Posts tagged as BEE

From small beginnings to regional growth

NEC Europe, a wholly owned subsidiary of NEC Corporation, has invested in XON, the sub-Sahara African ICT group. The two organisations will have an integrated market approach that will combine their local expertise in the region to provide greater business coverage in the sub-Sahara African market and accelerate regional growth for both companies in the […]

Skills development – a necessary but costly business

I recently had the opportunity to have a conversation with Rob MacKenzie, MD of Endress+Hauser. The company opened its doors in South Africa in 1984, having been represented by agents prior to that. The agents had focused mainly on process measurement and management in the mining industry. Markets have now expanded with major developments in […]

IMT roadmap: ICASA shows it can do the job!

  Within two days of the closing date for submissions commenting on the draft International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT) roadmap, Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) issued the schedule of public hearings, held on 9 and 10 October 2014.  Chaired by outdoing councillor Marcia Socikwa, it soon became clear that the ICASA staff had done […]

Are you missing the financing boat?

  Electrical contracting, engineering and lighting companies stand to benefit substantially through the Industrial Development Corporation’s (IDC’s) mandate to create sustainable jobs through industrial development and economic growth, but are they taking advantage of this opportunity? Addressing the IESSA Johannesburg branch on 31 July 2014, IDC Business Unit account manager Khayelihle Sibiya said the corporation […]

ICT sector BEE Codes of Good Practice

Computer Society South Africa (CSSA) notes with some surprise the unheralded publication of the “BEE Charter” for the ICT sector in the Government Gazette on 6 June 2012. While welcoming the long overdue removal of the uncertainty surrounding the fate of these codes, CSSA is concerned that their immediate implementation will cause a considerable amount […]