Twenty years ago on May 6, 1994, Queen Elizabeth and French president François Mitterand jointly inaugurated the Channel Tunnel, which links Britain to the European continent.
At that ceremony Her Majesty described Eurotunnel's achievement as a happy marriage of “French élan and British pragmatism”.
This link between France and England, which the American Society of Civil Engineers dubbed one of the seven wonders of the modern world…
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2014 will be a transition year for South Africa. 20 year after the fall of Apartheid, the country has become the first economic partner of France in Sub-Saharan Africa. Reciprocally, France is only the 3rd European partner and 9th global partner of South Africa. Some French entrepreneurs based in Cape Town and Johannesburg share their optimistic views on the increasing business opportunities between France and South Africa.…Continue
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To celebrate the first anniversary of the Cap40, the association organised a series of Business Awards that acknowledge outstanding businesses and individuals who participate at creating a dynamic and successful French-South African Business landscape in the Western Cape. The purpose of these awards was to give more visibility to business links and joint private initiatives between France and South Africa in the Western Cape. A jury of 8 Cap40 founders nominated a number of…Continue
Today 14th December, marks the anniversary of a unique bridge in the South of France. Exactly nine years ago to the day, President Jacques Chirac inaugurated the splendid Millau Viaduct.
Spanning with its 2460 metres' length the river Tarn valley near Millau in Southern France, this cable-stayed road-bridge presents the onlooker a breathtaking view by its setting and bold…Continue
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May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields and
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Vote for the Cap40 Business Awards will open today. 3 Awards will be granted by vote among a selection of nominees that were identified by a jury of Cap40 members. Click here to vote.
1. TOURISM AWARD
This award recognizes the extraordinary personal and professional achievement and contribution to the…Continue
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With the year almost at an end one might look back and reflect on any milestones that have been crossed.
One milestone that we all surely would have preferred to miss, was the detection of carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere which topped 400 parts per million at a key observing station in Hawaii for the first time since measurement began there in…Continue
Les résultats d'une étude publiée le 14 octobre dans les 'Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences' (PNAS) par une équipe de savants, suggèrent qu'un régime riche en légumes crucifères (chou, brocoli, chou de Bruxelles, etc.) pourrait conférer une protection contre les effets mortels d'une forte radioactivité.
Pour plus de détails, veuillez consulter…
Added by Georges Gombay on November 7, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments
If your company specifically design and manufacture port equipments, you might be interested in the below tender:
Transnet Port Terminal is procuring two Grab ship Unloaders major port equipment for the Port of Richards Bay. The last day for collection of tender document is Wednesday, 25th September…
Added by Carole Rossetti on September 23, 2013 at 10:43am — No Comments
Wednesday at the Bandwidth Barn, the Minister of Finance, Economic Development and Tourism, Alan Winde, was addressing the questions and concerns of French Entrepreneurs and French professionals operating in the Western Cape.
The recent survey of the French Consulate, showed that most French…Continue
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Arnaud Blanchet shared with the Cap40 his long walk to create a start-up in South Africa including the creation of the company and the business permit procedure. He did this procedure with the assistance of an agency (IBN) and finally received his business permit after 5 months. You will find below his original story (in French):
"Je me suis installé à Cape Town pour y créer Last Mile for BoP, une entreprise sociale spécialisée dans le conseil et la distribution de produits et…Continue
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Following the survey released by the French Consulate of Cape Town (available here - in French), the Cap40 made the following infographics to illustrate the business landscape that has emerged from the French entrepreneurs and the French subsidiaries in the Western Cape. We hope that it will be the beginning of a better understanding of the impact and profile of the…Continue
During our July Cap40 Business Wednesday, Paul Galatis, partner at Yuppichef, gave us a great insight on how companies should run their customer service.
Created in 2006, Yuppiechef defines itself as “a customer service business that happens to sell kitchen tools.” 7 years after its creation, the company has a catalogue of 6,000 products, a team of 60 people and was elected best e-commerce company in South Africa in 2010 and 2011.
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Good Day Expats :)
I have joined this group in order to assist Expats in South Africa/Africa In General.
We are better than an "umbrella company" (we are Contract Management) that specializes in:
* Contract Management Services
* Payroll (Tax Optimization)
* Visa Applications
Our rates and are fully transparent and extremely competitive. If you would like a solution that fits your needs and saves you money you…Continue
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South Africa continues to attract French investors and GDF Suez, a leading utility group, is investing 160 million euros (ZAR 2.1bn) in the West Coast to create a 94MW capacity wind farm. The project will be located 130km from Cape Town and should start to operate in 2015.
South Africa is considered as a "strategic territory" for the group and Gérard Mestrallet, Chairman and CEO of GDF SUEZ said: “West Coast One demonstrates our growth ambitions in fast growing markets, and…Continue
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Une bonne nouvelle est qu'il vous deviens à present de plus en plus facile de concevoir et de créer un site sur la toile, qui vous permettra d'utiliser le "cybercommerce" pour augmenter vos ventes. Une petite entreprise peut en effet atteindre á travers l'Internet autant de gens qu’une grande entreprise avec un site de commerce électronique procurant une porte ouverte sur le monde, 24 heures sur 24.
Pour plus de détails, veuillez consulter…
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For 4 years, the Rand has never been so low in comparision with the Dollar US
For the past year, the Rand has lost 20% of its value and record one of the worse performance among the emerging countries.In June, the Rand reached its lowest value relatively to the Dollar US, abovz 10 ZAR for 1 USD. And the depreciation is going on.
What can explain the performance of the Rand?
First, South Africa's imports are higher than its exports, and this deficit is widening.…Continue