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.
A2X, South Africa’s newest stock exchange, has made its debut with three listings and four of the industry’s leading brokers on board.
PPC said on Friday that Nigeria’s Dangote Cement has withdrawn its interest to tie-up with the South African firm, sending its shares more than 13% lower.
According to Q3 performance data from Speedtest® by Ookla®, Vodacom has the “Best Network” and “Best 4G Network” among all major mobile network providers across the country.
Globally, as much as 35% of all treated water is lost to leaking piping systems with South African levels reaching as high as 60%.
As part of Vodafone’s global rebrand, Vodacom has announced a significant evolution of its brand positioning strategy, tagline and visual identity worldwide – the first changes to the South African brand since the introduction of 'Power to you' in 2009
The experience of owning a Volkswagen vehicle has just been made easier with the launch of the My VW Customer App.
Despite the continent’s transport infrastructure lagging behind global standards for decades, Africa is bracing itself for a transport revolution as more countries embrace the onset of new technology.
Vodacom will significantly reduce out-of-bundle prices for all customers from mid-October. For pre-paid and customers on top-up packages, the out-of-bundle rate will drop by as much as 50% once the new 99c per megabyte tariff comes into effect.
The Petroleum Oil and Gas Corporation of South Africa SOC Ltd. (PetroSA), has recorded a loss for the year of R1.4billion for 2016/17 (2016: R449 million loss).
At first glance, it might seem unlikely that South Africa’s Constitution could be instrumental in deciding a cargo dispute with its roots in a 40-year-long North African territory deadlock.
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Stadio Holdings Limited has listed in the Specialised Consumer Services sector on the main board of the JSE becoming the fifteenth company to list on the JSE this year.
South Africa has signed five strategic agreement and memoranda of understanding with the government of the Republic of Zimbabwe which aim to strengthen bilateral relations between the neighboring countries, in Pretoria.
Global law firm Baker McKenzie has announced Morne van der Merwe’s appointment as managing partner of its Johannesburg office
Cloud and on premises enterprise software solutions provider Nice has announced that Nimble Group, an asset management and collections leader, is implementing Nexidia Analytics across all of its customer interactions.
[South Africa] Delta Energy & Communications partners with Mzansi Digital Republic Trust to boost energy, WIFI connectivity
Delta Energy & Communications, a network, smart grid, and big data company focused on providing connectivity around the globe has signed an agreement with the Mzansi Digital Republic Trust, a South African non-profit organization.
Pointer Telocation Ltd. a developer and operator of Fleet and Mobile Resource Management solutions, announced that it has concluded an agreement for the purchase of the activity of a South African company.
The cost to communicate in South Africa has been a hot topic in recent times, given the impact of the economic slowdown on the South African consumer and global trends on the cost of data.
The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group has approved a private sector multi-currency line of credit of US$100 million and 1.3 billion South African Rands to Industrial Development Corporation Plc (IDC) of South Africa.
Cell C is pleased to announce the appointment of Douglas Craigie Stevenson as its new Chief Operations Officer, effective as of 26 September 2017.
Vodacom continues to lead in the Internet of Things (IoT), now connecting more than three million ‘things’ in South Africa and averaging 55 000 new connections per month.
Johannesburg Stock Exchange expands product offering with listing of Satrix Quality South Africa ETF
The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) has expanded its product offering to investors with the listing of the Satrix Quality South Africa ETF (JSE: STXQUA). The new ETF will track the S&P Quality South Africa index.
Global multinationals seeking to invest in Africa are no longer automatically opting to first dip their toes in South African waters before spreading their wings to the rest of the continent, but are increasingly setting up shop directly in the market they wish to enter.
Oracle NetSuite, a provider of cloud-based financials / ERP, HR, Professional Services Automation (PSA) and omnichannel commerce software suites has expanded business operations in South Africa.
Unilever has set up a new Africa Hub office as the latest move in an ongoing drive to grow its business across the African continent and help create a Brighter Future for Africa with its portfolio of iconic brands.
The Domestic tourism survey 2016 report released by Statistics South Africa shows a pattern of decline in domestic tourism over the past two years, with the total number of day trips decreasing from 44,3 million in 2015 to 39,4 million in 2016.
Orion Minerals, an Australian base metals firm with an active exploration and development programme in South Africa, has listed in the Gold Mining sector on the Main Board of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE).
[South Africa] Aspen Pharmacare achieves global first in tax transparency with Oracle Tax Reporting Cloud
Aspen Pharmacare Holdings, the largest pharmaceutical company listed on the JSE has selected the Oracle Tax Reporting Cloud solution to report tax timely and accurately, to be compliant with the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting Country by Country reporting.
Steinhoff Africa Retail has listed in the Broadline Retailers sub sector on the main board of the JSE. Steinhoff Retail Africa (STAR) is the 14th company to list on the JSE this year.
aNewSpring, a dutch-based learning technology company has announced the opening of its Johannesburg-based office with exclusive distributor, New Leaf Technologies.
The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies has held a bilateral meeting with the United Kingdom Secretary of State for International Trade, Dr Liam Fox in Pretoria.
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[South Africa] Rand Merchant Investment’s AlphaCode makes fourth investment: Luno, international bitcoin platform
Luno today announced its expansion into 35 new markets across Europe, and R120 million Series B funding round, led by London-based Balderton Capital, one of Europe’s leading venture capital firms.