa: media responses to a developing relationship DOI:10.1080/17544750.2012.701428 Herman Wassermana Abstract The formal invitation extended to South Africa by China late in 2010 to join the BRIC formation of emerging economies (Brazil, Russia, […]

Tronox Files to Counter Move to Halt First-Phase Construction of its Fairbreeze Mineral Sands Mine in South Africa

  MTUNZINI, South Africa, Oct. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Tronox Limited (NYSE: TROX) today formally noted its opposition to an application made by the Mtunzini Conservancy for an injunction to halt the early-phase construction underway at the company’s new KZN Sands Fairbreeze mine project in northern KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. In opposing papers filed in the […]