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August, 2017

  • 15 August

    Buddha Logic and PSIGEN Form Strategic Alliance

    Business process technology solution provider partners with leader in document capture, business process automation, and content management software(PRWeb August 15, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/08/prweb14601610.htm

  • 15 August

    South Africa: MPs ‘Sceptical’ About Post Office Readiness to Aid Sassa

    [News24Wire] Scopa MPs were left "sceptical" following a presentation by the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa), which claimed the South African Post Office (SAPO) will be ready for grants testing by November.

  • 15 August

    Ethiopia: Commercial Farmers Cherish Return of Farms

    [Addis Fortune] Following the order from the Office of the Prime Minister, Gambella Regional State has started returning the farmlands of 186 commercial farmers who were evicted from their leased properties after being accused of underutilization of the farms.

  • 15 August

    Moody’s to release SAs credit rating

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    Moody's Investors Services is expected to release an economic opinion on South Africa. Treasury' Mampho Modise reportedly advised that the note will be a normal quarterly macro-economic update.

  • 15 August

    1/3 of food produced in South Africa goes to waste – WWF

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    The World Wildlife Fund is reporting that one third of the food produced in South Africa goes to waste. It estimates 10 million tons of food is wasted annually.

  • 15 August

    Nigeria: Govt Approves N39 Billion Loan for Supply of Electricity Meters – Fashola

    [Leadership] Abuja -The federal government has approved N39 billion loan to Electricity Distribution Companies (DISCOs) for the supply of meters, Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has disclosed.

  • 15 August

    Ethiopia: Two Companies Seal Deal to Supply Coal

    [Addis Fortune] The Ethiopian Petroleum Supply Enterprise (EPSE) has awarded Riftcot Limited and HC Trading Plc to supply 1.2 billion Br worth of coal to cement and metal processing factories in the country.

  • 15 August

    South Africa: Where Is the Justice for Marikana?

    [DA] DA Leader Mmusi Maimane today visited Nkaneng informal settlement in Marikana to commemorate the 5th anniversary of the Marikana massacre, and to visit the South Africans whose lives have been most affected by the tragedy that occurred 1,826 days ago.

  • 15 August

    Zimbabwe: Tsvangirai Urges Youths to Ignore ‘Empty’ Mugabe Rallies

    [New Zimbabwe] Opposition MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai has challenged the youths not be fooled by President Robert Mugabe's so-called interface rallies when they are "in a brutal interface with unemployment, disenfranchisement and poverty".

  • 15 August

    Angola: Angola – Foreign Currency Sales Drop By Eur 249.5 Million

    [ANGOP] Luanda -National Bank of Angola (BNA) has sold 150.6 million Euros (equivalent to USD 168.2 million) in the last seven days.

  • 15 August

    Vodacom Business launches Virtual CIO to support SMME’s

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    Vodacom Business has launched for small businesses.(Image Source: Darryl Linington) Vodacom Business has launched Virtual CIO, a service that provides a suite of IT support to SMMEs. The service offers monitoring, telephonic and onsite IT support to businesses which do not require full-time resources or are unable to afford these services. Virtual CIO is a subscription service which...

  • 15 August

    Digital Care Management Solution to showcase New Capabilities at HISA2017

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    Care Software Solutions Ltd, will show case the innovative digital care management system, Zuri at HISA2017. (Image source: Zuri Care Plan Management Software) Care Software Solutions Ltd, the South African owned, UK based software company behind the innovative digital care management system, Zuri, will showcase the software’s new features and abilities as part of the Healthcare Innovation Summit Africa, (#HISA2017), at Vodaworld, Johannesburg, Midrand between 29 and 30 August 2017. The Summit will tackle topics such as robotics, electronic health records, delivering personalised healthcare, artificial intelligence, IoT in healthcare, healthcare policy, telemedicine advances and the future of healthcare in Africa. Delegates attending this event will include CxOs, administrators, heads of technology, policy makers and key stakeholders from public and private hospitals, ...

  • 15 August

    Mozambique: Publicly Owned Insurance Company Director Suspended

    [AIM] Maputo -Mozambique's publicly owned insurance company, EMOSE, has suspended its Director for Administration and Assets, Paulo Djedje, who is accused of extracting from the company 60,000 US dollars to which he was not entitled, reports Tuesday's issue of the independent newssheet "Mediafax".

  • 15 August

    Malawi: Minister Warns Contractors of Substandard Work

    [Nyasa Times] Minister of Transport and Public Works, Jappies Mhango has issued a stern warning to contractors in the country against indulging in sub - standard work to avoid having their licences revoked.

  • 15 August

    Africa: Africa’s Data Revolution Probed in UN-Backed Report

    [SciDev.Net] Nairobi -Limited capacity, investment and collaboration are among the challenges facing data communities working towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Africa's Agenda 2063, according to the inaugural Africa Data Revolution Report (ADRR).

  • 15 August

    Namibia: Govt Moody Over Moody’s

    [Namibian] THE announcement of Namibia's junk status last Friday has cast gloom over the country and attracted criticism from both government and local economic commentators, who all appear eager to shift the spotlight away from the negatives and to highlight the positives on the Namibian economic landscape.

  • 15 August

    Nigeria: Chinese Banks Invest $250 Million in Nigeria’s Oil Sector

    [Vanguard] Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has said that a consortium of Chinese banks have invested $250 million in the Nigerian petroleum industry.

  • 15 August

    Nigeria: Dangote to Boost Agric Business in Niger State With $450m Investment

    [Leadership] Minna -President Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, yesterday disclosed that the company will invest 450 million dollars in agriculture development in Niger State over the next three years

  • 15 August

    Ethiopia: Thwarts to the Job Evaluation and Grading (JEG) Reform

    [Addis Fortune] The Federal Ministry of Public Service and Human Resource Development has been coordinating service improvement programmes in both federal and state agencies. The most recent job-related reform aims at standardizing the public service jobs through nation-wide cross sectoral job evaluation and grading.

  • 15 August

    Nigeria: ASUU – FUT, UNN Join Strike

    [This Day] Enugu, Minna and Ibadan -Academic activities at the Federal University of Technology (FUT), Minna, Niger State; University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) and Univeristy of Ibadan were grounded yesterday following the strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).