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June 2011 Blog Posts (15)

Proudly South African To Host SA's First Buy Local Indaba and Expo

procurement at the Sandton Convention Centre on the 29th and 30th September 2011.

The theme of the Indaba is "Be Proudly South African - Buy Local to Create Jobs" which is the key message of Proudly South Africa's marketing and communication campaign.

The Expo will showcase Proudly South African member companies' service offerings and manufactured products available from all sectors of business in South Africa and aims to create a network that can link all state organs and…


Added by Linda Larbie on June 29, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Frost & Sullivan: Integrated Resource Plan to Provide Impetus to South African Electricity Industry

2010 was a significant year in the South African electricity industry. The direction providing Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) 2010 was released and significant time and effort was spent on fine-tuning the document to provide surety to market participants and energy end users. There was also a continued focus on green electrification.

Unfortunately, very little investment was made during this period by independent power producers (IPPs) and project developers. Hence, the continuation… Continue

Added by Linda Larbie on June 29, 2011 at 5:29pm — No Comments

International investors choose South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya as top 3 in 2011

International investors choose South AfricaNigeria and Kenya as the best African countries on the continent for investment in 2011. A survey conducted by Africa Business Panel among 800 business professionals involved with Africa shows that these 3 countries were earmarked as the continent’s favourites when it comes to international…


Added by Bas Vlugt on June 26, 2011 at 9:09am — No Comments





JUNE 2011

Global and local scenarios – no clear favourite

A scenario and a flag

Clem Sunter and Chantel Illbury have been planning and strategising scenarios for many years. Presenting

this last week Sunter went through various global and local scenarios…


Added by Louw Venter on June 23, 2011 at 5:19am — No Comments

Do you suffer from business depression in the current economy?

Business depression the current epidemic of the world / Do you have it?

Gavin Tonks business mentor and consultant says:-Trade your way “out of a business depression.”  


“When you are business depressed nothing is more important than getting effective treatment.”


Understanding Business Depression

If you've been diagnosed with business depression, you may wonder why it had to happen to you. The fact is that anyone can get…


Added by Gavin Tonks on June 22, 2011 at 10:17am — No Comments

Web Identity - Tools for Small Business and Budgets

Creating Your Corporate Web Identity - DO-IT-YOURSELF - THE DIY KIT - Step 1 to Building and Developing an Effective Web Presence - Start-up Internet Marketing Solutions for Business - Going online and marketing your business on the World Wide Web is essential. …


Added by Craig Nuttley on June 16, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

SAB Offers R3 Million and Skills Training to Youth Owned Businesses

As South Africa celebrates youth month and with Youth Day being celebrated tomorrow, the South African Breweries Limited (SAB) is calling on young black entrepreneurs to try their luck at winning a share of more than R3 million in grant funding by entering its entrepreneurship development programme, SAB KickStart.


Entrants need to be between the ages of 18 and 35 years and have an existing small business or business idea to be considered for funding as well as to receive…


Added by Linda Larbie on June 16, 2011 at 8:42am — No Comments



Tanzanite is an extraordinary and rare gemstone which occurs in only one place in the world, the east African state of Tanzania. Tanzanite is characterised by the wonderful blue colour, from ultramarine to light violet-blue. Generally speaking, the deeper the colour, the more valuable is the tanzanite. The most

coveted colour is a blue surrounded by a…


Added by Louw Venter on June 14, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Speak with Authenticity- top tips by Juliette Jenner

Are you missing crucial opportunities to stand up and authentically communicate your value? As pressure mounts, does your mouth feels dry, do your hands shake? Don’t worry, there is a way to perform at your peak when it counts.


High Performance Communication allows you to be authentic in pressurised contexts such as public speaking and boardroom meetings. It enables you to unleash the expressive power of your voice and body to enhance your delivery. It helps you reach your…


Added by Juliette Jenner on June 14, 2011 at 11:59am — No Comments

Barbara Johnson - On Changing Circumstances & life Changing development for South Africans.

This week Africa Business Communities meet with  Barbara Johnson, founder and leader of  …


Added by Isaac Twumasi-Quantus on June 13, 2011 at 5:30am — No Comments

PUMA Announces Partnership With South African Football Association

PUMA announced today it has entered into a new partnership with the South African Football Association. The global sportlifestyle brand has become the official technical supplier to the SAFA, effective immediately and lasting beyond the next two FIFA World Cups(TM).

PUMA will provide the official playing kits for all associated South African teams, including the kits, fanwear and other merchandise. The South African National A team will first wear the new PUMA kit during their next…


Added by Linda Larbie on June 8, 2011 at 10:37am — No Comments

African Development Bank Extends USD 365 Million to Help South Africa Green its Energy Sector

Loan enables first concentrated solar power plant in Sub-Saharan Africa

In a landmark decision, the African Development Bank (AfDB) will extend to South Africa a financial package totaling USD 365 million in order to help the country green its energy sector.

The financial package includes a loan of USD 265 million approved by the AfDB’s Board of Directors on 30 May 2011, as well as a USD 100 million concessional loan from the Clean Technology Fund. The financial package…


Added by Linda Larbie on June 7, 2011 at 7:50pm — No Comments

Investing in Clean Technologies for Africa


Africa as yet is not considered as a high priority geography for the introduction of so called clean technologies,  with some exceptions.


Recent studies put  Africa with investor attention relating to the above at the last place (15%), yet the need for such technologies to drive the betterment of socio –economic condition of the continent is clearly present


Generation of renewable energy can prove both commercially and socio-economically promising for…


Added by Suza Adam on June 2, 2011 at 3:54pm — No Comments


Good day all


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Why wait if you can get new machines NOW, with advanced technology and quality, already start saving NOW and we will settle your current contract NOW. 


With the new credit laws and everything getting so expensive, why not save at least on office equipment.


If you would like to save....

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Added by yolandi harmse on June 2, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

Africa Business Confidence Index continues to show growth

Manufacturing index 53.8 and non-manufacturing index 57.1, both numbers still indicating growth for the 5th consecutive month; manufacturing down by 0.9 percentage points; non-manufacturing 1.1 percent point higher compared to April.

Amsterdam, June 2, 2011. The Africa Business Confidence Index (ABCI) for May shows growth in both the index for manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors in Africa. The difference compared to April in the manufacturing…


Added by Bas Vlugt on June 2, 2011 at 10:14am — No Comments

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