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Investment underlines Western Cape global call centre status

17th May 2013 Cape Town is becoming a hot destination for the call centre sector, with an announcement of further investments and the creation of many more jobs. Capita, one of the Western Cape’s largest call centre operations has announced that it has invested R500-million into the regional economy. It has... 

Compliance, regulation top the list of biggest power-sector risks

15th May 2013 Senior executives from 110 power and utility companies around the world have flagged compliance and regulation as the biggest risks facing the power and utilities sector. The executives, who were surveyed for Ernst & Young’s Business Pulse Power and Utilities report, indicated that the... 

Eskom CEO calls for ‘super grid’ to power up sub-Saharan Africa

14th May 2013 The CEO of South African power utility Eskom, Brian Dames, said on Tuesday that countries in sub-Saharan Africa should work together to establish a “super grid” to boost electricity supply in the power-starved region. Dames told several thousand delegates at African Utility Week, under way in... 

Kaberuka urges sub-Saharan Africa to push GDP growth to 10%

10th May 2013 Sub-Saharan Africa has been growing steadily over the past few years, but needs to push up its growth rate to 10%, African Development Bank (AfDB) president Donald Kaberuka believes. He told a seminar at the University of Cape Town (UCT) that several African countries had doubled their gross... 

Foreign tourist arrivals up 10.2% in 2012

10th May 2013 More than nine-million international tourists visited South Africa last year – an increase of 10.2% compared with 2011. South Africa’s tourist growth rate in 2012 was more than double the average global tourist growth rate of about 4%, as estimated by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation. 

SA banks slow to tune in to green investments

3rd May 2013 While other countries are forging ahead in implementing green initiatives, South Africa is lagging behind, with banks wary of investing in projects that do not offer relatively quick returns, the KPMG Sustainability Forum has heard. National Business Initiative CEO Joanne Yawitch told the forum... 

R500m investment consolidates Western Cape as global call centre hub

30th April 2013 Cape Town is becoming a hot destination for the call centre sector, with an announcement of further investments and the creation of many more jobs. Capita, one of the Western Cape’s largest call centre operations has announced that it has invested R500-million into the regional economy. It has... 

Foreign tourist arrivals up 10.2% in 2012

25th April 2013 More than nine-million international tourists visited South Africa last year – an increase of 10.2% compared with 2011. South Africa’s tourist growth rate in 2012 was more than double the average global tourist growth rate of about 4%, as estimated by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation. 

SA banks slow to tune into green investments, forum hears

19th April 2013 While other countries are forging ahead in implementing green initiatives, South Africa is lagging behind, with banks wary of investing in projects that do not offer relatively quick returns, the KPMG Sustainability Forum has heard. National Business Initiative CEO Joanne Yawitch told the forum... 

R800m boost for SA’s aquaculture sector

12th April 2013 Government has launched an R800-million aquaculture programme, offering cost-sharing grants of up to R40-million per company in a bid to stimulate investment and create more jobs in the sector. The Agriculture Development and Enhancement Programme (Adep), which was launched in Cape Town on... 

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