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Durban joins nine other international seaside destinations in National Geographic’s recent top ten list. Durban is described as ‘the continent’s busiest seaport [that] blends African and Indian cultures and influences in its beaches, restaurants, and spectacular seaside promenades.” The South African beach joins the line up alongside Tel Aviv, Israel; Tallinn, Estonia; St. John’s Canada; San...
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Madame Speaker and Deputy Speaker, President of the Senate and Deputy President, Deputy Presidents, Chief Justice, Distinguished members of the National Assembly and the Senate, Provincial Premiers, Commanders of the Security Forces, Members of the Diplomatic Corps, Esteemed guests, Comrades, Ladies and gentlemen. The time will come when our nation will honour the memory of...
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FNB Business has seen an increase in the number of female owned businesses and female entrepreneurs over the past two years. The Bank says the average growth rate in women owned businesses within the FNB Business customer base is approximately 11%, generally fluctuating with the economic cycle. According to Sanjeev Orie, CEO of FNB Business...
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Standard Bank, Africa’s largest lender by assets, and General Electric have reaffirmed their commitment to Africa at a power financing roundtable held in Washington DC. The partnership sees both parties aiming to bridge the power financing gap in Africa and forms part of the US Africa Leaders’ Summit, the largest gathering of African heads of...
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SolarReserve, a leading global developer of utility-scale solar power projects and advanced solar thermal technology, today announced that two 75-megawatt (MW-DC) solar photovoltaic (PV) projects have completed construction and are fully operational and successfully helping to power the Eskom South African electric grid with renewable energy. The Lesedi and Letsatsi Projects, totaling 150 MW-DC of...
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Oliver Transformation and Empowerment Awards announced its 2014 winners at a black-tie event at Emperors Palace on 25 April. Attended by South Africa’s private and public sector who’s who, and three Rivonia Trialists: Andrew Mlangeni, Denis Goldberg and Ahmed Kathrada, the 13th annual Oliver Empowerment Awards honoured “organisations and individuals powering transformation in South Africa”...
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Written by Matthew Forty-one percent of South Africans use the internet, placing the country 5th in Africa and 92nd worldwide for individual internet usage, and above the world average of 35.7%, according to the 2013 State of Broadband Report released by the UN Broadband Commission. The report finds that just over a quarter (25.5%) of...
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A new undersea telecommunications cable to boost Africa’s Internet access will land this month, mobile service provider MTN said on Thursday, calling it the continent’s largest data pipeline yet. The 14,000-kilometre West Africa Cable System (WACS) fibre optic line is scheduled to reach South Africa’s Western Cape province on April 18, linking the continent’s Internet...
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  South African Airways will now be flying direct and non-stop to New York, opening up more opportunities between South African and America. South African Airways (SAA) passengers will soon be able to fly non-stop to New York – a move that will also ensure faster and more efficient transfer to other popular US destinations. This...
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Written by Julie Cunningham Getty Images Experts are predicting a decrease in internet connection rates in South Africa due to increased competition in the telecoms space. Broadband pundits are predicting internet connection rates in South Africa to drop by between 20% and 25% in the next 12 months. Most of the executives who spoke at...
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Steuart as a Speaker

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Steuart has done some 500 talks on South Africa's progress since 1994 and SA's prospects for the future'