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ExecuJet to operate first Pilatus PC-24 jet in Africa
15-08-2018 | 11:43:27
ExecuJet, part of the Luxaviation Group, has announced that it will be the first business aviation company to operate and manage a Pilatus PC-24 Super Versatile Jet in Africa.
Ford Ranger production hits half a million milestone in South Africa
15-08-2018 | 09:29:21
Ford Motor Company’s Silverton Assembly Plant in Pretoria has reached a significant milestone with the assembly of the 500 000th current generation Ford Ranger.
[South Africa] Mastercard and Zapper unveil Masterpass digital payment
15-08-2018 | 07:36:00
South Africans can now use Masterpass, a global digital payment service by Mastercard, to pay for goods and services at over 20,000 Zapper merchants in South Africa using their smartphones.
[South Africa] JSE improves in the FTSE responsible investment index
15-08-2018 | 07:28:45
The Johannesburg Stock Exchange, JSE, has recorded an improvement in the 2018 ESG Rating, thereby entrenching its place in the FTSE/JSE Responsible Investment Top 30 index.
[South Africa] Zensar and Education Africa connect students to tech
14-08-2018 | 14:05:30
Zensar, a digital solutions and technology services company that specializes in partnering with global organizations across industries on their Digital transformation journey, has partnered with Education Africa to sponsor 10 students from the region.
[South Africa] Vantage GreenX funds six renewable energy projects
14-08-2018 | 06:47:10
Vantage GreenX Fund Managers have announced that through its second renewable energy fund, Vantage GreenX Note II, it has provided R2.05bn of funding to a combination of six solar and wind energy projects with a combined capacity of 433MW.
South Africa Oil & Power Conference shows pivot to African energy
14-08-2018 | 06:16:00
From September 5-7, 2018 in Cape Town, Africa Oil & Power will welcome the Secretary Generals of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries.
[South Africa] Altron unveils new brand that redefines doing business
08-08-2018 | 06:40:13
Johannesburg Stock Exchange- listed Altron has unveiled a new brand which ushers in a significant shift ensuring that the company goes to market under a single identity.
Volkswagen South Africa expands dealer network
08-08-2018 | 06:21:00
Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) has recruited the third wave of candidates for its Dealer Principal Apprentice Programme.
[Column] Nick Altini: South Africa new competition law a boost to SMEs
07-08-2018 | 08:58:00
The Competition Amendment Bill (Bill), introduced in parliament in South Africa recently, has clearly shown that enabling small and medium enterprises and Previously Disadvantaged Individuals to be able to successfully compete in the market.
[South Africa] Ricky Correia appointed Blue Label Technology GM
07-08-2018 | 07:30:00
Blue Label Technology Solutions, value-added distributor to many leading southern African IT channel partners, has appointed industry veteran Ricky Correia as General Manager.
Piotr Czyzyk appointed for Trentyre South Africa Commercial Director
06-08-2018 | 13:25:30
Goodyear South Africa ha appointed Piotr Czyzyk as the new Director for Trentyre and Commercial business.
WITS Enterprise launches unit to focus on entrepreneurial development
06-08-2018 | 08:28:00
WITS Enterprise has welcomed a new unit to its fold, The Entrepreneurial Wayz
[South Africa] Vodacom to launch over 200 new rural network sites
03-08-2018 | 13:01:00
As part of its accelerated rural coverage programme, Vodacom has announced that it will launch over 200 new rural network sites across all nine provinces in the year ahead
[Interview] Marcia Ashong, Founder, TheBoardroom Africa
03-08-2018 | 10:26:00
Marcia Ashong, of Ghanaian nationality, is an entrepreneur with experience in upstream oil and gas law, project management, consulting and business development. She founded TheBoardroom Africa, an outfit dedicated to increasing female boardroom participation in Africa, with her co-founder Tamsin Jones.
Wirecard launches fully digital payment product in South Africa
03-08-2018 | 09:21:00
Wirecard, the global innovation company in digital financial technology has launched secureEFT in South Africa.
Liquid Telecom delivers first Microsoft ExpressRoute within Africa
02-08-2018 | 06:42:00
Liquid Telecom has delivered the first Microsoft ExpressRoute service peering in Africa – offering customers better performance, tighter security and lower latency.
[South Africa] Key sectors record job losses, labour survey
01-08-2018 | 11:19:12
South Africa’s official unemployment rate increased by 0,5 of a percentage point to 27,2% compared to the first quarter of 2018.
[South Africa] Mastercard, Nedbank partner to launch payment service
01-08-2018 | 06:44:00
Mastercard and Entersekt have collaborated to enable Nedbank’s customers to make QR payments to Masterpass, Pay@, SnapScan, and Zapper merchants and billers through the Nedbank Money app.
Quest Aircraft appoints NAC as authorized dealer in Africa
31-07-2018 | 08:15:00
Quest Aircraft has announced the appointment of National Airways Corporation (NAC) as an authorized dealer for the Kodiak in Southern and East Africa.
[Interview] Duduzile Mkhwanazi, CEO, Project Isizwe, South Africa
30-07-2018 | 10:58:00
Duduzile Mkhwanazi is the Chief Executive Officer of South African non-profit organization, Project Isizwe, an organization dedicated to bringing internet access to the populace.
AlphaCode incubator seeks financial services entrepreneurs in SA
30-07-2018 | 10:02:00
AlphaCode, an incubation, acceleration and investment vehicle for early-stage financial services businesses powered by Rand Merchant Investment Holdings is looking for businesses or ideas that could change the face of financial services.
BAIC starts X25 production in South Africa
27-07-2018 | 11:14:00
China's Beijing Automotive Industry Corporation (BAIC) began production at its newly built car assembly plant in South Africa this week.
Sappi to invest $7.7 million in one of its South Africa operations
26-07-2018 | 08:30:00
Sappi Limited, a leading global producer of dissolving wood pulp headquartered in South Africa, has provided further details regarding capital investments at its Saiccor Mill in Umkomaas,
Juan Wheeler appointed CFO at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles South Africa
24-07-2018 | 12:04:00
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has announced the appointment of Juan Wheeler as new Chief Financial Officer of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles South Africa (Pty) Ltd.
Telecom Egypt, Liquid Telecom join to complete Cape to Cairo Network
24-07-2018 | 10:12:00
The Econet Group and Telecom Egypt have signed a memorandum of understanding that will enable Econet’s Liquid Telecom unit to complete a terrestrial fibre optic network stretching all the way from Cape Town in South Africa to Cairo.
[South Africa] Obsidian, HashiCorp partner for advanced data centre
24-07-2018 | 09:25:00
Open Source technology and services specialist Obsidian Systems is proud to announce that it has become an official HashiCorp partner and will provide the South African market with access to next generation data centre management solutions.
[South Africa] TransUnion and FirstCheck launch vehicle checking app
24-07-2018 | 06:51:58
Credit protection company TransUnion and South Africa's first vehicle valuation & verification app FirstCheck have partnered to launch South Africa’s first consumer-focused vehicle checking app.
[Interview] Mansur M. Nuruddin, Partner, MNCapital Africa Advisors
23-07-2018 | 12:14:00
Mansur M. Nuruddin is a founding Partner of MNCapital Africa Advisors, a financial advisory firm focused on the African market.
[South Africa] Growthpoint shares begin trading on A2X
23-07-2018 | 07:52:00
Growthpoint Properties shares have begun trading on A2X as it became the first property company and tenth counter to join the exchange with its secondary listing. Growthpoint retains its primary listing on the JSE.
[South Africa] Giyani and Rhodes University sign research partnership
20-07-2018 | 13:08:51
Giyani Metals Corporation has signed a research collaboration program with Rhodes University, South Africa, regarding battery-grade manganese within the Company’s flagship Kanye manganese project in Botswana.
Vodacom is South Africa’s fastest network, Ookla and ATIO results
20-07-2018 | 06:40:49
Two leading independent analyst groups have confirmed that Vodacom has South Africa’s fastest 4G network and overall fastest network, respectively.
African Development Bank approves South Africa Country Strategy Paper
20-07-2018 | 06:36:00
The African Development Bank has approved a string of measures aimed at supporting South Africa’s economic development ambitions as an upper Middle-Income Country.
Globeleq to acquire South African renewable assets from Brookfield
18-07-2018 | 07:08:36
Globeleq, a power sector leader in Africa, and an affiliate of Brookfield Asset Management have reached a definitive agreement whereby Globeleq acquires Brookfield's interests in its South African renewable energy portfolio.
Africa.com acquires iAfrica.com
16-07-2018 | 13:36:00
Africa.com has completed its acquisition of iAfrica.com, South Africa’s oldest news portal from South African media giant, Primedia (Pty) Ltd and telecom, MTN (Pty) Ltd
Argus launches South Africa fuel price indexes
16-07-2018 | 08:51:00
Global energy and commodity price-reporting agency Argus has launched daily price indexes for a range of fuels in South Africa, improving market transparency.
Telecom Egypt, Liquid Telecom sign MoU for Cape Town to Cairo network
16-07-2018 | 06:45:00
Liquid Telecom and Telecom Egypt have announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding that will enable Liquid Telecom to shortly complete Africa’s terrestrial fibre network stretching all the way from Cape Town, South Africa, to Cairo, Egypt.
[South Africa] Sangari to distribute Veative VR solutions to schools
13-07-2018 | 10:46:00
Continuing its promise to place innovative teaching and learning technologies into schools, Sangari Education has been appointed a distributor for Veative’s educational virtual reality (VR) solutions.
[South Africa] UWP Consulting mulls expanding to Angola
13-07-2018 | 06:05:00
A Gauteng civil and structural consulting engineering company is looking forward to expanding its customer base when they participate in the Trade and Investment Mission to Angola.
Provia Auto launches in 10 countries across Southern African region
12-07-2018 | 13:48:03
ProVia, the safety-focused and reliable budget parts aftermarket brand for commercial vehicle braking systems has announced its launch in 10 countries across the Southern African region.
WatchBox enters South African market
12-07-2018 | 06:34:00
WatchBox, the global ecommerce platform for the buying, selling, and trading of pre-owned luxury timepieces has announced its expansion into South Africa through a strategic partnership with Topwatch.
South Africa SMEs critical to fourth industrial revolution, experts
11-07-2018 | 10:51:00
Small businesses will be critical to South Africa in the 4th industrial revolution while access to information will revolutionize education.
[South Africa] High Jump automates Monteagle Logistics' operations
11-07-2018 | 09:19:00
HighJump, a global provider of supply chain solutions and software developer, iWMS, have enabled South African third-party logistics provider Monteagle Logistics to evolve its operations with the automated supply chain of tomorrow.
Digital investment app, Franc, launches in South Africa
11-07-2018 | 08:19:00
The stokvel has long been South Africa’s favourite way for a group of people to save and invest. Today, the traditional stokvel has gone digital with Franc, a new app which makes investing simple and affordable for anyone with a smartphone.
Kenyan newlook tax plan will affect local operations- CRS Technologies
11-07-2018 | 08:03:00
Kenya’s government has overhauled the country’s current income tax legislation framework and announced measures designed to help grow the economy, according to the Budget Statement for the fiscal year 2018/2019.
[South Africa] Growthpoint becomes first property listing on A2X
11-07-2018 | 07:56:13
Growthpoint will retain its primary listing on the JSE and will not issue any new shares in connection with its secondary listing on A2X. There is no cost, risk, or additional regulatory compliance for Growthpoint as a result of its secondary listing on the A2X.
Forbes coach launches S. Africa tour for national women’s month
11-07-2018 | 07:07:00
American Founder of Pursue Your Purpose LLC and Forbes Coach, Tamiko Cuellar, will be launching a 4-city "Own Your Brilliance! Tour throughout South Africa and Namibia for aspiring and emerging women entrepreneurs.
[South Africa] Anchor Capital lists on A2X
10-07-2018 | 12:00:00
The Anchor Group, a South African financial services holding company, today became the ninth firm to have a secondary listing on A2X.
[South Africa] Walletdoc launches secure virtual invoicing method
10-07-2018 | 10:12:00
walletdoc, a South African fintech startup, has launched a new way for businesses to collect more money from customers using easy and secure online credit and debit card payments on invoices and statements.
[South Africa] Teraco to invest R1bn in ICT infrastructure
09-07-2018 | 07:38:00
In its largest infrastructure build project to date, African neutral data centre provider has announced that it will be expanding the Teraco Isando Campus (JB1).
Digital, Audiovisual content hub launched in Tshimologong Precinct, SA
09-07-2018 | 07:31:00
Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct, founded by Wits University has today launched a Digital Content Hub, an incubator of innovative and creative audio-visual content, in partnership with Agence Française de Développement and the French Institute of South Africa.
South Africa keen on balancing two-way trade with Ghana
09-07-2018 | 06:52:00
South Africa is keen on balancing two-way trade with Ghana and key to achieving this, would be the identification of new investment and trade opportunities between our respective countries.
ContiTrade Africa to sign 17 new dealers in continental expansion
06-07-2018 | 13:52:00
ContiTrade Africa, the retail division of Continental Tyre South Africa, is continuing its expansion of the BestDrive dealer network across South Africa and the Sub-Saharan Africa region.
[South Africa] Derichebourg partners with Hi-Fly Marketing
06-07-2018 | 06:15:21
Derichebourg Atis aéronautique, an international services provider for the aircraft industry has partnered with Hi-Fly Marketing, the growing South African company specializing in technical services in the African aviation industry, as its commercial representative.
Expansion of hotel chains drives sector growth, PWC report
05-07-2018 | 08:36:00
Africa’s hotel sector has the potential for further growth over the next five years. An increase in the number of travelers, and an expansion in a number of hotel chains reinforces the hotel sector’s untapped potential for business growth.
Isuzu Motors South Africa unveils industrial hub
05-07-2018 | 06:37:08
Isuzu Motors South Africa has announced its alliance with the Propella Business Centre through an investment into the industrial hub over the next three years.
[South Africa] MRI Software acquires PropSys
04-07-2018 | 12:05:00
MRI Software, a global leader in real estate software solutions, has announced the acquisition of PropSys, a property software solution provider based in Johannesburg, South Africa.
[South Africa] FibreCo rolls out fibre internet in Kroonstad
03-07-2018 | 10:26:00
Internet connectivity in Kroonstad stands to benefit as FibreCo Telecommunications completes its roll out of fibre in the town, making reliable high-speed broadband connectivity more accessible to the community.
[South Africa] Vodacom Limpopo extends coverage in Duvhuledza village
02-07-2018 | 08:07:23
A delegation from Vodacom Limpopo was joined by Chief Nemubvumoni Fhatuwani Alfree and scores of community members at the unveiling of a new base station site in Duvheledza village, located in the Thulamela Municipality.
[South Africa] TEMBISA launches hub to address youth unemployment
29-06-2018 | 11:12:00
TEMBISA, the Youth Employment Service has launched its first Community Hub, a smart infrastructure solution that aims to address youth unemployment challenges in South Africa.
[South Africa] Cell C appoints Junaid Munshi Chief Commercial Officer
29-06-2018 | 09:30:00
Cell C is pleased to announce the appointment of Junaid Munshi as Chief Commercial Officer, effective 2 July 2018.
[South Africa] Veolia unveils new chemical blending facility
29-06-2018 | 06:28:00
With nearly 10,000 employees worldwide, Veolia's Water Technologies unit specializes in water treatment solutions and provides a complete range of services.
GFI Software and Ingram Micro sign distribution deal for South Africa
27-06-2018 | 11:14:28
GFI Software Aurea SMB Solutions has signed a new distribution agreement for South Africa with Ingram Micro, one of the world's largest wholesale technology distributors.
Afreximbank in $1 billion plan to foster South Africa-Africa trade
27-06-2018 | 06:29:00
The African Export-Import Bank and the Export Credit Insurance Corporation of South Africa SOC Limited have launched the South African-Africa Trade and Investment Promotion Programme (SATIPP).
[South Africa] Quilter plc lists on Johannesburg Stock Exchange
26-06-2018 | 13:20:15
Quilter plc, previously a subsidiary of Old Mutual plc, has listed independently on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) Main Board.
South Africa and UAE space agencies sign collaboration deal
26-06-2018 | 06:26:14
South African National Space Agency and the United Arab Emirates Space Agency signed a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in the exploration and use of space for peaceful purposes.
First LEGO Certified Store in South Africa to open in Sandton City
25-06-2018 | 09:40:00
The Great Yellow Brick Co is bringing South Africa’s first LEGO® Certified Store to Sandton City on 28 July 2018 following a multi-million-rand investment and exclusive deal with The LEGO Group.
BBOXX and DC Go partner to provide energy services in Southern Africa
22-06-2018 | 13:17:55
BOXX, a next generation utility, and DC Go, a provider of affordable off-grid electrification, have announced their intention to partner to provide energy services in southern Africa.
CutterCroix expands into South Africa with National Glass Distribution
22-06-2018 | 09:27:08
CutterCroix LLC, a software company helping clients manage critical functions of their business, and National Glass Distribution, a distributor of glass and aluminum products in South Africa have begun activating clients on NG Customer Connect.
[South Africa] Grindrod Shipping lists on the JSE
22-06-2018 | 06:52:12
Grindrod Shipping Holdings Limited has listed on the Main Board of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.
Kenya risk reward score among the highest in Sub Saharan Africa, index
21-06-2018 | 11:18:19
Zimbabwe, Egypt and Ghana are the leaders when comparing their September 2017 risk-reward score with the score from June 2018, according to the Africa Risk-Reward Index from Control Risks and Oxford Economics.
Vodacom introduces Microsoft Azure products for Cape Town customers
21-06-2018 | 09:31:00
Vodacom, in partnership with Microsoft today introduced Microsoft Azure products to its Cape Town customers.
GE hits 100th power plant milestone in Sub-Saharan Africa
20-06-2018 | 13:34:00
At the forefront of innovation and technology in energy while collaborating with power producers across the region, GE Power has announced that it has reached its 100th power plant installation in Sub-Saharan Africa.
[South Africa] USTDA advances natural gas distribution
18-06-2018 | 06:13:40
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency has awarded a grant to the City of Cape Town for a feasibility study to assess the viability of a natural gas distribution network in Cape Town and usage options for the gas.
South African consumers lift discretionary spending, Mastercard report
15-06-2018 | 11:45:00
Total South African retail sales for April 2018 grew by 3.7 percent year-on-year after removing the effects of inflation, showing the highest growth rate seen in April in the past six years.
[South Africa] Sims Recycling gets responsible recycling certification
15-06-2018 | 10:15:00
Sims Recycling Solutions, a leading global provider of electronics recycling and IT asset disposition (ITAD) services, recently became the first and only business in South Africato achieve the Responsible Recycling (R2:2013) certification
Volkswagen South Africa hits a million mark in engine production
14-06-2018 | 08:43:19
Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) has reached a historical milestone in June by producing its one millionth EA111 engine.
Upskilling, Gig Economy become ways to fight youth unemployment in SA
14-06-2018 | 08:09:00
For South Africa’s youngest citizens finding a job remains an enormous challenge. While the country’s official unemployment rate is now 27.7%, the most affected group by far are young people under the age of 35.
[South Africa] e4 launches BondTracker app
14-06-2018 | 07:48:00
Software as a Service company, e4, has launched BondTracker, a mobile business app, designed to facilitate efficiency in tracking and communicating progress when registering a property.
South African Reserve Bank to launch Nelson Mandela banknotes
14-06-2018 | 06:24:00
The South African Reserve Bank is set to launch its first commemorative banknote series, in celebration of the first democratically elected president Nelson Mandela’s birth centenary.
[South Africa] Exemplar REITail makes its debut on the JSE
13-06-2018 | 13:33:55
Exemplar REITail Limited has listed on the Main Board of the Johannesburg Stock Exhange (JSE), joining a diverse group of real estate companies represented on the bourse.
Freshworks expands to South Africa
12-06-2018 | 10:36:48
Freshworks Inc, a provider of cloud-based business software, has announced an aggressive growth strategy to propel the ambitious expansion of its evolving South African footprint.
[South Africa] Vodacom in $1.3 billion ownership transaction deal
11-06-2018 | 14:40:15
Vodacom Group, its existing BEE partners and a newly formed staff scheme have announced a broad-based BEE transaction of up to R17.5 billion.
Erik Roos appointed Vice Chairperson of GBMSA
11-06-2018 | 07:35:00
Generic and Biosimilar Medicines of Southern Africa, formerly known as the National Association of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers, has appointed Erik Roos, CEO of Pharma Dynamics as Vice Chairperson to support the existing Chairperson.
Sprint enhances South Africa network capabilities
07-06-2018 | 11:00:00
Sprint has announced the opening of a Johannesburg, South Africa Point of Presence
[South Africa] JSE appoints Allan Allison as Cape Town rep
06-06-2018 | 12:50:00
The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) has appointed Allan Allison as the new Cape Town Office representative.
Mainstream Renewable completes installation of South Africa wind farms
06-06-2018 | 06:02:00
Global wind and solar developer Mainstream Renewable Power has completed financial close for the Kangnas and Perdekraal East Wind Farms in South Africa, which have a combined capacity of 250 megawatts
[South Africa] JSE welcomes relisting of Distell on main board
04-06-2018 | 06:27:00
The Johannesburg Stock Exchange has celebrated the relisting of Distell Group Holdings the Main Board.
Kanoo Shipping acquires Wallem South Africa
01-06-2018 | 10:54:00
Kanoo Shipping, one of the largest regional shipping agencies in the Middle East has announced an agreement to acquire Wallem South Africa, a provider of integrated maritime solutions in the cities of Durban and Cape Town.
South Africa adopts new IP policy improving access to medicine
01-06-2018 | 06:37:00
South Africa’s highest decision-making body has approved the first phase of a new intellectual property (IP) policy that paves the way to better access to high-quality, affordable medicines.
[Interview] Max Donzella, Director and First Expert Advisor, VIP Business Immigration, Canada
31-05-2018 | 12:56:00
Max Donzella is Director of VIP Business Immigration, a firm that consults on and manages investor immigrant programs into Quebec, Canada. The immigration program is currently open all African countries.
[South Africa] Kerry Logistics acquires S.A.S
31-05-2018 | 10:43:00
Hong Kong based logistics provider Kerry Logistics Network Limited has acquired Shipping and Airfreight Services Limited, S.A.S., a well-established freight forwarding and logistics company based in Johannesburg, South Africa.
[South Africa] Cell C concludes roaming agreement with MTN
31-05-2018 | 08:01:00
Cell C has announced that it has entered into a far-reaching roaming agreement with MTN in order to complement Cell C’s own network.
[Column] Darryl Bernstein: Demand for compliance lawyers is growing in Africa
31-05-2018 | 07:56:00
In Africa, the demand for local compliance lawyers has risen significantly as having on-the-ground expertise in the countries where business dealings are taking place, is essential.
Kate Mollett appointed Veeam Regional Manager for South Africa
30-05-2018 | 12:45:00
Veeam® Software, Intelligent Data Management for the Hyper-Available Enterprise company has appointed Kate Mollett as the Regional Manager for South Africa.
Rainmaker Worldwide announces first water technology in South Africa
30-05-2018 | 06:10:00
Rainmaker Worldwide has delivered its first Water-to-Water technology to Cape Town, South Africa.
[Column] Joyce Karanja Ng’ang’a: Saving jobs is a priority for African competition authorities
30-05-2018 | 06:00:00
Avoiding or limiting job losses when companies merge has become a major priority for competition authorities throughout East and Southern Africa.
Nestlé announces reorganization in Sub-Saharan Africa
29-05-2018 | 10:20:00
Today Nestlé announces a reorganization in Sub-Saharan Africa. These changes will ensure its Sub-Saharan Africa business continues on a healthy growth path, delivering affordable nutrition to as wide a population as possible.
[South Africa] Ascendis Health becomes first healthcare listing on A2X
29-05-2018 | 07:26:00
Multinational health and care brands company Ascendis Health became the first healthcare company to list on A2X Markets this morning. It has a market cap of R5.4 billion.
New Development Bank and Development Bank of Southern Africa sign agreement to establish framework for cooperation
29-05-2018 | 06:10:00
The New Development Bank (NDB) and the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on General Cooperation.