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October 2012 Blog Posts (22)

Vodacom’s promotion introduces SA’s most affordable international calling rates

Vodacom has announced the launch of its international calling promotion that offers customers the lowest rate in South Africa when making international calls directly from a cellphone. Contract, Top Up and Prepaid customers will only pay 89c per minute anytime when making calls to 52 international destinations. This promotion will be available from 21 October to 31…

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Added by Andrea Ayemoba on October 31, 2012 at 1:26pm — No Comments

Samsung SA launches Learning Hub

Samsung South Africa has announced the launch of the local version of Learning Hub – a technologically enhanced multi-media learning environment that integrates images, video, text with local and international content into a single learning experience, all accessible from a mobile device.

Currently pre-loaded on the Galaxy Note II device, this digital…

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Added by Andrea Ayemoba on October 31, 2012 at 1:22pm — No Comments

MTN to deliver Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 devices in key African markets

MTN will be a key operator in Africa to deliver Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 devices to its customers in South Africa in November, with Ghana and Nigeria following in December.

As part of its strategic alliance with Microsoft, MTN customers in South Africa, Ghana and Nigeria will be among the first users in the world to experience the Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 operating systems.…

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Added by Andrea Ayemoba on October 29, 2012 at 4:05pm — No Comments

PetroSA has followed up last year’s strong financial performance with an impressive R1,4-billion net profit

PetroSA has followed up last year’s strong financial performance with an impressive R1,4-billion net profit –  a 54% increase on the 2010/11 posting.

The company also recorded a R14,4-billion turn-over for the 2011/12 financial year, compared to R10,5-billion  in the 2010/11 period.  Last year…

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Added by Andrea Ayemoba on October 29, 2012 at 4:03pm — No Comments

Quarterly update: MTN Group records 182,7 million subscribers

MTN delivered a satisfactory set of results for the quarter ended 30 September 2012, increasing subscriber numbers by 3.8% to 182.7 million. The Group's performance was underpinned by solid operational management and the rollout of appealing value propositions despite aggressive pricing competition, regulations and economic challenges across the different markets…

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Added by Andrea Ayemoba on October 25, 2012 at 2:45pm — No Comments

PetroSA Signs Cooperation Agreement with Cohydro SARL

In a further move to advance its vision to be a leading African energy company, PetroSA yesterday signed a cooperation agreement with Cohydro Sarl, the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) National Oil Company (NOC).

 The agreement ensures that the two NOCs will develop a framework for…

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Added by Andrea Ayemoba on October 25, 2012 at 2:44pm — No Comments

SA Firm Invicta Proposes to Acquire Singaporean Company in Asian Expansion Strategy – Standard Chartered Sole Financial Sponsor

Invicta Holdings Ltd, assisted by the financial expertise and advisory services of Standard Chartered, has announced the proposed acquisition of Kian Ann Engineering Ltd – a large distributor of heavy equipment parts and diesel engine spares listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange. The transaction is valued at ZAR1,361 million and stands to boost Invicta’s revenue by…

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Added by Andrea Ayemoba on October 22, 2012 at 2:35pm — No Comments

J.P. Morgan Invests Millions in Africa’s Jumia and Zando

U.S.-based J. P. Morgan Asset Management has injected an undisclosed sum believed to be in the double-digit million dollar range into Jumia and Zando – Africa’s fastest growing online retailer and South African online fashion retailer respectively. These two companies are backed by Rocket Internet, one of…

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Added by Andrea Ayemoba on October 19, 2012 at 2:39pm — No Comments

Africa, Asia and Europe summit to discuss global economic issues

The inaugural Africa–Asia–Europe Trade & Investment Summit (AAE Summit) will be held from the 19th to the 21st of November 2012 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. For the first time ever, the event will bring together African, Asian, and European governments, businesses, civic societies, academics and think tanks into an environment where trade…

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Added by Andrea Ayemoba on October 18, 2012 at 2:09pm — No Comments

Hannover Fair Organizers Support New SA Industry and Technology Fair

Designed as an umbrella event for African industrialists, the South African Industry and Technology Fair, or INDUTECH for short, consists of 10 compatible, co-located title events targeting different sectors of Industry.

INDUTECH will take place from 14 to 16 May 2013 at Gallagher Convention Center in Johannesburg.

Based on four of EMS’s already successful and long-established…

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Added by Andrea Ayemoba on October 17, 2012 at 3:16pm — No Comments

MTN gives learners a shot in the arm

MTN Group has partnered with the Department of Basic Education (DoBE) and Mindset Network to help learners in Limpopo, KwaZulu Natal and the Eastern Cape prepare for their final examinations.

In fact, high school students across Limpopo, Eastern Cape and KwaZulu Natal have been benefiting from the MTN Learn School Programme since August this year. An initiative of…

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Added by Andrea Ayemoba on October 17, 2012 at 3:01pm — No Comments

South Africa: Experience a brighter future with Samsung!

With summer excitement in the air, Samsung are ‘hotting up’ all key regions in South Africa with its Summer Wave campaign! The campaign includes various direct and indirect consumer activations including mall promotions, an incredible Million Rand Nomination competition and an awesome new advertising campaign!



The campaign encompasses the theme of future thinking -…

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Added by Andrea Ayemoba on October 16, 2012 at 3:26pm — No Comments

Vodacom launches LTE services in South Africa

Vodacom Group CEO Shameel Joosub announced at the MyBroadband Conference 2012 that Vodacom's LTE (commonly referred to as 4G) service had been officially switched on and was open for business. The service is initially available in Johannesburg, with other cities to follow in the near future.

Joosub said "Vodacom was the first network in SA to test LTE more than two…

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Added by Andrea Ayemoba on October 15, 2012 at 12:44pm — No Comments

MTN set for bigger presence at AfricaCom 2012

MTN is gearing up for increased participation at AfricaCom 2012, with six speakers confirmed from across its footprint and a showcase of its revamped MTN Play portal.

This year’s conference runs from 13-15 November in Cape Town, and marks the 6th year of MTN’s sponsorship of Africa’s foremost telecoms gathering. Previously taking place over…

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Added by Andrea Ayemoba on October 15, 2012 at 12:42pm — No Comments

Vodafone provides computer center to boost learning at Limpopo Primary School

Vodacom Millionaires yesterday donated a fully equipped computer center with internet access to Mogoshi Primary School in Limpopo as part of its ongoing strategy to use technology to improve education in South Africa.

The computer center comprises of 21 laptops, server, printer, cartridges, four WebBoxes with LCD Screens and 400 MB monthly internet access for a year. All this was made…

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Added by Andrea Ayemoba on October 12, 2012 at 2:45pm — No Comments

Gold Fields and NUM Reach Agreement on South Deep Operating Model

Gold Fields Limited is pleased to announce that it has reached a formal agreement with the National Union of Mineworkers ("NUM") to implement a new operating model at its developing South Deep Gold Mine near Johannesburg in South Africa.

Gold Fields CEO Nick Holland praised the national, regional and branch leadership of the NUM, which played a critical role in securing…

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Added by Andrea Ayemoba on October 11, 2012 at 2:57pm — No Comments

JAC Successfully Exports NHS-proven Hospital Software to South Africa

The use of JAC's software is transforming the lives disadvantaged communities within the Western Cape and there are plans to expand and build on these services in South Africa.



This is according to a spokesperson for JAC Computer Services (JAC), a leading healthcare software supplier to the NHS that has successfully deployed their…

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Added by Andrea Ayemoba on October 9, 2012 at 3:43pm — No Comments

LIVEOUTLOUD scoops Most Innovative Company in South Africa Award

Now in its fifth year, the Africa SMME Awards, hosted by Africagrowth institute, attracts entries from across the continent, and the ceremony aims to identify and recognize the best performing small and medium sized business enterprises in Africa.

“It was a spectacular evening, spent in the company of some of the most inspirational and dynamic entrepreneurs on the…

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Added by Andrea Ayemoba on October 4, 2012 at 1:52pm — No Comments

MTN sponsors young leaders to attend global Summit in the USA

Africa’s leading telecoms company has again committed to sponsor 22 youth from its operating countries in Africa and the Middle East to attend a global youth leadership Summit in the United States of America (USA) later this month.

The annual One Young World (OYW) Summit 2012 will take place in Pittsburgh, USA from 18–22 October. OYW seeks to bring together over 1200 delegates aged…

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Added by Andrea Ayemoba on October 4, 2012 at 1:47pm — No Comments

ContinuitySA takes corporate social investment strategic

In a bid to align its corporate social investment with its business strategy, ContinuitySA has entered into a three-year partnership with Habitat for Humanity. In terms of the new program, ContinuitySA will build a house a year as part of the Raising a Roof initiative.

The Habitat for Humanity model requires the sponsoring company to fund the materials for building a house, and to…

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Added by Andrea Ayemoba on October 3, 2012 at 3:51pm — No Comments

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