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Vodacom excels in Best Employer Survey

Vodacom is proud to have won second place in the Best Employer for Large-Sized companies (over 4000) in South Africa for 2011/12 at the Corporate Research Foundation Institute (CRF) Best Employer Survey gala function in Sandton last night.

The CRF Institute uses international standards to rate companies in South Africa for excellence in HR management.  The results are independently audited by Grant Thornton.

Vodacom was also awarded Best Employer in the Telecommunications…


Added by Linda Larbie on August 25, 2011 at 7:31pm — No Comments

Information poverty; A few things to point out

A Knowledge society creates, shares and uses knowledge for the prosperity and wellbeing of its people.  The question arises how relevant the Internet really is to rural Africa where many people do not even have access to the most basic social services, such as water, health care and education.

A simple, affordable telephone service may be more important for most rural farmers than connection to a global information superhighway. The Internet requires at least a basic level of computer…


Added by Isaac Twumasi-Quantus on August 24, 2011 at 12:52pm — No Comments

Thomson Reuters Addresses the Operational Needs of Financial Services Firms in South Africa

Thomson Reuters today announced an agreement with Sanlam Private Investments, the private client business within the Sanlam Group, one of sub-Saharan Africa’s largest providers of financial services, to utilize Thomson Reuters PORTIA, the industry leading middle-to-back office operations solution.  PORTIA will provide Sanlam Private Investments with a solution for its international operations, giving the firm the tools it needs to efficiently manage and report on daily transaction activity. … Continue

Added by Linda Larbie on August 23, 2011 at 4:31pm — No Comments

Some of the Best and Worst “Doing Business” Environments in Africa

By Hartmut Sieper, columnist.


It is amazing how fast some African countries have reformed over the last couple of years. On the other hand, many countries are lagging behind making it very difficult for investors and entrepreneurs to support economic development by doing…


Added by Isaac Twumasi-Quantus on August 23, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments


An amazing thing is happening right now, you can begin to wake up!! Is there questions you've held on the back burner for far too long but you can not find the answers, or does the pages of your past need to be revived and dealt with before you can move to the next level? Maybe you have chosen to ignore your life, the future and perhaps you've buried the important parts of who you are so far underneath the daily conundrum of life?

The activities you…


Added by Lyndall Jacobs on August 23, 2011 at 10:24am — No Comments

Bidorbuy recognises local entrepreneurs

Award events were held in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban and Port Elizabeth to honour successful sellers on Bidorbuy.

“While we have successful sellers all over the country, most of them are concentrated in or around these major centres”, says bidorbuy CEO Jaco Jonker.   All in all, about two…


Added by Linda Larbie on August 22, 2011 at 8:17pm — No Comments

EMC Forum one of SA’s premier Cloud Computing Events

More than 1,000 of EMC Southern Africa’s customers and partners as well as media representatives and analysts attended the EMC Forum 2011, a one-day event focusing on how cloud computing is transforming IT and how organisations can accelerate their journey to the cloud.

The EMC Forum 2011 was hosted by EMC Southern Africa on 4 August 2011 at Vodaworld in Midrand. In his welcoming address, EMC Southern Africa Country Manager Inana Nkanza promised delegates they would discover how to…


Added by Linda Larbie on August 19, 2011 at 8:48pm — No Comments

Watec Israel 2011 – Israel Showcases its Water Expertise in a Conference in November


The Israeli water industry is recognized as a global leader in the water arena thanks to breakthrough technological innovations in areas such as desalination, water treatment and water security:

The Hadera seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) desalination plant in Israel is one of the largest of its kind in the world ●  Israel reclaims almost 75% of its reused effluents in agriculture ● Israel’s total water consumption has…


Added by Or Pearl on August 17, 2011 at 12:22pm — No Comments

Insurance Brokerage Firm Solves Document Management Challenges With FileBound Express

FileBound Africa recently provided NIC Brokers, a short term insurance brokerage firm located in Johanesburg’s East Rand with approximately 20 staff members, a solution to address their document management challenges.


As a short term insurance broker, the new FAIS Act requires NIC to store all documentation for a period of 5 years after cancellation of a specific instruction.  It also requires brokers like them to keep all records up dated on all existing active clients.  As a…


Added by Linda Larbie on August 11, 2011 at 6:19pm — No Comments

Samsung Mobile South Africa Announces Key Partnership at Leading Entertainment Event

Samsung Mobile South Africa today announced a major partnership that they have signed with UK-based conference company, All Amber. The deal will make Samsung Mobile South Africa the Platinum Sponsors at Mobile Entertainment Africa, which is taking place at the One & Only Cape Town on the Victoria & Albert Waterfront.

The signing of the agreement has further strengthened Samsung’s mobile division as one of the most forward-thinking and developer-focused organisations in South…


Added by Linda Larbie on August 10, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Lessons for Doing Business in Africa from the Chinese


By Nissi Ekpott in Johannesburg, South Africa.


The phenomenal growth of trade between China and Africa offers an opportunity to develop a new strategy to tap into Africa’s unique markets. …


Added by Isaac Twumasi-Quantus on August 8, 2011 at 1:13pm — No Comments

Sasol enthuses learners through National Science Week

Sasol believes that education is the foundation of a prosperous future and is continually investing in significant projects as part of the company’s efforts to ensure that the youth are well-equipped for the future. In stimulating enthusiasm in science and technology among learners, Sasol will be participating in National Science Week from 1 – 6 August 2011, through its sponsored initiative, the Osizweni Education & Development Centre.

The Osizweni Education & Development…


Added by Linda Larbie on August 4, 2011 at 8:10pm — No Comments

Sasol Inzalo Foundation announce its partnership with John Orr Technical High School

Sasol Inzalo Foundation announce its partnership with John Orr Technical High School to create an academy of excellence

The Sasol Inzalo Foundation has partnered with the Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) and John Orr Technical High School on a 'Schools Improvement For Excellence ' initiative.

The project will offer excellence in teaching and learning in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education and beyond, thus delivering school leavers effectively…


Added by Linda Larbie on August 4, 2011 at 8:09pm — No Comments

Good deals/opportunities for cash buyers:

New businesses  on the market !

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Added by huberta neustetter on August 2, 2011 at 6:20pm — No Comments

Business Buyers or Sellers welcome

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Our core business is facilitating the buying and selling of businesses.

We focus on our clients’ needs, offering a full service to both buyers and sellers:


We have a database of potential buyers and guide you the professional way, phone or e-mail us for a…

Added by huberta neustetter on August 2, 2011 at 6:18pm — No Comments

Ghana: ICT and Oil Booms Converge

Lauri Elliott in South Africa.


Ghana’s ICT boom converges with its oil boom, which kicked off on December 15, 2010 with the first commercial oil pour from Tullow Oil installations. Ghana’s potential ICT boom is…


Added by Isaac Twumasi-Quantus on August 1, 2011 at 1:01pm — No Comments

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