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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, […]

Standard Bank South Africa’s Muvo card brings cutting edge technology to bus system

  The introduction of the MasterCard Muvo card in Durban will herald the beginning of the end of carrying cash for bus fare in South Africa. Commuters using People Mover and Durban Transport buses throughout Ethekwini municipality in KwaZulu-Natal province will use the card to pay their fare. The card is powered by Standard Bank […]

Africa to gear up for more meaningful engagement with China

  The partnership with China should aim to boost Africa’s overall capacity, competitiveness and trade in a way that supports African development. African nations must use the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation to complement the continent’s regional institutions and policy agenda. This is according to a report by Standard Bank Group economists Jeremy Stevens and Simon […]

Deskbags can help children gain their educational independence

  by Madelain Roscher   DeskBags – ShopSA (Microsoft Word) According to a recent report by UNESCO, there are as many as 95 million school children who do not have access to a school desk in Africa. In Southern Africa, the statistics are equally alarming, with over 4 million scholars requiring desks.   This is […]

Explore business process outsourcing in the South African context and climate at CEM Africa Summit

  Explore business process outsourcing in the South African context (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 business. […]

Ethiopian Airlines buys additional plane for US$276 million

By Sanday Chongo Kabange (ABN) HONG KONG – Ethiopian Airlines has ordered an additional 777-200LR aircraft valued at US$276 million from Boeing, bringing the number of similar planes to six. The Addis Abba-headquartered carrier is to add an additional aircraft to its fleet, less than two months after two plane crashes in Ghana and Nigeria […]

What’s your marketing mindset?

  by Chemory Gunko What’s your marketing mindset (Microsoft Word) Any marketing campaign, at it’s essence, is all about shouting your name out to the world, in an effort to get masses of exposure and attract the attention of people out there who are looking for you and your amazing products and services. It all […]

AFDB gives ATI support

  By Thandisizwe Mgudlwa More and more support is pouring in; in an attempt to beef up the attraction of investment into Africa. Recently the Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) approved a USD15 million equity investment in the African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI) to increase its capital base. A statement reports […]

Complexity at the desktop can impede your customer experience strategy – summit to define CEM

The Customer Experience Management Africa Summit will be held at the 15 on Orange Hotel 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 business. The summit is produced by international business-to-business […]

Mount Rock Capital Announce Expansion into South Africa

  Mount Rock Capital is proud to announce the launch of its first licensed financial advisory office in the Republic of South Africa. Our new office in Johannesburg will provide a range of international pension, offshore wealth management and financial structuring solutions to expatriates and internationally minded high net worth South African individuals and family […]

Protect yourself from fraud and stand in line to win an iPad!

  by  Tina-Louise Company:  Compuscan Telephone:  021 888 6127 It is estimated that identity theft costs our economy over R 1 billion each year. Despite the fact that consumers are becoming more vigilant, fraudsters are becoming more cunning. Techniques such as card skimming and phishing are used daily on unsuspecting victims to access their identity […]

How is electricity in South Africa affecting the tourism industry?

  by Corlia Goosen Company: Discover Africa Telephone:  021 422 3498 The growth of the business sector and industry along with the population leaves electricity supply short in some parts of the country. An increasingly high demand creates high volumes of output providing South African’s with a grid that struggles to cope and unable to […]

Eight reasons why copywriting is more important than ever before

  by Chemory Gunko 8 reasons copywriting is more important than ever before (Microsoft Word) You’d think, with the variety of tools available to us in today’s wide media landscape, that the need for good copywriting would have fallen by the wayside – but you couldn’t be further from the truth.   Nowadays, more than ever, […]

Why SEO is not the be-all and end-all of everything

    by  Chemory Gunko Why SEO is not the be-all and end-all of everything (Microsoft Word)   The buzzword on everyone’s lips – for a while already – has been SEO. And it doesn’t matter where you turn or who you speak to, every agency is telling you that if they do your website […]

Insurance product aims to support students

  By Thandisizwe Mgudlwa A new iniative aimed at supporting South Africa’s vulnerable students has been widely welcomed. The new insurance product launched to SA’s 800,000 registered students aims to specifically tackle the everyday vulnerabilities that can halt a learner’s studies in their tracks. Given the typical risks and exposure to crime that is associated […]

Summit to provide guidance in driving innovation to achieve enterprise improvements within IT infrastructure

  Developing world class infrastructure to improve Africa’s ICT sector and driving innovation to ac (Microsoft Word) The 2nd annual IT Infrastructure Africa Summit begins this week from 12 to 13 July 2012 at the Westin Hotel in Cape Town, South Africa. The anticipated summits is hosted and produced by international business-to-business conferencing company, Kinetic […]

Students need vocational education

  By Thandisizwe Mgudlwa Vocational education and training is clearly the answer for most students who can’t enter the university system. That is why experts have in the past urged students to consider private colleges and Further Education and Training (FET) institutions as a viable option for gaining a tertiary education. Among them are quality […]

SECURITY BENEFITS WITH OPEN SOURCE, SAYS JIST

  PRESS RELEASE SECURITY BENEFITS WITH OPEN SOURCE, SAYS JIST (Microsoft Word) It is hard to keep up with the rapid pace of the global surveillance market. Technology is driven by market demands and the advances made in open source capabilities have paved the way for innovation in surveillance and security solutions. Security technology professionals, […]

The forgotten mobile device!

  While companies everywhere grapple with the seemingly impossible task of securing their growing herds of smartphones and tablets, many are forgetting the stalwart of day-to-day productivity: the laptop. Often assumed not to be a data security risk, a lost or stolen laptop often offers its new owner unprecedented access to confidential company files, databases […]

Relief for Back Pain Sufferers in Cape Town

  Pretoria, South Africa, July 07, 2012 –(PR.com)– Chronic back pain sufferers in the Cape Town area will at last find relief at the practice of Dr Lienka Botha and Partners. Millennium Business Park, Century City is the location of the new centre that offers a proven, exercise-based approach to treat this debilitating condition. The […]

IP rights no longer capital in South Africa: a welcome signal for foreign investment

  by Marumo Nkomo University of Cape Town Oilwell v Protec (295/10) [2011] ZASCA 29 (Justice Harms JA), 18 March 2011 Abstract The ruling clarified in the negative, a pressing question for foreign entities intending to do business in South Africa: does IP constitute capital for the purposes of currency and exchange regulation? Please read […]

Energy Trends in Africa: Will Africa be the Global Green Energy Leader?

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, July 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — With the latest supply of power grids, power generation efficiency and movement toward energy-efficient buildings, Africa is at the brink of a green energy revolution – or is it really? The Frost & Sullivan Energy and Power Systems business unit will be hosting a complimentary web conference that […]