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On-The-Air (04/08/2017) 

By: Martin Creamer     4th August 2017 Royal Bafokeng Platinum this week urged the government to impose stricter air pollution control; The names of all IDC clients, including politically exposed people, are now being made public; and Botswana is taking steps to build its own Sasol. 

Digital trust: what’s it really worth?

     18th July 2017 By Paul Williams, Country Manager – Southern Africa at Fortinet Digital trust may appear to be a fairly meaningless buzzword, but in fact digital trust may prove to be the currency of the future, and failing to safeguard it could be a costly mistake. 

SA Vinyls Association Hosts Successful Vinyls Sa 2017 Conference

     21st June 2017 The Southern African Vinyls Association (SAVA) hosted a successful Vinyls SA Conference at the Hilton Hotel in Sandton last week.  Delegates representing the leaders of the local PVC industry, the media and other interested parties attended the presentations by international and local experts... 

Pallinghurst scores as Jupiter dishes out $25m more

By: Martin Creamer     5th June 2017 Pallinghurst mining company Jupiter Mines on Monday announced that it would make a further $25-million distribution to its shareholders in September. The Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed Pallinghurst, which is an 18.43% shareholder in Jupiter, expects to receive a further distribution of... 

Pallinghurst share price leaps on value unlock outline

By: Martin Creamer     19th May 2017 The share price of mining investment fund Pallinghurst leapt in Johannesburg after the company outlined its plans to swop its investment fund shawl for a diversified miner’s mantle, unlock value through full absorption of its coloured gemstone associate and target a possible listing of the... 

Riverbed Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire Leading Cloud-Enabled Wi-Fi Networks Provider Xirrus, Further Strengthening SD-WAN Solution

     24th April 2017 Xirrus to expand wireless & wired LAN capabilities of Riverbed SteelConnect – the first and only SD-WAN solution to unify management and policy-based orchestration spanning the entire network – WAN, LAN/WLAN, Data Center and Cloud   Riverbed Technology today announced the signing of a definitive... 

Riverbed Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire Leading Cloud-Enabled Wi-Fi Networks Provider Xirrus, Further Strengthening SD-WAN Solution

     21st April 2017 Xirrus to expand wireless & wired LAN capabilities of Riverbed SteelConnect – the first and only SD-WAN solution to unify management and policy-based orchestration spanning the entire network – WAN, LAN/WLAN, Data Center and Cloud   Riverbed Technology today announced the signing of a definitive... 

SEIFSA Keen To Honour A Company With Industry-Leading Customer Service In The Metals And Engineering Sector

     29th March 2017 Customer service is central to the success of a company – especially during difficult times.  Amid the challenges that have faced the metals and engineering sector in the past few years, astute businesses have still managed to ensure that they excel in this area.   Such companies will be... 

In Search Of A Company With The Most Outstanding Corporate Social Responsibility Programme For 2016

     24th March 2017 Great companies make for good corporate citizens, positively impacting on their stakeholders and the lives of communities in which they operate.   To celebrate corporate social responsibility by a company in the metals and engineering sector, the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of... 

Resources Watch  

     23rd March 2017 'Irrational' uranium prices making life tough, even for world-class juniors; IDC supporting entry of superior platinum processing route; and ARM’s Motsepe says take community engagement seriously 

On-The-Air (17/03/2017) 

By: Martin Creamer     17th March 2017 Business leader Patrice Motsepe yesterday gave a stern warning to the mining industry to take mining communities extremely seriously; The State-owned IDC is supporting a new low-cost, low-energy technology that could be a massive cost saver for struggling platinum mines; and the Canadians this... 

Zambia agreement seen paving way for further solar power solutions

By: Dylan Slater     17th March 2017 The government of Zambia last month signed a second mandate with Scaling Solar, an initiative of the World Bank Group, which is helping developing countries procure low-cost, privately financed, solar power.  

Seifsa In Search Of The Most Innovative Company Of The Year In The Metals And Engineering Sector

     15th March 2017 The company that will have stood head and shoulders above its competitors in the metals and engineering sector when it comes to innovation will be celebrated in Sandton, Johannesburg during a gala dinner at the 2017 SEIFSA Awards for Excellence, the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of... 

Mr Business Executive, are you tired of NO from your IT Department?

     13th March 2017 Digital transformation is accelerating the evolution of business activities; processes; competencies and models to fully leverage digital modernisation and impact across customers strategically. This enables innovation. In the business world, many organisations are bursting with great ideas and... 

Riverbed Introduces New Line of Products for the Service Provider Market to Enable Network-as-a-Service

     23rd February 2017 New Service Delivery Platform offering will allow service providers to automate the deployment, control, billing and support of their virtual network functions at large scale, which is essential to their ability to grow revenue through the delivery of virtual network services   Riverbed... 

LS-MFEZ solar photovoltaic power plant project, Zambia

By: Sheila Barradas     17th February 2017 The Bangweulu Power Company plans to build a 50 MW solar plant in the Lusaka South multifacility economic zone. 

Riverbed Launches Major Updates to SD-WAN Offering, Delivering a Powerful Cloud Networking Solution for Today’s Digital Enterprise

     16th February 2017 Riverbed SteelConnect is now available for the data center, enabling simplified implementation and scalable solution for large global SD-WAN deployments Riverbed SteelConnect integrated into new SteelHead SD, delivers superior app performance and cloud-grade network agility into a single-device... 

Businesses require a balanced approach to IoT

     15th February 2017 Companies shouldn’t allow the hype around IoT to blind them to its very real applications in specific industries, says Netshield. While the hype around the Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud computing is enough to put most sane business people off the concept, Netshield CEO Inus Dreckmeyr advises... 

Sava Confirms Exciting Speakers For Vinyls Sa 2017 Conference

     8th February 2017 The Southern African Vinyls Association is proud to announce that it has confirmed three of the world’s leading experts on PVC as speakers ahead of its Vinyls SA 2017 Conference that will be taking place on Wednesday, 7 June 2017 at the Hilton Hotel in Sandton, Johannesburg. According to SAVA... 

DiamondCorp’s capital raising date extended as bankruptcy spectre magnifies

By: Martin Creamer     26th January 2017 The date of the placing of shares by the London- and Johannesburg-listed DiamondCorp to raise money for the troubled Lace diamond mine in South Africa’s Free State province has been extended out, magnifying the bankruptcy spectre which is hovering over this halted operation that heavy rains... 

Agri confidence declines marginally in Q4, but business is still positive

By: Anine Kilian     21st November 2016 While the Agricultural Business Chamber (Agbiz)/IDC Agribusiness Confidence Index declined by five index points in the fourth quarter of this year to 55 index points, any index above 50 still indicates expansion in South African agribusiness, said Agbiz in a statement released Monday. The chamber... 

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... 

Riverbed Unveils Breakthrough Software-Defined Solutions Critical to Accelerating Cloud-First and Digital Transformation Strategies

     14th September 2016 Riverbed Technology, the application performance company announced a series of breakthrough, software-defined solutions to accelerate cloud-first and Digital Transformation strategies that are critical for businesses to succeed in today’s digital world. Today at Riverbed Disrupt, a premier... 

Riverbed Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire Leading End User Experience Monitoring Provider Aternity

     29th July 2016 Acquisition expands Riverbed’s SteelCentral offerings, providing the industry’s best and most comprehensive end-to-end visibility solution in the market – spanning network, application and end user experience management.   Riverbed Technology, the application performance company, today announced... 

Bio2Watt appoints Anaergia to manage Bronkhorstspruit commercial biogas plant

     28th July 2016 The day-to-day operations of South Africa’s first commercial biogas plant are being managed by biogas expert Anaergia Africa Proprietary Limited, part of the Anaergia international group of companies, effective 18 July 2016.   Sean Thomas, Bio2Watt’s Managing Director, says that Anaergia’s... 

Palladium enters the Cloud

     25th July 2016 Palladium Business Solutions has signed an Enterprise agreement with Microsoft to host client's data in the cloud. This means that clients are no longer required to purchase costly hardware in the form of servers or have upfront fees to purchase the MS SQL server database. This option gives... 

How APM can prevent the Internet of Things from overwhelming you?

     19th July 2016 We’re all becoming pretty familiar with the idea of the Internet of Things (IoT). Often, when thinking of the IoT, the first things that come to mind may be a wearable fitness tracker or a smartphone app that can control a thermostat. In fact, adoption of the IoT is so widespread that Gartner... 

Understanding Industry 4.0

     19th July 2016 The term Industry 4.0 refers to the combination of several key innovations in digital technology, all maturing now and all set to transform the energy and manufacturing sectors. The idea is that these technologies – robotics, cloud computing, the Internet of Things (IoT), data capture and... 

Deloitte recognised as the leading global business consulting firm by three organisations

     11th July 2016 The global Deloitte group has been recognised in recently released reports as the leading global business consulting firm by three separate international analyst and research organisations. ALM Intelligence recognised Deloitte as No.1 in Global Business; Gartner ranked Deloitte No.1 in Consulting... 

Prefabricated data centres an efficient sustainable solution

     22nd June 2016 “There is a drive towards simplification in the data centre,” was one of the central messages by Maria de Lurdes Carvalho, vice-president for Data Centre Solutions, EMEA region, during her presentation at the recent IDC CIO Summit in Mozambique.The main challenge numerous data centres are facing,... 

USE Aligns with Intel for High Performance Computing Stack

     21st June 2016 SUSE has announced Intel will distribute SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for High Performance Computing as an option for the recently introduced Intel HPC Orchestrator, an Intel-supported HPC system software stack. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server is the first commercially supported Linux to be included... 

Beyond the cloud: what your business will look like in the future

     21st June 2016 South African companies moving to cloud-based infrastructure need to understand that the cloud is not the end of the journey – it is just the first step on the way to truly revolutionary new ways of doing business, says Interactive Intelligence. Cloud Adoption After a slow start in South Africa,... 

More Gold for Palladium

     13th June 2016 As the only Gold Partner in Africa, Palladium Business Solutions has achieved the prestigious Acumatica Gold status for the fourth consecutive year. Additionally, the company also recently outclassed its global counterparts by winning the Acumatica International 'Partner of the Year' award.... 

SANEDI signs agreement to extend technical assistance for Green Credit Line

     9th June 2016 SANEDI (South African National Energy Development Institute) and the AFD (the French Development Agency) signed an agreement on the 26th of May 2016, to extend and implement the Technical Assistance Facility to the SUNREF 2 Green Credit Facility. The event was attended by the Ambassadors of both... 

Tool Die And Mould-Making At South African Automotive Week

     17th May 2016 The Tool, Die, Mould-making and precision engineering sectors will take centerstage at the 5th edition of South African Automotive Week from October 11-13 2016 at the Tshwane Events Centre. Speaking after the launch of the Eastern Cape Tooling Initiative in Port Elizabeth in April, Inkanyezi... 

Riverbed Revolutionizes Networking with Launch of New Application-Defined SD-WAN Solution for a Cloud-Centric World

     28th April 2016 Riverbed takes a major step to lead the explosive SD-WAN market, with enterprise adoption expected to grow from less than 1% to 30% by the end of 2019[1] Riverbed uniquely enables application-defined networking through business-intent policies for applications that provide the performance and... 

Dates, Venues Announced For South African Automotive Week

     11th April 2016 Tshwane - Organisers have announced South Africa's 'Auto City', Tshwane, as the host for the 5th edition of South African Automotive Week will from October 11-13 this year. This year The Week, which includes a Business to Business matching programme for buyers and suppliers, an Automotive... 

Continued Infrastructure Development Essential In Unlocking Africa’s Economic Growth Potential

     11th March 2016 With infrastructure development playing a fundamental role in accelerating any country’s economic growth, governments’ spend on infrastructure development not only provides a stimulus to a country’s economic growth, but it can also crowd in private sector and foreign direct investment. This... 

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