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2014-10-30 12:33:32

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Vistex Inc., the global leader in Go-to-Market® solutions that manage pricing, incentive, royalty and channel programs to enhance business results, announced the acquisition of Blueware Consulting, South Africa-based consulting firm specializing in Vistex and SAP® software. Blueware will assume the identity of "Vistex Africa" and will be combined into Vistex global operations to further extend its software and services offering...

2014-10-29 23:04:18

Leading In-home Care Provider Recognized for Innovation and Cutting-Edge Processes by the Los Angeles Business Journal Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 29, 2014 24Hr HomeCare, an award-winning in-home care services provider, today announced that it has been named as a finalist for the Patrick Soon-Shiong Innovation Awards. The Award Program, presented by the Los Angeles Business Journal, was created by Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong to acknowledge people and organizations that enhance the...

2014-10-28 00:27:47

LONDON, Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Utility and Power Boilers in Megawatts (MW). The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2011 through 2020 for the global and major regional markets in terms of Annual Capacity Additions in Megawatts (MW) for Coal-Fired Utility/Power Boilers only....

2014-10-27 12:24:03

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa and LAKE CHARLES, Louisiana, October 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Sasol Limited (JSE: SOL; NYSE: SSL) announced the final approval of an US$8.1 billion ethane cracker and derivatives complex at its existing site in Lake Charles, Louisiana. "Sasol's decision to move forward with this project is a defining moment in our company's history, and an important milestone in the execution of our growth strategy," said David Constable, President and...

2014-10-27 12:21:39

Airline to make all fares and inventory available in the Sabre travel marketplace JOHANNESBURG, Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sabre Corporation and South African Airways have signed a new multi-year agreement to make the carrier's airfares and inventory available in the Sabre global distribution system. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131216/DA33636LOGO-b The agreement provides Sabre travel agencies and corporations globally with access to the airline's full range of fares,...

2014-10-27 00:21:16

Taps data and citizen engagement against the spread of disease FREETOWN, Sierra Leone and LAGOS, Nigeria, Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) has launched several initiatives to help curb the spread of Ebola in West Africa. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141024/154252-INFO They include a citizen engagement and analytics system in Sierra Leone that enables communities affected by Ebola to communicate their issues and concerns directly to the government; a donation...

Legal Trade In Rhino Horn Would Improve Protection And Help Sustainable Development
2014-10-22 03:22:14

Provided by University of Helsinki The extinction in the wild of the southern white rhino population could be prevented by letting local communities take responsibility of the animals and giving them permission to harvest horns in a controlled manner through a legal trade. Rhino horn is made of the same material as human hair and fingernails and grows back in 2–3 years. In 2013, more than 1000 rhinos were killed illegally for their horns in South Africa. Rhino horns are being used in...

2014-10-21 16:31:21

DUBLIN, October 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/kqxjz6/3d_printing) has announced the addition of the "3D Printing Market in Emerging Economies - China, India, UAE, Brazil, South Africa - Size, Share, Emerging Trends, Company Profiles, Demand, Insights, Analysis, Opportunities, Segmentation and Forecast," [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/kqxjz6/3d_printing ] report to their offering. (Logo:...

2014-10-21 12:22:12

New Destination Travel Trade Show To Open Business Opportunities FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. and JOHANNESBURG, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- South African Airways (SAA), Africa's most awarded airline, and South Africa-based event specialist On Show Solutions, have introduced a new marketing platform for North American travel suppliers that represent tourism destinations, convention & visitors bureaus, hotels & resorts, cruise lines and sightseeing attractions in the U.S. &...

2014-10-09 20:21:30

South African Tourism Joins Carnegie Hall in Month-Long Tribute to South Africa's 20th Anniversary of Freedom & Democracy NEW YORK, Oct. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The unique sounds of South Africa reverberated through the streets of Manhattan earlier today during a free mobile pop-up concert hosted by South African Tourism honoring South Africa's 20(th) anniversary of freedom and democracy. Featuring performances by two of South Africa's most renowned Grammy-nominated musical icons,...


Latest South Africa Reference Libraries

Optimal Energy Joule
2014-06-18 06:24:29

The Joule was produced by Optimal Energy based in Cape Town, South Africa. It was an electric six-seat passenger car first thought of in 2004. It was shown to the public at the 2008 Paris Motor Show. Changes were made and shown again at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. Production of the Joule stopped in April 2012 and Optimal Energy announced it was closing down in June 2012. The Joule was an electric car designed by Keith Helfet, who also designed the Jaguar XJ220 and the Jaguar F-type...

Grootslang
2014-04-22 13:29:14

The Grootslang is a legendary creature said to inhabit a cave in Richtersveld, South Africa, as well as warm freshwater rivers and swamps. The name Grootslang loosely translates to “big snake.” The legend of the Grootslang tells that the creature has been around since the world began. Allegedly the creature was a mistake that the Gods created. Upon realizing what they had done, the Gods split the Grootslang into two creatures. The first elephants and the first snakes. However, one...

African Red Toad, Schismaderma Carens
2013-11-22 13:31:33

The African Red Toad, Schismaderma Carens, known also as the African Split-Skin Toad, is a species of toad belonging to the family Bufonidae. It’s monotypic within the genus Schismaderma. It is located in Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Malawi, Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, and possibly Lesotho. The natural habitats are dry savanna, moist savanna, tropical or subtropical dry shrubland, tropical or subtropical moist...

Crimson Sprite, Pseudagrion massaicum
2013-08-22 12:58:43

The crimson sprite (Pseudagrion massaicum), also known as the Masai sprite or the vermillion sprite, is a species of damselfly that can be found in Africa. Its range includes Angola, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Somalia, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe, among other areas. It prefers to reside near streams and rivers in bushlands and savannahs. The total population number of the crimson sprite is unknown, but it is a locally common species in South Africa. It is thought that...

Corkscrew Clubtail, Paragomphus elpidius
2013-07-16 16:11:32

The corkscrew clubtail (Paragomphus elpidius) is a species of dragonfly that can be found in a large range that includes Botswana, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Namibia, South Africa, Uganda, and Zimbabwe, among other areas. It prefers a habitat in tropical or subtropical moist and arid forests, savannahs, and shrub lands, where it can be seen near freshwater marshes, lakes, and rivers. Its population numbers are thought to be stable, although it is not known if the species holds a...

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Word of the Day
maffling
  • To stammer.
  • Present participle of maffle, to stammer.
  • A simpleton.
The word 'maffle' may come from a Dutch word meaning 'to move the jaws' or a French word meaning 'having large cheeks'.