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How Blockchain Technology Can Transform Global Supply Chains & Logistics

     17th July 2017 By Kamogelo Mmutlana, CEO, Barloworld Logistics As part of our 2017 supplychainforesight study, we are actively exploring and identifying the key technology trends that are shaping global supply chains. By understanding major trends, as well as their inherent risks and opportunities, leaders and... 

Eskom showcases turnaround technologies at POWER-GEN & DistribuTECH Africa 2017

     17th July 2017 Eskom is set to showcase its advanced technologies and operating models at Africa’s premier power sector conference and expo in Sandton this week. As the host utility at POWER-GEN & DistribuTECH Africa, Eskom will lead sessions for pan-African power sector stakeholders, illustrating how its new... 

Sven Riddle takes up the reins at Propak Africa and Propak Cape

     6th July 2017 Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery has announced the promotion of Sven Riddle to Event Director of the highly successful trade exhibitions Propak Africa and Propak Cape. Having thrived in the exhibition industry during the past four years, Sven Riddle is thrilled to be taking up the reins as... 

Funding a thorny issue as Gautrain boss pushes for 150 km network expansion

By: Irma Venter     16th June 2017 Gauteng faces large-scale urbanisation pressure, says Gautrain Management Agency CEO Jack van der Merwe. “Around 547 people arrive in the province every day. At this rate, Gauteng’s population will far exceed 19-million people in 2037. Current population is around 13.5-million people. 

Funding a thorny issue as Gautrain boss pushes for 150 km network expansion

By: Irma Venter     15th June 2017 Gauteng faces large-scale urbanisation pressure, says Gautrain Management Agency (GMA) CEO Jack van der Merwe. “Around 547 people arrive in the province every day. At this rate, Gauteng’s population will far exceed 19-million people in 2037. The current population is around 13.5-million people. 

Telkom eyes growth through fit-for-purpose operating model

By: Natasha Odendaal     5th June 2017 After four years of an aggressive turnaround, JSE-listed Telkom is now on stable ground and has been left with a fit-for-purpose operating model, housing five entities that are expected to be self-sustaining. The group reported significant strides made in a difficult operating environment to set... 

Cyberattacks have more than just financial costs

By: Robyn Wilkinson     19th May 2017 While the global proliferation of technology benefits users, it also increases the number and complexity of cyber risks, and companies cannot afford not to factor in the damage that a cyberattack can have on their reputation, says global cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab Africa MD Riaan... 

Blockchains for supply chains

     10th May 2017 This is a two-part series examining the impact of blockchain technology on supply chains. Blockchain is widely known for its most famous application, Bitcoin, and other virtual currencies. However, it is the conviction of many that in the fullness of time blockchain will make its biggest mark as... 

Business networking at Africa’s biggest trade event

     5th May 2017 By participating in business to business (B2B) meetings at the renowned African Utility Week, small, medium-sized and micro enterprises (SMMEs) in the water and power utility sector that benefit from European Union (EU) support will be better able to expand business abroad. Business Beyond... 

Portable power and solar solutions manufacturer to launch in SA

By: Mia Breytenbach     5th May 2017 US-based portable power and solar manufacturer Goal Zero will launch its product range in South Africa through local multichannel distributor Wintec Solutions this month. Goal Zero has been developing a line of sustainable portable power solutions and lighting accessories since 2010, with its... 

Ecosse appoints new MD

By: Creamer Media Reporter      15th March 2017 Subsea technology company Ecosse Subsea Systems (ESS) has appointed Mark Gillespie as MD to strengthen the management team and introduce the new skills required to accelerate to the “next level of growth” over the next five years. The move will allow ESS founder and chairperson Mike Wilson to... 

Altron selects MTN’s Nyati to replace Venter as CEO, narrows FY16 losses

By: Natasha Odendaal     8th March 2017 Following a rigorous recruitment process and a global search for a suitable candidate, MTN South Africa (SA) CEO Mteto Nyati has been appointed the new group CEO of JSE-listed Allied Electronics (Altron), effective no later than July 1. Nyati, who will succeed outgoing Altron CEO Robbie Venter,... 

RS Components agrees deal with Arduino for IOT2020 IoT gateway to target students and maker market

     7th March 2017 RS Components, the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers, today announced that store.Arduino.cc has been appointed as official global reseller of the highly innovative SIMATIC IOT2020 IoT industrial gateway, which is manufactured by Siemens. RS, the sole... 

Chamber looks to strengthen partnerships in local green economy

By: Nadine James     17th February 2017 The Italian–South African Chamber of Trade and Industries’ chief aim at the 2017 Africa Energy Indaba is to raise awareness among Italian corporations regarding investment opportunities in South Africa’s green economy. Chamber secretary-general Mariagrazia Biancospino says the chamber mediated a... 

Lubricants company retains top spot for tenth year

     10th February 2017 Lubricants supplier Shell Lubricants was being named the number one global lubricants supplier at the end of last year following its retention of an 11.6% market share as indicated in business process management consultant Kline & Company’s ‘Global Lubricants Industry: Market Analysis and... 

December trade activity posts year-on-year improvement

By: Anine Kilian     18th January 2017 Although December is usually a tight month for trade conditions owing to less business-to-business trade, trade in December was noticeably better than in December 2015, says the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci). The chamber of Wednesday released its Trade Activity Index for... 

Outstanding Features Make Voip A Fraud Target

     9th January 2017 Two-thirds of South African respondents to a PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) global survey indicated they have been victims of economic crime over the preceding 24 months. Almost one-third of local organisations reported experiencing cybercrime. Debit card fraud is up, as is Card Not Present (CNP)... 

Trade conditions remain muted in November

By: Natasha Odendaal     14th December 2016 The South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci) trade survey for November, released on Wednesday, showed continued constraints in trade, with the seasonally adjusted Trade Activity Index (TAI) remaining in negative territory at 49 points. The November TAI is a slight uptick on the 48... 

New technology enables control of express deliveries

     2nd December 2016 Express parcels company DPD Laser has rolled out an advanced mobile technology platform at its Dawn Wing and Time Freight businesses that it believes sets it up as an industry leader in the South African express service sector.  The platform offers customers unprecedented real-time visibility and... 

Makhura leads delegation to Namibia International Investment Conference

By: Anine Kilian     7th November 2016 Gauteng Premier David Makhura is leading a provincial delegation comprising senior officials and businesspeople to the 2016 Namibia International Investment Conference, to be held in Windhoek on November 8 and 9.    Makhura will visit industrial parks, uranium mines and water reclamation plants... 

Comsol announces largest IoT network deployment in Africa

     3rd November 2016 Comsol’s open architecture, open platform Low Power Wide Area National network deployment, Comsol IoT, has been launched. Backed by a global alliance and driven by international giants such as Cisco and IBM, the latest generation IoT network offers low cost, long range, low power IoT... 

RS Components wins Best B2B eCommerce category at eCommerce Awards for Excellence

     2nd November 2016 Award won for fast-paced, industry-leading changes to continually improve the online customer experience RS Components, the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers, has won the Best B2B eCommerce category at the eCommerce Awards for Excellence 2016 for the... 

Neotel optimistic for next decade as R6.5bn buyout nears conclusion

By: Natasha Odendaal     20th October 2016 Ten-year-old converged communications network operator Neotel is confident of the company’s further growth in the next decade as it awaits the conclusion of its buyout by privately-owned Pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom. The R6.5-billion acquisition by a shareholder with a similar vision... 

Otel Speeds Up Fibre Roll-Out With Telkom & Neotel Partnerships

     30th September 2016 OTEL high-speed fibre customers can expect faster commissioning of their broadband services as the independent telco launches new retail fibre products on the back of partnership agreements with Dark Fibre Africa, Telkom and Neotel. OTEL's national agreements with the country's three biggest... 

Chinese manufacturers go hard to woo South African buyers

By: African News Agency      1st September 2016 About 400 manufacturers from China on Wednesday, staged an impressive performance to woo buyers from the Southern African region with opportunity to source quality products directly from them in an inaugural business-to-business trade exhibition. With a focus on increasing bilateral trade and... 

Lakefield To Benefit From High Speed, Low Crime Fibre Internet

     31st August 2016 Lakefield's anticipated broadband roll-out kicks-off in the first week of September as Teralink and OTEL team up to deliver super-fast Internet access to residents and business owners. "Spring starts on a high speed note for Benoni as Internet access delivered via fibre optic cable promises to... 

TNPA to launch marine training centre in Cape Town

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     23rd August 2016 As part of government’s Operation Phakisa programme aimed at fast-tracking economic growth in the oceans economy, the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) is creating a marine training centre at the port of Cape Town for skills development and job creation. The new facility will be located at... 

New technology puts customers in control of express deliveries

     23rd August 2016 Leading express parcels company DPD Laser has rolled out the most advanced mobile technology platform of any SA express service in its Dawn Wing and Time Freight businesses. The platform offers customers unprecedented real-time visibility and control of their deliveries.  The rollout is a key... 

Top 500 recognises South Africa’s best managed companies in Africa

     19th August 2016 GIBB, a leading South African consulting engineering firm has been recognised as one of the Top 5 best performing companies in its sector and will be featured in this year’s 9th edition of Top 500 Business to Business directory. After the long-awaited benchmarking results for the 2016 edition of... 

Solutions provider named as a top green provider for 2016

     19th August 2016 Supply chain network solutions provider HighJump, announced late in June that Food Logistics, the only publication exclusively dedicated to covering the movement of product through the global food supply-chain, has named HighJump as a top green provider for 2016. 

Businesses face disruptive forces

     27th July 2016 • The effects of globalization, digitalization and technological disruption pose fundamental challenges to many businesses • The emergence of industry 4.0 could result in higher risk of large-scale losses • Corporates operating in Africa have a particular role in embracing and responding to new... 

E-commerce a $22tn market of opportunities – Unctad

By: Natasha Odendaal     18th July 2016 The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (Unctad) has unveiled a new electronic commerce (e-commerce) initiative to assist emerging economies in leveraging the rapidly growing $22.1-trillion market. The global e-commerce market has increased 38% since 2013, with business-to-business... 

Creating Power for Sustainable Growth: POWER-GEN & DistribuTECH Africa

     13th July 2016 SSA socio-economic development hinges on energy With massive power shortfalls across the continent, Africa must look to increased generation, alternative energy and better grid management for growth 

Alexander Graham Bell's Invention Still Critical To Business

     12th July 2016 OTEL Telecoms' Internet via LTE adds another layer of reliability to voice-based business communication that remains an important part of daily commercial life. LTE, or long-term evolution, is a 4G wireless technology commonly used to connect mobile phones, tablets, personal computers and data... 

Eskom technical tours to feature at POWER-GEN & DistribuTECH Africa

     11th July 2016 POWER-GEN & DistribuTECH Africa host utility Eskom is set to host technical tours to its facilities, as well as a number of in-depth workshops, during the 2016 POWER-GEN & DistribuTECH Africa conferences and expo in Johannesburg from 19-21 July. Technical tours, a popular optional feature of the... 

Trade Registration Open For Africa’s Premier Aerospace And Defence Exhibition Aad2016

     8th July 2016 Trade visitor registration for the fast approaching Africa Aerospace and Defence Exhibition and Air show is now open. AAD 2016 takes place from 14th -18th September 2016 at the Air Force Base Waterkloof, Pretoria. Prospective visitors are invited to visit the website www.aadexpo.co.za to apply.... 

Event will catalyse power sector advancement

     8th July 2016 By bringing together over 2 000 stakeholders from across the power value chain – from generation through to end-users – Power-Gen Africa 2016 aims to facilitate networking and knowledge sharing that catalyses power sector advancement across the continent, says energy consultancy firm EON... 

Sapvia, German solar association formalise PV cooperation

By: Creamer Media Reporter      1st July 2016 The South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (Sapvia) and German solar association Bundesverband Solarwirtschaft (BSW-Solar) have teamed up to support the development of the nascent rooftop photovoltaic (PV) market segment in South Africa. The agreement, formally signed in Munich, would... 

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