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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 […]

South African industrial issues must be dealt with now

  By Thandisizwe Mgudlwa   This is serious stuff. And South African stakeholders, shareholders, sectors must stand and pay attention to what could further derail the process of creating jobs. As mentioned so many times before and evidence elsewhere in the world confirms that job can go a long way in eradicating poverty and underdevelopment. […]

BRICS Countries: Delayed Reforms are Jeopardising Positive Development

  BERLIN and RIO DE JANEIRO, October 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Growth alone will not resolve problems if emerging markets do not change at the same time Contrary to the forecasts of success in recent years, the ‘BRICS’ (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) are greatly in need of reform in key political areas. […]

PUBLIC ATTITUDES TOWARDS THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA, JACOB ZUMA

  Afrobarometer Bulletin [Briefing Paper No.104] PUBLIC ATTITUDES TOWARDS THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA, JACOB ZUMA by Paul Graham and Carmen Alpin Introduction In May 2012, a display of art entitled “Hail to the Thief II” caused a national controversy because of a single element hung on a separate wall. This was […]

A warning to South African Skype users about a malicious worm

    By Thandisizwe Mgudlwa  ESET, a global provider of security software for enterprises and consumers, has warned South Africans  about malicious worm spreading through Skype instant messaging. Further, South Africans are also warned to exercise caution when using Skype as they may fall victim to a recent campaign started by cyber-criminals aimed at spreading […]

What’s in it for me?

  By Chemory Gunko   Author and social psychologist, Robert Cialdini has conducted a very interesting experiment (Brandwashed, Martin Lindstrom, 2012).   In this experiment, about 700 volunteers were brought into an auditorium, ostensibly to fill in a survey. The real purpose of the experiment though, was the glass jar of cookies on the researchers’ front […]

Frost & Sullivan: Mobile Operators Reap the Benefits from Infrastructure Investment in Sub Saharan Africa

  Decline in retail price to push growth of voice and internet services CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Oct., 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Broadband penetration in African countries is significantly low, with a majority of countries recording penetration levels of less than 5%. This has had a considerable impact on internet usage levels in the region. African countries, […]

‘Sh’boom’ heralds launch of major new Standard Bank TV campaign

  Standard Bank has launched the next phase of its brand campaign “Moving Forward” including a major television commercial that captures key moments in world history, demonstrating progress and the positive emotion people feel when they move forward. The campaign, developed by the group’s advertising agency TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris, will flight in South Africa and other African […]

SA fanatical gamers are in for more entertainment

  By Thandisizwe Mgudlwa Oh ye! South African gaming solution is responding to high demand from fanatical gamers. And this week, gamers are to benefit from a niche product from South African hosting solution provider, Openweb. Reports show that the launch of its new 4MB and 10MB Uncapped Gold Solution positions itself square in the […]

South Africa: John Thompson flying higher

  By Thandisizwe Mgudlwa Here is a company that knows how to make it big in the international business arena. The South African group, John Thompson is continuing its strong international performance with multiple export orders into the East African tea industry, brewing industry and the highly competitive Far East market, research reveals. According to […]

EIGHT OUT OF TEN COMPANIES STEP ON TO THE CLOUD

  Johannesburg, South Africa: 11:30am 10 October 2012 – Nearly 80 per cent of organisations either use Cloud computing in their business or are planning to do so over the next 12 months, an audience of South African business executives heard today. Visitors to the Cloud and Virtualization Africa Summit attended a workshop by KeyedIn® […]

Summit aims to encourage enterprises and governments to be tech intensive and ICT empowered

  Enterprises and governments to be tech intensive and ICT empowered (Microsoft Word) 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 […]

South African Fashion eCommerce Retailer Expands Into Africa

  Millbug.com, the leading women’s fashion ecommerce retailer in South Africa today announced it would be expanding into the rest of Africa. The company, which prides itself on providing elegant and edgy fashion for millennials, has confirmed that its number one priority will be proliferating the African ecommerce environment. “We are very fortunate to have […]

SA’s National Development Plan promises greatness

  By Thandisizwe Mgudlwa SOUTH AFRICA’s revised National Development Plan (NDP) could be the foundation for a new age of co-operation between business and government, a leading business organisation believes. It is the Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry which has welcomed the NDP as a progressive step for the prosperity of South Africa. Michael […]