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2014-03-25 23:23:50

Agricultural Expert Steve Shenk Seeks to Better Prepare Americans for Extreme Weather Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) March 25, 2014 Nationally renowned agricultural and food supply expert Steve Shenk believes Americans are ill-prepared for when rising fruit, produce, dairy and beef prices hit in full force as a result of the drought in parts of the mid-West and the West Coast. The Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service predicted in January that drought...

2014-03-06 12:20:10

Package Offered at Minimum of $380 off Per Person; Features Cape Town, Tours and Luxurious Safari FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- South African Airways Vacations® (SAA Vacations) is offering 10% off of its 8-day "Cape and Safari Escape" air-inclusive vacation package for bookings made by April 15th. The discount represents a minimum of approximately $380 discount per person off of the package's starting price of $3,820* (restr. apply). "Cape and Safari Escape"...

2013-12-03 04:23:01

LIBREVILLE, Gabon, December 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York Forum AFRICA [http://www.ny-forum-africa.com ] (NYFA) will again be held in Gabon's capital Libreville in 2014, with the dates announced today as May 23-25. The theme for the Forum - the third to be held in the country - will be the Transformation of a Continent, and it will again be held under the High Patronage of His Excellency President Ali Bongo Ondimba, President of the Gabonese Republic. (Logo:...

2013-10-10 04:20:13

JOHANNESBURG, Oct. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Annual Financial statements for the year ended 30 June 2013 Sasol's (JSE: SOL, NYSE: SSL) annual financial statements for the year ended 30 June 2013, prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards, have been issued and have been posted on the Sasol website at www.sasol.com. The information is unchanged from the information published in the preliminary report on 9 September 2013, except for the diluted earnings per share...

2013-09-04 12:24:42

JOHANNESBURG, September 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sasol's 2012 Annual Integrated Report has been ranked the best in the world in the Best Annual Reports 2013 by ReportWatch. The report, which surveyed over 1500 top global corporations, described Sasol's 2012 Annual Integrated Report as "an outstanding example of integrated reporting format packed in a simple but effective layout, and also mastering a large number of classic report ingredients and newer features:...

2013-08-23 08:20:37

Audacious predictions and strategic plans unveiled at GIL 2013: Africa CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Aug. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Frost & Sullivan Growth Innovation Leadership (GIL 2013: Africa) event took place on 15 August at the Table Bay hotel in Cape Town. Over 200 CEOs and their executive teams gathered to share best practises and discuss the latest predictions for various industry sectors up to the year 2030. Frost & Sullivan Chairman, David Frigstad, led the day's...

2013-08-21 08:22:20

JOHANNESBURG, August 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chair of Gold Fields Limited (Gold Fields) (JSE, NYSE, NASDAQ Dubai: GFI), Ms Cheryl Carolus, announces that following a review of the composition of the Board of Directors, in light of the Company's new strategic direction (including the unbundling of Sibanye Gold Limited to shareholders earlier this year) and the challenges presented by the current low gold price and high cost operating environment, the Board has decided to...

2013-08-19 04:20:22

JOHANNESBURG, Aug. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On 16 August 2013, Sasol Investment Company (Pty) Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sasol, entered into a definitive sale and share purchase agreement pursuant to which Main Street 1095 (Pty) Limited, a South African subsidiary of an Iranian investor, completed and effected the acquisition of 100% of the shares of SPI International (Pty) Limited ("SPII")("Transaction"). SPII is the indirect owner of a 50% interest in Arya. As...

2013-07-10 12:30:11

BOSTON, July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite a few m-wallet success stories, it remains unclear whether m-payment services are attractive enough for operators to justify the millions of dollars invested in these services. Providing m-payment services for the unbanked has a clear and immediate effect on the operator's churn rate and revenue, but in the developed world this is still more of an expectation, according to a new complimentary Analyst Insight: M-Wallets: What's in It...

2013-07-02 23:25:22

U.S. investments in Africa by companies like Digital Divide Data and eKitabu are leveraging American technology to create jobs and provide educational resources. Nairobi, Kenya (PRWEB) July 02, 2013 While President Obama’s trip to Africa aims to stimulate new U.S. business opportunities in Africa according to the White House (http://www.whitehouse.gov/africa-trip-2013), many American companies have already seen success investing in the African economy. Two innovative U.S. companies,...