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SA’s Massmart looks beyond Naivas buyout with own stores

South African retail giant Massmart is looking beyond its buyout of Naivas Supermarket as it prepares to open shop in Kenya.



The retailer has been angling for a buyout to enter the local market, but on Friday said it was open to starting operations from scratch in Nairobi.



This comes amid uncertainty over the status of the purchase of the majority stake in…

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Added by Linda Larbie on January 6, 2014 at 6:47pm — No Comments

New Wave Of Asset Based Lending Hits South African Shores

The recent financial crisis and subsequent recession has spawned a host of new business solutions that are successfully challenging the established

banking regime, offering tailored solutions to entrepreneurs and individuals alike.



This trend is set to continue with the launch of LAMNA Financial (www.lamna.co.za), a South…

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Added by Linda Larbie on September 30, 2013 at 1:53pm — No Comments

Konkan Railway updates its passengers with train times

Z-CARD® Africa, Middle East, India and Turkey (ZAMI) has again been chosen by Konkan Railway Corporation Limited (KRCL), a Government of India undertaking, for the printing of its Monsoon Train Timetable for its esteemed passengers.

 

Konkan Railway is the part of Indian Railway Network, passing through the…

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Added by Linda Larbie on November 1, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

South African Airways begins flights to Brazzaville, Republic of Congo

South African Airways (SAA) today launched its first flight from Johannesburg to Brazzaville, the capital of The Republic of Congo.  SAA will serve the expanded Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CAEMC) regions by providing stronger intra-regional connectivity to its customers.…

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Added by Linda Larbie on September 19, 2012 at 6:46pm — 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

Africa’s First Online Green Network Launched In Cape Town

Green Africa Directory, the first online pan-African sustainability directory and network, was officially launched this week in Cape Town, South Africa. This green networking 'hub', which is expected to grow rapidly over the next few years, already showcases over 800 environmental and sustainability-focused organisations from across Africa. The website also offers…

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Added by Linda Larbie on July 26, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

South African Olympic Team predicted to win four medals at 2012 London Olympic Games, according to PwC economics briefing paper

“Economic size matters in medal tally – but David can still beat Goliath,” say PwC economists

The South African Olympic team is predicted to win four medals at this year’s London Olympic Games, three more than in Beijing, according to a study released by Professional Services Firm PwC.

“It is positive to see that South Africa is still highly regarded in terms of estimated winnings of medals since the holding of the last Olympic Games in Beijing,” says James du…

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Added by Linda Larbie on July 26, 2012 at 2:35pm — No Comments

As Oil Price Falls, South Africa Airways passenger benefit from reduced fuel levey

South African Airways today announces significant price cuts following global reductions in jet fuel prices.



Flights between Johannesburg and a number of African destinations will experience average reductions of USD 15 per segment (approximately R 249 per round trip), while total long haul return ticket costs will be cut by USD 7 per segment (approximately R 116 per round trip) and domestic return flights by USD 5 per segment (approximately R 83 per round trip). The African…

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Added by Linda Larbie on June 26, 2012 at 2:07pm — No Comments

Bank of America and Vital Voices Invest in Emerging Women Leaders in South Africa Through Global Ambassadors Program

Bank of America and Vital Voices convened a mentoring forum in Cape Town, South Africa, to develop a global action plan to engage the international community in increasing the number and impact of women leaders as decision-makers. The effort is part of the Global Ambassadors Program, a Vital Voices and Bank of America partnership, which mobilizes accomplished professionals as mentors for talented women leaders in developing countries.

The forum in Cape Town from June 26 to 30 brings…

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Added by Linda Larbie on June 26, 2012 at 1:22pm — No Comments

WNS Acquires Fusion Outsourcing Services in South Africa - Expanded Global Capability Enhances Growth Opportunities

WNS (Holdings) Limited, a leading provider of global business process solutions, today announced that it has acquired Fusion Outsourcing Services (Pty) Ltd., a leading BPO provider based in South Africa. Fusion provides a range of outsourcing services including contact center, customer care and business continuity services to both South African and international clients. With operations in Cape Town and Johannesburg, Fusion currently employs approximately 1,500 people. WNS recently…

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Added by Linda Larbie on June 22, 2012 at 5:48pm — No Comments

Green Chemistry: Fundamental to revolutionising South Africa’s energy landscape

As the South African Chemical Industry celebrates 100 years of existence, it brings with it the reminder of how chemistry has drastically improved our lives in the last century and its potential to play a vital role in our futures – even as the global economy moves towards environmentally sustainable economic development.

It’s imperative for South Africa to embrace green chemistry and solutions that will deliver alternative energy solutions, because for a relatively small economy,…

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Added by Linda Larbie on June 8, 2012 at 1:39pm — No Comments

Vodacom Millionaires provides internet connectivity to Glenview Primary School

Vodacom Millionaires donates 21 laptops, educational software, a server; a printer and cartridges and four WebBoxes with LCD Screens and 100 MB data per month for the next 12 months (for each WebBox). Teachers involved in the project will receive training.

Glenview Primary School received a fully equipped computer lab from Vodacom to assist students in their everyday learning and give them access to the internet.  

Vodacom Millionaires funds the computer centres from its game…

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Added by Linda Larbie on June 8, 2012 at 1:06pm — No Comments

South Africa Chamber of Commerce and Industry - Trade Outlook Remains Positive

Trade conditions remained positive in April 2012 despite the decline in the seasonally adjusted Trade Activity Index (TAI). The seasonally adjusted TAI lost 8 points to measure 51 in April 2012. Despite the fact that the non-seasonally adjusted TAI decreased by 12 points from March 2012 to 48 in April 2012, it is at a higher level than a year ago when the TAI stood at 45.

 Sales and new orders both weakened significantly to 50 from strong levels of 66 and 63…

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Added by Linda Larbie on May 10, 2012 at 3:40pm — No Comments

Philips drives growth in Africa by introducing relevant healthcare and lighting solutions

- The third consecutive Cairo to Cape Town road show focuses on mother and child care and energy efficient lighting

Royal Philips Electronics announces its third pan-African Cairo to Cape Town road show…

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Added by Linda Larbie on May 8, 2012 at 5:36pm — No Comments

Philips drives growth in Africa by introducing relevant healthcare and lighting solutions

- The third consecutive Cairo to Cape Town road show focuses on mother and child care and energy efficient lighting

Royal Philips Electronics announces its third pan-African Cairo to Cape Town road show…

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Added by Linda Larbie on May 8, 2012 at 5:36pm — No Comments

Philips drives growth in Africa by introducing relevant healthcare and lighting solutions

- The third consecutive Cairo to Cape Town road show focuses on mother and child care and energy efficient lighting

Royal Philips Electronics announces its third pan-African Cairo to Cape Town road show…

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Added by Linda Larbie on May 8, 2012 at 5:36pm — No Comments

Philips drives growth in Africa by introducing relevant healthcare and lighting solutions

- The third consecutive Cairo to Cape Town road show focuses on mother and child care and energy efficient lighting

Royal Philips Electronics announces its third pan-African Cairo to Cape Town road show…

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Added by Linda Larbie on May 8, 2012 at 5:36pm — No Comments

Philips drives growth in Africa by introducing relevant healthcare and lighting solutions

- The third consecutive Cairo to Cape Town road show focuses on mother and child care and energy efficient lighting

Royal Philips Electronics announces its third pan-African Cairo to Cape Town road show…

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Added by Linda Larbie on May 8, 2012 at 5:36pm — No Comments

Philips drives growth in Africa by introducing relevant healthcare and lighting solutions

- The third consecutive Cairo to Cape Town road show focuses on mother and child care and energy efficient lighting

Royal Philips Electronics announces its third pan-African Cairo to Cape Town road show…

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Added by Linda Larbie on May 8, 2012 at 5:36pm — No Comments

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