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 […]

Africa’s IT industry gearing up toward the clouds as summit launches into day one

  Africa’s IT industry gearing up toward the clouds as summit launches into day one (Microsoft Word) The anticipated 3rd annual Cloud and Virtualisation Summit Africa is taking place at the Hilton Hotel in Sandton, Johannesburg, from 10 to 11 October 2012. The event is hosted by international business-to-business conferencing company, Kinetic Events. The must-attend […]

Hyundai goes big at GulfSol 2013

  Hyundai Heavy Industries has confirmed a major presence at GulfSol 2013 (3-5 September 2013, Dubai World Trade Centre), with the reservation of a prime-located 100 sq metre exhibition stand. The Korean solar giant has always been a key mover in emerging markets, and this sizeable booking sends out a clear message of intent 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 […]

Polaris to Implement Intellect Quantum Core Banking Solution in National Bank of Ethiopia

  ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia and CHENNAI, India, October 8, 2012/PRNewswire-FirstCall via African Press Organization (APO)/ — Ethiopian Central Bank chooses Polaris’ Intellect Quantum CBS specifically designed for Central banks Polaris Financial Technology Ltd (POLS.BO), a leading global Financial Technology Company, today announced that National Bank of Ethiopia, an important Central Bank in the African continent, […]

The Parliament of Sierra Leone has ratified the award of offshore exploration blocks for ODYE Limited with partners, Chevron and Noble Energy

    “The two exploration blocks, SL-08A and SL-08B, have been combined into one concession and are located between 75 and 110 miles (120 and 180 km) southwest of the capital of Freetown and cover a combined area of about 2,100 square miles (5,500 sq. km). (CNW Group/ODYE Limited)”. LONDON, Oct. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire via […]

Middle East and North Africa: Boosting support for women’s entrepreneurship will pay off in jobs and growth, says OECD

  PARIS, France, October 8, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ – Governments in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) should create urgently needed jobs for the 2.5 million people entering the labour market each year and improve their policies to encourage women’s entrepreneurship in order to reduce structural unemployment, says a new OECD report. Women […]

Officials to deliberate a business plan to implement the African Mining Vision

  ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, October 8, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ – The joint partnership of the African Union Commission, the Economic Commission for Africa and the African Development Bank has hailed today’s meeting of the Bureau of the Second Conference of AU Ministers Responsible for Mineral Resources Development as “an important milestone in implementing the […]

World Bank Launches New Fund to Help African Countries Negotiate Best-Possible Deals for their Oil, Gas, and Minerals

PARIS, October, 2012―With new discoveries of oil, gas, and other minerals generating a wave of significant mineral wealth in African countries, the World Bank today launched a new fund to help countries on the continent level the playing field and ensure equitable deals in their natural resource contracts with international companies. With Africa holding 15% […]

Despite Global Slowdown, African Economies Growing Strongly― New Oil, Gas, and Mineral Wealth an Opportunity for Inclusive Development

WASHINGTON, October, 2012 – Sub-Saharan Africa is expected to grow at 4.8 percent in 2012, broadly unchanged from the 4.9 percent growth rate in 2011 and largely on track despite setbacks in the global economy, according to the World Bank’s new Africa’s Pulse, a twice-yearly analysis of the issues shaping Africa’s economic prospects. Excluding South […]

Africa INX, Leading ISP In S. Africa, Deploys RADWIN 5000 To Drive High-capacity Services To SMEs

  RADWIN’s wireless broadband radios operate in heavy interference & non line-of-sight   TEL AVIV, Israel, Aug. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — RADWIN (www.radwin.com), the global provider of Backhaul and Broadband Wireless solutions, today announced that Africa INX, an ISP based in Gauteng, deployed the RADWIN 5000 point-to-multipoint solution to deliver high-capacity services to businesses requiring […]

MarketsandMarkets: World Sensors Market in Healthcare Applications is expected to reach $13.11 billion by 2017

  DALLAS, August, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — According to a new market research report “World Sensors Market in Healthcare Applications (2012-2017), Global Forecast & Analysis – Segmentation by Type of Sensor (Temperature, Pressure, Chemical, Flow, Level, Position, Image and Biosensors), Monitoring, Therapeutic, Diagnostic, Drug Discovery & Delivery Applications, Geographical & Country-wise Markets“ published by MarketsandMarkets (http://www.marketsandmarkets.com), […]

Catherine Ashton travels to Kenya to reiterate EU support to democracy, security and economic growth in the region

  BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, August 24, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ – Catherine Ashton, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Commission Vice President, is travelling to Nairobi where she is to meet Prime Minister Odinga, Minister of Foreign Affairs Ongeri, and other Kenyan leaders on 28 August. As Kenya is preparing for national […]

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 […]

Advertising code now applicable to Facebook

  By Sarann Buckby Phatic Communications +27 83 381 0710 If you have a social media profile for your brand, such as a Facebook page or Twitter profile, buckle up because a landmark ruling by the Advertising Standards Board in Australia is likely to affect your online business marketing soon. The Advertising Standards Board in […]

PMI Gold Corporation Announces Significant Drilling Intersections at itsKubi South Prospect

  Please download press-release (all figures, tables, contacts): PMI Significant drill results Kubi (Microsoft Word) Key Points: Diamond drilling intersects significant gold mineralization at the Kubi South Prospect, located 1.5km south of the Kubi Main DepositatPMI Gold’s Kubi Project within the Ashanti Gold Belt. The Kubi Project is located on the north-east trending Ashanti Shear […]

Tom Juma, Head of Service Delivery and ICT of Old Mutual Kenya is to attend and speak at the Cloud East Africa Summit

  Tom Juma, Head of Service Delivery and ICT of Old Mutual Kenya (Microsoft Word) The Cloud Summit East Africa Summit, proudly supported by the Kenya ICT Board and KITOS, will be held in Nairobi on 7 September 2012. The strategic industry event is hosted by international business-to-business conferencing company, Kinetic Events. The summit is […]

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 […]

New Fair Trade Shop Empowers South African Artisans

  COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Aug. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Paradigm Shift, a Colorado-based non-profit, recently launched an online shop. The Paradigm Shift Shop sells Fair Trade South African crafts handmade by microentrepreneurs who have participated in Paradigm Shift’s holistic entrepreneurship training program. Around the globe millions work in sweatshop-like conditions, earning barely enough to feed […]

Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Sonic Foundry for its Continued Dominance in the Lecture Capture Solutions Market

  With its flagship platform, Mediasite, the company has sustained highest market share for past six years   MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Based on its recent analysis of the lecture capture solutions market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Sonic Foundry with the 2012 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Market Share Leadership. For […]