INTTRA Adds Salam Pacific Indonesia Lines to its Carrier Network

INTTRA, the largest neutral network, software and information provider at the center of the ocean shipping industry, today announced an expansion of its rapidly growing carrier network with the addition of Salam Pacific Indonesia Lines (SPIL), its first carrier in Indonesia. The addition of SPIL represents a trend by regional carriers who are joining INTTRA […]

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ABENGOA, IDC AND PIC INAUGURATE THIRD SOLAR THERMAL PLANT IN SA

Abengoa, the international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the infrastructure, energy and water sectors, and its partners, the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) and the Community Trust, recently officially inaugurated XiNa Solar One, the third solar thermal plant in South Africa developed by Abengoa. The plant, which […]

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EXEO CAPITAL BACKS ZAMBIAN FOODS DISTRIBUTOR

Africa-focused private equity manager, EXEO Capital, has announced an investment of USD 6.4m into Capital Fisheries – a market-leading Zambian food distributor that specialises in the cold-chain distribution of animal proteins. Concluded at the end of April 2018, the investment was made by EXEO Capital’s Agri-Vie Fund II – a private equity fund focused on […]

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Leading the way for eCommerce in Africa 

Having grown by 45% since 2017 and now in it’s fourth year running, the event will be hosted in the East Wing of the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 14th – 15th March 2018. South African online sales recently surpassed the 1% mark of total retail sales. Whilst a milestone achievement, developed economies are […]

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How tourism impacts the pillars of sustainability

It is common knowledge that there is, at least to an extent, a direct link between international tourism and trade. International tourism serves to introduce tourists to local products and services and since many international tourists are entrepreneurs in their own countries, they are likely to be on the lookout for business opportunities while on […]

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Econometrix Basic Economics Course

Econometrix will host a basic Introduction to Economics course on 19 February. One of their experienced economists, Jeff Dinham, unpacks and explains economic jargon and concepts in a simple, yet informative manner, in this practical one-day economics course. “Nobody ever became rich from knowledge of economics, but nobody who is rich got that way without […]

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When AMSA closes – What then?

Gerhard Papenfus, Chief Executive of the National Employers’ Association of South Africa (NEASA), weighs in on what it will take to save South Africa’s ailing steel industry. ArcelorMittal South Africa’s (AMSA) 2017 financial statements has yet again emphasised the fact that South Africa will have to adopt a different approach if we want to industrialise, […]

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Africa could soon be the largest free-trade area in the world

Transport Infrastructure Driving Boost in Africa’s Cross Border Trade Africa could soon be the largest free-trade area in the world. This is if the African Union’s Continental Free Trade Area (CTFA) stays on track to be operational by the end of this year. Once up and running, the continent-wide free trade zone could lead to […]

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