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InnoVent Looks to Capitalise on Nigeria’s fast-developing Digital Economy

By: InnoVent 20 January 2022 BUSINESS DAY FOCUS 4.0

Africa-focused IT financing and leasing specialist, InnoVent, has announced the opening of its third African office in Lagos, Nigeria According to the company, the move gives Nigeria’s fast-growing digital-first enterprises an accessible IT expansion model that also allows them to take a concrete step into the circular economy. The opening of the new West African office follows only months after…

InnoVent Powers Ahead with African Growth

By: InnoVent 14 December 2021 BUSINESS DAY FOCUS 4.0

Fintech and leasing solutions provider InnoVent has opened an InnoVent Zambia office in Lusaka, as Africa’s appetite grows for cost-effective IT asset acquisition and management solutions The opening of the new branch expands the company’s presence in Zambia, where its refurbished technology business, Qrent, has been present for the past eight years. The latest expansion follows just months after the…

Visibility: The Foundation of Today’s Resilient Supply Chain

By: Blue Yonder 14 December 2021 BUSINESS DAY FOCUS 4.0

[su_spacer size="20" class=""] With a 412% year-over-year increase in the mentions of “supply chain issues” by chief executives during the latest company earnings season, it likely comes as no surprise that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought a painful realization that today’s global supply chains are constantly exposed to a range of risks that can turn into costly disruptions.  The recent blockade of the…

The .ZA Domain Name Authority and Domain Name Services have joined forces to build local capacity

By: ZADNA 10 December 2021 BUSINESS DAY FOCUS 4.0

The .ZA Domain Name Authority (ZADNA), through a partnership with Domain Name Services (Pty) Ltd will deliver an Introductory Technical Domain Name System (DNS) training course in February 2022 The course will occur in two sessions for three days per location and with a limited number of 18 participants per location. The first training will be conducted in Johannesburg on…

Growing the Green Business Support Services Directory

By: GreenCape 6 December 2021 GREEN ECONOMY

[su_spacer size="20" class=""] The Green Business Support Service Directory, an initiative that launched last year as a partnership between GreenCape and the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom has now listed close to 90 green business support services in the open-source portal. The interactive directory is a free public resource with information on services, programmes and opportunities available to entrepreneurs and…

Finding Financial Freedom

“A light purse is a heavy curse” is a phrase thrown around in jest, but it is unfortunately the stark reality for many South Africans It means that life without money can be incredibly difficult. No sooner does money arrive in our bank accounts than we seem to be parted from it. But all is not lost! Financial representative Thobelani…

UP researchers receive SAMRC grants for cutting-edge cancer research

[su_spacer size="20" class=""] Two University of Pretoria (UP) researchers are among nine researchers in South Africa who have received grants from the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) as part of the Strategic Health Innovation Partnerships (SHIP) programme. The grants are worth about R3 million each and are to be used over a three-year period. Professor Robert Millar and Dr…

Cummins offers a range of solutions for load shedding and back-up power

By: Cummins 1 December 2021 BUSINESS DAY FOCUS 4.0

Cummins’ technology is particularly suited to dealing with load shedding due to features such as full load acceptance for critical equipment A full range of alternative power solutions is available from mines to factories and even the small business and residential sector. “Our key differentiator is that we can supply a small 17 kVA genset for residential or commercial use,…

Roche launches cobas pure integrated solutions analyser to help simplify operations in small to medium-sized labs

cobas® pure integrated solutions brings together three diagnostic technologies1 on a single platform to optimise space and resources in small to medium laboratory settings With a footprint of just two square meters, this new analyser provides small to medium sized labs with access to more than 230 diagnostic tests2 across a wide-range of disease areas including infectious diseases, oncology and…

Logistics Viewpoints: Three Logistics Imperatives for Managing Uncertainty in 2022

By: Blue Yonder 26 November 2021 BUSINESS DAY FOCUS 4.0

[su_spacer size="20" class=""] This contributed story by Terence Leung, Senior Product Marketing Director at Blue Yonder, originally appeared in Logistics Viewpoints on Oct. 5, 2021. Excerpts from the story below. To see the full story visit LogisticsViewpoints.com. After experiencing an incredibly challenging two years in the global logistics industry, I think we can let go of any expectation that the supply chain landscape will…

Domain-name scams on the rise, ZADNA warns

By: ZADNA 22 November 2021 BUSINESS DAY FOCUS 4.0

­ Many legitimate businesses have been affected by an increasing number of abusive or offensive domain-name registrations The abusive activities and offensive practices of domain-name scammers can damage a brand’s identity and reputation. Domain-name scammers are constantly registering domain names aimed at misleading the public. In most cases, the intent is to defraud a potential customer. In South Africa, an…

Building a regenerative economy

By: CHEP 18 November 2021 GREEN ECONOMY

[su_spacer size="20" class=""] Long before carbon offsets and tree planting became green-economy media buzzwords, CHEP, one of the world’s most sustainable logistics companies, was running its own timber plantations. CHEP moves more goods to more people, in more places, than any other organisation, and its wooden pallets and share-and-reuse model underpin many global supply chains. To ensure a sustainable, new-timber…