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HIV/Aids in South Africa

The book  ‘HIV/AIDS in South Africa’  by Chris Jennings was awarded the 2014 Will Solimene Awards for Excellence in Medical Communication.  The Solimene Award recognizes outstanding work in medical, biomedical, andhealth communication published during the previous two years. “The book…

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Law enforcement agencies meet to tackle illicit trade in tobacco products

Members of global, regional and local law enforcement, revenue and customs agencies will meet in Cape Town at the end of November to collaborate on efforts to address the scourge of illicit tobacco trade in sub-Saharan Africa, it was announced…

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Migration Dialogue: From the Horn to South Africa

IOM (International Office of Migration) Tanzania this week convened a three-day “Migration Dialogue” conference to respond to the ever-evolving and complex dynamics of migration flows from the Horn of Africa, through Kenya and Tanzania to South Africa. Twenty-four senior representatives…

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Internet access should encourage consumer spending

Increased Internet  access will generate more consumer spend than any other media product or service in the next five years in the South African entertainment and media industry, according to a report issued by PwC on 18th September. South Africa’s…

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Royal Philips’ Simulation Lab at University of Johannesburg

Royal Philips in collaboration with the University of Johannesburg on 3rd September  inaugurated a state-of-the-art medical training simulation lab on the University premises during the Johannesburg stopover of Philips’ fifth consecutive pan-African Cairo to Cape Town roadshow. This pioneering project…

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Nomanini POS reaches one million transactions

Nomanini announced on 18th August that informal vendors and micro-entrepreneurs across Africa have made a million cash transactions using its tough terminal. The South African-based mobile Point of Sale platform was created to enable cash transactions in emerging markets. It…

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Reflections on the Commonwealth Games

As the Commonwealth Games 2014 comes to a close in Glasgow, we reflect on the performance of the African nations, in what has been hailed the ‘best Games ever’. Out of all the African nations, South Africa finished top at…

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The Friendly Games: Glasgow 2014, Day 5

Glasgow 2014: results from day 5 Athletics Blessing Okagbare takes 100m gold, By Ben Bloom: www.telegraph.co.uk The fastest woman in Africa is now the fastest woman in the Commonwealth. Blessing Okagbare backed up a series of scintillating runs at Hampden…

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South Africa’s food sector stuck in a low growth cycle

The low economic growth environment in South Africa is putting local food value chains under increasing pressure, it was announced on 9th June. This is according to Herman Marais, managing partner at Agri-Vie, a Food & Agribusiness private equity investment…

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NEW SOUTH AFRICAN OFFICE FOR LEGAL FIRM EVERSHEDS

Law firm Eversheds continues to expand its operations in Africa by joining forces with leading Durban based law firm Knight Turner, it was announced on 2nd June. The affiliation will see the independent Durban firm re-brand as Eversheds KZN with…

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