The 2nd Annual Effluent & Waste Water Management Conference

The 2nd Annual Effluent & Waste Water Management Conference kick started yesterday with a compelling opening speech on Waste water Management in Kenya in regards to the implementation progress so far and challenges by Dr. Geoffrey Wahungu, The Director General, The National Environment Management Authority(NEMA). EWWMC proved to be the event of choice for the […]

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 […]

Zimbabwe formulating a national climate change response strategy

by Wallace Mawire Zimbabwe is in the process of formulating a comprehensive national climate change response strategy to help guide government on how to deal with climate change issues, according to Ms Florence Nhekairo, Secretary for the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Management. According to Nhekairo, the initiative is being carried out in an […]

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, […]

SkyVision to improve the level of communication in Africa

By Thandisizwe Mgudlwa   SkyVision has invested in Africa and will be expanding its local presence.   On Monday of this week SkyVision Global Networks Ltd, a leading global provider of IP connectivity over satellite and fibre optic systems, announced in Cape Town, South Africa that it will continue expanding its local presence across Africa. […]

Nigeria’s Constitution Review: Nigerians reject rotating the presidency between North and South

By Hussaini Umar Nigerians yesterday rejected single term presidency, which is being canvassed by President Goodluck Jonathan, during the House of Representatives Public Hearing on the review of the 1999 Constitution at the 360 Federal Constituencies in the country. Also, in most states, the call for the creation of additional states and the recognition of […]

AUC and CTA sign MoU to strengthen agricultural policies in Africa

by Wallace Mawire The African Union Commission (AUC) and the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen agricultural policies in Africa, according to a spokesperson.   The MoU was signed by the AUC’s Department of Rural Economy and Agriculture (DREA) Commissioner, Mrs. Rhoda Peace Tumusiime, on […]

Lilongwe district council successful in LDF projects-NGO

By Chancy Namadzunda   The Lilongwe District council has been successful in the construction of 30 Local Development Fund (LDF) funded teachers houses this year, according to Malawi Human Rights Youth Network (MHRYN).     MHRYN Acting National Coordinator Weston Happy Msowoya said so far, about 95 percent of the completed work has been successful […]

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 […]

Former President of the African Development Bank Babacar Ndiaye to lead Investment Day at this year’s AgriBusiness Forum.

African expert calls on everyone involved in agriculture to step up to the fore for the sake of the entire continent’s development and in the fight against poverty. 12th November 2012, Brussels, Belgium With the AgriBusiness Forum 2012 just around the corner, Babacar Ndiaye, former President of the African Development Bank and founder of the […]

Chicago-Based Nonprofit Tackles Scientific Literacy Both in the US and in Africa

ISTG, a Chicago-based non-profit [501(c)(3)] organization committed to the promotion of scientific educational development in urban communities within the US and in Africa through international science and technology middle and high school projects.   Chicago, IL, November 12, 2012 –(PR.com)– Chicago-based Nonprofit Tackles Scientific Literacy Both at Home and Abroad Who?: The Innovative Science and […]

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 […]

Professional Indemnity Insurance in South Africa

NEW YORK, Nov., 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Professional Indemnity Insurance in South Africa http://www.reportlinker.com/p01028856/Professional-Indemnity-Insurance-in-South-Africa.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Insurance Professional Indemnity Insurance in South Africa is a report about the South African market for and distribution of policies covering professional liability. For 2007, 2011 and with a forecast […]

IMF to open regional training center for Sub-Saharan Africa in Mauritius

By Wallace Mawire The International Monetary Fund (IMF) plans to establish a Regional Training Center (RTC) for Sub-Saharan Africa in Mauritius, according to a spokesperson. RTCs elsewhere in the world have facilitated the training of government officials on the formulation and implementation of macroeconomic policies as well as related statistical and legal frameworks. With support […]

IBM Develops Plan to Help Moroccan Farmers Boost Skills, Production

RABAT, Morocco, Nov., 2012 /PRNewswire/ — IBM (NYSE: IBM) experts participating in the company’s pro bono Corporate Service Corps program have recommended a strategy to lift the productivity of Moroccan farmers. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090416/IBMLOGO) The plan focuses on improving coordination between the country’s Ministry of Agriculture and the farming community, as well as improve internal coordination within the […]

Canadian Solar Supplies Modules for Turkey’s Largest Commercial PV Project: 540 kW Solar Power Plant at Izmir Airport Installed by Gehrlicher Merk Solar

First PV project under the new Turkish 500 kW law   ONTARIO, Canada, Nov., 2012 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Canadian Solar Inc. (the “Company” or “Canadian Solar”) (NASDAQ: CSIQ), one of the world’s largest solar companies, provided its CS6P-P solar modules for the first project under the new Turkish solar energy legislation, YEK (Law on the utilization […]

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 […]

Standard Bank Group commits R9.4bn to first batch of renewable energy projects

Standard Bank Group has emerged as the leading investor in the first round of South Africa’s renewable energy independent power producer (REIPP) procurement process, backing a total of 11 wind and solar projects. Standard Bank Group will provide comprehensive corporate and investment banking services to all its clients, including underwriting R9.4-billion worth of debt, providing […]

MTN Uganda releases statement on tax evasion case

MTN- Tax Evasion Press ( .pdf Acrobat reader) Allegations of Tax Evasion (Microsoft Word) Dear All, I wish to set the record straight on various negative and inaccurate stories that have appeared in the media over the last couple of weeks: In Mid-September, MTN Uganda discovered suspicious supply chain payments made to several service providers. […]