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Company Announcement: Start-up business invests in a Manitou

27th August 2007 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Attached please find a press release on: A new brick maker in the Northern Cape, Bussetaut Bricks, has managed to reduce two full days of work into a 90 minute task with the acquisition of an MSI 30 from Manitou.  

Company Announcement: Expand Networks announces four new products for the branch office and data centre

27th August 2007 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Attached please find a press release on: Expand Networks, a leading provider of application acceleration solutions over the Wide Area Network (WAN) and recently positioned in the Gartner’s Leaders Quadrant for WAN Optimisation Controllers 2006, today announced four new products in its... 

Company Announcement: Festo appoints national sales manager

27th August 2007 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Attached please find a press release on: Brett Wallace has been promoted to National Sales Manager and will take over from Heimo Spreng who is retiring at the end of August. 

Company Announcement: Festo appoints new branch manager

27th August 2007 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Attached please find a press release on: Festo has announced the promotion of Andrew Ferenczy to the position of Branch Manager – Johannesburg. Ferenczy is a qualified aircraft maintenance technician and has completed a sales management course from Damelin. Ferenczy has been employed by... 

Company Announcement: Rapid polishing filters boost flow treatment systems

27th August 2007 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Attached please find a press release on: A rapid polishing filter is used in a continuous flow treatment system to remove any traces of suspended solids.  

Company Announcement: SA IT Infrastructure Outsourcing Services should focus on SMMEs – Frost & Sullivan

27th August 2007 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Attached please find a press release on: The South African IT infrastructure outsourcing market is fast developing into one of the country’s top growth sectors.  

Company Announcement: Oracle Lays the Foundation for the School of Technology Leadership

27th August 2007 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Attached please find a press release on: – In response to the South African Governments numerous calls for an increase in the quality and quantity of local ICT skills, Oracle Corporation today announced that it is laying the foundation for the School of Technology Leadership and is inviting... 

Company Announcement: Acceleration of e-skills development tops presidential information society advisory council agenda

27th August 2007 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Attached please find a press release on: The seventh meeting of the Presidential International Advisory Council on Information Society and Development (PIAC on ISAD) which advises President Thabo Mbeki in the areas of the Information and Communications Technologies, took place from the 24 to 26... 

Company Announcement: Engineering course gets to the heart of building services

27th August 2007 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Attached please find a press release on: Graduates from a new course on Mechanical and Electrical Building Services will serve industry better with their expert skills for modern buildings. 

Company Annnouncement: Philips completes acquisition of US-based Color Kinetics, further strengthening leading position in LED lighting systems, components and technologies

27th August 2007 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Attached please find a press release on: Royal Philips Electronics today announced it has completed its acquisition of Color Kinetics Incorporated, a leader in designing and marketing innovative lighting systems based on Light Emitting Diode (LED) technology.  

Company Announcement: Russia to face Mexico in FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup 2007 opening match

27th August 2007 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Attached please find a press release on: The FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Rio de Janeiro 2007 moved an enthralling step closer to reality today (26 August) with the official draw at the Palm Beach Hotel in Marseilles. 

Company Announcement: HP first company to receive Government approval for equity equivalent proposal

27th August 2007 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Attached please find a press release on: HP today announced that it has obtained Government approval on an equity equivalent investment in a Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) initiative, known as the HP Business Institute (HPBI). The HPBI forms a significant part of HP�s overall... 

Company Announcement: Attached please find a press release on: Royal Bank of Canada reports strong results for the third quarter of 2007

27th August 2007 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Attached please find a press release on: Royal Bank of Canada reports strong results for the third quarter of 2007  

Comany Announcement: Letter from the President - SADC returns to Lusaka

27th August 2007 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Attached please find a press release on: On August 16-17, the Southern African Development Community (SADC), which incorporates 14 (and potentially 15) countries, held its 27th Ordinary Summit Meeting of Heads of State and Government in Lusaka, Zambia.  

Sapoa works with the City of Johannesburg to address key developer concerns

24th August 2007 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Attached please find a press release on: Developers in Johannesburg are taking a proactive approach to strengthening ties between the commercial and industrial property industry and the City of Johannesburg, to foster open and frank discussion about issues of mutual concern. 

Company Announcement: Volkswagen of South Africa to sell Bay United to BEE partner

24th August 2007 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Attached please find a press release on: Volkswagen of South Africa will sell its Bay United Football Franchise to a BEE partner, Izingwe Capital.  

Company Announcement: Minister Seeks Lockdown on Freedom of Expression in Correctional Services

24th August 2007 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Attached please find a press release on: A defamation suit filed recently by Ngconde Balfour, Minister of Correctional Services, against Pollsmoor Prison Dr Paul Theron, provides further evidence of a disturbing trend, namely that public servants who blow the whistle on corruption,... 

Company Announcement: New shipping service to boost west Africa-Asia trade

24th August 2007 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Attached please find a press release on: Multi-trade shipping line and Africa specialist Safmarine says the introduction of a second direct weekly shipping service between West Africa and Asia - to be known as the Far East West Africa 2 (FEW 2) service - will boost the growing trade between the... 

Company Announcement: International partnership will develop advanced debris analysis instrument

24th August 2007 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Attached please find a press release on: South African oil analysis company WearCheck Africa is set to develop an advanced new particle counter in partnership with the member organisations of WearCheck International (WCI) and a US-based instrument manufacturer.  

Company Announcement: Corobrik Centre in East London scoops award

24th August 2007 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Attached please find a press release on: For the second year running, Corobrik’s East London Centre has been elected the top Corobrik Centre in South Africa. Their team effort over the past year has earned the staff this award, which was presented at the 2007 Corobrik Annual Sales... 

Company Announcement: 12 Bhisho Airport workers receive certificates

24th August 2007 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Attached please find a press release on: Today, 12 Bhisho Airport workers received fencing training certificates from the Department of Labour, which proves their competency to participate in the upgrade of the airport fence.  

Company Announcement: Financial solution to enable resellers to sell alternate solutions

24th August 2007 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Attached please find a press release on: Westcon SA has introduced an innovative financing model for its resellers to further enhance the business’ offering to the market. Westcon Finance is a financial solution tailored to suit the end user’s needs in terms of total cost of ownership. 

Company Announcement: SABMiller joint venture makes China acquisitions in Liaoning, Anhui and Hunan Provinces

24th August 2007 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Attached please find a press release on: China Resources Snow Breweries Limited (“CR Snow”), SABMiller’s joint venture in China with China Resources Enterprise, Limited (or “CRE”), has announced that it has agreed to acquire four breweries in separate transactions. 

Company Announcement: Key steps to implementing a business intelligence competency centre

24th August 2007 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Attached please find a press release on: In today's competitive landscape, organisations need to get closer to their customers.  

Company Announcement: ELIDZ reels in investors worth R395 million – December 2006

24th August 2007 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Attached please find a press release on: The East London Industrial Development Zone has announced seven more investors that will be moving into the zone, marking yet another important milestone for the Eastern Cape’s IDZ programme.  

Company Announcement: The Power behind CNBC’s Africa Channel Launch

24th August 2007 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Attached please find a press release on: The recent launch of Sub-Saharan Africa’s first international business news channel, CNBC Africa, in Johannesburg this year was powered by Johannesburg-based Company, Diesel Tech Power Solutions. 

Company Announcement: Bateleurs, a South African based charity to fly 12 SA students

24th August 2007 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Attached please find a press release on: On the 15 September 2007 Bateleurs, a South African based charity, will be flying 12 environmentally aware South African students participating in the “Clouddog’ initiative over some serious environmental areas in and around Johannesburg.  

Company Announcement: Important roles for Chryso admixtures in Durban Station construction

24th August 2007 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Attached please find a press release on: Admixtures from Chryso SA have been specified to play important roles in the construction of the new 75 000-seater Durban Soccer Stadium, now being built in preparation for the 2010 Soccer World Cup.  

Company Announcement: Ohlhorst celebrates 60th year with major contracts

24th August 2007 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Attached please find a press release on: Plastering and tiling specialist, Ohlhorst Africa of Tshwane (Pretoria), has - in its 60th year of operations - secured a R37 million contract at the Bedford Square multi-use development in Bedfordview.  

Company Announcement: Loadstar Sensors appoints Jayant Patel as Director of Sales

24th August 2007 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Attached please find a press release on: Loadstar Sensors, Inc., a leading designer and manufacturer of capacitive sensors, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jayant Patel to the position of Director of Sales. 

Company Announcement: BASF Coatings R-M paint brand at world's largest car show (IAA) in Frankfurt

23rd August 2007 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Attached please find a press release on: Sustainability and ecoefficiency are the big issues at the world's largest automotive trade show, the International Motor Show (IAA) taking place in Frankfurt from September 13 to 23. And R-M, BASF Coatings’ paint brand, is in on the act.  

Company Announcement: 1-Watt Processor, the World’s Most Power Efficient x86 CPU

23rd August 2007 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Attached please find a press release on: VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of PC silicon and platform technologies, today announced a 500MHz addition to the VIA Eden ultra low voltage (ULV) processor family.  

Company Announcement: GE, Mitsui Chemicals and Nagase Reach Agreement on their Japan Joint Ventures

23rd August 2007 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Attached please find a press release on: GE, Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. (MCI) and Nagase & Co., Ltd. (Nagase) announced today that they have reached the following agreement regarding their Japanese joint ventures GE Plastics Japan Ltd. (GEPJ) and GEM PC Ltd. (GEMPC).  

Company Announcement: Minister Lindiwe Hendricks Launches of Arbor Week 2007

23rd August 2007 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Attached please find a press release on: The Minister of Water Affairs and Forestry, Mrs. Lindiwe Hendricks, Gauteng Premier, Mr Mbhazima Shilowa and the Executive Mayor of the City of Tshwane, Dr. Gwen Ramokgopa will launch this year’s Arbor Week in Ga-Rankuwa, West of Pretoria, where... 

Company Announcement: Skye Bank launches innovative USD100 million international deal

23rd August 2007 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Attached please find a press release on: Standard Bank has assisted one of Nigeria�s top banks, Skye Bank Plc with structuring an innovative hybrid debt instrument of USD100million (equivalent of N12.5billion).  

Company Announcement: Attackers continue to phish for trouble and dish out spam

23rd August 2007 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Attached please find a press release on: Reports issued by international IT security service and technology vendors confirm a marked increase in specific security risks such as phishing and spam.  

Company Announcement: EnviroServ delivers another excellent set of results

23rd August 2007 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Attached please find a press release on: EnviroServ delivered a strong set of results for the 2007 financial year, posting a 35% increase in diluted headline earnings per share. 

Company Announcement: Coating leader announces new manager for MetoKote's John Deere and Company business

23rd August 2007 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Attached please find a press release on: MetoKote Corporation, Inc., the industry leader in protective coating applications services, including electrocoating (e-coat), powder coating and liquid paint, is pleased to announce the recent addition of Shari Barta as Strategic Account Manager... 

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