Wednesday September 19, 2018 12:36

SOUTH AFRICA Press Releases

The 2018 WISE Awards Winners Announced General—18 Jul 18

The WISE Awards recognize six innovative education initiatives from Nigeria, China, USA, Pakistan, South Africa and Canada The World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE), an initiative of Qatar Foundation (QF), announced today the six 2018 WISE Awards

Mainstream Renewable Power Completes USD$520 Million Financial Close for Two Wind Farms in South Energy—06 Jun 18

Global wind and solar developer Mainstream Renewable Power has completed financial close for the Kangnas and Perdekraal East Wind Farms in South Africa, which have a combined capacity of 250 megawatts (MW). A consortium led by Mainstream was awarded the

World Bank Group Releases its Systematic Country Diagnostic for South Stcoks—15 May 18

PRETORIA, May 14, 2018 — South Africa can achieve more inclusive and sustainable development with coordinated reforms across a broad range of areas that maximize development impact and address constraints to reduction in poverty and inequality,

IMF-SARB High-Level Workshop on the Withdrawal of Correspondent Banking Relationships in Pretoria- Stcoks—18 May 18

On May 10, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) organized, in collaboration with the South African Reserve Bank (SARB), a High-Level Workshop on the Withdrawal of Correspondent Banking Relationships (CBRs) in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), with a focus on

DIMENSION DATA AND CISCO TAKE ANTI-POACHING TECHNOLOGY INTO AFRICA IT—09 May 18

Expansion follows a successful pilot in South Africa which reduced rhino poaching incidents by 96% Global technology giants, Dimension Data and Cisco, today announced that they are expanding their anti-poaching Connected Conservation programme into

South African Mohair Industry#s Response to Claims of Animal Abuse General—07 May 18

The South African Mohair Industry is shocked by reports about animals being mistreated that came to light on Wednesday, 2 May 2018. We view these reports in a very serious light and are treating them with the greatest of urgency. (Logo:

HeroTel Selects Cambium Networks Wireless Broadband Connectivity Solution IT—03 May 18

Largest Wireless Internet Service Provider in South Africa Starts Rollout of ePMP(TM) Elevate to Meet Overwhelming Demand and Support Future Growth Cambium Networks , a leading global provider of wireless broadband solutions, today announced that

Country and sector risks worldwide: Now that peak growth has been reached in the United States and General—18 Apr 18

- Nigeria, South Africa and the energy sector in Brazil, Argentina and Chile are taking advantage of the rise in commodity prices Business confidence is starting to be affected by the risk of a trade war Particularly strong global growth (a forecast of

Mondi Group Upgraded To #BBB+# On Strengthening Credit Outlook Stable Stcoks—12 Apr 18

LONDON (S&P Global Ratings) April 12, 2018--S&P Global Ratings said today that it raised its long-term issuer credit rating on U.K. and South Africa-listed paper and packaging producer Mondi Group to 'BBB+' from 'BBB'. The outlook is stable. We

South Africa: Better Education Spatial Integration Crucial for Reduced Inequality, Job Stcoks—11 Apr 18

PRETORIA, April 10, 2018 — In an environment of accelerating but still modest growth, government policies that stimulate competition and create the fiscal space needed to build a skilled labor force from the poor population of South Africa, would

ASIA DMC TAKES CROSS-CULTURAL COLLABORATION TO SOUTH AFRICA WITH SEEZA General—28 Mar 18

SEEZA Destination Network's Founder and Director, Mr Septi M. Bukula, visits Hanoi as part of partnership focused on self-improvement, practical learning and promoting new business opportunities… Award-winning destination management company, ASIA

African Reinsurance Corp. (South Africa) Ltd. Rating Affirmed At #A-#; Outlook Stcoks—12 Feb 18

JOHANNESBURG (S&P Global Ratings) Feb. 12, 2018--S&P Global Ratings said today that it affirmed its 'A-' insurer financial strength rating (FSR) on South Africa-based African Reinsurance Corp. (South Africa) Ltd. (ARCSA). The outlook is stable.

Sasol#s R13,6 billion FT Wax Expansion Project Complete, Successfully Energy—06 Feb 18

Today, Sasol inaugurated the full completion of its R13,6 billion FT Wax Expansion Project (FTWEP). Phase 2 began beneficial operation in March 2017, while phase 1 was commissioned in 2015. "With completion of this project, South Africa is now one of

Sanford Health increases global presence with expansion in seven countries General—24 Jan 18

Sanford Health is expanding its presence in international health care by extending services to seven countries. This year, Sanford Health will enter New Zealand, Ireland, Vietnam, Costa Rica and South Africa and increase its presence in China and Ghana.

IMFC Selects South African Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago as New Stcoks—19 Jan 18

The members of the International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC), the policy advisory committee of the Board of Governors of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), have selected Mr. Lesetja Kganyago, Governor of the South African Reserve Bank, as

Photo Release: UK soccer stars Paul Parker and Quinton Fortune show off skills with the Bounce team General—06 Dec 17

BOUNCE, the worldwide phenomenon that took the beloved backyard activity of trampolining and multiplied it by x100, welcomed two of football's big stars; Paul Parker, English former professional footballer and Quinton Fortune, South African former

Sasol Signs US$3.9 Billion Five-year Revolving Credit Facility Energy—24 Nov 17

Sasol, the South African chemicals and energy company, has increased its existing US$1.5 billion Revolving Credit Facility ("the Facility") to US$3.9 billion and extended the maturity to five years with the inclusion of two further extension options of

EWAN TAYLOR APPOINTED GENERAL MANAGER OF STYLISH NEW X2 CHIANG MAI RIVERSIDE Lifestyle—13 Nov 17

Award-winning South African GM takes the reigns at the acclaimed all-suite boutique resort in Thailand's cultural capital Ewan Taylor has been appointed General Manager of X2 Chiang Mai Riverside Resort, the stylish new all-suite boutique resort which

IMF Staff Concludes Visit to South Africa Stcoks—09 Nov 17

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission, led by Ana Lucía Coronel, visited South Africa during October 30 - November 8, 2017, to discuss recent economic developments and outlook in the context of its regular surveillance activities. At the

Ratings Raised On South African Transaction Transsec 2 (RF)#s ABS Notes Following Stcoks—08 Nov 17

MOSCOW (S&P Global Ratings) Nov. 8, 2017--S&P Global Ratings today raised its credit ratings on Transsec 2 (RF) Ltd. (Transsec 2)'s class A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, B1-Dfrd, B2-Drfd, C1-Dfrd, and C2-Dfrd notes (see list below). Today's upgrades

20 Top African Start-Ups Enter World Bank Group Digital Acceleration Stcoks—07 Nov 17

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Nov. 6, 2017–Twenty of the most promising African digital start-ups will take part in the XL Africa residency, the flagship initiative of the business accelerator launched last April by the World Bank Group's infoDev

Seaborn Networks and IOX Cable Ltd to Provide First Subsea Route Between U.S. and India via Brazil IT—06 Nov 17

Strategic Alliance of Seaborn's Seabras-1 + SABR + IOX to connect three BRICS countries and Mauritius to the U.S. Seaborn Networks ("Seaborn") and IOX Cable Ltd ("IOX") announced today they have entered into a joint provisioning agreement to provide the

Photo Release: Visiting the trade Food Hotel Thailand 2017 General—25 Sep 17

HE. Ms Helen Zille (center), Premier of the Western Cape Legislature of the Republic of South Africa visit South Africa Pavilion at Food & Hotel Thailand 2017. Wesgro, the official Tourism Trade and Investment Promotion agency for Cape Town and the

Boosting Private Sectors Investment in Innovation Could Help South Africa Create Jobs and Reduce Stcoks—20 Sep 17

PRETORIA, September 19, 2017 – Harnessing South Africa's largely untapped potential for innovation could increase the economy's productivity, propel job creation, and be of benefit to the country's growing number of poor,according to a World Bank

Photo Release: Visiting the trade Food Hotel Thailand 2017 General—14 Sep 17

HE. Ms Helen Zille (center), Premier of the Western Cape Legislature of the Republic of South Africa visit South Africa Pavilion at Food & Hotel Thailand 2017. Wesgro, the official Tourism Trade and Investment Promotion agency for Cape Town and the

REACH and Global Book Alliance Award US$1.5 Million to Innovative Projects in Cambodia, South Stcoks—04 Aug 17

WASHINGTON, August 3, 2017 — Cambodia, South Africa and Zambia are among the winners of the latest Global Book Alliance/REACH for Reading Call for Proposals to support innovations that get the right books to all children at the right time. Each

Photo Release: EXIM Thailand Ready to Promote Thai-South African Trade and Stcoks—31 Jul 17

Mr. Pisit Serewiwattana (second right), President of Export-Import Bank of Thailand (EXIM Thailand), recently paid a courtesy call on Mr. Geoffrey Quinton Mitchell Doidge (center), the Ambassador of the Republic of South Africa to Thailand, and discussed

Amari Watergate Bangkok appoints Fernando Roman as the new Executive General—11 Jul 17

Amari Watergate Bangkok has appointed a new Executive Chef—Fernando Roman—to oversee the kitchen operations for the hotel's dining rooms, which include the newly launched Amaya Food Gallery. Originally from Cape Town, South Africa, Fernando