Cape Town World Design Capital celebrates the transformation of a city that was previously divided by the social engineering of apartheid and that is reinventing itself through design. This was the original vision of the bidding team who decided to run for the title in 2011 and was awarded by the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (ICSID). Besides its original aim, Cape Town design capital also represents the pride of the first city in Africa…Continue
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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
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
Added by Carole Rossetti on November 21, 2013 at 6:30pm — 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
Added by Carole Rossetti on September 9, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
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.
Added by Carole Rossetti on August 15, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments
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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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