Nov 21, 2008
British Telecoms (BT) has signed a 30% broad-based black-economic empowerment shareholding deal worth R27-million with Sekunjalo Investments for its South African business.
Nov 20, 2008
South African technology product and services supplier Spescom on Wednesday said that it would still see growth in its business, despite the current global economic turmoil, as it had an "extensive pool" of skills and a broad product and services offering.
Nov 14, 2008
"Our objective is to have a focus on this specific area in emerging markets so as to not have a shotgun approach. We have realised that the emerging market world is growing and the ICT market is estimated to increase by 30% over the next five years," he says.
Oct 31, 2008
ABI Research senior analyst Nadine Manjaro says that, as of the first quarter of 2008, Huawei owned almost 8% of the world's cellular infrastructure market, compared with market leader Ericsson at 29% and Nokia Siemens more than 23%, "but don't be deceived by that...
Oct 31, 2008
Telecommunications company Ericsson is establishing an innovation centre in sub-Saharan Africa, that develops mobile applications with a special focus on meeting the needs of poor and rural populations.
Oct 24, 2008
There was definite move from fixed-line telecommunications to wireless telecommunications as well as convergence of the two, JSE-listed telecommunications solutions provider Jasco Electronics Holdings CEO Martin Lotz says.
Oct 10, 2008
“Collaboration is the next phase of the Internet; it is a phase which analysts see as a R272-billion ($34-billion) market opportunity, and at the centre of this phase is the network,” says senior director of solutions marketing in the unified communications division...
Sep 22, 2008
JSE-listed consulting, technology and outsourcing company EOH on Monday said it was "satisfied" with the performance of the company during the 2008 financial year, with growth remaining predominantly organic, in line with its strategy.
The company, led by CEO Asher...
Aug 11, 2008
Interest in South Africa's business processing and outsourcing (BPO) sector remained high, with a new 600-seater call centre planned for the Free State, Trade and Industry Minister Mandisi Mpahlwa said on Monday.
Work in establishing call centres in far-flung areas...
Aug 11, 2008
Agreement had finally been reached between the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and National Treasury on the structure of tax incentives worth R5-billion, which could be used to support large projects that meet South Africa's industrial-policy objectives....
Aug 04, 2008
South African retail bank Absa has become the first investor in the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) cluster of the Coega industrial development zone (IDZ), an investment that would create 94 new jobs, the Coega Development Corporation (CDC) and Absa reported on...
Aug 01, 2008
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The second national operator, Neotel, will not push its prices up as it is “trying to reduce costs of business by ensuring customers pay only for the broadband they use”.
Jul 25, 2008
Global Chinese telecommunications network solutions and equipment provider Huawei Technologies is seeking to position itself as a market leader in training and upskilling Africans.
Jul 18, 2008
A legal challenge is currently overshadowing the issuing of individual electronic communications network service licences by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa).
Jul 11, 2008
Information and communication technology (ICT) market analysis firm BMI-TechKnowledge, says that the total ICT spend of provincial government is expected to increase from R3,4-billion in 2007 to R3,9-billion in 2010/11, at a compound annual growth rate of 4,3%.
Jul 10, 2008
The relatively new industry of Business Process Outsourcing and Offshoring (BPO&O) is expected to grow globally by 50% a year over the next four years, generating a number of employment opportunities, Trade and Industry Minister Mandisi Mpahlwa said on Thursday.
Jun 30, 2008
JSE-listed consulting, technology and outsourcing company EOH on Monday announced it had appointed Lucky Khumalo as deputy CEO.
The company said Khumalo would now undertake new responsibilities across the EOH group, in addition to his current role as CEO of M-IT, a...
Jun 20, 2008
The board of the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) has approved an equity investment of R500-million into Broadband Infraco, the State-owned telecoms infrastructure company, which is planning to build a $510-million ‘super cable’ from Cape Town to...
Jun 13, 2008
A new concept of unified communications (UC), the HiPath OpenSpace, has been introduced in South Africa, in an effort to remove the artificial legacy barriers between today's traditionally separate voice, video and unified communications systems, thereby...
May 16, 2008
Outsourcing call centre company Dialogue on Friday said it was in the process of finalising the financial effects of its acquisition of business process outsourcing service provider and consultancy company, Verge Management Services, and would make an announcement...
May 08, 2008
A comparative study into the respective costs, availability, access and usage of telecommunications infrastructure and services between South Africa and five other emerging markets is under way and would be completed by June.
This is the word from the economic,...
May 08, 2008
The long-awaited successor to the Small and Medium Enterprise Development Programme (SMEDP) incentive scheme had been finalised and would be launched this month, Public Enterprises Alec Erwin confirmed at a Parliamentary media briefing for the so-called economic,...
Apr 11, 2008
Technology and access to information have been identified by the Gauteng Shared Services Centre (GSSC) as key factors that play a strategic role in influencing economic growth in the province.
Mar 28, 2008
Manufacturer and supplier of steel-reinforcing solutions Murray & Roberts Steel (MRS) has installed a new enterprise resource planning system (ERP) in partnership with business and technologies solutions provider EOH Consulting.
Mar 28, 2008
While the total value of black economic-empowerment (BEE) deals in 2007, worth R96-billion, were up from R50-billion in 2006, the amount of BEE deals declined from 221 deals in 2006 to 153 deals in 2007. This was revealed by Ernst & Young transaction advisory...
Mar 03, 2008
Outsourcing services provider Dialogue Group Holdings, which released its results for the 2007 financial year on Monday, said that it was looking to extend its reach into other countries on the continent.
When asked about which African countries would be targeted for...
Feb 18, 2008
The business hub of South Africa, Gauteng, would roll out affordable broadband access to 95% of the province's people through the implementation of a broadband programme, to be known as G-link, Premier Mbhazima Shilowa said on Monday.
Delivering his State of...
Feb 08, 2008
Local mobile banking and transaction solutions provider Fundamo has secured its place in Brazil's mobile banking and payments solutions market.
Jan 25, 2008
Kenya's nascent business processing outsourcing (BPO) subsector is staring at the possibility of erosion after widespread violence broke out in the country in the wake of a disputed presidential election.
Jan 18, 2008
The South African Competition Commission has unconditionally approved independent telecom provider Vox Telecom's estimated R100-million acquisition of certain nonbanking assets from financing giant Absa's Internet Access (AIA).
Jan 11, 2008
JSE-listed call-centre group Dialogue said on Friday that it would acquire business process outsourcing services provider and consultancy Verge Management Services.
Dec 14, 2007
CHINA and Brazil have announced that images captured by their joint China-Brazil Earth Resources Satellite (CBERS) programme will be distributed free to all African countries. In addition, Brazil has committed itself to distributing the software required to process...
Dec 07, 2007
Electrical engineering and electronics company Reunert will decide in the next three years whether its consumer electronic division will remain in the market.
Nov 26, 2007
Taking advantage of South Africa’s geographic location, time zone, quality of infrastructure, human resources and widespread use of English, multinational business process outsourcing (BPO) company TeleTech started operations from it’s first African...
Nov 06, 2007
The South African government has reached an agreement with fixed line operator Telkom over reduced pricing for business process and outsourcing (BPO) operators in the country, Trade and Industry Minister Mandisi Mpahlwa said on Tuesday. This came after he had...
Oct 12, 2007
The Department of Education offers to pay for 40% of the capital costs to set up three call centers in poor areas
Oct 04, 2007
Johannesburg-listed call centre firm Dialogue on Thursday unveiled a R113-million empowerment deal, boosting its black ownership to over 30%.
Aug 30, 2007
Call-centre firm Dialogue has agreed to acquire a 51% interest in CallForce Direct, for a maximum of R18,55-million in cash and shares, the company said on Thursday.
Aug 29, 2007
South Africa has approved three business process outsourcing and offshoring (BPO&O) investment applications, valued at R136,5-million, Trade and Industry Minister Mandisi Mpahlwa said on Wednesday.
Aug 02, 2007
Call centre operator Dialogue Group, which listed on the JSE's AltX in September, on Thursday announced that it would buy the controlling stake in South Africa's largest business continuity and disaster recovery specialist company, ContinuitySA, for...
Jul 29, 2007
The South African government had given its backing to the creation of a new high-capacity submarine fibre-optic cable up the African West Coat and landing in either the UK or in Brazil before converging with the world's main east-west communication corridors,...
Jul 29, 2007
Large-scale value-added local manufacture had been identified as a top priority for the next two years, the President Thabo Mbeki said on Sunday, in his report back to the media on the outcomes of the mid-year Cabinet Lekgotla.He also revealed that embattled Trade...
Jul 04, 2007
The sluggish movement of government’s progress in its plans to promote business process outsourcing (BPO) investment in South Africa was a “concern”, but all was not yet lost, Minister of Trade and Industry Mandisi Mpahlwa said on Wednesday.