South Africa’s ICT industry has long talked up the benefits of Voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP) as an alternative to traditional mobile and fixed-line telephony, but it is only now that a wide rollout of last-kilometre fibre has made it a truly compelling option for mainstream business use.
The ATTACQ Retail Ideas Programme Pitching Platform has kick-started on participating campuses around the country; Stellenbosch University (SU), The University of Western Cape (UWC), The University of Cape Town (UCT), The Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), The University of Johannesburg (UJ), WITS University, The University of Kwa – Zulu Natal and The University of Pretoria.
South Africa’s advertising landscape is still experiencing the reverberations of years of consolidation that saw global networks snap up some of the country’s leading agencies. One effect is that traditional agencies are being pushed by their new international owners to get more serious about online advertising and to position themselves as full-service consultancies.
There were encouraging rebounds in mining and manufacturing which expanded 11,8% and 8,1% respectively, but the impact of the prolonged drought remains evident, with agriculture contracting –0,8%, the sixth consecutive quarterly pullback, but the sector appears to be turning the corner.
Mazars, an internationally represented organisation specialising in audit, accounting, tax and advisory services, has announced its acquisition of Corality Financial Group (Corality). Corality is a leading financial modelling consultancy and training provider founded in Sydney, with offices in London and New York.
As South Africans, we live and breathe politics. In our young democracy and the quest for a more equal society, not a day goes by where we aren’t trying to grow, share and reinvent the ways we do things. Tourism is no different – it’s one of the fastest growing sectors, both in revenue and job creation.
According to Mineweb Arcelor Mittal explains terms of agreement with government to save steel sector.
Governments’ negotiations with Arcelor Mittal South Africa (Amsa) on how to rescue the steel industry stem from the common consensus that steel-making capability in South Africa is necessary to give the country a competitive edge in terms of manufacturing and driving economic growth. This was a theme at a an event about the company’s 2016 factor report on Wednesday, where Amsa chairman Mpho Makwana says that more products needed to be made in South Africa for the industry to have a fighting chance.
The Select Committee on Trade and International Relations has called on the Department of Trade and Industry (Dti) to find creative ways of enhancing the manufacturing sector including the use of alternative energy sources.