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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Having cracked the feature phone challenge, 2go heads for smartphones

  Mobile social network 2go is extending its successful feature phone app to smartphones, while growing its team of software developers and support staff. 2go currently has over 10 million active users who send more than 6 billion messages a month, mostly on lower-end feature phones in Nigeria and South Africa. “Feature phones have been […]

Gold Fields Limited: KDC East Mine Resumes Production

JOHANNESBURG, Nov. 6, 2012 /CNW/ – Gold Fields Limited (Gold Fields) (JSE, NYSE, NASDAQ Dubai: GFI) is pleased to announce that employees this morning returned to work at its KDC East Mine (formerly Kloof) to resume production after a 23-day strike. All three of Gold Fields’ operating mines in South Africa are now back in […]

Growing role for Africa in the “Golden Age of Gas” – Report

    Opportunities will extend in most areas to the smaller, local E&P players as well, most often in partnerships with larger, more-experienced players JOHANNESBURG, South-Africa, October 30, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ – With open access and attractive leasing terms, Africa’s oil and natural gas resources continue to attract a broad spectrum of investors, according […]

UCT Graduate School of Business is the best in Africa

  By Thandisizwe Mgudlwa The University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business, has been voted the top business school on the African continent for 2012. A report released this week showed that by a vote of its international peers, the UCT Graduate School of Business (UCT GSB) has been rated the top business school […]

South African red tape may not be that bad

  By Thandisizwe Mgudlwa A report this week reveals that entry as a Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) is not so restrictive after all. And according to Gerrie van Biljon, Executive Director of Cape Town-based Business Partners, the general sentiment in South Africa’s business landscape is that the environment is plagued by challenges that hinder […]

Western Union Announces Commitment to Design and Launch a New Financial Platform for NGOs

  President and CEO Hikmet Ersek announces commitment at the Clinton Global Initiative to help NGOs bridge the last mile JOHANNESBURG, South-Africa, October 29, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ – The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU) (http://www.westernunion.com), a leader in global payment services, today announced its commitment to creating a financial platform specifically designed to meet […]

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 […]