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July 2011 Blog Posts (19)

Africa’s First Event Focussing Specifically on Mobile Entertainment Industry to be Held in Cape Town

All Amber, the leading company specialising in organising interactive, discussion-based events, today officially announced its latest event which boasts a spectacular speaker faculty including thought leaders from across the continent. Individuals such as Vincent Maher (Motribe, South Africa), Obi Asika (Storm360, Nigeria), Toby Shapshak (Stuff Magazine, South Africa), Mark Kaigwa (Afrinnovator, Kenya), Emma Kaye (Bozza, South Africa) have all agreed to deliver key addresses at the…

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Added by Linda Larbie on July 29, 2011 at 4:10pm — No Comments

Prudent Fiscal Policy Boosts Strength of Rand

South Africa’s history of prudent fiscal decision-making is making it an attractive investment option compared to developed economies which are straining under potentially devastating fiscal uncertainty, says BoE Private Clients Economist Madalet Sessions.

Commenting on the drivers behind the current strength of the rand, Sessions says: “SA is an attractive investment destination compared to the developed world and the economy’s growth prospects compare favourably with developed…

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Added by Linda Larbie on July 28, 2011 at 7:23pm — No Comments

Syncrony, the online remedy for Arwyp



Management at the Arwyp Medical Centre Private Hospital has utilised the institution’s partnership with online experts to optimise its web presence and to integrate more tightly with its internal…

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Added by Linda Larbie on July 26, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

East Africa: Key Sectors and Business Environment in 2011

Nwakego Linda Eyisi in Nigeria.



Agriculture is the largest sector for all countries in the EAC. Total sector contribution is about one third of total GDP for every…

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Added by Isaac Twumasi-Quantus on July 26, 2011 at 4:03pm — No Comments

Innovation: The Key to the Future of African Cities

Lauri Elliott in South Africa.

 

A continuing megatrend for the next generation is urbanization and Africa is no exception. In fact, no country has achieved…

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Added by Isaac Twumasi-Quantus on July 26, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

PRINT CHEMICAL DISTRIBUTOR WANTED

Shadowfax is looking for distributors to represent our press-room chemical. We are in the process of expanding our worldwide network. We recognize the power of partnership as a gateway to reach new customers, expand distribution channels, forge new relations with local distributors and…

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Added by Albert Palomo on July 25, 2011 at 3:25am — No Comments

As South Africa’s Economic Recovery Strengthens, Policy Focus Shifts Back to Faster Inclusive Growth

South Africa’s strengthening recovery, with growth projected at 3.5 percent in 2011, is placing the spotlight back on the critical long-term challenge of tackling high unemployment rates, which, in turn, requires faster, more inclusive growth. Raising the investment and savings rates is crucial to achieving these important national objectives, says a new World Bank report released today.

 

“The World Bank is pleased to launch a new, biannual series of economic reports – the South…

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Added by Linda Larbie on July 21, 2011 at 1:19pm — No Comments

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Added by Denise Theys on July 21, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

PwC Announces Ambitious Growth Strategy for Africa

PWC has announced an ambitious growth strategy for the region. This features a US$100 million investment in people and infrastructure, a focus on further building an integrated advisory business and plans to recruit 8,000 additional partners and staff over the next five years.

Ian Powell, UK Chairman and member of PwC’s Network Leadership Team, said today in Johannesburg, South Africa: “Africa is an important frontier for economic growth. We believe the regional economy could double…

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Added by Linda Larbie on July 19, 2011 at 7:28pm — No Comments

AFRICA HERITAGE SOCIETY HOLDS AWARDS

On Sunday 17th July, 2011, Africa Heritage Society (AHS), based in South Africa salutes champions of freedom at a special gala and awards ceremony in Johannesburg. The event under the AHS’s Salute Freedom Award Programme has been themed Africa Heritage – Champions of Freedom, Justice, Democracy, and Equality Appreciation Day.

 

Honourable guests at the awards, inaugurated in July 2009, include His Excellency, Dr. Bakili Muluzi, Former President of Malawi, Mr. Andrew…

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Added by Linda Larbie on July 18, 2011 at 8:36pm — No Comments

Sasol brings SA chemical industries to Pretoria

Sasol, the DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Catalysis, the University of Cape Town (UCT), and PetroSA have developed a Chemical Industries Resource Pack for teachers and learners. The comprehensive learning kit will be distributed to more than 6,000 Grade 11 and 12 Physical Science teachers through training sessions throughout South Africa. This project aims to bring chemistry alive in the classroom.

To make the material accessible, workshops will be held throughout the country. The…

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Added by Linda Larbie on July 18, 2011 at 8:31pm — No Comments

KwaZulu-Natal hosts Learner Focus Week

In support of government's call to improve science and technology education in South Africa, Sasol is one of the many companies who are involved in Learner Focus Week. KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) will be hosting students from Limpopo, Northern Cape, Free State and KZN from Monday, 10 July 2011 – Friday, 15 July 2011.

Students have arrived in KZN to participate in the week long practical and theoretical exhibition. The project will offer insight to the energy sector and hopefully inspire a new…

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Added by Linda Larbie on July 13, 2011 at 4:43pm — No Comments

Sabre and South African Airways sign new airline distribution agreement

South African Airways, has signed a multi-year distribution agreement with global technology company, Sabre Travel Network.

The agreement provides Sabre travel agencies and corporations in South Africa and around the world with access to South African’s full range of fares, schedules and availability including published fares sold through the airline’s own website and reservations offices.

“We have an agreement in place that meets the needs of our agency and corporate customers,…

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Added by Linda Larbie on July 12, 2011 at 8:53pm — No Comments

Esme Theron on T&E FinOps

This week Africa Business Communities meet with Esmé Theron, dirrector at T&E FinOps in…

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Added by Isaac Twumasi-Quantus on July 11, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

Sasol brings SA chemical industries to Mafikeng

Sasol, the DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Catalysis, the University of Cape Town (UCT), and PetroSA have developed a Chemical Industries Resource Pack for teachers and learners. The comprehensive learning kit is being distributed to more than 6,000 Grade 11 and 12 Physical Science teachers through training sessions throughout South Africa. This project aims to bring chemistry alive in the classroom. The next training session will be held in Mafikeng as part of the South African Association…

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Added by Linda Larbie on July 8, 2011 at 6:43pm — No Comments

Corporate governance and regulation changing executive remuneration trends

As South Africa slowly emerges from the recession, a wave of improvements will uplift a number of industries and add momentum to already-buoyant remuneration levels. However, with corporate governance climbing up the boardroom agenda, companies are expected to increasingly be scrutinised and challenged when they pay executive directors, according to PwC.



“Directors’ remuneration has constantly made headlines, as remuneration paid to employees differs quite largely to that of the…

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Added by Linda Larbie on July 8, 2011 at 6:36pm — No Comments

Google Engage launched in South Africa

Google launches new partner programme to support South African web professionals who provide services to SMBs

Google announced the launch of Google Engage, a new partner programme to support South African web professionals who provide services to SMBs.

Advertising agencies, webmasters, search engine marketers or anyone else who provides web services to South African small and medium businesses can now…

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Added by Linda Larbie on July 6, 2011 at 5:21pm — No Comments

Canon SA to host Canon Expo in December

The Canon Expo 2011 will be held over a 3 day period in December and serve as the company’s official showcase, honouring its international brand in a local setting.  Business customers and the general public will be invited to view Canon’s extensive product offerings in a working environment.

 

“The Expo represents an important milestone in the company’s history as it provides us with the perfect platform to comprehensively show all Canon products available in South Africa,…

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Added by Linda Larbie on July 4, 2011 at 7:30pm — No Comments

IG South Africa Cuts Commission Rates

IG Markets South Africa is dropping its headline commission rate on South African Share CFDs by 15 basis points, to just 0.2%. Share CFDs can be traded on over 130 South African shares using the award-winning trading platform offered by IG Markets.

Robert Bowen, Head of IG Markets South Africa, commented:

"The level of commission paid by traders inevitably has a substantial impact on their portfolio.  IG Markets South Africa recognises this fact reducing rates accordingly to…

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Added by Linda Larbie on July 4, 2011 at 7:29pm — No Comments

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