[Tshepiso Seopa] About a million more South Africans toured SA in 2008 compared to the previous year, said tourism minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk. The minister of tourism was speaking in Sandton, Johannesburg, yesterday 22 July 2009 at the release of the South African tourism domestic travel statistics for 2008.
[Tshepiso Seopa] The Department of Communications officially launched its Digital Dzonga, an advisory body for South Africa's broadcast digital migration, yesterday, 21 July 2009.
[Tshepiso Seopa] South Africa's Call Centre Nucleus group has been fully acquired by Aegis, India's business process outsourcing arm of the diversified Essar group, it was announced yesterday 9 July 2009. The company says the purchase of CCN is a part of its strategy to invest R500 million in next three years and create 5000 jobs in South Africa.
[Tshepiso Seopa] The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) is inviting interested parties to make submissions for applications for Individual Electronic Communications Network Services by Broadcasting Service Licensees for the purpose of self-provision.
[Tshepiso Seopa] It is accepted that broadband costs in South Africa are high as compared to many countries. In the effort to remedy that, the government established the Broadband Infraco in 2006 with the main objective of expanding the availability as well as the affordability of electronic telecoms in South Africa.
[Tshepiso Seopa] South Africa has been given a pass mark of 75% by the football governing body for successfully hosting the Confederations Cup tournament. Now Brand South Africa is aiming at triggering the so-called Barcelona effect when it hosts the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
[Tshepiso Seopa] The textile and clothing industry has grown significantly over the past few years, and has helped with investments and job creation, in Lesotho. There are still however many investment opportunities in the knit fabric mills, laundry facilities, electronic and electrical appliances, call centre and diamond mining industries.
[Tshepiso Seopa] So far 12 games have been played and four are remaining in the ‘noisiest FIFA Confederations Cup tournament', and the event has progressed reasonably smoothly. However, the Local Organising Committee and government took international media to task on Monday 22 June 2009 over what they feel is the sensationalism of incidents of crime surrounding the event.
[Tshepiso Seopa] Delegates attending the Melcrum Corporate Communication Management Summit that ends today, 4 June 2009, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Johannesburg, heard that the struggle still continues for communicators to be taken seriously and be seen as professionals who contribute to the bottom line.
[Tshepiso Seopa] The inaugural Melcrum Corporate Communication Management Summit is currently underway at the Rosebank Crowne Plaza Hotel in Johannesburg.