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Nigel Sinclair Thomson on Zwana Unicom

In Johannesburg Africa Business Communities met with Nigel Sinclair Thomson, CEO of Zwana Unicom.

Kindly tell us about your…


Added by Bas Vlugt on December 21, 2010 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Sasol signs CAD$1 050 / ZAR7 119 million agreement in Canada to significantly increase its contingent natural gas resources

South African energy and chemicals group Sasol, today announced it signed an agreement with the Canadian-based Talisman Energy to acquire a 50% stake in their Farrell Creek shale gas assets located in the Montney basin, of British Columbia.

The CAD$1 050 million (ZAR7 119 million) acquisition, will see Talisman Energy retain the remaining 50% interest and continue as operator of the Farrell Creek assets, that include associated gas gathering systems and processing…


Added by Linda Larbie on December 20, 2010 at 3:25pm — No Comments

Manufacturing Food for Africa

Mpilende Foods, a South African based company that specialises in the manufacturing of nutritional and basic food commodities that have been certified to be compliant with most of the international quality management and food production systems -whilst SADC Exporter Certified, has recently been certified also with the ISO9001: 2008 (SGS International) and FDA for their state of the art manufacturing facility based in Westmead-Pinetown.


The company also won the coverted “Best…


Added by Linda Larbie on December 17, 2010 at 3:20pm — No Comments

Elster Kent Metering Sells 25.1 Percent Stake to BEE Trust Lily of the Valley Endeavor in South Africa

Elster  announced today that the company has sold a 25.1 percent stake in Elster Kent Metering  to a black economic empowerment compliant investment company held by Lily of the Valley Endeavour (LOVE) trust.


With this investment, Elster has now obtained a BEE rating from the South African government which expands the opportunity for the company to participate in public tenders.


The LOVE trust is a non-profit organisation established in early 2009 to serve…


Added by Linda Larbie on December 16, 2010 at 5:06pm — No Comments

FIFA launches 2010 FIFA World Cup Legacy Trust for South Africa

Following a meeting with the President of the Republic of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter presented the 2010 FIFA World Cup Legacy Trust at Soccer City in Johannesburg.

This trust will support a wide range of public benefit initiatives in the areas of football development, education, health and humanitarian activities in South Africa. The trust forms part of FIFA's 2010 FIFA…


Added by Linda Larbie on December 14, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Conquering Public Speaking by Juliette Jenner

Have you ever been in a crowded room, knowing any minute now you are going to be called to speak? Your mouth suddenly feels as dry as sandpaper, your hands are shaking like JoLo’s tush, and all you can remember is the shopping list as your rational mind decides to holiday in Tahiti. Worst of all, as soon as you open your mouth, the furry mouse that has been stapled to your tongue will let out a thin squeak…where has that confident voice gone?

Jerry Seinfeld once said “Speaking…


Added by Juliette Jenner on December 13, 2010 at 12:33pm — No Comments

How to make a good impression 2 of 2 by Juliette Jenner

High Performance Communication skills are crucial when it comes to making a good impression under pressure. People take seven seconds to form a first opinion. What impression do you make? Is it unique, authentic and powerful? You believe you have what it takes, but what are you communicating in those moments that count?

Yet the solutions are accessible and the skills that can make all the difference are not hard to learn. Simply by understanding that your body and voice are the… Continue

Added by Juliette Jenner on December 6, 2010 at 12:07pm — No Comments

The Funding Emporium Inaugural event

The Funding Emporium is the trading place for funders, investors and businesses that are taking giving back to the communities serious.

This platform allows businesses and organizations to find out what they should and should not be doing and what they should be focusing on in their quest for support and different ways of soliciting funding.

The inaugural event will concentrate on the charitable organizations, NPO’s, NGO’s, religious organizations and other public… Continue

Added by Jan van der Kooij on December 3, 2010 at 8:55am — 2 Comments

Rising Environmental Pressures Motivate South African Chemicals Industry to Focus on Bio-Renewables

The South African bio-renewable chemicals industry is in an emerging market stage with a number of local end-user companies such as paper and pulp investing in biomass-to-energy projects. This is expected to stimulate investment and growth in the local bio-renewable chemicals industry. Currently, the local market is dominated by imports from multinationals or local subsidiaries of international companies.

New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, South African Market for Bio-Renewable… Continue

Added by Linda Larbie on December 2, 2010 at 3:25pm — No Comments

South African High Commission in Nigeria out source visa application process to independent firm

South African High Commission in Nigeria has formally announced agreement with a Lagos based firm, the VFS Global Services for outsourcing of visa application processes.

South African High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr. Kingsley J.N Mamabolo who made the disclosure during an official media briefing held at the Southern Sun Hotel, Ikoyi, Lagos, Thursday, also said that with effect from Friday, December 3, the consular office in Lagos will cease to attend to further visa… Continue

Added by Linda Larbie on December 1, 2010 at 2:37pm — No Comments

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