Vodacom building in Johannesburg wins ‘World Class’ Green Building Award

Mobile communications company, Vodacom, was named Highest Scoring Green Star Project 2008-20-2012 by the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA), for its Vodafone Site Solution Innovation Centre in Midrand, Johannesburg. The building was awarded six stars for its water, energy and emissions efficiency by the GBCSA in October 2011, making it the greenest building […]

South Africa to host ‘Indutec’, a consolidated Industrial Fair in 2013

The consolidated industrial fair will combine ten trade events targeting different sectors of industry. It will hold at the Gallagher Convention Centre, in Johannesburg, from May 14 to May 16 2013. “Designed as an umbrella event for African industrialists, the South African Industry and Technology Fair (Indutec) will include Pumps Valves and Pipes Africa, Watertec […]

Countdown to Africa Cup of Nations 2013

With less than a hundred days to go before the kick-off of the 2013 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in South Africa, the Gauteng provincial government has called on locals to get behind the tournament. The biennial competition will be staged in five South African cities, namely Johannesburg, Durban, Port Elizabeth, Rustenburg and Nelspruit, between […]

Kenya’s Commercial Bank of Africa Launches US Dollar Visa credit cards

Kenya’s Commercial Bank of Africa (CBA), one of East Africa’s leading banks, has launched the first U.S. dollar-denominated Visa credit cards in Africa using TSYS’ PRIME card management solution.The credit cards offer convenience, and the ability to save on foreign exchange fees, to CBA’s customers travelling to the U.S. Purchases in the U.S. can simply […]

Ventures Africa recognises Lisa Kropman as ‘Transformer Of South Africa’s Micro-Business Scene’

Founder of ‘The Business Place’, Lisa Kropman, is credited with changing the business environment in South Africa by opening up market accessibility for micro-enterprises. Having worked at Investec Bank since 1997, Kropman has moved through the ranks and departments of the banking group, revolutionising the specialist finance organisation’s social investment and empowerment activities.  From heading […]

Lufthansa to begin direct flight to Cape Town from Munich

Western Cape tourism, finance and economic development MEC Alan Winde says he will sign an agreement with German national airline Lufthansa for it to fly directly between Munich and Cape Town. “The contract would be for one tourist season and we would have to prove to them (Lufthansa) that the route is viable,” he said. […]