About 2 000 ex-mineworkers, the youth and Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) beneficiaries in the Eastern Cape are set to benefit from a new skills development training.
Cisco and South Africa based Dimension Data have announced a new co-innovation agreement, to develop a deeper collaboration environment and framework to jointly solve clients’ business needs.
South Africa’s credit profile balances strong institutions and developed financial sector against weak growth, Moody's report
South Africa's (Baa3 stable) credit profile is supported by the strength of its core institutions, deep and well-developed financial sector and markets, and its limited exposure to foreign exchange volatility.
South African-based Bitcoin company, Centbee, has announced that it has closed its Series A round with entrepreneur Calvin Ayre, founder of Antigua-based investment firm, Ayre Ventures and CoinGeek.
Absa says it has now made CashSend and payments via Western Union available on its app, a banking first for South Africa.
Siemens has launched a new web-based application which reveals the readiness and potential of six major cities to embrace digitization and develop new ways of living, working and interacting.
Facebook through the Facebook Community Leadership Program has partnered with Dream Factory Foundation to open a computer lab at Salt River High School in Cape Town, South Africa.
An innovative initiative by government to supply modern technology equipment to disadvantaged schools in rural areas is set to change the lives of learners at these schools.
[South Africa] Vodacom and Department of Social Development unveil community contact centre in KwaZulu-Natal
Vodacom, in partnership with the KwaZulu Natal Department of Social Development, has launched a Contact Centre, allowing community members to connect with the department.
Mastercard has been recognised as South Africa’s top employer brand in the financial services sector at the recent South Africa Best Employer Brand Awards 2019.
South Africa will soon join the World Economic Forum's Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Network (C4IR Network) alongside China, India and Japan by launching an Affiliate Centre.
SAP Next-Gen has launched the local chapter of Women in Data Science, an initiative that seeks to educate female data scientists and encourage them to enter the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields.
The South Africa Minister for Trade and Industry said the launch of the R49 million Ekandustria Industrial Park is recognised as a potential catalyst for broader economic and industrial development.
United Airlines has applied with the U.S. Department of Transportation for authority to begin new service between New York/Newark Liberty International Airport and Cape Town International Airport.
Vantage Capital, Africa’s largest mezzanine debt fund manager, has announced that it has fully exited its investment in Thebe Timrite.
Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Monica Juma, has called on South Africa to tap into the lucrative investments opportunities in Kenya, especially in food security, manufacturing, universal health care and affordable housing.
Nissan will spend ZAR3bn (US$214m) at its factory in Rosslyn, Pretoria, South Africa to prepare for production of the next generation Nissan Navara pickup.
Medscheme, one of South Africa's largest providers of administrative and health risk management solutions for the healthcare sector, has created a modern decision platform for its Medical Aid Administration business.
More than a quarter of Tiffany's 1500 global diamond cutters and polishers are now based in Africa.
South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa has officiated over Japanese automotive Nissan’s announcement of a R3 billion, approximately $215 million, investment at its Rosslyn plant in the capital.
South African based Artificial Intelligence Software & Solutions provider, Cortex Logic, Grows Outreach Programme with Local Universities in Cape Town.
In line with its mandate of mobilizing resources for infrastructure and sustainable development projects, the New Development Bank (NDB) is ramping up operations in South Africa and strengthening its project pipeline in the country.
[South Africa] New Development Bank outlines ambitious plans to boost loans, increase investment impact
The New Development Bank plans to almost double its loan book to USD 16 billion this year and increase its impact, as it seeks to broaden its global development partnerships.
MTN South Africa have successfully launched a live 5G indoor solution at Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit and International Convention Centre.
Honda Motor Southern Africa has appointed Hiroyuki Tazawa as the new President, effective immediately.
Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) continued its positive start in 2019 in the South African passenger car market after reporting total sales of 6 754 units in March and a market share of 20.5 per cent.
[South Africa] Standard Bank appoints Chief Technology Officer as bank focuses on digitization strategy
Standard Bank Group has appointed Mr. Tau Mashigo as its new Chief Technology Officer (CTO), reporting to the Chief Information Officer (CIO).
South Africa’s Wireless Application Service Providers’ Association has amended its Constitution to represent the interests of its members while also pursuing a mobile consumer protection mandate.
Vodacom Foundation has certified thirty seven unemployed youth, who underwent 24 demanding months of theory, practicals and work-based placement training.
South African Airways (SAA) has increased its frequencies on nonstop flights between Washington, D.C.-Dulles International Airport and Accra’s Kotoka International Airport to five days weekly.
DoshEx and Pundi X collaborate to roll out blockchain-driven point-of-sale technology in South Africa
DoshEx, the South African Digital Asset Exchange, and global blockchain-based payment pioneer Pundi X, have announced a strategic partnership to bring cryptocurrency to high street retailers and local consumers.
Siemens launches data visualization project that transforms Africa’s urban centers into smart cities
Siemens has launched an extraordinary data visualization project called FABRIC.
South African Airways has launched additional 24 non-stop charter flights to the Maldives from April until October 2019.
Despite a subdued outlook for the South African retail sector in 2019, global fashion retailer H&M has firmly underlined its ongoing commitment to the local retail market with the announcement of three new store openings.
South African IT services business DeARX Services and global open source integration vendor WSO2 have entered into an agreement.
A South African business delegation arrived in Brazil to participate at the 12th Latin American Defence and Security Exhibition (LAAD), to showcase their industrial capability as well as deepen the two countries' relations.
[South Africa] Consumers moving away from traditional forms of entertainment and media consumption, Pwc Survey
Almost 40% of those surveyed are moving away from consuming entertainment through traditional channels and rather streaming daily or more.
The Electoral Commission has launched an innovative online reporting platform to help combat the scourge of disinformation intended to unfairly influence the elections.
Yodiwo South Africa and Cold Tech Marketing announce strategic IoT partnership to transform smart retail sector in Africa
This partnership is set to revolutionise the smart retail sector in South Africa with intelligent IoT platform capabilities, analytics, and machine learning algorithms.
South African electricity public utility Eskom has secured a $180 million loan, which will be used to expand the country’s renewable energy efforts.
The Rhenus Group has taken over the South African freight forwarding and logistics specialist, World Net Logistics (WNL), which has its headquarters in Johannesburg.
[South Africa] SARB imposes sanctions on three Authorised Dealers in foreign exchange with limited authority
The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) has imposed administrative sanctions on three Authorised Dealers in foreign exchange with limited authority (ADLAs).
The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) and New Development Bank (NDB) have signed a loan agreement for Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction and Energy Sector Development Project.
South Africa fuel consumers will have to dig deeper into their pockets to buy the commodity as the Minister for Energy announced the adjustment of fuel prices based on current local and international factors, with effect from 3 April 2019.
[South Africa] Cortex Logic expands team to grow artificial intelligence products and services business.
South Africa’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) software and solutions company Cortex Logic has announced a series of appointments as it seeks to grow its business and reach.
Amazon’s recent entry into the pharmaceutical market, following its acquisition of PillPack – an online US pharmacy – has got local experts re-evaluating the role of internet pharmacies in SA.
Specialty and branded multinational pharmaceutical company, Aspen Pharmacare Holdings (share code: APN) shares become available for trade on A2X Markets today.
Amazon Web Services, an Amazon.com company, has announced that Standard Bank Group has selected AWS as its preferred cloud provider with the intention of migrating its production workloads.
Although mobile commerce is booming globally, South Africans still prefer using desktops over smartphones when doing online shopping.
Blue Turtle Technologies, South Africa’s enterprise technology management company, i has been appointed as an official reseller partner for UiPath, the enterprise robotic process automation (RPA) software company.
MTN South Africa has partnered with global customer engagement company, Clickatell to launch MTN Chat, enabling its customers to engage with the telco over WhatsApp.
Square Kilometre Array milestone reached in South Africa with adoption of environmental management plan
The Department of Science and Technology has welcomed the adoption of the Integrated Environmental Management Plan for phase one of the Square Kilometre Array in South Africa.
[South Africa] KwaZulu-Natal Economic Development Department launches bulk buying programme targeting SMEs
South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs Department has unveiled bulk buying and warehousing programme.
The South Africa Minister for Trade and Industry Dr Rob Davies will launch the R28 million revitalised Ga-Rankuwa Industrial Park on Thursday, 28 March 2019 in the North-West region.
Global management consultancy Accenture has held a SAP Intelligent Enterprise client event in South Africa to consolidate the launch to its SAP enterprise solution myConcerto.
The IOT Industry Council of South Africa (IOTIC) has announced that it has been formally constituted as a new industry representative body, holding its first Annual General Meeting in Johannesburg.
Natalie Miller is an American entrepreneur and business development professional with over a decade of experience leading and growing organizations across Africa. In April 2018, Natalie joined agritech solutions provider, GreenFingers Mobile, as its CEO.
Specialty and branded multinational pharmaceutical company, Aspen Pharmacare Holdings, has been approved for a secondary listing on A2X Markets and will list on 1 April 2019.
Naspers has announced that it is proposing to unbundle its internet interests outside of South Africa into a new company (Newco) and to separately list Newco on Euronext Amsterdam as a primary listing.
The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) marks a momentous milestone for Africa but findings of the 2019 African Regional Integration Index, indicate that regional integration in Africa remains low.
Logistics services provider, The Rhenus Group has taken over the South African freight forwarding and logistics specialist, World Net Logistics (WNL), which has its headquarters in Johannesburg.
South Africa’s Idu-Concept, has expanded its cloud offering through a partnership with Microsoft Azure.
Teledyne CARIS has announced it will be delivering a full software solution to the South African Navy Hydrographic Office.
Club Travel Corporate, a division of the Thebe Tourism Group, has announced the appointment of Kananelo Makhetha as its new CEO.
The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has launched the Small-Scale Fisheries Sector in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
FTI Consulting has announced the continued growth of its South African practice with the addition of a team of eight experts from Econex, a leading trade, competition and applied economics consultancy firm.
Chinese electronics manufacturer Hisense has invested R72 million, approximately $5 million, into its refrigeration and television production lines at its Atlantis factory in the Western Cape.
The CEO of Productivity South Africa has reported that the Workplace Challenge Programme (WCP) has to date assisted 1 000 companies and successfully led to the retention of more than 50 000 jobs since its inception in 1998.
South African small business manufacturers in the cosmetics industry would do well in international markets and meet the high export demand as their products are of high quality and affordable, according to CECOSA Executive Director.
The National Basketball Association (NBA) and YouTube today announced the launch of the NBA’s first YouTube channel dedicated to fans in sub-Saharan Africa.
Cell C has partnered with Facebook to launch the first public access Wi-Fi hotspots at the University of the Western Cape (UWC).
Investment multinational STOA Infra and Energy has announced the acquisition of a significant minority equity interest, 23.08 per cent, in Metro Fiber, a South African open access fiber network operator.
Google has announced the 12 African startups that will take part in its third Launchpad Accelerator Africa programme
SqwidNet has launched the second round of its IoT SA University Challenge aimed at getting university students in South Africa to solve real-world challenges using the Internet of Things (IoT).
Coming at a time when South Africa’s policy makers are struggling to diversify the country’s energy mix, Total Exploration and Production Southern Africa recently announced a major offshore gas discovery.
South Africa’s Internet Service Providers Association has accused Telkom of complicating and delaying the number portability drive arguing that the telco was applying the tactics for fear of loosing out competitively.
SEACOM has announced that it will now offer direct connections from its East Africa network to public cloud networks and data centers located in South Africa.
[South Africa] Cabinet approves white paper on Science, Technology and Innovation as government policy
The South African cabinet has approved the adoption of the 2019 White Paper on Science, Technology and Innovation as government policy.
The Prudential Authority has imposed administrative sanctions on Bidvest Bank for non-compliance with the provisions of the Financial Intelligence Centre Act 38 of 2001, as amended (FIC Act).
Africa Energy has announced the start of a new 3D marine seismic acquisition program over the Paddavissie Fairway on Block 11B/12B offshore South Africa.
Standard Bank is realigning its retail and business banking delivery model to the changing needs of customers amid rapid adoption of digital banking products and services.
Twenty-seven South African companies will get an opportunity to explore trade and investment opportunities in Ghana when they participate in an Outward Trade and Investment Mission from 24-30 March 2019.
South Africa technology company Internet Solutions has unveiled integrated enterprise voice service for Microsoft Office 365 Teams.
Through Access UK, customers are now able to book their visa application centre appointment, scan and upload their supporting documentation from the comfort of their own home.
René Stegmann is a South African entrepreneur experienced in the Mobility, Research and Immigration industries, and is currently the Director of Relocation Africa.
[South Africa] Capitec Bank set to expand its payments business with ACI Worldwide’s retail payments solution
ACI Worldwide, a global provider of real-time electronic payment and banking solutions, has announced an extension of its long-standing relationship with Capitec Bank, South Africa’s second largest retail bank.
South Africa, Mozambique and the UK progress in finalizing a roll-over Economic Partnership Agreement
South Africa Minister for Trade and Industry says progress has been made to finalize a roll-over Economic Partnership Agreement between the Southern African Customs Union, Mozambique and the UK.
TM Forum, the global not-for-profit association focused on digital transformation has announced that 50 new companies joined the Forum in recent months.
NEXT Biometrics a global player in fingerprint sensor technology, and secure authentication and smart card solutions provider MK Group have agreed to extend cooperation.
Google has announced the launch of YouTube Premium and YouTube Music in South Africa, making it the first country to enjoy the services.
Local Fintech group Crossfin Technology Holdings has announced that it has taken a significant minority interest into Retail capital.
Microsoft South Africa has announced that it is the official cloud partner of the South African Rugby Union (SARU).
Vodacom customers will soon have the freedom to connect and link a number of devices to their primary account using the same phone number following the launch of Vodacom OneNumber.
FSS, Financial Software and Systems, a global payments technology company, has announced a strategic investment in Ecentric Payment Systems.
Aurecon has selected Orange Business Services, a global technology integrator, to manage its global communications infrastructure.
Sanlam has announced that it has agreed to the pricing of the Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Transaction announced in October 2018.
The local communities of Sterkspruit, just outside Aliwal North in the Eastern Cape, will now be able to connect their cellphones to the free WiFi that was officially launched by Communications Minister.
[South Africa] The dti partners with World Bank to drive private sector competitiveness and investment
South Africa’s dti and the World Bank announced an advisory services partnership aimed at improving the business environment for domestic entrepreneurs.
Helios Towers Plc has announced plans to build 1,000 telecommunication towers in South Africa in the next three years as it tries to capitalize on rapid growth in mobile services.
In support of the ThumaMina Good Green Deeds programme, launched by President, Cyril Ramaphosa Vodacom has pledged to promote sustainable waste management practices