Imperial Logistics was recently awarded a revised license for their pharmaceutical bonded warehouse in Centurion, South Africa.
Eagle Technology, Inc., has announced a new international partnership with Production Solutions SA. Together, Eagle Technology and Production Solutions SA will enable factories and manufacturers to implement Eagle’s multilingual CMMS software.
Rainmaker Solutions, the digital business transformation specialist has announced its support for the Team Bäckstedt HotChillee Development Rider Programme in South Africa.
[South Africa] Ford Struandale engine plant looks to expand production in 2018 as it marks milestone
The Ford Struandale Engine Plant in Port Elizabeth has reached significant production milestones this year as it gears up for expanded production to support the R3-billion investment in its local operations by Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa.
[South Africa] Sygnia Itrix 4th Industrial Revolution Global Equity ETF lists on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange
The Sygnia Itrix 4th Industrial Revolution Global Equity ETF has listed on the main board of the JSE making it the fifteenth exchange traded fund (ETF) to list on the JSE this year.
Continuum, the provider of vertically integrated IT service delivery platform that enables businesses to scale has entered into the Southern African market in partnership with Sovaton, the cybersecurity-focused distributors in the channel.
Decision Inc. has announced its merger with South African-based software solutions provider Resolve Immix. The merger will integrate Immix’s Enterprise Resource Planning and Customer Relations Management experience alongside Decision Inc.’s Information Management and Advisory Services.
Westbrooke Alternative Asset Management is now South Africa's largest Section 12J manager, looking after almost half of the capital invested in S12J funds in the country.
The Citi Foundation and the international nonprofit organization TechnoServe have unveiled three new projects to support young entrepreneurs and workers in Africa through the Citi Foundation’s Pathways to Progress initiative.
[South Africa] The Department of Trade and Industry creates 800 jobs with $4million investment in Dursot All Joy
The Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Bulelani Magwanishe says the grant of almost R50 million, $4million, from the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) has contributed to the creation of 300 permanent and 500 contract jobs in Modjadjiskloof, Limpopo.
Ford Motor Company of Southern is making a significant contribution towards developing basic computer literacy by launching a community information technology center.
Mazda Southern Africa has launched the Mazda Southern Africa Foundation Non Profit Company.
ENGIE announces that an agreement was reached with two South African energy services companies, Thermaire Investments and Ampair to acquire 100% of their respective shares.
An announcement on renewable energy projects will be made this week, according to Energy Minister, David Mahlobo, following a number of delays in signing independent power producer (IPP) deals.
During this time of economic uncertainty, businesses are leaning heavily on their workforce to ‘ride the storm’ and emerge stronger.
Flamingo Horticulture Investments (FHI Ltd), a Sun Capital Europe portfolio organisation, announced that they will make a further investment of $2.4Million in subsidiary business Dudutech, Africa’s leading Biological Pesticide Manufacturer.
Airlink and Safair, two independent South African aviation groups have applied to South Africa’s Competition Commission for approval to unite under the common umbrella of the Airlink group of companies.
CemAir Ltd of South Africa has concluded a firm purchase agreement for two new Q400 turboprops from Bombardier Commercial Aircraft and has also signed the lease of a used Q400 aircraft that has been delivered.
Globeleq, a developer, owner and operator of electricity generation projects in Africa, has increased its shareholding in the Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm, De Aar Solar and Droogfontein Solar power projects in South Africa.
Sandown Capital Limited has listed in the Equity Investment Instruments sector on the main board of the JSE becoming the 18th company to list on the JSE this year.
Rectron, a South African distributor of IT products, has announced the addition of Microsoft’s Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) programme to its portfolio, enabling clients to drive their Microsoft cloud business and grow their profitability.
At the inaugural African Fintech Unconference, a cross-section of professionals from the local and global fintech sectors gathered for two days to discuss key opportunities and challenges for fintech in Africa.
OUTsurance has launched an enhanced app including OUTthere, accidental death and injury cover that doesn’t require you to commit to monthly premiums.
The Acting Chief Executive Officer of Trade Investment Africa at the Department of Trade and Industry, Ms Lerato Mataboge says it is vital for South Africa and Angola to renew and strengthen their economic partnership.
De Beers Group today announced it is seeking expressions of interest from potential buyers for its Voorspoed mine in Kroonstad, Free State, South Africa.
Mimicking global trends, South Africa can expect an increased demand for cloud storage on the back of several trends including Microsoft's recent Azure announcement.
African Bank can now launch new credit strategies 30 percent faster at 25 percent lower cost and can make changes to credit strategies in two days instead of two months.
Globally mobile individuals, also known as expatriates or ‘expats’, who choose to live and work in South Africa, cite the adventure (74%), a better quality of life (72%), or to gain international experience (67%) as their reasons for accepting assignments in the country.
Pan-African entrepreneurial training program, seed fund, and incubator MEST has launched two new Incubator spaces in Lagos, Nigeria, and Cape Town, South Africa, as the program continues to expand its presence across the continent.
Ford is pioneering a new era for its dealer network in South Africa with the launch of the new Joburg City Ford dealership in Newtown, in the heart of Johannesburg’s bustling economic hub.
[South Africa] Wesbank partner with Haval Motors to offer finance products to the brand’s growing customer base
WesBank, a division of First Rand Bank Limited, has concluded an agreement with Haval Motors South Africa to provide finance products for the brand’s expanding customer base in South Africa.
Ascendis Health announced yesterday the launch of a fully underwritten renounceable rights offer to raise R750 million to settle a significant portion of the deferred vendor consideration payment owed to the sellers of Remedica Holdings.
Software as a Service (SaaS) and the cloud have become essential components to grow a business in the digital environment. Patrick Ashton, managing executive of Cirrus, a subsidiary of the SilverBridge Group, believes that insurers across Africa will significantly benefit from this shift in approach.
LXM has announced today a new 15a-6 chaperoning partnership with South African research provider Afrifocus Securities, further expanding its market-leading foreign broker dealer platform’s capabilities.
South Africa has taken up shareholding in the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), the African continental multilateral trade finance institution.
Entersekt protects digital service providers and their customers from digital banking and payments fraud, particularly when transactions take place on mobile devices.
Mercedes-Benz Bus & Coach Southern Africa has unveiled their latest offering, the OF 1723 bus chassis. This product is geared to offer a reliable, durable and value for money alternative in the commuter bus segment.
[South Africa] Veridium and Wala in pilot digital banking project that authenticates users with biometrics
Veridium, a leader in strong authentication using biometrics has partnered with Wala, a South African-based, blockchain-powered financial services platform for the unbanked, to bring universal financial services to emerging countries in Africa.
dormakaba South Africa, a trusted partner for smart and secure access solutions worldwide, has designed a secure, accessible and easy-to-use mobile Bluetooth Low Energy solution for hotels.
Daimler Trucks & Buses Southern Africa, under the banner of ZIMOCO has unveiled SelecTrucks Zimbabwe. The new centre is located at the Harare Showgrounds.
“In dealing with 34 000 employees nationally, we have seen that rising debt often leads to staff members developing physical and mental health problems, which puts companies at risk of reduced productivity and fraud."
Convergence Partners and 4Di Group announced a recently concluded acquisition of a significant minority stake in ESET Southern Africa by Convergence Partners.
Mastercard is collaborating with Durban-based tech company Spazapp, to bring secure, seamless and convenient mobile payments to thousands of informal traders.
Soraa, the company behind high-quality LED lighting and illuminator of the world’s most famous historical buildings has announced that its VIVID lamps were chosen to perfectly illuminate the new City of Johannesburg Council Chambers.
The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) and FTSE Russell will extend its existing equity index partnership to also provide a range of co-branded fixed income indices.
Pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom, a subsidiary of Econet Global, has partnered with Huawei, an information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, to deliver 100G upgrades to its network in South Africa.
South Africa prioritizes Association of Southeast Asian Nations in its export diversification strategy
The Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry says South Africa’s export market diversification strategy has identified the Association of Southeast Asian Nations economic bloc as one of the priority markets for the country’s exports.
The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) has approved $990,000 to eThala Management Services, to support the development of a 10-MW Biomass-to-Power plant to be located in the KwaZulu Natal Province of South Africa.
[South Africa] Nedbank receives $172 million from Africa Development Bank to finance continental businesses
The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved a US$ 172 million financial package to Nedbank Group Limited of South Africa, to finance local and continental businesses.
Sol Mukasa is the founder and head of Brand Honcho, a marketing and advertising agency that is changing the rules of marketing through broadening the way agencies and clients interact with one another.
Konnect Africa, the Eutelsat-owned satellite broadband service provider, has unveiled SmartWIFI, a new hotspot service, as part of its ongoing commitment to bring digital opportunities to Africans.
Afrimat Limited, a leading black empowered open pit mining company providing industrial minerals, commodities and construction materials, listed on A2X this morning.
Aubrey Swanepoel is CEO of Pfortner, a secure communications development company that provides technology, systems and consulting services.
[South Africa] Vodacom, Innovator Trust launch programme to transform unemployed youth to entrepreneurs
Vodacom and Innovator Trust are unveiling the Youth Entrepreneurship Programme (YEP), aimed at equipping local unemployed youth with the requisite set of skills to become cutting-edge entrepreneurs.
On Monday 6 November 2017 BCX, a member of the Telkom group, announced that the company has launched a digital learning platform which according to the company is designed to propel South African education into the digital future.
To further expand its network reach and peering capabilities, Angola Cables announced today that it expects to establish a Point of Presence (PoP) in Cape Town before the end of the year.
[Column] Rousseau Kluever: South African intelligence environment sees increased growth and adoption
The adoption of Business Intelligence is as inescapable as cloud and Big Data, and as inextricably intertwined. Organisations which have adopted the technology early have seen significant competitive advantages.
Nokia and Vodacom have signed an agreement under which the companies will trial Nokia 5G technology to accelerate the launch of the new technology for the benefit of businesses and individuals in South Africa.
[South Africa] Ford invests $220 million in production capacity expansion to sate growing demand for Ford Ranger
Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa is investing $220 million to expand production capacity at its South African manufacturing operations in order to meet growing local and international demand for the trend-setting Ford Ranger.
Altron and Tango Telecom set to revolutionize the African subscriber’s digital experience with Data Retail Engine
Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed Allied Technologies Limited (Altron) and Ireland-based Tango Telecom, the leading provider of data demonetization solutions have announced a partnership to launch Data Retail Engine (Tango DRE™) in Africa.
South Africa’s newest stock exchange, A2X Markets (A2X), has approved SBG Securities Pty Ltd (SBG Securities) as a trading member.
Today, Orange has opened two very large-capacity IP and IPX Points of Presence (PoP) in South Africa. The facilities, which are located in Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa are operational from today.
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency awarded a grant to the GreenCape Sector Development Agency for a feasibility study to assess the market demand, socio-economic impacts, and key risks of a proposed integrated liquefied natural gas (LNG) importation .
To help advance youth economic empowerment, Vodacom has given a facelift to Vodacom Change the World by relaunching the programme as an Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and youth volunteerism initiative.
[South Africa] Kevin West appointed Senior Managing Director of FTI Consulting Forensic & Litigation Consulting segment
FTI Consulting, Inc. has appointed Kevin West as a Senior Managing Director in the firm’s Forensic & Litigation Consulting segment in South Africa. Mr West will be based in Johannesburg.
According to the recently published 2017 State of Urban Safety in SA report by the Urban Safety Reference Group, an estimated 71.3% of South Africa’s population will live in urban areas by 2030, and will continue to rise to nearly 80% by 2050.
Teraco Data Environments, Africa’s largest neutral data centre, today announced it will be a Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute Connectivity partner, providing clients high performance private network connections to Microsoft Azure and other Microsoft Cloud Services.
Two Cape Town winemaking companies are optimistic that the Investment and Trade Initiative (ITI) to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will give them an opportunity to expand their footprint to the DRC and neighbouring countries.
Vodacom’s first commercially available Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) network is now operational in Gauteng.
Four black-owned South African financial services startups each won R1-million last night at a pitching event hosted by AlphaCode.
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization’s (UNIDO) South African Low Carbon Transport (LCT) Project has announced the extension of project activities in the Northwest Province.
The latest addition to the international NEC suite of contracts, the NEC4 Design Build and Operate (DBO), was developed to cater for contracts where there is a single point of responsibility for the development and construction of an asset.
Mastercard has partnered South African fintech company Yoco to roll out 15,000 mobile Point of Sale (mPOS) devices to small and medium-sized businesses by the end of the year.
MTN South Africa has successfully completed Africa's first commercial LAA deployment working with Huawei and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
South Africa has just got its own version of Venmo, one of the US’s most successful payment platforms owned by PayPal that processes $25 billion in person to person payments annually.
Johannesburg Stock Exchange has launched a Green Bond Segment which will provide a platform for companies and other institutions to raise funds ring-fenced for low carbon initiatives and investors to invest SRI funds in securities that are truly green.
Alcatel Submarine Networks, IOX Cable to commence work for system connecting Mauritius, South Africa, more countries
IOX Cable Ltd and Alcatel Submarine Networks have commenced work for cable route survey for the IOX Cable System, which will span more than 8,850 kilometers.
[South Africa] Vodacom's focus on enterprise creation and SMME development in ICT is paying dividends
Vodacom’s commitment to South Africa’s transformation agenda and to grow the pool of Small, Medium and Micro-sized Enterprises in the ICT sector locally is yielding positive results.
Mercer South Africa (Consulting) (Pty) Ltd has entered into a strategic partnership agreement with EZ37 Solutions Limited, a Nigeria based Human Resources firm.
Based on the recently released Mediscor Medicines Review, generic use has hit a record high of 60% compared to a low 35% just over a decade ago.
4Sight Holdings Limited has listed in Non-Equity Investment Instruments sector of the JSE's AltX board aimed at small and medium-sized companies.
New houses, cars, expansion of farms, employment of extra labour, money to send children to school and less reliance on social grants. This is how a group of small scale farmers in Mpumalanga and Limpopo who participated in an agricultural upskill initiative.
Decision Inc. is proud to introduce Alistair Maxwell as the Business Manager of its new Strategic Consulting division.
South Africa’s Minister in the Presidency, Mr. Jeff Radebe, has announced the appointment of the new Statistician-General and Head of Statistics South Africa (Stats SA), Mr. Risenga Maluleke.
British Chancellor Philip Hammond has called on UK regulators and law enforcement to review concerns raised by Lord Peter Hain that HSBC and Standard Chartered banks may “have been conduits for the corrupt proceeds of money".
[South Africa] Brainworks becomes first Zimbabwean company to have primary listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange
Brainworks Limited has listed in the Equity Investments Instruments sector on the main board of the JSE.
Mars Africa, the South African-based division of Mars Incorporated, a global family-owned food business, and DHL Supply Chain South Africa, the world's largest contract logistics company, have signed a contract that will see DHL providing warehousing and distribution services for a number of Mars products.
Brazil aircraft manufacturer Embraer is set to establish a new training center at O.R. Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg.
The increase in the demand for the South African wines in Russia provides a good opportunity for the local companies to penetrate the Russian market.
Bolloré Logistics South Africa obtained the Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) Level C certification for its Pomona warehouse in Johannesburg. This is the first African subsidiary to receive this kind of certification.
[South Africa] Old Mutual Alternative Investments acquires 50 percent stake in Faircape Life Right Holdings
Old Mutual Alternative Investments (OMAI), Africa's largest private alternative investment manager, has acquired a 50% interest in Faircape Life Right Holdings for an undisclosed sum.
Vodafone research reveals South African optimism over possible business outcomes from the Internet of Things
Vodafone has released the South African findings of its fifth annual IoT Barometer Report – the global survey of business sentiment regarding investment and innovation in the Internet of Things.
Philip Morris International Inc. has been recognized for the second consecutive year as a Top Employer in Africa, awarding the company’s work environment and commitment to creating value for its employees.
The Gauteng Province and GE have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on projects in the key economic sectors of Energy and Healthcare.
[South Africa] Mercedes Benz Trucks to train 200 commercial vehicle drivers as part of October’s National Transport Month
The South African government declared October as National Transport Month in 2005 in order to raise awareness on the crucial role of transport in the economy.
Mastercard has launched its signature Girls4Tech™ programme at Sandtonview Primary School in Johannesburg, with the aim of driving interest in and awareness of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) studies
Creative Media Works, operating as BBM Messenger, has partnered with Springster, Girl Effect’s global mobile-first platform for vulnerable young women, to launch Girl Talk.
China Minsheng Drawin Technology Group (CMIG Drawin), a unit of investment conglomerate China Minsheng Investment Group, has launched the John Dude New City project in South Africa's Gauteng province.
The new Ashburton Global 1200 Equity Exchange Traded Fund (ETF), with a large interest in developed markets, has listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange becoming the 9th ETF to list this year.
[South Africa] The Novartis Foundation partners with University of Basel to launch healthy schools for healthy communities
The Novartis Foundation, the University of Basel, together with other partners have launched Healthy Schools for Healthy Communities.