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Over 2,000 South Africans set to benefit from a $36 million skills development training initiative
19-04-2019 | 08:30:00
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.
[South Africa] Cisco and Dimension Data partner to drive 5G, Internet of Things, and Blockchain
18-04-2019 | 12:32:33
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
18-04-2019 | 12:32:00
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 Africa] Bitcoin wallet and merchant payment ecosystem Centbee raises £1 million
18-04-2019 | 08:35:00
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.
[South Africa] Absa adds Western Union’s CashSend to its banking app
18-04-2019 | 06:19:00
Absa says it has now made CashSend and payments via Western Union available on its app, a banking first for South Africa.
Siemens unveils application that measures six cities readiness to embrace digitization
18-04-2019 | 06:08:15
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.
[South Africa] Facebook and Dream Factory Foundation open computer lab in Cape Town
18-04-2019 | 06:03:09
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.
[South Africa] Government targets rural schools with cyber labs to deepen ICT penetration
17-04-2019 | 06:37:00
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
16-04-2019 | 17:14:00
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 recognized as South Africa’s best employer brand in the financial services sector
16-04-2019 | 14:45:49
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 and World Economic Forum to establish 4IR Affiliate Centre
16-04-2019 | 11:32:59
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 brings Women in Data Science to South Africa
16-04-2019 | 11:04:00
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.
[South Africa] R49 million Ekandustria Industrial Park key in linking markets, Trade Minister
16-04-2019 | 07:07:00
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 set to begin nonstop seasonal service between New York and Cape Town, South Africa
16-04-2019 | 05:57:14
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.
[South Africa] Vantage Capital exits Thebe Timrite
15-04-2019 | 12:21:00
Vantage Capital, Africa’s largest mezzanine debt fund manager, has announced that it has fully exited its investment in Thebe Timrite.
Kenya asks South Africans to invest in its Real Estate sector
15-04-2019 | 12:10:00
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 to add Navara pickup at South Africa factory
15-04-2019 | 12:05:11
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 bets on FICO decision technology to improve business
15-04-2019 | 12:05:00
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.
Tiffany trains Africans to cut region-sourced diamonds
15-04-2019 | 08:55:00
More than a quarter of Tiffany's 1500 global diamond cutters and polishers are now based in Africa.
[South Africa] Nissan announces $215 million investment in Rosslyn plant
12-04-2019 | 07:10:19
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 Africa] Cortex Logic grows outreach programme with local universities in Cape Town
11-04-2019 | 12:56:00
South African based Artificial Intelligence Software & Solutions provider, Cortex Logic, Grows Outreach Programme with Local Universities in Cape Town.
NDB ramps up operations in South Africa, supporting sustainable infrastructure development
11-04-2019 | 07:31:00
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
11-04-2019 | 06:51:00
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.
[South Africa] MTN Launches Live 5G Indoor Solution at Kyalami International Convention Centre
11-04-2019 | 06:39:40
MTN South Africa have successfully launched a live 5G indoor solution at Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit and International Convention Centre.
Hiroyuki Tazawa appointed President of Honda Motor Southern Africa
11-04-2019 | 06:30:00
Honda Motor Southern Africa has appointed Hiroyuki Tazawa as the new President, effective immediately.
[South Africa] Polo Vivo, Audi drive sales for Volkswagen in first quarter of 2019
11-04-2019 | 06:18:00
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
11-04-2019 | 06:17:00
Standard Bank Group has appointed Mr. Tau Mashigo as its new Chief Technology Officer (CTO), reporting to the Chief Information Officer (CIO).
[South Africa] Wireless Application Service Providers’ Association inaugural board begins its term
10-04-2019 | 09:27:28
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.
[South Africa] Vodacom empowers unemployed youth with ICT skills
10-04-2019 | 06:24:46
Vodacom Foundation has certified thirty seven unemployed youth, who underwent 24 demanding months of theory, practicals and work-based placement training.
South African Airways expands nonstop flights between Washington DC and Accra, Ghana
09-04-2019 | 05:37:00
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
08-04-2019 | 12:21:29
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
08-04-2019 | 06:30:11
Siemens has launched an extraordinary data visualization project called FABRIC.
South African Airways increases non-stop charter flights to Maldives
04-04-2019 | 10:35:00
South African Airways has launched additional 24 non-stop charter flights to the Maldives from April until October 2019.
H&M opens three new stores in South Africa
04-04-2019 | 07:59:00
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.
WSO2 picks DeARX as its Southern Africa reseller expanding its IT business in the region
04-04-2019 | 07:19:00
South African IT services business DeARX Services and global open source integration vendor WSO2 have entered into an agreement.
South Africa profiles its industrial capabilities in Brazil, deepens relations
04-04-2019 | 06:27:00
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
04-04-2019 | 05:37:00
Almost 40% of those surveyed are moving away from consuming entertainment through traditional channels and rather streaming daily or more.
South Africa Electoral Commission launches online reporting tool to counter misinformation
03-04-2019 | 08:09:55
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
03-04-2019 | 08:00:00
This partnership is set to revolutionise the smart retail sector in South Africa with intelligent IoT platform capabilities, analytics, and machine learning algorithms.
Eskom secures $180 million loan to expand South Africa’s clean energy pursuit
03-04-2019 | 07:54:00
South African electricity public utility Eskom has secured a $180 million loan, which will be used to expand the country’s renewable energy efforts.
Rhenus acquires World Net Logistics to grow South African foothold
02-04-2019 | 15:00:00
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
02-04-2019 | 11:14:26
The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) has imposed administrative sanctions on three Authorised Dealers in foreign exchange with limited authority (ADLAs).
[South Africa] DBSA and NDB partner to facilitate energy sector development
02-04-2019 | 10:13:06
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 price hikes due to current local and international factors
02-04-2019 | 09:37:34
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.
02-04-2019 | 06:48:08
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.
[Column] Erik Roos: Are e-pharmacies on the cards for South Africa?
01-04-2019 | 09:46:00
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.
[South Africa] Aspen Pharmacare lists on A2X
01-04-2019 | 07:22:24
Specialty and branded multinational pharmaceutical company, Aspen Pharmacare Holdings (share code: APN) shares become available for trade on A2X Markets today.
[South Africa] Standard Bank Group selects AWS as its preferred cloud provider
28-03-2019 | 10:06:40
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.
South Africans prefer using desktops over smartphones for online shopping, Picodi report
28-03-2019 | 06:35:00
Although mobile commerce is booming globally, South Africans still prefer using desktops over smartphones when doing online shopping.
Blue Turtle and UiPath partner to offer automatization solutions in African
27-03-2019 | 10:39:30
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 partners with Clickatell to launch chat commerce on WhatsApp
27-03-2019 | 07:06:22
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
26-03-2019 | 09:43:00
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
26-03-2019 | 08:50:00
South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs Department has unveiled bulk buying and warehousing programme.
R28 million refurbished industrial park to be launched in North-West region, South Africa
26-03-2019 | 08:41:00
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.
Accenture launches comprehensive SAP platform in South Africa
26-03-2019 | 07:13:43
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.
IOT Industry Council of South Africa unveiled
26-03-2019 | 06:02:00
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.
[Interview] Natalie Miller, CEO, GreenFingers Mobile, South Africa
25-03-2019 | 11:18:00
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.
[South Africa] Aspen to secondary list on A2X
25-03-2019 | 09:49:57
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.
[South Africa] JSE endorses Naspers proposal to unbundle foreign internet assets
25-03-2019 | 09:48:20
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.
South Africa most integrated country in the continent, index
25-03-2019 | 07:53:00
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.
[South Africa] Rhenus acquires World Net Logistics
25-03-2019 | 07:42:10
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] IDU expands its cloud offering through partnership with Microsoft Azure
22-03-2019 | 10:13:10
South Africa’s Idu-Concept, has expanded its cloud offering through a partnership with Microsoft Azure.
South Africa Navy picks Teledyne CARIS software to upgrade operations
22-03-2019 | 07:36:46
Teledyne CARIS has announced it will be delivering a full software solution to the South African Navy Hydrographic Office.
[South Africa] Kananelo Makhetha appointed Club Travel Corporate CEO
21-03-2019 | 09:49:24
Club Travel Corporate, a division of the Thebe Tourism Group, has announced the appointment of Kananelo Makhetha as its new CEO.
[South Africa] Small Scale Fisheries Sector launches in Kwazulu Natal
21-03-2019 | 09:01:00
The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has launched the Small-Scale Fisheries Sector in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
FTI Consulting strengthens economic consulting segment in South Africa
21-03-2019 | 07:36:00
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.
[South Africa] Hisense injects $5 million into its refrigeration and television production lines
21-03-2019 | 07:32:00
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.
WCP assists 1 000 companies and saves 50 000 jobs, Productivity South Africa report
21-03-2019 | 06:43:00
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 Africa cosmetics manufacturers ready to meet the export demand
21-03-2019 | 06:05:00
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.
NBA and YouTube launch live games on League’s First Channel dedicated to fans in Sub-Saharan Africa
20-03-2019 | 13:47:35
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.
[South Africa] Cell C and Facebook launch public access Wi-Fi hotspots at UWC
20-03-2019 | 12:10:00
Cell C has partnered with Facebook to launch the first public access Wi-Fi hotspots at the University of the Western Cape (UWC).
STOA acquires 23 per cent stake in Metro Fiber South Africa
20-03-2019 | 08:24:28
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 announces 12 startups to take part in its third Launchpad Accelerator Africa programme
20-03-2019 | 07:35:00
Google has announced the 12 African startups that will take part in its third Launchpad Accelerator Africa programme
SqwidNet launches second round of its IoT SA University Challenge
20-03-2019 | 06:52:38
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).
[Column] Zwelakhe Gila: Great, South Africa found gas. Now what?
20-03-2019 | 06:05:43
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 ISPA accuses Telkom of delaying number portability drive
20-03-2019 | 06:00:00
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 to provide direct connectivity for Kenyan businesses to South Africa
19-03-2019 | 11:48:00
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
19-03-2019 | 09:25:00
The South African cabinet has approved the adoption of the 2019 White Paper on Science, Technology and Innovation as government policy.
[South Africa] Prudential Authority imposes administrative sanctions on Bidvest Bank
19-03-2019 | 08:59:00
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 announces 3D seismic program offshore South Africa
19-03-2019 | 08:32:00
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 South Africa implements a new banking delivery model
19-03-2019 | 07:29:21
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.
South Africa companies to seek trade and investment opportunities in Ghana
19-03-2019 | 07:11:00
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] Internet Solutions launches integrated voice service for Microsoft teams
19-03-2019 | 06:25:29
South Africa technology company Internet Solutions has unveiled integrated enterprise voice service for Microsoft Office 365 Teams.
New digital visa application tool 'Access UK' launches in South Africa
18-03-2019 | 15:05:11
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.
[Interview] René Stegmann, Director, Relocation Africa
18-03-2019 | 08:30:00
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
18-03-2019 | 06:49:51
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
14-03-2019 | 10:15:00
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.
MTN Congo, Orange Cameroon among 50 companies that have joined TM Forum
14-03-2019 | 10:08:18
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 and MK Group partner to expedite secure authentication solutions in South Africa
14-03-2019 | 10:04:49
NEXT Biometrics a global player in fingerprint sensor technology, and secure authentication and smart card solutions provider MK Group have agreed to extend cooperation.
Youtube Premium launches in South Africa
14-03-2019 | 06:15:48
Google has announced the launch of YouTube Premium and YouTube Music in South Africa, making it the first country to enjoy the services.
[South Africa] Crossfin Technology invests R600 Million in Retail Capital to support local SMEs
14-03-2019 | 05:44:23
Local Fintech group Crossfin Technology Holdings has announced that it has taken a significant minority interest into Retail capital.
South Africa Rugby Union names Microsoft its official cloud partner
13-03-2019 | 13:55:46
Microsoft South Africa has announced that it is the official cloud partner of the South African Rugby Union (SARU).
Vodacom partners with Samsung to unveil South Africa’s first eSIM wearable
13-03-2019 | 06:03:54
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.
[South Africa] Financial Software and Systems acquires 46 per cent stake in Ecentric
12-03-2019 | 12:52:10
FSS, Financial Software and Systems, a global payments technology company, has announced a strategic investment in Ecentric Payment Systems.
Aurecon picks Orange to manage its communications infrastructure in Africa, Asia and Middle East
12-03-2019 | 10:30:19
Aurecon has selected Orange Business Services, a global technology integrator, to manage its global communications infrastructure.
[South Africa] Sanlam finalizes R 7.8billion B-BBEE share issue
12-03-2019 | 09:21:00
Sanlam has announced that it has agreed to the pricing of the Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Transaction announced in October 2018.
[South Africa] Government rolls out free WIFI in Eastern Cape targeting students, small businesses
12-03-2019 | 08:03:49
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
12-03-2019 | 06:09:00
South Africa’s dti and the World Bank announced an advisory services partnership aimed at improving the business environment for domestic entrepreneurs.
Helios announces plans to build 1,000 Towers in South Africa
11-03-2019 | 12:03:06
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.
[South Africa] Vodacom supports programme on good waste management principles for communities
11-03-2019 | 11:40:44
In support of the ThumaMina Good Green Deeds programme, launched by President, Cyril Ramaphosa Vodacom has pledged to promote sustainable waste management practices