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South Africa South Africa: Customs Complex Opens in Richards Bay IDZ
KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs Sihle Zikalala has unveiled a R16 million Customs Controlled Area (CCA) Gate Complex at the Industrial Development Zone in Richards Bay. Speaking during the event on Friday, MEC Zikalala said the CCA signals the readiness of the Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone (RBIDZ) to conduct business and attract even more investors to Richards Bay. "The CCA boasts a CCA with dedicated RBIDZ Staff and South African Revenu ...
South Africa South Africa: South African Student Wins Big at Google Science Fair
A 16-year-old South African has won the coveted Google Science Fair Community Impact Award, in the hotly-contested Africa and Middle East region. Kiara Nirghin, from Johannesburg, is now in the running to become one of 16 Global Finalists, who will get to visit Google Headquarters in California in September, for the Annual Awards celebration. The Google Science Fair invites the brightest young minds from around the world to answer one important question: how can they make the world better throu ...
South Africa South Africa: All HIV Positive Inmates to receive Treatment
All HIV positive inmates in South Africa’s correctional centres will from September this year receive life-saving antiretroviral drugs, irrespective of their CD4 count. The announcement was made by Deputy Minister of Justice and Correctional Services Thabang Makwetla at the International Aids Conference, currently taking place in Durban. “From September 2016, the CD4 count will no longer be used as an eligibility criteria for initiation on antiretroviral treatment. This implies that all HIV po ...
South Africa South Africa: Bicycles, Shoes for Baldaskraal Leaners
Learners from Hlophe High and Remington Primary Schools in the deep rural area of the Uthukela District, walk about 10km every day to reach school. It is for this reason that Deputy Minister of the Department of Communications Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams decided to donate 100 bicycles and 200 pairs of school shoes to the schools to stop the high rates of absenteeism and late coming. The handover formed part of the Deputy Minister’s Mandela Month activities. South Africans are encouraged to u ...
South Africa South Africa: Epson Partners 2016 Healthcare Innovation Summit as Silver Sponsor
Epson has been announced as Silver sponsors of the 2nd Healthcare Innovation Summit (#HCIS2016). From 24-25 August 2016, healthcare and technology professionals will convene at the Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel located in Sandton, Johannesburg for the upcoming summit, under the theme – “Transforming Healthcare with Technology.” Epson’s operations in sub-Saharan Africa were established in 1997 with headquarters based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Since then, Epson has established a panel of distr ...
South Africa South Africa: Ultra Broadband is becoming more Prominent in Africa
Huawei ICT Summit & UBBS (Ultra-Broadband Summit) was held in Pretoria on the 19th July 2016. With the theme of “Broadband for All, Building a Better Connected Africa”, the summit was attended by some 300 delegates, including operator executives, experts from industrial standards organizations and consultants. The attendees gathered at the summit to discuss the ICT strategies for Africa as well as ICT development trends and hot topics.
South Africa South Africa: Using Public-Private Partnerships for Digital Solutions to Boost Vision 2030
South Africa is ripe for digitisation. This was the feedback received from the Vision 2030 conference held in Johannesburg. According to The Minister in the Presidency and chairperson of the National Planning Commission (NPC), the Honourable Jeff Radebe, key to taking up the opportunities presented by digitisation is the involvement of the private sector in taking ownership of the NDP. “Now, more than ever, we need partnerships between government and business to take our country to a different ...
South Africa South Africa: Bill Gates says Africa’s Future Rests in the Hands of its Youth
Africa’s future rests in the hands of its youth – and every effort must be made to ensure they thrive… this is according to philanthropist and entrepreneur Bill Gates. Delivering the 2016 Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture at the University of Pretoria (Mamelodi campus), Gates said he was optimistic about the future of the continent – because of its young people. Pointing out that Africa was demographically the world’s youngest continent – in the next 35 years, it is estimated that 2-billion babies ...
Kenya Kenya: The Innovation Africa Summit 2016
Africa’s leading annual Education and ICT forum is proud to announce that they have to date received confirmations from 17 dignitaries from Africa, attending the event alongside their Kenyan counterparts. The event is being held for the first time in Nairobi, Kenya and is set to take place from 20th to 22nd September 2016 at the Safari Park Hotel. The summit is being held in the country under the official patronage of the Kenyan Ministry of Education, Science & Technology and hosted by Cabinet ...
South Africa South Africa: KZN Treasury Brings smiles to Early Childhood Development Centre Children
Children at the Asiphile Early Childhood Development Centre (ECD), in Molweni, were full of smiles, on Monday, when they were given food parcels, blankets, mattresses, toys and furniture. A team of department officials and volunteers from the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Treasury exchanged their smart office clothes with overalls as they dedicated their 67 minutes to lending a helping hand on Mandela Day. Armed with a roller brush and a bucket of paint, the team painted the wooden structure that h ...
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