The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) will donate fees derived across all asset classes traded on Wednesday 15 April and Thursday 16 April as part of a brand-new campaign #Trade4Solidarity to the Solidarity Fund.
The Johannesburg Stock Exchange and FTSE Russell, a subsidiary of the London Stock Exchange have combined forces to launch the FTSE/JSE Fixed Income Indices, which will offer investors enhanced exposure to South African listed debt.
The Cargo division of South African Airways, SAA Cargo, has for the first time in its history operated a passenger aircraft for a pure cargo uplift.
Weber Shandwick announced the appointment of Ipelegeng (Ipi) Thibedi as the new CEO of its African operations.
The Standard Bank Insurance is implementing a 25% cash back relief on its car insurance premiums.
Standard Bank Group, the largest African bank by assets, has announced two new technology start-ups who have been selected and accepted into the Founders Factory Africa (FFA) Venture Scale programme.
Vodacom and Discovery have partnered to deliver a simple but powerful online healthcare platform for the benefit of all South Africans during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Following the national lockdown in South Africa, representatives of several governments have engaged with the joint BRPs of SAA to consider having the national carrier provide safe passage of their citizens to their home countries.
Vodacom has cut data prices by up to 40% and will provide free data to access essential services through Vodacom’s zero-rated platform ConnectU with immediate effect.
The South African Department of Science and Innovation has successfully commissioned and finalised the physical establishment of a core situational awareness platform for COVID-19.
Standard Bank is an official partner of the South African Future Trust (SAFT) for SMMEs and has agreed to waive fees related to administering this fund during this period of national disaster, to maximise the funds available to recipients.
Capsule Technologies has announced the successful go-live of its medical device integration solution in South Africa.
[South Africa] Sasol, government partner to produce unique blend of alcohol-based chemicals for hand sanitisers
Sasol has partnered with the government to develop a new unique blend of alcohol-based chemicals to be used in manufacturing of hand sanitisers to help address the increase in market demand for the product.
A new, locally hosted and free and secure group video platform has been launched in South Africa to help small to medium companies and the general public remain connected.
As South Africa and the world confront the public health, financial and economic implications of the COVID-19 pandemic, Absa Group is rolling out an extensive relief programme for eligible customers impacted by COVID-19.
JSE has partnered with TMS to launch the first virtual AGMs in South Africa to enable clients to engage with shareholders when the country is faced with tackling the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Standard Bank has announced a second wave of relief to help its customer base navigate financial commitments as Covid-19 continues to impact the livelihood of many individuals across the country.
The Board of Directors at the South African Airways (SAA) announced it has accepted the request from Ms Zuks Ramasia, SAA Acting CEO, for early retirement with her last date of employ being14 April 2020.
South Africa’s Small, Medium and Micro Enterprise (SMME) sector is expected to come under even greater pressure as Government puts extraordinary measures in place to curb the spread of COVID-19.
South African Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) is working with several partners to investigate the efficacy of repurposing existing drugs to assist in halting the COVID-19 virus.
As South Africa prepares for a national lockdown tonight due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government has identified the JSE as an essential service required to enable smooth functioning of the markets during the 21-day lockdown period.
Radwin, the global wireless broadband provider, has signed a partnership agreement with Mobax, a telecommunications and technology company in South Africa.
Ford Motor Company is temporarily suspending vehicle and engine production at its International Markets Group (IMG) manufacturing sites in response to the growing impact of the coronavirus.
South African Airways suspends all domestic flights, supports national lockdown to fight Coronavirus
South African Airways announced its decision to suspend all its domestic flights with effect from Friday, 27 March until 16 April 2020.
Standard Bank South Africa has announced that it will remain fully operational through the national lockdown and that all banking services will remain available.
Working in partnership with the Department of Health, Vodacom has made access to the official South African COVID-19 100% free for customers with a device to access without data or airtime.
[South Africa] Data sharing platform Omnisient receives funding from Nedbank, Investec and Compass Venture Capital
Omnisient, a Cape Town-based Privacy-by-Design startup that specializes in secure data sharing for businesses, has landed pre-Series A funding from Nedbank CIB, Investec and Compass Venture Capital.
Workonline Communications commits to provide internet facilities to centers of excellence in South Africa
Workonline Communications, a pan-African, global Network Service Provider, has increased its long-term commitment to providing Internet facilities to Afrika Tikkun Centres of Excellence across South Africa.
[South Africa] High Court dismisses Risc Technology application to interdict B-BBEE Commission from performing
The B-BBEE Commission welcomes High Court's decision to dismiss with cost the urgent application by Risc Technology Integration to interdict the Commission from implementing its decision and recommendations.
As most people are now required to spend more time at home to avoid the spreading of the COVID-19, Multichoice will provide broadened access to credible information at this time by making news channels more widely available.
[South Africa] VodaLend makes accessing of vital small business funding possible during tough economic times
VodaLend, a product of Vodacom Financial Services, has made accessing of vital small business funding possible during tough economic times in South Africa.
The Standard Bank has announced interim debt repayment measures to help segments of its customer base to navigate their financial commitments as COVID-19 cases continue to increase across the country.
South African Airways (SAA) has announced that it will immediately suspend all international operations until 31 May 2020 in response to a government travel ban aimed at stopping the transmission of the Coronavirus.
As South Africans continue to face challenges around precautionary measures to minimise the risk of spread of the COVID-19 virus, Standard Bank is encouraging customers to consider digital banking as a preferred option.
South African Airways scales down capacity due to travel disruptions, restrictions caused by Coronavirus
South African Airways (SAA) has scaled down capacity in response to the low demand for air travel.
As part of the global supply footprint development strategy in its Minerals operations, Metso is initiating consultations to evaluate the potential closure or other alternatives for its operations in Vereeniging, South Africa.
GoSolutions has been part of the GoGlobal group since 2015. GoGlobal, a business renowned for their logistics planning and systems, have been part of many ground-breaking business ventures.
The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) announces that it has proactively implemented several precautionary measures to ensure that its employees are able to work safely and enable continuous trading in its capital markets.
The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) announces the primary listing of Ninety One Limited and the secondary listing of Ninety One Plc on its Main Board.
[South Africa] Government issues travel advisory following State of National Disaster declaration due to COVID-19
The Minister for International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of South Africa has issued a Travel Advisory in light of the announcement by the Government declaring a State of National Disaster due to COVID-19 pandemic.
SA Taxi, a financier of over 10 percent of South Africa’s minibus taxi fleet has introduced FICO’s cloud-based decision management solution to drive lending growth of 25 percent.
With the coronavirus pandemic declared a national disaster in South Africa, businesses need to consider how they are going to maintain normal operations if employees are quarantined, or asked to stay home.
SA Taxi has introduced FICO's cloud-based decision management solution to drive lending growth of 25 percent.
Two members of Africa’s artificial intelligence (AI) community in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, have launched two initiatives seeking data science solutions to fight the viral disease.
Digicape, one of only two Apple premium resellers in South Africa, has just launched its rebrand, sporting a fresh look and feel that reflects the brand's journey over the past 18 years.
MusicTime®, the world’s first time based music streaming application has revealed its new corporate identity.
Dimension Data has merged with Internet Solutions and will operate under one name, Dimension Data, to better deliver the changing technology needs of its clients.
The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) has signed a development loan facility of R480 million with the University of Limpopo (UL).
Kai’s engineering expertise and Mozilla’s software support have announced that they will ensure future versions of Gecko are compatible with KaiOS-enabled devices and their web-based resources.
In the digital age, the world is innovating at an exponential rate. As 4IR drives digital transformation, electronic signatures are becoming ever more prevalent. Now the question arises; how does one prove consent?
Facebook has launched a Community Accelerator programme that will target projects and initiatives from three sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) countries – South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria.
[south Africa] Communications, Digital Technologies welcomes Vodacom, Competition Commission agreement to reduce data prices
Communications & Digital Technologies Ministry and ICASA welcomes steps taken by the Competition Commission to facilitate data prices reduction at the retail level of the market.
Blue Label Telecoms has launched a new non-profit organisation (NPO) that aims to partner with social entrepreneurs and other NPOs to drive large-scale socioeconomic development across South Africa.
The South African Post Office has advised its clients that it cannot accept mail destined to China, Malaysia, Indonesia, Taiwan and South Korea.
South Africa's fintech firm e4, has announced an organisational redesign to create vertically focused value segments for its expanding client base.
[South Africa] Cloud platform builder Jini Guru partners with Azilen to build advanced payment and banking solutions
Local cloud platform builder, Jini Guru, has partnered with Azilen Technologies, a product engineering company, to build innovative fintech solutions for emerging markets.
Santam has reported solid operational results for 2019, notching a 7% Gross Written Premium (GWP) growth and 7.7% underwriting margin (2018: 9.2%) for the conventional insurance business.
Vodacom's National Security team in partnership with South African Police Services (SAPS) led to the arrest of suspects belonging to one of the largest syndicates behind battery theft in South Africa.
[South Africa] R2.7 billion boost for customers as Vodacom cuts data prices, launches free data service
Vodacom South Africa will introduce a range of initiatives that will result in R2.7 billion in additional savings for customers.
PepsiCo agreed to a ground-breaking worker empowerment deal as part of its acquisition of a South African food company, in a deal that was confirmed by South African regulators.
The seasonally adjusted Absa Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) declined for a fourth consecutive month to reach 44.3 in February 2020.
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) skills are still the most in-demand jobs in South Africa in the job market, yet only 13 per cent of graduates in STEM fields are women.
A group of Black Industrialists from South Africa will get an opportunity to seek investment and trade opportunities in Tanzania when they participate in a trade mission to Dar es Salaam this month.
InComm, a payments technology company has partnered with Flash, South Africa's payments transaction integrator, and Pepkor Group, to launch prepaid products in South Africa.
Standard Bank Group’s results for the 2019 financial year are underpinned by the growth and resilience of its core operations, the constrained macroeconomic environment and ICBCS losses impacted the group’s results.
Standard Bank South Africa is moving its core SAP Cloud Platform services to Microsoft Azure to significantly improve the experience customers have with the bank.
The market growth is stagnant, the landscape is volatile, and the future is as uncertain as it gets. And that’s not just in South Africa.
Teraco has announced that Africa’s largest Internet Exchange Point (IXP), NAPAfrica, has reached a landmark with 1 Terabit per second (Tbps) of peak traffic.
[South Africa] SEACOM, Tata Communications partner to offer high-speed pathways between Africa, Europe and Asia
Pan-African telecommunications service provider, SEACOM has joined forces with digital infrastructure provider Tata Communications to offer high-speed, reliable pathways between Africa, Europe and Asia.
South Africa's Vodacom Business has upgraded its intelligent WI-FI offering to support the new Wi-Fi 6 standards.
South African Airways (SAA) has extended its sale, offering discounts of up to 20% to major destinations across its route network.
In most industries, efficient supply chain collaboration is essential to success. It’s not only the key to profitability and operational excellence, it’s also becoming a prerequisite for building lasting relationships with customers
ACS, division of Altron that provides secure data hosting and networking has announced the strengthening of its partnership with VMware Cloud Provider partner Routed.
IFC has invested $200 million in The Standard Bank of South Africa's green bond placed on the London Stock Exchange.
Automotive industry continues to reflect power of good industrial policy in South Africa,Trade Minister
The automotive industry in South Africa has continued to reflect the power of combining good industrial policy and foreign direct investment and it remains the backbone of the country’s industrialisation drive.
People living and working from Africa shouldn’t have problems navigating through the thriving VPN market considering the high number of VPN service providers in the continent.
South African Airways business rescue practitioners receive approval to extend publication of Business Rescue Plan
The South African Airways Business Rescue Practitioners confirm that a further extension for publication of the Plan from 28 February to 31 March 2020 has been approved by the requisite majority of creditors.
The National Advisory Council on Innovation (NACI) has released a synthesis report written as part of the South Africa Foresight Exercise for Science, Technology and Innovation 2030.
Sapiens International Corporation has announced that SA Taxi Protect, an independent financier for the minibus industry in South Africa, has gone live with Sapiens IDITSuite for Property & Casualty.
GetSavvi Health is one of the leading medical cover plans providers in South Africa.
The Deputy Minister for Trade and Industry, Mr Fikile Majola said Special Economic Zones (SEZs) stimulate industrialisation, promote investments and exports, and create jobs.
Sage has appointed three Authorised Sage Distributors in the SADC, East Africa and West African regions to serve as valued-added distribution partners for its small and medium business products and services.
South Africa’s on-demand insurance technology (Insurtech) startup JaSure has raised funding from the country’s leading short-term insurer Santam.
In a digital world it is critical that industries move beyond traditional asset management. In 2020, it’s time to embrace predictive analytics to strategise capital investments more effectively.
Content management system (CMS) provider Bluegrass Digital has expanded its Umbraco skillset by introducing another three Umbraco Certified Professionals.
Digital transformation is not leaving anyone behind. It’s the hero in its own disruptive movie, ensuring the safety of everyone in distress by taking them to places that nobody is entirely sure they understand.
SAFCOIN, an exclusive African cryptocurrency, has launched Africa’s first blockchain-powered micro jobs platform, aimed at connecting businesses and gig economy workers across Africa, for free.
The JSE faced a constrained operating environment in 2019, with muted activity in the local capital markets and an increase in planned operating expenditures, which have compressed total headline earnings by - 23%.
Azinam announces that following a deal with Africa Energy Corp., it will become the Operator and 50% licence holder in Block 2B offshore South Africa, which contains the A-J1 oil discovery.
PT SportSuite is a South African company whose mission is to digitally disrupt the sporting industry’s media landscape by allowing sporting organisations to operate like commercially-minded modern media houses.
While the enterprise sector has taken time to embrace the cloud-concept, we have noted an increase in demand from these organisations.
As altcoins continue to perform well this year, South Africa’s largest cryptocurrency exchange has added the ability for its customers to trade Ripple (XRP) on its platform.
South Africa's Openserve says it has received confirmation from the cable ship Leon Thevenin that the portion of the SAT3/WASC repair offshore Congo has been completed.
In an effort to facilitate easy access for claimants particularly the injured workers, the Department of Employment and Labour Compensation Funds' (CF) has replaced the old system, UMEHLUKO, and introduced COMPEASY.
The UK Prosperity Fund, in partnership with Future Cities South Africa is launching their Future Cities Programme in three of South Africa’s major city municipalities; Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban.
The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) announced that it has committed project funding to Ignite Moçambique, a rural off-grid energy provider in Mozambique.
Amsterdam-based venture capital fund, Two Hop Ventures, has announced that it has taken a stake in BitcoinSV (BSV) wallet provider, Centbee.
President Donald J. Trump has selected U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) Chief Executive Officer Adam Boehler to serve as Executive Chairman of Prosper Africa.
In order to drive sustainable investment and development, the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) aims to expand its current Green Bond Segment by introducing a Sustainability Segment.
In an effort to create an efficient group structure and adapt to a more diverse portfolio, Sibanye-Stillwater has acquired 100% of the Sibanye Gold, with a new listing of Sibanye-Stillwater shares on the JSE.