Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) will conduct a trial to the first ever digital census to be conducted in the country.
ACI Worldwide announced that Altech Card Solutions is utilizing ACI’s UP Retail Payments to better serve its large multi-national retail customers in South Africa and across the African continent.
Eskom and the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) issued summons in the North Gauteng High Court to recover funds from former Eskom executives, former Board members, members of the Gupta family and their associates, and others.
Telkom South Africa recently launched Telkom Financial Services, which includes a life insurance business that will initially sell funeral insurance, written out of a Guardrisk Life cell captive.
Liquid Telecom South Africa in 2018, had embarked on a journey to adapt its operating model as the company began the transition towards becoming Africa’s leading digital services provider.
The first members of a surge team of health experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) arrived in Johannesburg, South Africa to bolster the country’s response to COVID-19.
High Court rules in favour of government to localise production of industrial components in South Africa
The Gauteng High Court ruled in favour of Government in a matter involving procurement conditions applicable to electrical transformers, a judgement that will boost efforts to localise production of key industrial components in South Africa.
The Absa Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) for July declined slightly compared to the previous month, but continued to signal a further month-on-month improvement for conditions in the manufacturing sector.
Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) has consolidated and revitalised its used car sales division under the Ford Approved banner, with the focus on providing exceptional service and quality.
South African family farming organisation Saai will approach the Northern Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on 18 August 2020 to have the ban on the sale and consumption of wine in restaurants set aside.
AngloGold Ashanti appointed Dr Kojo Busia as an Independent Non-Executive Director to its board, effective 1 August 2020. He will serve as a member of the Investment Committee and the Social and Ethics and Sustainability Committee.
In line with its plan to reduce its emissions of CO2, Sasol has signed an exclusive negotiation agreement for Air Liquide to acquire the biggest oxygen production site in the world located in Secunda in South Africa.
South Africa responded swiftly to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the sharp drop in activity adds to long-standing challenges and raises the urgency for structural reforms, according to a new OECD report.
The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) announced the financing of a R3 billion loan to City of Johannesburg (COJ) and R1.5 billion to City of Tshwane (COT).
The High Court delivered the Judgement on the Eskom Board review of the National Energy Regulator of South Africa’s (NERSA’s) decision on the Multi-Year Price Determination (MYPD), which requires Eskom to recover the R69bn.
South Africa's digital system aggregator and solution provider Nexio has appointed Mickey Mashale as the company's chief executive officer (CEO) with effect from 1 August 2020.
OpenText has announced the Department of Social Development of South Africa has deployed OpenText Documentum xCP, a case management framework to digitize its social assistance appeals process.
To help aid entrepreneurship and job-creation opportunities peer-to-peer (P2P) bitcoin marketplace, Paxful is offering free virtual entrepreneur education workshops and courses to the public, in Southern Africa.
MultiChoice and The Walt Disney Africa announced they have partnered to add two 24-hour ESPN channels, available to DStv customers from 29 July 2020.
The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) has imposed administrative sanctions on three life insurers and directed them to take remedial actions.
Nedbank recently announced the launch of an innovative Sustainable Development (SDG)-linked, tier 2 capital instrument. This instrument is listed on the Green Bonds segment of the JSE.
South African banking group Standard Bank has invested $485 million in the Mozambique LNG project, joining 20 international banks that have invested close to $15 billion in the project.
When government first announced a national lockdown back in March, countless businesses were left scrambling to make working from home, work.
Over Saturated an African, user-generated content platform has been offering a digital space for African creators to post content they have created.
[South Africa] Sibanye-Stillwater, AngloGold, Sasol and Imperial join forces to distribute hand sanitisers
Sibanye-Stillwater, AngloGold Ashanti, Sasol and Imperial Logistics have formed a strategic partnership which will see Sibanye-Stillwater distributing hand sanitisers produced by Sasol to schools, health facilities and taxi ranks.
Microsoft has announced the expansion of its Surface device range into South Africa, with the introduction of the Surface Pro 7 and Surface Laptop 3 for both commercial and consumer customers.
Vodacom has collaborated with Google to offer a worry-free experience for its Android smartphone subscribers when accessing the Google Play Store.
CNH Industrial, a global player in the capital goods sector, has announced its intention to expand its direct presence in Southern Africa’s agriculture and construction equipment sectors.
Vantage Capital announced that it has provided R82 million of mezzanine funding for the development of Kayalane Heights, a first-of-its-kind affordable housing development located in Lebowakgomo, Limpopo.
The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a loan of $288 million to the government of South Africa, as the country battles one of the largest COVID-19 caseloads in the world.
The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) announced financing to the value of $120 million in Mozambique’s Area 1 Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) project.
Vumatel has officially launched the 'Free Fibre to Schools' Programme - an initiative that aims to provide schools with lightning-fast fibre for free in Polokwane, Limpopo.
Radisson Hotel Group has added six new hotels to its African portfolio, bringing the total to almost 100 hotels across 32 African markets.
Emerging domestic natural gas and helium producer Renergen has announced the commencement of South Africa’s first ever Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) auction.
General Electric (GE) has appointed Nyimpini Mabunda as the Chief Executive Officer for Southern Africa.
[South Africa] Vodacom Financial Services to create new easy-to-use app with Alipay as technology provider
Vodacom Financial Services has announced a technology partnership with Alipay to bring inclusive mobile solutions to South African consumers and merchants through innovative digital technologies.
AfDB approves Fourth Monitoring Report on Management Action Plan for Eskom’s Medupi Power Project in South Africa
The AfDB approved the recommendations of the Fourth Monitoring Report of the Independent Review Mechanism on the implementation of the Updated Management Action Plan for Medupi Power Project in South Africa.
A new Memorandum of Understanding signed between ICLEI Africa and the Development Bank of Southern Africa will enable the two organisations to align efforts and better facilitate the flow of finance to local and subnational governments.
Vendor-neutral data centre, Teraco, has welcomed Routed, a cloud infrastructure provider and VMware Cloud Verified partner, as a local cloud provider to join the African Cloud Exchange
Drones, with specialty spraying technology, were deployed for a recent sugarcane ripening trail in South Africa, showing an evident increase in the amount of sugar extracted from these canes.
FASTA, a digital lending fintech, has partnered with Mastercard to launch FASTACard, South Africa’s first virtual Mastercard credit card.
As part of its focus in bringing people together and building communities, Facebook announced 12 African community leaders who have been selected to join Facebook's Community Accelerator programme.
Before the pandemic, when tourists flocked to Cape Town, they often ignored Khayelitsha township.
French oil major Total and its project partners are set to resume drilling at block 11B/12B in the Luiperd prospect, where Total in early 2019 flagged potential resources of 1 billion barrels of oil equivalent, in September.
Vodacom Business has partnered with Cloudflare to provide businesses of all sizes, faster, more secure and reliable website services.
Catalyst Fund, the global inclusive fintech accelerator, has announced that six new fintech startups, from Nigeria, South Africa, Mexico and India are joining its existing portfolio of 31 companies.
MIGA, a member of the World Bank Group, has issued a guarantee of EUR 359 million for up to ten years for a loan provided to the Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank.
ContinuitySA has launched Recovery as a Service (RaaS), which puts Work Area Recovery facilities within the reach of Small to Medium Enterprises in South Africa.
Rectron announces that following the signing of a distribution deal with H3C earlier this year, it has now become the distributor for H3C in South Africa.
Global producer of flavours and fragrances, Symrise relies on white grapefruit as a valuable raw material to produce signature tastes for sweets and drinks.
Nedbank has unveiled its new tap-on-phone functionality that allows all merchants and business owners to convert their mobile phones into payment acceptance devices.
The World Bank Board of Directors has approved $425 million financing to support the provision of infrastructure finance in Eastern and Southern Africa.
I hear this a lot, “We are in unprecedented times.” Actually, to borrow from author and motivational speaker Simon Sinek, we are not. We have been through tough business situations like this before.
Everyone is fair (and likely) game when it comes to identity theft. That is true at the best of times, but the COVID-19 pandemic has only intensified cyber fraudsters’ hunt for the susceptible and vulnerable.
Integrated chemicals and energy company Sasol and Enaex, a subsidiary of the Sigdo Koppers Group, announced the start of new explosives joint venture Enaex Africa operations in Southern Africa.
Communications service provider MTN has gone live with Ericsson-powered commercial 5G in the South African cities of Bloemfontein and Port Elizabeth.
The Minister forTrade, Industry and Competition issued a trade policy directive to the International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa to urgently look into measures to help support the metals industry.
The Minister for Trade, Industry and Competition (the dtic) , Mr Ebrahim Patel gazetted amendments to the Sugar Industry Agreement and South African Sugar Association Constitution.
The African Development Bank Group has concluded the investment of R2 billion ($116 million) in Sustainable Development Goals-linked bonds (SDG bonds) issued by Nedbank South Africa.
The role of procurement is about ensuring that business operations continue like clockwork no matter how disrupted the business environment is.
GoSolutions an Enterprise Resource Planning company based in South Africa supplies a wide variety of software to several different industries.
The South African Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) has switched to a new formula for calculating official domestic liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) prices.
Barclays has been granted a Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services (FAIS) licence by the Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) in South Africa.
IFC announced a $185 million loan to The Standard Bank of South Africa to help it expand its COVID-19 lending program to small and medium-sized enterprises and corporates affected by the pandemic.
The recent months have likely been the biggest challenge for all organisations across the continent.
Emerging domestic natural gas and helium producer Renergen announced that Total South Africa Proprietary and the Company signed an agreement for the joint marketing and distribution of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG).
Africa Data Centres, part of the Liquid Telecom Group, has completed the acquisition of a state-of-the-art Tier IV data centre in Johannesburg from Standard Bank.
South Africa's Tongaat Hulett announced it had entered into an agreement with Eswatini’s Public Service Pensions Fund (the PSPF) to sell Tambankulu Estates, its Eswatini agri-business, for R375 million.
Vodacom Business and Microsoft South Africa have partnered to provide access to continuous, connected digital learning for South Africa's education institutions.
South African Small Business Development Minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni said her department has formalised over 2,000 spaza shops to assist the newly formalised businesses build a credit profile.
[South Africa] Sasol announces beneficial operations of fifth and sixth Lake Charles chemical project facilities
Integrated chemicals and energy company Sasol announced that the Guerbet alcohol unit at our Lake Charles Chemicals Project achieved beneficial operations, three days after achieving beneficial operations on the Ziegler alcohol unit.
Afrika Umoja and Black Farmers Association of South Africa (BFASA) collaborate to help tackle COVID-19
Afrika Umoja has announced a partnership with the Black Farmers Association of South Africa (BFASA); BFASA is an Association that has the best interests of the farming community at its core.
The President of Dangote Group said that despite the challenging economic situation in 2019, Dangote Cement was able to sustain 54,000 jobs in four African countries where the company has its operations.
Amazon announced the creation of 3,000 new virtual jobs in Customer Service in South Africa this year.
COVID-19 is a global pandemic, evolving at unprecedented speed and scale. It is creating a universal imperative for governments and organisations to take immediate action to protect their people.
Sanlam reported solid results in the four months to 30 April despite challenging investment market conditions caused by the global impact of the Coronavirus.
Vodacom has launched the Alcatel 2019G phone series which comes standard with a large keypad and simple user interface with big icons, ideal for those with low vision as well as the elderly.
The Development Bank of Southern Africa and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research are set to work together to develop technologies and infrastructure to support socio-economic development in South Africa.
Sasol has appointmented Priscillah Mabelane as Executive Vice President, Energy Business, effective 1 September 2020 and she will also serve as a member of Sasol’s Group Executive Committee (GEC).
Simplilearn, a global digital skills training provider, has partnered with Deviare, a South Africa-based digital and IT solutions platform.
Gauteng Education (GDE) MEC Panyaza Lesufi said that Schools in Gauteng recorded an 85% attendance of learners and educators for the first day of reopening of schools on Monday.
[Column] Theo Odendaal: A cost-effective IT strategy is key to navigating times of economic uncertainty
Midsize enterprises are at a crossroads. To innovate and thrive in the current economy, they need to be able to rely on sound data management. But data storage solutions can be costly.
Absa and the Premier Soccer League (PSL) will be ending their sponsorship relationship of the Absa Premiership when the sponsorship contract expires at the end of the current season.
Vodacom has partnered with WITS University in Johannesburg to keep students connected to higher learning activities to help students stay on track to successfully complete the 2020 academic year despite not being on campus.
African Bank Limited has invested in Arctic Intelligence’s software, AML Accelerate, to enable seamless completion of Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorism Financing enterprise risk assessments.
Isuzu Motors South Africa has announced the appointment of Billy Tom as its new CEO and Managing Director, transitioning from 01 June and officially assuming full responsibility from 01 July 2020.
Increasing reliance on the Internet and technology across multiple platforms has led not only to an expansion of communication options but also created a wealth of opportunities for cyber criminals.
Sanlam has acquired the remaining stake in the Nigerian insurance business FBN Insurance from its partner, FBN Holdings Plc (FBNH), giving the Group 100% ownership of FBN Insurance Limited (FBNI) and its subsidiary, FBN General Insurance.
MultiChoice Group (MCG) announces its partnership with the Youth Employment Service (YES) initiative which has resulted in the creation of 400 new job opportunities.
Taelo Mojapelo has been appointed the new CEO for BP Southern Africa, succeeding Priscillah Mabelane who was notably the first woman in South Africa’s oil history to head up a multinational company.
Vodacom Group announces that it has achieved the highest BBBEE contributor score of Level 1.
Following the interest in ONDO sustainable farming solutions from South African farmers growing sugar cane, vineyards and corn, the company announcinces the setting up of ONDO’s first international branch in Durban, South Africa.
The Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) confirmed that a liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Mozambique is expected to receive $15 billion (R267bn) of financing commitments at a signing scheduled for June 2020.
Sasol, an international integrated chemicals and energy company announced that it is not divesting its downstream fuel retail business as part of its ongoing asset disposal process.
For the third time in a row, Dangote has emerged as the most admired African brand, of African continent origin, by consumers, paired with the telecommunication giant, MTN.
Western Union and South Africa's Mama Money have joined forces to enable Mama Money customers to send money to their loved ones around the world via Western Union’s Global Network.
InspiraFarms, an on- and off-grid cold storage solutions provider in East and Southern Africa, has closed a Series B to further expand its operations in the region.
[Kenya] Check Point joins forces with Strathmore University to address cyber security skills shortage
Check Point Software Technologies, a leading provider of cyber security solutions globally, announced that its Check Point SecureAcademy education initiative has partnered with Strathmore University in Kenya.
Vodacom has become the first telco globally to zero-rate the lifesaving addressing technology, what3words, for its more than 43 million subscribers across South Africa.
The South African Department of Employment and Labour says the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) has to date paid in excess of R15 billion to beneficiaries.