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South Africa South Africa: SALGA to Support Physical Education at Schools
The Portfolio Committees on Sport and Recreation and Basic Education have welcomed the decision to include South African Local Government Association (SALGA) into the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on school sport. The committees on Tuesday said both departments have decided to include SALGA in the MoU that they signed in 2011, and the committees believe that this will create a positive relationship between schools and municipalities. “… [This] will allow schools without facilities to utili ...
South Africa South Africa: Sanral Engages Limpopo Business Community
The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) on Friday hosted an engagement session with the business community of Limpopo. The engagement session, held with various business organisations and formations, focused on road infrastructure development. Sanral’s Northern Region Manager Ismael Essa gave delegates at the session an overview of the agency’s role and mandate and what impact Sanral has on improving South Africa’s road infrastructure network.
Rwanda Rwanda: Science, Development and the Rebuilding of Rwanda
As Rwanda sought to rebuild after the horrors of the 1994 genocide, its development strategy emphasised science and technology. Romain Murenzi, who served as Rwanda’s science minister for eight years, describes the lessons this approach might offer to other developing countries. Most countries in the developed world have established mechanisms for providing impartial scientific advice to inform decisions made by policymakers. But in the developing world, and especially in the forty-eight least ...
South Africa South Africa: Singapore a Valued, Important Partner for SA
Singapore has been described as an important and valued partner for South Africa in Southeast Asia, by Public Service and Administration Minister Collins Chabane. "The South African government wishes to place on record its appreciation and gratitude for the assistance that Singapore has offered over the years by sharing its developmental experience with South Africa, which has so far benefited hundreds of South African government officials," said Minister Chabane. He said Singapore had helped ...
South Africa South Africa: SkyVision Shortlisted for Three Prestigious AfricaCom 2014 Awards
The AfricaCom Awards will take place on November 12, 2014 in Cape Town, as part of the AfricaCom 2014 Conference SkyVision Global Networks Ltd. (http://www.skyvision.net), a leading global communication provider, today proudly announced that the company has been nominated for three prestigious AfricaCom 2014 Awards. SkyVision's nominations are in the following categories: Best Connectivity Solutions for Africa, for SkyVision's Hybrid Satellite and Terrestrial Network Solutions; Changing Lives ...
South Africa South Africa: SkyVision’s Hybrid Satellite and Terrestrial Network Solutions Nominated for AfricaCom 2014 Awards
"We are equally proud to have donated our services to rural academic institutions so desperately in need of viable communications networks." SkyVision Global Networks Ltd. has been nominated for three prestigious AfricaCom 2014 Awards. SkyVision’s nominations are in the following categories: Best Connectivity Solutions for Africa, for SkyVision’s Hybrid Satellite and Terrestrial Network Solutions; Changing Lives Award, for their support of Ghana’s Crossover Academy; and VSAT Innovation for Afri ...
South Africa South Africa: South Africa’s New Megacity: Jo-Toria
New research from Frost & Sullivan, in partnership with Hitachi Europe, finds that the social innovation opportunity in South African should be worth around $15 billion per year by 2020. The research defines social innovation as the deployment of technology and new business models to bring about positive change to the lives of individuals and societies, creating shared value and improved social infrastructure to address global megatrends.
South Africa South Africa: Ethekwini Scoops Coveted Sanitation Award
eThekwini Municipality has reason to celebrate, as its efforts to eradicate the water and sanitation backlog have been acknowledged with one of the most prestigious awards in this sector. eThekwini Water and Sanitation (EWS) on Tuesday was officially bestowed the coveted 2014 Stockholm Industry Water Award. The city was given the accolade by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), and it can proudly wear the title of "Most innovative and progressive water utility in Africa". Presen ...
Ghana Ghana: Surfline Shortlisted for Africa Com Awards
Two months after officially launching its operations in Ghana, Surfline is up for an award at this year’s edition of the Africa Communications Awards, scheduled to take place on 12th of November, 2014 in Cape Town, South Africa. Surfline has been shortlisted for the award in the ‘Breakthrough LTE Development’ category for successfully deploying the first 4G LTE network in Ghana and having the single largest 4G LTE deployment in Africa.
Ghana Ghana: Three companies win US$300, 000 Power Africa Prize
Three Ghanaian companies have emerged winners in the Power Africa Off-Grid Energy Challenge, sponsored by General Electric (GE), United States Africa Development Foundation (USADF), and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The companies, which have each been awarded a grant of US$100,000, are Solar Light Company Limited, Kumasi Institute of Tropical Agriculture (KITA) and New Energy. They submitted entries for innovative energy solutions that can be deployed to p ...
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