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IT firms move ahead with technology solutions deal

11th May 2012 Local information and communications technology services company ATIO announced, on April 11, that it had concluded a transaction to acquire business solutions provider Business Connexion’s (BCX) Avaya assets and subsequently partner with BCX in providing Avaya solutions to its customer base.  

Chemicals group ramps up African operations

11th May 2012 Diversified chemicals company Dow Africa states that it plans on growing its commercial and manufacturing presence across Africa, with several priority growth areas identified to capitalise on growth opportunities, as it sees significant potential on the continent. 

Forum unpacks water scarcity challenges

11th May 2012 The ever-growing world population, increased prosperity and pollution factors are contributing to the increasing challenge of water shortage globally and particularly in South Africa, owing to the increased prosperity that the country is witnessing, said patron of the Global Water Partnership... 

Ekurhuleni outlines plans 
for tackling unemployment head-on

11th May 2012 The Ekurhuleni municipality plans to tackle the high levels of unemployment by creating an integrated transport infrastructure and a modernised manufacturing sector as well as focusing on environment projects, as part of its review of the Growth and Development Strategy 2055 for the city. 

Complex tender processes delaying key African projects

11th May 2012 Africa needs a collective effort by all countries to address telecoms, rail and freight infrastructure challenges to improve business opportunities in the region, states global investment research and communications group Africa Investor (Ai). 

Big concentrated solar power installation to be built in India

4th May 2012 French nuclear firm subsidiary Areva Solar was awarded a contract by the Indian group Reliance Power to build a 250 MW of concentrated solar power (CSP) installation in India, which will become the largest in all of Asia, on April 11. 

CIPS signs MoU with university

4th May 2012 The Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply Southern Africa (CIPS SA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), in April.  

South Africa has some way to go to consolidate open-society gains

4th May 2012 Over 22 years after Nelson Mandela walked out of prison to realise his dream of an open and free society and 16 years after the fractious negotiations that gave rise to the country’s Constitution, the Open Society Foundation for South Africa’s (OSFSA’s) latest monitoring index has found that... 

Solar Internet project earns immediate recognition

4th May 2012 Barely six months into the launch of technology giant Samsung’s corporate social responsibility initiative, the solar-powered Internet school, it has won the African Solar Project of the Year award, at the Africa Energy Awards, on March 28. 

Atterbury launches R25bn property

27th April 2012 The Atterbury Property Group launched its R25-billion Waterfall Business Estate (WBE), a 1,6-million m2 mixed-use commercial development, in Midrand, on March 28. 

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