AfDB supports Gabon renewable energy sector with €57m loan

  LIBREVILLE, Gabon, July 20, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ – The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group (http://www.afdb.org), through its private sector window, approved on 18 July 2012 in Tunis, a senior loan of €57.5 million to the Coder Hydropower Project for the design, construction and operation of two run-of-river hydro […]

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 […]

5bn Euros Spent on Fairtrade Products in 2011

  5 Billion Euros Spent on Fairtrade Products in 2011: World’s Most Recognized Ethical Label on Solid Ground in Established Markets, Taking Off in New Ones Bonn, Germany, 17 July 2012. Women, men and children around the globe spent almost 5 billion euros (€4.9bn, US$6.6bn) on Fairtrade certified products last year, according to figures released […]

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 […]

Fight on Malaria rages in MALAWI

  By Rabecca Chimjeka Fight on Malaria rages in Malawi (Microsoft Word)   Malaria remains a threat and a major cause of deaths in Sub-Saharan Africa and Malawi in particular, confirms  the country’s 2010 Demographic and Health Survey. Malawi government, through the Ministry of Health is implementing a five year called  Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) […]

Instant Asset Tracking for Enhanced Security Heightens RFID Usage in Data Centers, Observes Frost & Sullivan

Corporate accountability regulations compel data centers to invest in RFID to maintain and manage their IT assets MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — The growing requirement for faster and more accurate tracking and tracing of IT assets in data centers is prompting data center operators and hosting service providers to increasingly adopt radio-frequency identification […]

Global Investment Management Industry Continues To Face A Regulatory Avalanche Of Disparate Rules: KPMG Report

Progress is Slow, But Moving toward More Consistent Rules across Every Region NEW YORK, July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — In its fourth annual analysis of global financial regulations, KPMG, the audit, tax and advisory firm, says investment managers continue to face daunting challenges brought on by a changing global regulatory environment, which is fraught with unanswered […]

Messy, Inaccurate, Confusing: Study Finds Corporate Travel Managers Waste Over 400,000 Hours Reconciling Travel Data

GBTA Foundation Study Finds Travel Managers Lack Single Solution to Efficiently Manage Multiple Data Streams Costing Companies Millions Effective Use of Travel Data Can Help Companies Control Travel Spend ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Travel data can play a key role in helping travel managers control travel spend, increase compliance, negotiate with suppliers […]

SURVEY: New Findings Indicate IT Solutions are Strategic Drivers for OR Efficiency, Managing Increased Volumes and Surgeon Recruiting and Retention

  Surgeons look to technology to streamline, reduce errors, and improve quality and compliance as the pressure to optimize increases ATLANTA, July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Surgical Information Systems (‘SIS’), a leader in perioperative information systems, today released results of a nationwide survey showing that surgeons view specialized perioperative information systems as essential tools to drive […]

Online ID OD: Illegal Web Trade in Personal Information Soars

  LONDON, July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Experian CreditExpert’s identity web monitoring service reveals more than 12 million pieces of personal information traded online globally between January and April 2012 More than 12 million pieces of personal information were illegally traded online by identity fraudsters in the first four months of 2012, new figures from […]

Equatorial Guinea Leads Africa In Per Capita Health Investment

Improvement of public health and health infrastructure is a national priority in Equatorial Guinea. MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, July, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Equatorial Guinea and Botswana lead Africa in per capita investments in health care, according to a World Health Organization (WHO) report, but the gap in spending between Africa and the rest of the world […]

Mobile Retail Commerce Rises While Social Shopping Drops in Second Quarter, Reports IBM

ARMONK, N.Y., July 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Mobile shopping rose while social media sales fell, providing an indication of where US retailers may invest in order to capture the attention and loyalty of the digital consumer, according to a new report from IBM (NYSE: IBM). The IBM Retail Online Index, a cloud-based analysis of the […]

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 […]

World Bank Approves New Power Transmission Line between Ethiopia and Kenya to Boost Electricity and Economic Growth in East Africa

  Washington, July 12, 2012 – The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved the Eastern Electricity Highway Project, which will connect Ethiopia’s electrical grid with Kenya’s, create power- sharing between the two countries, reduce energy costs, promote sustainable and renewable power generation, better protect the region’s environment, and pave the way for more […]

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 […]

Manama Hotels Top List of Global Revenue Earners

Ernst & Young Reports Bahrain Hotels Top List of Largest Increase in Revenue per Available Room MANAMA, Bahrain, July 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Bahrain’s hotel industry tops list of global revenue earners in the Middle East/North Africa region according to the latest report issued by Ernst & Young. Hotels in Manama reported a 52.1 percent increase […]