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Old Mutual scoops ‘Top Employer’ award

Old Mutual is the best large employer in South Africa, according to the Corporate Research Foundation (CRF) Institute’s annual Best Employers Certification Index for 2012/13.



Old Mutual leads the pack in the Giants category (for companies with more than 10 001 employees) and is also number one in the Financial Services category. In addition, Old Mutual was certified as…

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Added by Andrea Ayemoba on August 31, 2012 at 4:48pm — No Comments

Unilever South Africa ranked No1 Large-Sized Employer and No1 FMCG Employer

Unilever South Africa ranked No1 Large Sized Employer and No1 FMCG Employer at the CFR SA Best Employers Awards 2011. Unilever also ranked 4th on the Overall Best Employer. Antoinette Irvine, HR. Vice President, Unilever South Africa, received the award on behalf of the company at an awards function in Johannesburg last night.



In 2010,the company had ranked 5th in Large Sized Employer category;…

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Added by Andrea Ayemoba on August 31, 2012 at 4:43pm — No Comments

Chempure is Ascendis Health's latest Acquisition

Ascendis Health (Pty) Limited have announced the acquisition of Chempure (Pty) Limited for an undisclosed sum. The transaction will further consolidate Ascendis’ position in South Africa’s healthcare products market.  This deal is in line with the Groups vertical integration strategy to acquire key players in the…

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Added by Andrea Ayemoba on August 30, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

First Research Project into South African Plastics Industry Launched

The Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services Education and Training Authority (merSETA), in association with Plastics|SA, has launched an innovative pilot study with the aim of developing a better understanding of the shape and size of the Plastics Industry in South Africa.  



According to Danny Sour, Chairman of the merSETA Plastics Chamber, there are various factors…

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Added by Andrea Ayemoba on August 30, 2012 at 2:23pm — No Comments

Why You should Invest in Tanzania's Agriculture

Why you should Invest in Tanzania’s Agriculture

Evidence from many countries suggest that countries which reduce regulatory burdens and improve the enabling environment for business achieve greater levels of economic growth and create more jobs

 

In Tanzania we have many incentives attractive to agricultural Investment such as readily available lands suitable for all types of farming activities, Tax Incentives, rule of law, Property Rights guarantee, consistent…

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Added by Joseph Muywanga Swila on August 30, 2012 at 8:32am — No Comments

SkyVision SA Partners with Broadlink Expanding its South African Partner Network

SkyVision Networks South Africa, a subsidiary of SkyVision Global Networks, a leading global provider of IP connectivity over satellite and fibre optic networks, announced today that it has signed an agreement with Broadlink, a leading telecommunications and infrastructure provider, to bring reliable, secure, cost effective Virtual Private Network (VPN) and Internet connectivity…

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Added by Andrea Ayemoba on August 28, 2012 at 3:04pm — No Comments

Funding for clean tech projects in Africa

On the 16th and 17th of October 2012 the Viridis Africa conference is to be held at the Killarney Country Club in Lower Houghton, Johannesburg, South Africa.  The event is dedicated to the introduction of clean technologies and associated business/investment opportunities.

 

The intention of Viridis Africa is to bring together investors and entrepreneurs from Africa and rest of the world, to jointly explore commercial initiatives in green…

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Added by Suza Adam on August 27, 2012 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Green public relations for cleantech companies in Africa

Spindle Communications provides marketing and communications advice and solutions for associations, companies, local authorities and brands at the forefront of the cleantech and low carbon economies.



The Spindle Communications team offers over 20 years experience and expertise gained…

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Added by Suza Adam on August 27, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Viridis Africa 2012 - clean technology investment summit

On the 16th & 17th October 2012 the second Clean Technology business and investment matchmaking conference for the African continent is to be held at the Sandton Convention Centre South Africa. Called Viridis Africa, the event is dedicated to entrepreneurs and corporates who are seeking funding to introduce clean technology solutions and services.



Principals who would present their business opportunities at this event would enjoy access to numerous local and foreign…

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Added by Suza Adam on August 27, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

South Africa to host Air Cargo Africa Conference for the first time

Southern Africa’s Transport hub, O.R. Tambo International Airport today announces its “Gold Sponsorship” status of Air Cargo Africa 2013 which takes place for the first time in South Africa from 20th – 22nd February 2013 at the Emperors Palace in Johannesburg’s East Rand.

The exhibitions will create a platform for cargo industries globally to exhibit their products and services for potential partnership which improve trade relations in the industry. Air Cargo Africa 2013 will also…

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Added by Linda Larbie on August 24, 2012 at 6:07pm — No Comments

Absa bags Mr Price e-commerce deal

Absa, South Africa’s largest retail bank by customer numbers, today announced a partnership with fashion retailer, Mr Price that will extend the bank’s online payment services to the retailer’s customer base. Applicable to all Mr Price customers, this will provide a secure payment facility when shopping for Mr Price apparel online.

Absa Head of Retail Markets, Arrie Rautenbach attributes the acquisition of the landmark deal to significant progress the bank has made as a key player in…

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Added by Linda Larbie on August 24, 2012 at 6:03pm — No Comments

Logistics Conference Tackles Oil & Gas Upstream Supply Chain

The costs and challenges of planning and operating logistics for both on and offshore oil and gas upstream sectors in sub-Saharan Africa will be addressed at a conference in Johannesburg on 23 and 24 October 2012.



“Upstream oil and gas supply chain issues in sub-Saharan Africa will be extensively covered by a team of expert international speakers from Europe and Africa,” says John Victor of Fair…

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Added by Andrea Ayemoba on August 22, 2012 at 3:54pm — No Comments

Time to spread wings for South African Commercial Farmers

It is a high moment for South African Commercial Farmers to realize that the world is revolving fast and for true business oriented persons to know that any African country can be your next home and may be for good!

 

With a vast land and climate suitable for Agriculture and animal keeping and with only an 1/8 of that land being used plus a conducive atmosphere and a good Government Policy for foreign Investments and a tradition of Respect to people’s properties and Investments…

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Added by Joseph Muywanga Swila on August 22, 2012 at 11:05am — No Comments

Hydropower Africa in Cape Town to Focus on New Opportunities in Hydro Industries

The annual Hydropower Africa conference and exhibition in Cape Town in September will focus on new opportunities in the clean energy sectors such as retrofitting hydropower to current dams and helping the mining industry to use excess water to provide onsite power.

South Africa’s Energy Minister Elizabeth Dipuo Peters will welcome delegates at the official…

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Added by Andrea Ayemoba on August 21, 2012 at 5:53pm — No Comments

PetroSA and Cairn India Sign Agreement for Block 1 in South Africa

PetroSA and Cairn India Group (“Cairn India”) have signed a farm-in agreement for exploring for crude oil and natural gas in the offshore Block 1 in the Orange Basin on the west coast of South Africa. The closure of the transaction is subject to South African regulatory approvals.



Block 1 covers a large…

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Added by Andrea Ayemoba on August 17, 2012 at 12:49pm — No Comments

New Satellite Connectivity Model set to Empower Township/rural Entrepreneurs

Maxwell Technology has launched a new product, Satellite Hot Spot, which has the potential to transform the business model for providing connectivity to underserved communities in townships and rural areas.

World Bank research has shown a direct correlation between broadband penetration and gross domestic product (GDP): every 10% increase in broadband penetration increases economic growth by…

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Added by Andrea Ayemoba on August 17, 2012 at 12:46pm — No Comments

Marketing with Video Conferencing / Webinars

Marketing with VIDEO CONFERENCING / WEBINARS

This technology can change the world !

Facts :

· Google loves Video !

· Cisco predict there will be a 10 fold increase in the use of Video over the next 5 years

· Internet Video traffic is now 40% of consumer internet

· People retain 10% of what they hear, but 50% of what they see

· Video is the single, most effective form of communication

· Companies continue to look for additional creative marketing…

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Added by Heather de Wit on August 15, 2012 at 9:51am — No Comments

VMail is the new Email !

VMail is the new Email

Extraordinary results can be achieved using this technology. Video Email can change the world and the way we communicate Vmail by Vmail !

Facts :

1. Google loves Video !

2. Cisco predict there will be a 10 fold increase in the use of Video over the next 5 years

3. By 2015, there will be nearly 3 Billion Internet users – more than 40% of the world’s projected population

4. Internet Video traffic is now 40% of the consumer…

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Added by Heather de Wit on August 15, 2012 at 9:49am — No Comments

PetroSA Partnering with Leading International Players

PetroSA, the National Oil Company (NOC) and a subsidiary of CEF (SOC) Ltd), has been working hard at formulating plans to achieve its vision to be a leading African energy company.

The Company has signed five significant Memorandums of Understanding with leading international energy firms. The hope is that…

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Added by Andrea Ayemoba on August 13, 2012 at 1:28pm — No Comments

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Added by Aaishah L Mrubata on August 9, 2012 at 12:38am — No Comments

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