AfricaCom is Africa’s largest tech, media and telcos annual festival where digital Africa interacts, learns, debates and ultimately make deals.
Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs, ANDE, has launched Gauteng Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Snapshot in South Africa.
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has introduced a 1.0 TSI model derivative of the hugely popular Caddy in South Africa.
South Africans with internet connections lead the world in expectations for constant connection both at and away from home.
The Director-General of the dti Mr Lionel October said that a key priority of government is to encourage new investment in the economy in order to create jobs that will significantly reduce the levels of unemployment in the country.
SARS Customs officials intercepted suspected counterfeit clothing and shoes valued at approximately R10 722 364 in the Western Cape.
Cell C has announced the completion of the national rollout of MTN roaming.
Standard Bank Group ordinary shares, Standard Bank Group second preference shares and South African fast-moving consumer goods group AVI shares begin trading on A2X today.
Teraco has announced that clients currently making use of its data centres in Cape Town and Johannesburg are set to benefit from the cross connection to the South Atlantic Cable System (SACS).
Liquid Telecom is extending its award-winning VSAT service through a new partnership with Kymeta, enabling it to deliver enhanced satellite mobile connectivity across Africa.
Nokia has deployed its 5G site for the South African operator rain in time for the operator to launch 5G services ahead of AfricaCom 2018.
South Africa’s largest third party administrator Curo is set to will migrate more than 3,000 funds from its five legacy fund accounting platforms to a single instance of Temenos’ Multifonds Global Accounting platform.
Mimecast Limited, a leading email and data security company, today announced it has released the latest report Threat Intelligence: Far-fetched Idea or Must-have Security Tactic? from the Cyber Resilience Think Tank. Cyber Resilience Think Tank
The Director-General of the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), said that with proper infrastructure, utilities, and management, the twenty-six approved Industrial Parks across South Africa can become Special Economic Zones.
A new report dubbed The South African Labour Recruitment Industry has been unveiled with a focus on the complex labour recruitment industry which plays a significant role in the South African economy.
The African Development Bank launched the Africa Energy Portal (AEP) at the Africa Investment Forum in Johannesburg last Friday.
Liquid Telecom has extended the availability of Microsoft Azure from the Cape to Cairo, continuing its lead in the African cloud revolution.
Vumatel and Tsebo, two companies funded by Vantage Capital, were recognized as the best medium-size and large-size private equity-backed South African growth champions respectively.
The president of the AfDB and the president of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development met during the Africa Investment Forum and discussed new avenues for cooperation between the two institutions.
The South African companies that were exhibiting at the 1st China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai China last week said that there are business opportunities for South African companies in China.
A group of South African business people is in Germany on an Outward Selling Mission to seek sub-contracting opportunities from the German and European multinationals.
In the recent years, South Africa has continued to prove that it is one of the most diverse and promising emerging markets in Africa. The country has become a key global hub for investment, innovation and research.
Séché Environnement has announced its intention to acquire, through its wholly owned South African subsidiary Séché South Africa Proprietary Limited, 100% of the shares in Interwaste Holdings Limited.
Global automaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has opened a new Motus dealership in Pinetown South Africa.
South African fast-moving consumer goods group AVI Limited (Code: AVI) is to become the first FMCG company to list on A2X.
The South African filmmakers who returned from the United States of America today are optimistic that their mission will yield positive results in the near future and see them working with the Hollywood companies.
Standard Bank Group Ordinary Shares and Standard Bank Group Second Preference Shares have been approved for a secondary listing on A2X Markets and will be available for trade from Thursday, 15 November 2018.
With its world’s first ALL G software-enabled Open network solution, Parallel Wireless, Inc. is helping global mobile network operators (MNOs) ‘connect the unconnected’ by making ALL G network deployments as easy and as cost-effective as Wi-Fi.
Cell C has announced the appointment of Zafar ‘Zaf’ Mahomed as the company’s new Chief Financial Officer.
Temenos, the banking software company has announced the launch of its South African "Bank of the Future" Think-Tank.
London based software technology company Fiskl has partnered with Vodacom Group to introduce a host of mobile and digital technology solutions to South Africa's small businesses.
Vodacom and Telkom have concluded a long-term, multi billion rand agreement whereby Telkom will obtain roaming and facilities leasing services from Vodacom with full effect from June 2019.
The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies, says foreign investment if targeted and nurtured can drive economic growth and in turn contribute to much needed job creation and economic inclusion for all.
Self-insurance platform Franc Group has been selected the winner of Seedstars Johannesburg pitch event. The startup will now be heading to the Seedstars South Africa Finals that will be held on November 14th.
[South Africa] On Track Innovations partners with Western Cape Government to digitize public transport
On Track Innovations Ltd has partnered with Almex Transport Solutions for the George Municipality Western Cape Government to implement the Go GEORGE Smart Cards, a "smart card" solution for South Africa's public transportation system.
The Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Amendment Bill has loomed over South African mining firms since 2014 and caused unwarranted uncertainty in a sector already suffering from rising costs and labour unrest.
Oracle has today announced the opening of an Innovation Hub in Johannesburg, a first for Oracle in Africa that will help drive the adoption of emerging technologies across the country’s corporates, public sector and academia.
Kenyans travelling to South Africa will now be issued with multiple entry visas valid for up to 10 years following South Africa’s decision to remove short term Visas requirements for Kenyans.
The Cuban Chamber of Commerce has expressed its willingness to assist South African companies and investors who are willing to trade and invest in different sectors of the economy.
The South African filmmakers who are in the United States of America on an Outward Film and Television Investment Mission told American studios that utilizing the services of black filmmakers for their productions was not tantamount to compromising quality, lowering the standards and diminishing excellence.
The tech startup fever has been spreading across the globe like bush-fire and Africa has not been left out in this bandwagon. More and more people are entering into the tech space because technology never gets old and new inventions keep evolving.
Isuzu Motors South Africa has partnered with Nelson Mandela University's Govan Mbeki Mathematics Development Centre (GMMDC) to provide innovative new teaching tools to three Port Elizabeth schools.
Ford Motor Company has invested R11-billion, approximately $758 million, in its South African operations over the past decade.
South Africa and Germany are poised to strengthen bilateral relations and to work together closely in pursuit of African development and global peace and security.
Terra Drone Corporation has established a new branch in South Africa specializing in drone solutions for underground and surface mining.
Standard Bank, with a brand value of $4.79 billion, is South Africa's No.1 brand in the first BrandZ™ Top 30 Most Valuable South African Brands ranking.
A group of South African filmmakers is in the United States of America to participate in the American Film Market in Los Angeles. The group is on an Outward Film and Television Investment Mission t that is organised and funded by the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti).
GTR Ventures, the world's first investment and venture-building platform specialized in trade and supply chain, has announced an investment in Orbitt -- an African-focused fintech deals platform.
South African media conglomerate Naspers has set up a R1.4bn ($96m) Naspers Foundry fund to invest into South African technology startups. The money will fund and support startups seeking to address big societal needs.
Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, has launched the world’s most advanced, most accurate power quality meter, the PowerLogic ION9000 series.
UK-based fintech company, Fiskl, has announced a partnership with South African based fintech player, Ocean on 76.
The Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Bulelani Magwanishe and the Free State Member of the Executive Council for Economic, Small Business Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Ms Limakatso Mahasa will officially launch the revitalised Phuthaditjhaba Industrial Park.
Protea Hotels by Marriott, part of Marriott International, today announce the opening of Protea Hotel by Marriott Pretoria Loftus Park.
Further disruption in South Africa’s accommodation and property letting sector is on the cards as AirAdvance, a fintech startup, provides those offering private accommodation through Airbnb easy access to affordable finance.
According to EY’s latest Africa Attractiveness report, Foreign Domestic Investment was up across the continent last year, although South Africa experienced a fall in project numbers, on the back of continued weak domestic growth.
Amazon Web Services (AWS), an Amazon.com company, has announced that it will open an infrastructure region in South Africa in the first half of 2020.
Blockchain technology came into being in the early 2009. This invention was faced with a lot of backlash as most people lacked prior information about it and were therefore not ready to risk investing in it.
Naspers has announced the executive leadership team for the newly formed MultiChoice Group (formerly Naspers’ Video Entertainment business).
The US Department of Commerce has granted product exemptions for imports of 161 aluminium and 36 steel products from the Section 232 duties that the United States imposed against foreign imports.
The severe drought that brought Cape Town - one of the biggest tourist destinations in the world into the headlines, served as a wake-up call to the growing water crisis afflicting major urban settlements around the world.
Global logistics specialist Tigers is supporting the export of South African wine to Germany and the USA by streamlining the B2B supply chain for Anthonij Rupert Wyne through end-to-end solutions.
Cybercrime has become one of the biggest threat to most organisations and businesses in Africa. The threat has continued to accelerate especially due to the power of digital technology and cybercriminals becoming more sophisticated.
South Africa has won the top global award at the United Nations Investment Promotion Awards for its excellence in boosting investment sectors that have social and economic benefits and help countries meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Limpopo spices manufacturer and founder of Phuti Food Manufacturing company says the main motivation behind the showcasing of his range of spices at the 27th edition of the Salon International de l’alimentation in Paris, is to establish new clients.
The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) has announced that it has been awarded funding to the value of USD$55.6m from the Green Climate Fund (GCF) to establish a R2 billion Climate Finance Facility.
The African Development Bank has approved over $100 million in loans to SA Taxi Development Finance Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of SA Taxi Finance Holdings Proprietary Limited,
More than 22 000 high school learners and university students have gained a solid understanding of how to invest in the stock market this year through the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) Investment Challenge.
Vestas’ global partner Enel Green Power has awarded Vestas a 294 MW order of V136-4.2 MW turbines, delivered in 4.2 MW Power Optimised Mode, for two projects in South Africa.
Avelacom, the high-performance connectivity and IT infrastructure solutions provider for the financial services industry, has announced that it has extended its connectivity offerings to South Africa,
Rand Merchant Investment Holding, through AlphaCode, has awarded entrepreneurial packages valued at R16 million to eight of South Africa’s most promising financial services startups.
Vodacom South Africa is partnering with device manufacturers to introduce the next chapter in the evolution of the Vodacom network, Enhanced Voice Services (EVS) – also known as Super High Definition (SHD) voice or HD Voice+ in a live commercial network.
Emerging market currencies that have already seen depreciation this year will continue to be susceptible to balance-of-payment crises, according to the External Vulnerability Index published by business information provider IHS Markit.
There is a great demand in Africa for cross-border payments and a need to regulate the payment industry on the continent while at the same time opening it up to include non-banks.
The National Credit Regulator (NCR) has issued a public warning against Charis Financial Services, an unregistered credit provider, conducting business in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal.
Quanergy Systems, Inc., a global leader in the development and manufacture of LiDAR sensors and smart sensing solutions, says Duxbury Networking will serve as the company’s first South African distributor.
The Chief Director of Space affairs at the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), Ms Nomfuneko Majaja says that the Workplace Challenge Programme (WPC) has led to the sustaining of more than 50 000 jobs and creating a further 250 since it was founded.
The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) will lead a group of filmmakers to Los Angeles in the United States of America to attend the popular American Film Market (AFM) from 30 October – 7 November 2018.
Testimony by SARS Executives at the Commission of Inquiry into Tax Administration and Governance by SARS has led to widespread reporting in the media that the eFiling system is on the verge of collapse.
Operator of the world’s first Globalized Network and leader in integrated satellite communications Intelsat, and Q-KON announced that Q-KON will introduce new, multiple high-speed broadband services powered by the IntelsatOne Flex for Enterprise platform.
Ford Motor Company has announced the appointment of Doreen Mashinini as General Manager, Marketing for South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa.
The dream of producing the highly anticipated Ford Ranger Raptor has taken a big step closer to becoming a production reality with the first batch of trial units emerging from Ford’s Silverton Assembly Plant in Pretoria.
Global provider of nutrition and beauty products Organo has formally expanded its Africa footprint into South Africa.
Ugandan businesses are becoming increasingly mindful of competition requirements and domestic antitrust laws when engaging in commercial transactions in other African jurisdictions.
Ipsidy Inc., a provider of secure, biometric identification services, and Safetrade Africa, a technology development company specializing in payment processing i have entered into an agreement to offer Ipsidy's suite of biometric identity and authentication solutions to South Africa, African countries.
The Karri app, launched in April last year, has grown to just under 300 South African schools driven by parent and teacher demand for a solution to school payments.
Kevin Hedderwick has joined the Real Foods board as Group Strategic Director. Antony Ball, the former co-founder, CEO and major shareholder of Brait, has also joined the Real Foods board as of 1 October 2018.
Botswana, Kenya and Nigeria have moved up the Absa Africa Financial Markets Index, produced by the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum, and South Africa remains in top position.
Africa stands as a hub for online and digital fraud that is not only seriously affecting the regional economy but the security of global markets as a whole.
Access to clean water is still a challenge in most of the sub-Saharan Africa countries. Due to the scarcity, the ones who are lucky enough to access it have to dig deeper into their pockets in order to enjoy this basic commodity.
In response to a range of corporate scandals, speculation and innuendo that have characterised South African financial markets over the past year, the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) is embarking on a public consultation process.
South African Airways (SAA) has announced the appointment of Mr. Deon Fredericks from Telkom as SAA’s new Interim Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
South African SMEs are estimated to represent 90% of formal businesses, provide employment to about 60% of the labour force and contribute approximately 34% of the country’s GDP.
Philip Morris International Inc. has been recognized for the third consecutive year as a Top Employer in Africa, awarding the company’s commitment to creating an excellent work environment for its employees.
Cape Town has topped global water intelligence’s annual listing of the largest water tariff increases in 2018 with a 390% increase in the benchmark price of water and wastewater services.
Digitalisation expert, e4, has appointed Masego Khutsoane as its new Divisional Head of Financial Services. Khutsoane joins e4 with a wealth of experience having held senior positions within the JSE, Absa, Woolworths Financial Services and Nedbank.
The Nordex Group has received big-ticket contracts from South Africa to install a total of 80 AW125/3150 turbines for the “Garob” and “Copperton” projects.
South Africa-based original equipment supplier Weba Chute Systems has further extended its footprint into the northern hemisphere with the recent appointment of a licensee in Russia.
In a breakthrough for the South African manufacturer of nitrogen generators, NitraLife, the company has exported a NitraCut nitrogen generator into Africa.
VC4A has announced the eight Africa ventures that have been selected for the 2018 VC4A Venture Showcase – Series A.
DHL Express has been awarded most Top Employer in Africa for the fifth consecutive year, at the prestigious Top Employer Africa 2019 certification ceremony, held at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg.