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Innovative Equipment Finance Demand Gathers Momentum

Things have changed in business recently and continue to do so at a rapid rate. Our business environment is not just South Africa or even Africa anymore; it’s the world. Through globalisation, our markets are easily accessible and vice versa.   Countries like China and India and many more emerging economies are selling products in South Africa at extremely competitive prices, making it extremely difficult for South African.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 14th January 2016

Konica Minolta South Africa Announces Local Availability Of New JT Suite 6

Konica Minolta South Africa, a division of Bidvest Office (Pty) Ltd, has announced the local availability of the new JT Suite 6, a more flexible, modular version of the successful JT software suite. As a powerful but easy to use solution for in-house print facilities and smaller commercial printers, the JT Suite 6 provides essential functionality, minimising costs and maximising return on investment.   When it comes to print production,.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 14th January 2016

China boosts electricity project in Africa with $800m

 China has pledged to finance an electricity project in Ivory Coast with US$800m. The project involves the expansion of the country’s electrical grid with the aim of supplying electricity to 500 towns.   Ivory Coast on its part is expected provide additional sum of US$41m towards the funding of the power project. The government will be responsible for the installation of the 1,955km of high-tension lines as well as the.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 14th January 2016

Makerere University in East Africa constructs US$ 12.4m buildings

 Makerere University in Uganda which is among the oldest institutions of higher learning in the country has started constructing the proposed US$ 12.4m buildings which will help curb the teaching space shortage at the university.   The project which is being undertaken by Excel Construction Limited executing the works and funded by African Development Bank (AfDB) is expected to be complete in the next 18 months.   The reports.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 14th January 2016

Newly constructed AMERI power plant in Africa to start operations February

 The newly constructed AMERI power plant in Ghana which will be an emergency power plant is expected to commence commercial operations by February 2016, Energy Commission Board Chairman Dr. Kwame Ampofo has announced.   Accompanied by the Board Members of the Commission including Mr. Michael Opam, acting Executive Secretary, Dr. Rudith King, Mr. Stephen Duodu and Mr. Kobina Fosu, Mr Amopofo said the plant construction project during.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 14th January 2016

Egyptian construction firm Arab Contractors to begin operation in Kenya

 An Egyptian Construction firm Arab Contractors Company is set to enter into the Kenyan construction market and commence operations in the fields of roads, bridges, and other general infrastructure opportunities.   This decision was decided upon after the two countries, Kenya and Egypt met and discussed on the possibilities of being effective in the road construction field.   “The current area of cooperation with the.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 13th January 2016

Standard Gauge Railway construction project in Kenya to receive more locomotives

 The Standard Gauge Railway construction project in Kenya will receive more locomotives after the Government said it was planning to import 50 locomotives for the project.   New Transport Principal Secretary Irungu Nyakera confirmed the reports and said that the 50 new locomotives that are expected to arrive this year will be an addition to the six that were received last year and will make the railway line construction to flow on.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 13th January 2016

Uhuru opens English Point Marina resort at Kenyan Coastv

The iconic English Point Marina resort situated at the Kenyan Coast has officially been opened by President Uhuru Kenyatta.   The President was accompanied by Tourism Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala, as well as a host of other Cabinet Secretaries and senior government officials while inaugurating the hotel.   The newly launched Marina constitutes of a 26-room hotel, conferencing facility, a roof-top restaurant, a casino, swimming.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 13th January 2016

New drug rehab centre slated for East Rand

Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality is set to unveil a new, community-based drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre in Daveyton. The new centre will be housed in what was formerly the Daveyton Extension Clinic, according to Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipal Spokesperson Themba Gadebe. Although local members of the AIDS lobby group the Treatment Action Campaign had expressed fears that the clinic’s transformation into an outpatient.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 12th January 2016

Zambia: 650 Health Posts to Be Ready in April

The Government has said construction of the 650 health posts across the country would be completed in April this year.   Health Deputy Minister Chitalu Chilufya said Government was committed to ensuring that health posts are completed and handed over to the public by April.   Dr Chilufya said his ministry would this week commission one of the ten newly completed health posts out of the 650 constructed nationwide.   "The.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 12th January 2016

Kenya: Crucial TB, Meningitis Vaccine to Arrive mid Jan

Relief as shortage of vaccine protecting children from contracting Tuberculosis (TB) and meningitis to arrive on Friday. The Bacille Calmette-Guerin vaccine ran out in November 2015 prompting an emergency supply of about 1.3 million doses.   Head of the Immunisation Technical Group at the ministry Collins Tabu told the Nation that the vaccine would be distributed to health hospitals countrywide "as soon as.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 12th January 2016

Rapid SMS System Has Improved Healthcare

When the Ministry of Health introduced the Rapid SMS system about seven years ago, the number of women giving birth in hospitals was low, and infant mortality rate was high. Health officials also say traditional birth attendants, who lacked expertise to handle infections or complications, performed most of the deliveries before the programme was implemented.   However, the initiative, launched in 2009 with the support of the United.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 12th January 2016

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