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Technology disruption becoming the business of technology

By: Schalk Burger     19th April 2019 The continuing disruption of businesses caused by technological developments is evolving into the “business of technology”, or how business and technology leaders are harnessing the forces of change sweeping through industries and economies to improve their operations, says the tenth yearly... 

Africa’s air cargo sector needs trade and aviation liberalisation to reach full potential

By: Rebecca Campbell     19th April 2019 In early February, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) released its global air freight data for the whole of 2018. Although worldwide demand, measured in freight (metric) ton kilometres (FTKs) rose by 3.5% in comparison to 2017, it was far below 2017’s 9.7% growth. And demand... 

International Arup expert speaks on Building Fire Safety at Johannesburg Conference

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th April 2019 Dr Susan Lamont, Associate Director at Arup, spoke on ‘Safeguarding the fire strategy for the life of a building’ at the IFE Fire Safety Professional Development Seminar 2019 on Thursday 4 April in Sandton. Dr Lamont has worked in the fire protection industry for 19 years in the UK, USA, Middle... 

Steel demand growth rates to moderate in line with slowing global economic growth

By: Nadine James     16th April 2019 Global steel demand is expected to increase by 1.3% year-on-year to 1.74-billion tonnes this year, the World Steel Association’s (worldsteel’s) ‘April 2019 Short Range Outlook’ shows. Demand is projected to grow by a further 1% in 2020 to 1.75-billion tonnes, the association added. 

EOH shares surge as restructuring takes form 

By: Schalk Burger     16th April 2019 JSE-listed information and communication technology (ICT) service provider EOH’s share price rose by 55.76% on Tuesday as the company reported its financial results for the six months ended January 31. The company reported a loss for the six months of R3.3-billion mainly owing to one-off costs... 

With sanctions lifted, Rusal to invest in US aluminum mill

By: Bloomberg     16th April 2019 Just months after being freed from US sanctions, Russia’s largest aluminum maker plans to invest in a new aluminum rolling mill in Kentucky. United Co. Rusal, controlled by billionaire Oleg Deripaska until the US Treasury forced him to reduce his stake earlier this year, intends to invest up to... 

Auto giants battle used car dealers for Africa's huge market

By: Reuters     12th April 2019 At the edge of Nairobi's Ngong Forest, thousands of used cars glitter in the hot sun on a dusty field, waiting for buyers. Imported from Japan or the Middle East, they offer an affordable route to vehicle ownership in Kenya and have dominated the market for decades. 

Westcon-Comstor sets up new Johannesburg Shared Services Centre

By: Creamer Media Reporter      12th April 2019 Westcon-Comstor completed a recruitment roll-out of a Johannesburg Shared Services Centre (JSSC) with the focus on creating substantial job opportunities.  Deployed in skilled, international roles, the Midrand-based shared service centre, now employs finance staff supporting Westcon-Comstor... 

IoT to improve health and healthcare provision

By: Schalk Burger     12th April 2019 The use of information technology- (IT-) driven innovations and Internet of Things (IoT) systems will help to combat and treat non-communicable diseases and communicable diseases, says digital security multinational Gemalto Commonwealth of Independent States, Middle East and  Africa IoT solutions... 

IEA says oil market tightening, but global demand may falter

By: Bloomberg     11th April 2019 Global oil markets are tightening as Opec supply falls, the International Energy Agency said, while warning it could lower demand forecasts because of economic threats. Crude inventories are set to decline for the rest of the year as Saudi Arabia and its partners curb production, while exports... 

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