In April, Vodacom announced that it had been awarded the contract to supply a School Management Solution to the Eastern Cape Department of Education to help with the administration of schools in the province.
After five years and more than $305 million, the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science in Miami opened its doors to the public in early May this year.
The Mobilitas-AGS group’s new multimodal logistics platform in Gauteng province, South Africa has officially been delivered.
FactSet, a global provider of integrated financial information has opened a new office in Johannesburg as it seeks to grow presence in Africa
Until recently, the wireless sector of the telecoms market prioritised the performance increase in base stations and subscriber terminals.
Vodacom has announced its agreement to acquire a 34.94 percent stake in Kenya’s Safaricom, the global mobile money pioneer, for R34.6 billion ($2.6B)
JSE listed Capital Appreciation Limited (JSE: CTA) has acquired 100 percent of Synthesis Software Technologies for R132.1 million.
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency has awarded a grant to Pele Green Energy (Pty) Ltd, a South African independent power developer based in Johannesburg.
[South Africa] Department of Trade & Industry, Woolworths and the IDC inspire black women entrepreneurs
The Department of Trade & Industry (dti), Woolworths and the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) have officially opened the doors of K9 Pet Foods’ new 3 600 m² factory premises in the Western Cape.
High tech brand company involved in sale of tractors and harvesting machines Fendt has introduced to the South African market four tractors as it seeks to establish a toe hold in the African market.
[South Africa] $2million Vulindlela Heights Industrial Park unveiled as part of government radical economic transformation
Government’s radical economic transformation received a boost with the launch of the Vulindlela Heights Industrial Park in Mthatha, Eastern Cape.
Silicon Valley analytics software company FICO has announced that Discovery Health in South Africa is using the FICO® Decision Management Suite to process as many as 100,000 transactions a day.
Shield, South Africa’s deodorant selling brand, has announced a partnership with Chelsea Football Club. The two champion brands have come together to celebrate and inspire South Africans who are making moves - both on and off the field.
Safaricom Limited has noted the announcement by Vodafone Group Plc regarding the proposed transfer by its wholly-owned subsidiary, Vodafone International Holdings B.V., of part of its indirect interest in Safaricom to Vodacom Group Limited, its sub-Saharan African subsidiary.
[South Africa] African and global business leaders in IGD Frontier 100 Forum on job creation and inclusive growth
Accelerating private sector action to create jobs in key sectors to promote business growth and absorb the millions of African young people entering the workforce in Africa topped the agenda of the Initiative for Global Development's Frontier 100 Forum, held in Durban, South Africa.
South Africa’s downgraded status by international agencies is likely to have significant impact on the construction industry as the cost of credit rises, particularly in existing contracts.
As Internet connectivity needs continue to grow exponentially, the move towards cloud-based services and big data requirements increases.
KPMG in South Africa has launched a Learnership Incentive Tax Tool (LITT), an app that provides an additional tax deduction for registered learnerships.
Fast growing strategic communications firm KG&A Advertising has secured a partnership with pan African broadcast content provider, Orama Media Group to manage its media space and offer strategic research across Africa for its soon-to-be-launched This Week in Africa business programme.
[South Africa] Johannesburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry signs export, import and investment MOU with China Trade Council
The Johannesburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance liaison and cooperation in the fields of export, import, investment, business information
South African employers must take cognisance of the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act (COIDA), which replaced the Workman’s Compensation Act in 1993 – specifically because of incentives for registration and payment, but also because of penalties for non-compliance.
MTN Group has signed a non-binding preliminary agreement to invest approximately R540 million into Iranian Fixed Broadband Provider, Iranian Net, for a 49% stake.
New Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi has admitted that South Africa sold much of its strategic fuel stock last year‚ contradicting her predecessor‚ Tina Joemat-Pettersson.
Roughly half of the African continent already has competition legislation in place, although some of these systems are not yet functional, and there are new systems coming into force all the time.
Established in 2012 as Africa’s first neutral Internet eXchange Point (IXP), NAPAfrica has grown 7-fold to become not only the largest in Africa, but one of the top three IXP’s in the Southern Hemisphere, as well as the regional internet traffic hub for sub-Saharan Africa.
Partnership between SAP SE and German Government Boosts Digital Skills Development in Developing Countries
By the end of 2016 SAP SE and Germany's Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) signed a historic agreement to strengthen tech entrepreneurship in developing countries under the BMZ's Make-IT initiative.
Notwithstanding the current economic and socio-political uncertainty, numerous companies in Africa are still positive about the growth potential of the continent.
2U, Inc., a leader in partnering with colleges and universities to deliver the world's best digital education, has announced, that it has entered into an agreement to acquire GetSmarter a leader in collaborating with universities to offer premium online short courses to working professionals.
Sappi Southern Africa, a subsidiary of Sappi Limited, the world’s largest manufacturer of dissolving wood pulp (DWP), has selected Kuehne + Nagel as its preferred partner for seafreight order management.
Econet Media has signed a multi-territory broadcast agreement with TURNER which includes some of its most acclaimed kids and news channels. This agreement is significant as it adds some of the world’s most loved broadcast brands to Kwesé TV’s diverse content offering which is premised on delivering premium programming for the whole family.
Norilsk Nickel has served notice that it intends to commence legal proceedings in Botswana against the Government of Botswana in respect of its involvement in the reckless trading of BCL Limited and BCL Investments Proprietary Limited.
On Wednesday 26 April 2017, the Western Cape High Court in South Africa ruled that certain of the South African Government's decisions in respect of the procurement of nuclear new generation capacity, were unlawful and unconstitutional and were set aside.
Artisan Training Institute (ATI), a leading technical skills training organization and the MasterCard Foundation have partnered to launch a program that will bolster the capacity of Training, Vocational, and Educational Training institutions (TVETs) to provide quality education to young people in South Africa’s artisanal and skilled trades sectors.
Blue Label has announced that Wayne McCauley will be joining the Group as Chief Operating Officer of South Africa, based in Johannesburg. In this new position, Wayne will be responsible for developing, implementing and managing corporate and business strategies. He will report to Mark and Brett Levy, Joint CEO’s of Blue Label.
VAST Networks, a leading open access Wi-Fi provider, is set to give 1.5 million Gauteng township residents an affordable alternative to access the Internet.
South African low-cost airline FlySafair has entered into an agreement with Hahn Air to distribute its flight via travel agents worldwide. The airline’s inventory will be available for ticketing on the Hahn Air HR-169 document in all major Global Distribution Systems (GDSs) worldwide.
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is investing $22 million to support the expansion of Bounty Brands, a South African platform that sells food, personal care and home care goods in over forty countries globally.
Kaspersky Lab introduces new partner program in Africa to drive business growth for managed security services providers
Kaspersky Lab has launched a new partner program in Africa, aimed at managed service providers (MSPs) that already offer security services or would like to add them to their current portfolio.
Synthesis Software Technologies, today announced that it has achieved Advanced status as an AWS Partner Network (APN) Consulting Partner.
The South African Competition Commission has referred a supplier of the main ingredient in bricks used in the construction of affordable housing to the Competition Tribunal for charging excessive prices.
MTN and Huawei have partnered to bring the first LTE Licensed Assisted Access (LAA) network in Africa. LTE LAA is an evolution of the LTE-Unlicensed mobile technology, which enables LTE to utilise unlicensed spectrum to significantly enhance network capacity.
African low-cost airline fastjet’s growing team of aviation specialists receives another addition this week as former South African Airways Chief Commercial Officer Sylvain Bosc joins the carrier to lead its commercial activities.
The latest version of the Xbox range, the Xbox One S, was made available for purchase on Monday. The One S is an update on Microsoft’s Xbox One and comes just months before the release of the Xbox Scorpio at the end of the year.
Foreign investors have been snapping up South African banking stocks, enticed by the cheapest valuations relative to emerging-market peers since 2011, even as the country’s downgrade to junk deepened a broad equity selloff.
The South African satellite industry is taking yet another step forward as a player in the international arena with the launch of two South African built nanosatellites from Cape Canaveral in Florida within the next few days.
The Crazy Store, South Africa’s largest discount variety chain, has announced that it will not only open its 300th store, but will also expand its African footprint to include Botswana.
South African fintech company, Entersekt has won Best Mobile Security Technology in the 2017 Banker Africa Southern Africa Banking Awards.
OfferForge, the leading online lead generation and consumer acquisition firm in South Africa is now enabling publishers to greatly expand value to consumers by reducing their mobile airtime bill.
Vodacom has successfully demonstrated the first broadband multimedia trunking solution on a commercial LTE network in Africa.
Wirecard AG acquired all shares of MyGate Communications (Pty) based in Cape Town, South Africa.
KNF Ventures, a SARS-approved section 12J Venture Capital Company dedicated to investing in South African innovation-driven ventures with proven traction, has announced that it is investing in the online ticketing services solution scale-up company, Quicket.
Free Public WiFi has been announced as the “Runner-Up” in Mozilla’s Equal Rating Innovation Challenge with a funding award of US$75,000.
SAP Africa has appointed Dr. Adriana Marais to take on the role as Head of Innovation. based at the head office in Johannesburg.
South African online retail store, Rabaki.com is now giving locals an opportunity to become part of the outlet and earn a 5% commission in return.
Facebook has moved its Johannesburg offices into new premises, creating a new home for the company to work with its partners to boost innovation and provide an African home for the Facebook culture.
Private universities and schools are mushrooming across Africa, as parents increasingly seek a quality education for their children outside of the state offering - a move which is largely attributable to the rapid growth of the middle class on the continent.
The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences in partnership with the Government of Rwanda, today announce the launch of AIMS in Rwanda.
Thebe Investment Corporation announced today that it has closed on the acquisition of a majority stake in Clear Asset (Pty) Ltd – a move that creates a leading black owned online auction house.
Zensar Technologies, a leading provider of digital solutions, software and infrastructure services, announced that it has entered into a formal MOU with the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT), Pretoria, South Africa
Kieran Whyte, a partner specialising in energy and infrastructure projects in Baker McKenzie's Johannesburg office, has been appointed to serve on the International Project Finance Association (IPFA) Council in South Africa.
A R65 million partnership between Trinity Telecoms, a leading IoT platform provider, and Comsol Networks, has been sealed with the establishment of COMSOL IoT Connect.
Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, has launched flights from Seychelles to Durban, its second destination in South Africa.
Vodacom has partnered with PTC to launch a local version of the ThingWorx Internet of Things development platform.
Sage, the market and technology experts in integrated accounting, payroll & HR and payment systems, today announce that Sage One Payroll will be available in Kenya from 3 April.
FTI Consulting today announced the further expansion of the firm’s Forensic & Litigation Consulting segment with the launch of a practice in South Africa and the appointment of five senior professionals
Vodacom has taken a significant step to further expand its Internet of Things (IoT) offering by partnering with global technology solution provider PTC, a recognised leader in Industrial IoT, augmented reality and connected solutions.
Electricity company NamPower has signed a new five-year power supply agreement with South Africa's Eskom. The parastatal's spokesperson, Tangeni Kambangula, said in a statemen
Leading global law firm Baker McKenzie has expanded its tax practice in Africa with the appointment, from 1st June 2017, of a market leading tax team headed by Stephan Spamer from ENSafrica.
Financial services group Sanlam is set to announce further investment in Zimbabwe’s Masawara Insurance, increasing its stake in the company beyond the 40 percent it holds.
Cirrus Managed Services has been licensed as an authorised Financial Services Provider (FSP) by the Financial Services Board (FSB) to provide intermediary services to long-term insurers.
The rapid growth of the connected world has resulted in the development of several forward-thinking SaaS solutions aimed at a successfully connecting with a customer online.
Routed, a true cloud service provider, has launched its vendor neutral cloud platform to offer what the company believes South Africa needs: a cloud platform that is reliable, scalable and secure.
Abacuz is a brand new platform developed to provide au pairs with the opportunity to connect with new families, without losing their independence.
South Africa’s ‘what’s on’ sharing app, I’m Bored, has re-branded as Fun Nearby as the free events listing platform and service grows to become the go-to place for parents and kids to find fun things to do in their neighborhood.
The Life Healthcare Group, one of South Africa’s leading hospital groups, brings sophisticated radiation cancer technology to cancer patients in the Gauteng region.
Since 2012, Panasonic Corporation has been working on the 100 Thousand Solar Lanterns Project, a project that aims to donate a total of 100 thousand solar lanterns to the world's non-electrified areas by 2018, which is the centennial of Panasonic's foundation.
Results Based Balanced Scorecard Certification Master Class in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Ethiopia and South Africa
Citizens of the world are increasingly demanding that their governments demonstrate results. The introduction of performance management as a reform output was in response to increasing calls for governments to improve accountability and demonstrate value for money.
Despite a bold agenda for change, South African business executives claim organizations are not “change agile,” new Mercer study finds
As the competition for talent continues to rise and business models are disrupted by technology and socio-demographic shifts, organizations are still taking an evolutionary approach to their talent strategies in the face of revolutionary changes.
At the Africa CEO Forum currently ongoing in Geneva, AFD Group - in partnership with the European Union - unveiled the "African Renewable Energy Scale-Up facility", designed to boost private sector investment in on-grid and off-grid renewable energy production in Africa.
South Africa Teraco, Africa's largest carrier & cloud neutral colocation data centre and home to NAPAfrica, Africa’s largest Internet exchange point (IXP), has announced that it has raised a medium term funding facility from Absa amounting to R1.2 billion.
Garmin in collaboration with MTN Nigeria partner to introduce a range of world class health and fitness devices to help boost fitness standards while maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
TechPro2, the youth training initiative promoted globally by CNH Industrial (NYSE: CNHI /MI: CNHI), sees its latest installment launch in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Ten lawyers from Baker McKenzie South Africa and nine of its practice areas have been recognised by international legal research organisation, Chambers & Partners in its 2017 Chambers Global Guide. These results reflect the firm’s exceptional standard of legal expertise across key sectors in Africa.
[South Africa] Telkom and Business Connexion launch BCX, Africa’s premier end-to-end ICT solutions provider
Organisations that do not embrace digitalisation and transform accordingly, run the risk of becoming redundant to their customers. In light of this, Telkom and Business Connexion have announced the launch of BCX, Africa’s premier end-to-end information communication technology (ICT) solutions provider.
Vodacom continues to shoot the lights out. The latest national and regional results from Speedtest by Ookla show that the company has the best overall network performance among all mobile network providers in South Africa.
Despite increased political and financial volatility in South Africa, its cities fell within the top 100 of the world’s highest quality of living and remain attractive destinations for expanding business operations and sending expatriates on assignment, according to Mercer’s 19th annual Quality of Living survey.
South Africa has celebrated the reopening of Elandsfontein Intermodal Terminal saying it would enhance the competitiveness of the rail system in the country.
Steady technological advancements improve opportunities for the South African mining explosives market
Steady technological advancements within the mining industry are reducing mining costs, improving blasting efficiencies, and driving explosives sales; thereby boosting growth of the South African mining explosives market.
AWM360 Data Systems, supplier of state-of-the-art Kaba Workforce Management and Access Control solutions, was acquired by dormakaba South Africa as of 01 March, 2017.
Dotmodus, a boutique data sciences company, has achieved the Google Cloud Partner Specialisation in Data Analytics. The accolade is a first for Dotmodus, who joins a selection of launch partners to be recognised by Google Cloud.
South African government prioritizes creation of vibrant export culture to increase capability and capacity
The Department of Trade and Industry in partnership with Tshwane Economic Development Agency (TEDA) hosted the Exporter Development Training in Pretoria. The purpose of the training was to prepare small medium enterprises (SMEs) for the successful expansion of their businesses into international markets.
Africa has recently caught the attention of international forex brokers all setting offices in South Africa. South Africa is the largest economy on the continent, home to the most sophisticated, vibrant, constantly developing financial market.
With rapid smartphone penetration in South Africa boosting research and development, it is no surprise that local fintech players are turning their attention towards mobile payment innovation.
The MTN Group advises that Mteto Nyati will be stepping down as the CEO of MTNSA with effect from 13 March 2017. The Company would like to thank Mteto for his role at MTN SA.
Listed health and care brands group Ascendis Health increased revenue by 66% to R3.1 billion in the half year to December 2016 as the business significantly increased international sales following two major acquisitions in Europe.
CEO of South African executive search firm Jack Hammer, Debbie Goodman-Bhyat, discusses the growing shift from expat hire to local executive leadership in African organizations.
Sage the market and technology leader for integrated accounting, payroll & HR, and payment systems, today announced new products and features that will take Africa and Middle East’s business builders and entrepreneurs closer to a world where admin is invisible. It made the announcements at Sage Summit Tour in Johannesburg South Africa.
Despite the fact that the use of generic medicine has increased over time, many healthcare practitioners in South Africa continue to prescribe expensive brand-name medication when cheaper generic alternatives are available.
The South African fintech startup that slashed the costs for Zimbabweans living in SA to send money home when it launched two years ago has expanded its money transfer service into Nigeria, Ghana and Tanzania.
Ascendis Health, the high growth health and care brands group, is to purchase the southern African veterinary operations of Cipla India for R375 million.