Eskom and the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) have signed a € 90 million loan agreement to support the electricity utility’s investments.
South African government has launched a $140 million fund to help small business start-ups that are geared towards creating employment opportunities.
The public and private sectors have this week recorded heightened activities with partnerships, trade and capital markets dominating headlines.
The start of 2018 saw global technology research firm, International Data Corporation (IDC), predict that South African channel partners would have to evolve strategy and platform to meet the growing demand for digital transformation.
More than a year and a month after insurance tech startup Pineapple raised R5.2m from Lireas Holdings, the strategic investment arm of Hannover-Re Group Africa, the startup has now been accepted into The Hartford Insurtech Hub.
South Africa has deposited the instrument of ratification of the Agreement establishing the Tripartite Free Trade Area.
South Africa Minister for Trade and Industry Dr Rob Davies said that South African business people should consider the continent as an extremely important market, especially for trade in value added products.
Google has released South Africa’s Year in Search results, an overview of the searches and questions that drove South Africans online throughout 2018.
In May this year, car maker Mahindra opened its first assembly facility in South Africa.
Actis, a growth markets investor, has announced their agreement to the sale of Compuscan, a provider of credit information and analytics services, to Experian.
The Mimecast Limited quarter’s assessment report found that these email security systems are missing more than 25 percent of emails containing dangerous file types in comparison to last quarter’s findings.
At least 3.5 million euros have been invested by the Alaturca Pedras Naturais plant, a company belonging to the Bongani Investment group, in the second line of cutting and polishing of ornamental rocks,
4 Africa Exchange Proprietary Limited (4AX) confirms that the exchange is moving to a shortened trading times (T+0) settlement cycle, further strengthening the 4AX value proposition.
Following the release of the Regulatory Review Consultation Paper for public comment in September, the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) is pleased with the market response and will release the proposed amendments early in 2019.
Liquid Telecom has reached an agreement with CDC Group, the UK’s development finance institution, to invest $180m in the company.
The Minister for Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies has welcomed the Supreme Court of Appeal’s decision to dismiss Micro Finance South Africa (MFSA) application challenging the regulations reducing the interest rate on the short-term loans.
[South Africa] Ernst & Young partners with Motlanalo Chartered Accountants and Auditors to grow skills
Assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services company Ernst & Young has announced a partnership with with South Africa’s Motlanalo Chartered Accountants and Auditors Incorporated.
Petra Diamonds has offloaded its Helam mine in South Africa for a total price of ZAR 200 ($14).
A new report has highlighted the impact of a project implemented by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization.
Seraphim Solar System Co. Ltd has announced the inauguration of a new 500 MW solar cell factory in the Coega Industrial Development Zone of Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
South Africa continues to be the continent’s preferred destination for international investors due to its competitive market, favorable political climate, a booming middle class and strategic location.
MTN has launched MusicTime!, a fully inclusive time-based music streaming service through Simfy Africa.
The South African government has launched a special economic zone in Atlantis to attract large-scale investment.
SAP has launched SAP Sports One, the first sports-specific cloud solution powered by SAP's celebrated HANA platform.
[South Africa] Internet Solutions opening Africa’s largest pre-fabricated data centre in South Africa
Internet Solutions has announced plans to open the largest pre-fabricated data centre in South Africa. The data centre is due to officially begin operating in January 2019 and will be located in Rosebank, Johannesburg.
As South Africa’s business sector continues to expand across a myriad of digital platforms, cybercrime continues to threaten this burgeoning digital sphere
The Government Employees Pension Fund’s investment portfolio recorded an 8.3% growth, despite the country experiencing challenges and lack of economic growth.
South Africa Deputy Minister for Trade and Industry has received the assurance of the Tunisian business people that they are keen and committed to the establishment of the joint South Africa-Tunisia Business Council.
South African Airways, Nedbank launch world’s first Voyager Cheque Card allowing travelers earn air miles
South African Airways has partnered with Nedbank to launch a SAA Voyager Cheque Card
AC Hotels by Marriott, European-inspired lifestyle brand, has opened AC Hotel Cape Town Waterfront marking the debut of the brand in Middle East and Africa.
South African parliament has ratified the agreement establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) South Africa has opened a new flagship dealership in Gauteng.
Lara Onafeko is a Nigerian entrepreneur, CEO of consulting firm Sidney Folarin Consulting, located in Cape Town, South Africa.
Johannesburg has emerged as the most popular destination city in Africa for the fifth consecutive year, according to the annual Mastercard Global Destination Cities Index.
MTN Group is now the first African telecommunications company to join the IoT World Alliance, the leading enabler of connected IoT solutions.
Effective 1 February 2019, Peggy-Sue Khumalo will assume the position of Chief Executive, Wealth, South Africa for Standard Bank.
HP has announced a new commitment to reach 100,000 learners across Africa over the next three years through the HP Foundation’s HP LIFE program, and kicked off the commitment by opening a new tech-enabled HP LIFE Center in South Africa.
The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank has approved a senior loan of ZAR 3 billion to the 100 MW Redstone Concentrated Solar Power Project
South Africa’s National Radiology Services has launched the new Senographe Pristina mammography system, designed to make breast screening more comfortable and inviting for patients.
Vodacom has added over 150 new sites to its network to facilitate additional traffic over the festive season.
Since Airbnb’s founding, 3.5 million guests have arrived at listings across Africa as a whole, and 2 million guests have arrived at listings on Airbnb in South Africa.
A brand-new Isuzu truck service and parts center has opened its doors in Durban South.
Email and data security company Mimecast Limited has launched Mimecast for IBM QRadar, which integrates email security data into IBM’s security intelligence technology.
SecuritEase is pleased to announce that it has implemented its multi-market, multi-currency settlement system at Investec Securities to clear and settle both principal and agency trades executed on the A2X market.
The Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) has initiated a ground stability study to be undertaken in the Johannesburg area with immediate effect.
With the year winding down, Cell C customers will be able to get twice the data for Cell C’s revolutionary mobile service that combines connectivity and entertainment in a unique and great value package, MediaPlay.
The African Development Bank (AfDB), as part of its African Women's Access to Finance Initiative (AFAWA), is partnering with Entreprenarium to build the capacity of 1,000 women entrepreneurs on the continent.
In a further move to cement its position as an integrated financial services organisation offering exceptional value, Standard Bank is entering the airtime and data market.
Vodacom Group Limited has appointed two new board members to replace Ms Thoko Mokgosi and Mr Ronald Schellekens, who have resigned as directors.
Accutrak, a North-West technology company in South Africa is looking forward to expanding its customer base during the Trade and Investment Mission to Mozambique this month.
Zhengzhou Yutong Bus Co., Ltd. , global bus supplier, has produced its 15,000th bus to be delivered to Africa at its factory in Zhengzhou, Henan Province.
[Column] Donna Rachelson: Careers of South African businesswomen constrained by unsupportive male partners
A supportive relationship with male partners is a key factor in women succeeding in the workplace. This is a rarity in South Africa and it is negatively affecting women’s careers.
African Rainbow Minerals has been approved for a secondary listing on A2X Markets and will list on Thursday, 29 November 2018.
The City of Ekurhuleni is an important industrial center in Gauteng, which is South Africa's most economically developed province.
The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) has announced and celebrated the listing of Motus Holdings, a leading automotive group in Southern Africa, on the Main Board.
Telecommunications service provider, SEACOM has acquired 100% of FibreCo Telecommunications in a move to achieve its vision to expand its African footprint through the consolidation of fibre assets.
Sapiens International Corporation has announced that a tier 1 South Africa bank has chosen to expand its use of the Sapiens policy administration suite for life insurance.
South African venture capital firm Knife Capital has announced the twelve African startups that will take part in its fourth Grindstone Accelerator programme.
Sureswipe has acquired a 50.1% majority stake in the Point of Sale software company Humble Till, a move which will enhance Sureswipe’s offering to small and medium-sized businesses using card payment solutions in-store.
Liquid Telecom collected the Best Network Improvement award at the annual AfricaCom Awards last week, in recognition of the recent completion of its Cape to Cairo network.
The South African government is pulling out all the stops to improve the country’s investment climate with the aim of attracting more investments to achieve the target of $100 billion worth of investments.
The South Africa Department of Labour is warning the public against a bogus website doing rounds on social media platforms promising the UIF benefits.
The Satrix Momentum Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) bringing the number of ETFs listed on the exchange in 2018 to 12.
A new majority black controlled private equity fund, New Seasons Investment Fund, has been launched following the merger of two private equity fund companies – New Seasons Investment Holdings and Nodus Equity.
Endeavor Management, a Houston based international oil and gas management consulting and business advisory firm, has announced a Strategic Alliance with Centurion Law Firm a Pan-African legal and business advisory group.
[South Africa] Fintech FinChatBot secures $500,000 investment from Compass VC, Kalon Venture Partners
South African venture capital firm Kalon Venture Partners and Mauritius-based Compass Venture Capital have announced their co-investment into one of the leading financial services chatbot providers, FinChatBot
Huawei Cloud, the cloud-computing services of Huawei, has unveiled a new region in South Africa.
AfricaCom is Africa’s largest tech, media and telcos annual festival where digital Africa interacts, learns, debates and ultimately make deals.
The UCT Graduate School of Business is partnering with the World Economic Forum to bring the Young Global Leaders conference to Cape Town.
Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs, ANDE, has launched Gauteng Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Snapshot in South Africa.
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has introduced a 1.0 TSI model derivative of the hugely popular Caddy in South Africa.
South Africans with internet connections lead the world in expectations for constant connection both at and away from home.
The Director-General of the dti Mr Lionel October said that a key priority of government is to encourage new investment in the economy in order to create jobs that will significantly reduce the levels of unemployment in the country.
SARS Customs officials intercepted suspected counterfeit clothing and shoes valued at approximately R10 722 364 in the Western Cape.
Cell C has announced the completion of the national rollout of MTN roaming.
Standard Bank Group ordinary shares, Standard Bank Group second preference shares and South African fast-moving consumer goods group AVI shares begin trading on A2X today.
Teraco has announced that clients currently making use of its data centres in Cape Town and Johannesburg are set to benefit from the cross connection to the South Atlantic Cable System (SACS).
Liquid Telecom is extending its award-winning VSAT service through a new partnership with Kymeta, enabling it to deliver enhanced satellite mobile connectivity across Africa.
Nokia has deployed its 5G site for the South African operator rain in time for the operator to launch 5G services ahead of AfricaCom 2018.
South Africa’s largest third party administrator Curo is set to will migrate more than 3,000 funds from its five legacy fund accounting platforms to a single instance of Temenos’ Multifonds Global Accounting platform.
Mimecast Limited, a leading email and data security company, today announced it has released the latest report Threat Intelligence: Far-fetched Idea or Must-have Security Tactic? from the Cyber Resilience Think Tank. Cyber Resilience Think Tank
The Director-General of the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), said that with proper infrastructure, utilities, and management, the twenty-six approved Industrial Parks across South Africa can become Special Economic Zones.
A new report dubbed The South African Labour Recruitment Industry has been unveiled with a focus on the complex labour recruitment industry which plays a significant role in the South African economy.
The African Development Bank launched the Africa Energy Portal (AEP) at the Africa Investment Forum in Johannesburg last Friday.
Liquid Telecom has extended the availability of Microsoft Azure from the Cape to Cairo, continuing its lead in the African cloud revolution.
Vumatel and Tsebo, two companies funded by Vantage Capital, were recognized as the best medium-size and large-size private equity-backed South African growth champions respectively.
The president of the AfDB and the president of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development met during the Africa Investment Forum and discussed new avenues for cooperation between the two institutions.
The South African companies that were exhibiting at the 1st China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai China last week said that there are business opportunities for South African companies in China.
A group of South African business people is in Germany on an Outward Selling Mission to seek sub-contracting opportunities from the German and European multinationals.
In the recent years, South Africa has continued to prove that it is one of the most diverse and promising emerging markets in Africa. The country has become a key global hub for investment, innovation and research.
Séché Environnement has announced its intention to acquire, through its wholly owned South African subsidiary Séché South Africa Proprietary Limited, 100% of the shares in Interwaste Holdings Limited.
Global automaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has opened a new Motus dealership in Pinetown South Africa.
South African fast-moving consumer goods group AVI Limited (Code: AVI) is to become the first FMCG company to list on A2X.
The South African filmmakers who returned from the United States of America today are optimistic that their mission will yield positive results in the near future and see them working with the Hollywood companies.
Standard Bank Group Ordinary Shares and Standard Bank Group Second Preference Shares have been approved for a secondary listing on A2X Markets and will be available for trade from Thursday, 15 November 2018.
With its world’s first ALL G software-enabled Open network solution, Parallel Wireless, Inc. is helping global mobile network operators (MNOs) ‘connect the unconnected’ by making ALL G network deployments as easy and as cost-effective as Wi-Fi.
Cell C has announced the appointment of Zafar ‘Zaf’ Mahomed as the company’s new Chief Financial Officer.
Temenos, the banking software company has announced the launch of its South African "Bank of the Future" Think-Tank.
London based software technology company Fiskl has partnered with Vodacom Group to introduce a host of mobile and digital technology solutions to South Africa's small businesses.
Vodacom and Telkom have concluded a long-term, multi billion rand agreement whereby Telkom will obtain roaming and facilities leasing services from Vodacom with full effect from June 2019.