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2014-01-24 23:24:56

African renewables have recently seen unprecedented growth but it is clear there are still challenges ahead, such as Social Economic Empowerment. London (PRWEB) January 24, 2014 IRENA’s General Director Adnan Z Amin’s recently highlighted the impressive growth of renewables in Africa. Amin’s statement comes at a particularly timely period as it was announced today that at Wind Energy Update’s Wind Energy Summit South Africa, a government and UN panel will discuss one of South...

2014-01-20 23:21:44

CU Students will start first day of spring semester celebrating Martin Luther King Day. Grand Rapids, MI (PRWEB) January 20, 2014 Bishop P.A. Brooks, founder of New St. Paul Tabernacle Church of God in Christ in Detroit, where he has served for over 54 Years will speak during a chapel service Jan. 20, 2014 at 10 a.m. Bishop Brooks serves as the Second Assistant Presiding Bishop for the Church of God in Christ, the largest African-American Pentecostal Denomination with an estimated 6.5...

2014-01-20 04:22:06

The company employs knowledgeable personnel that understand customers' requirements and deliver solutions that meet their needs CENTURION, South Africa, Jan. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent research on the electronic test equipment market, Frost & Sullivan presents Concilium Technologies with the 2013 African Frost & Sullivan Award for Customer Service Leadership. The company's sales team is entirely staffed by graduates who have a deep understanding of the technical...

2014-01-19 23:02:37

WOSA Partners with New Orleans Habitat for Humanity, Sets Stage for Cultural Exchange New Orleans, LA/New York, NY (PRWEB) January 19, 2014 The Wines of South Africa (http://www.wosa.us, WOSA) "From BBQ to Braai" tour, which was created to promote a better understanding of South African culture through wine, food and music, will kick off the 2014 national tour in New Orleans. WOSA has partnered with New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity (NOAHH) to help set the stage for a...

2014-01-14 08:24:44

BEIJING, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- China TechFaith Wireless Communication Limited (NASDAQ:CNTF) ("TechFaith" or the "Company"), today announced it will expand shipments of it ruggedized Android JPAD into Russia and South Africa in early February of 2014. TechFaith's JPAD ruggedized PAD, was designed on the robust Android operating system operating on QUAD Core CPU and runs on WCDMA/GSM networks, with IP68 and MIL-S810G standards certifications. It features a 7.0 inch LCD screen...

2014-01-14 04:21:48

LONDON and JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, January 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BankservAfrica, Africa's largest automated clearing house and ebpSource, a leading global electronic bill presentment and payment solution provider are rolling out South Africa's first bank-based electronic billing and payment service. The new service is being introduced to consumers through connected online banks. BankservAfrica manages the electronic bill presentment and payment (EBPP) service on...

2014-01-14 04:20:20

SASOLBURG, South Africa, January 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Sasol Limited's Chief Executive Officer, David Constable, and the South African Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies, inaugurated Sasol's new ethylene purification unit, known as the Ethylene Purification Unit 5 (EPU5), in Sasolburg. Located at the Sasol Polymers Plant in Sasolburg, the R1.9 billion ethylene purification unit aims to address the growing demand for polyethylene material. The plant...

2014-01-07 12:29:16

LONDON, Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Southern African Cement Industry Production and Investment Forecasts Exploration of the Sub-region's Top 3 Country MarketsThis research service provides the production and investment forecasts for the cement industry within Southern Africa for the years 2009 to 2018. Three Southern African countries--South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe--were selected for in-depth analysis based on their...

2014-01-06 12:26:47

JOHANNESBURG, Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TBWA\South Africa has purchased 80% of Johannesburg-based HDI Youth Marketeers for an undisclosed sum. HDI's management will retain the remaining 20% of the company. HDI, a dedicated youth marketing consultancy, was started in 1996 by founder and current Chief Executive Officer, Liesl Loubser, with the stated objective of connecting brands to people aged 3 to 23 via platforms like the Junior Board of Directors and Generation Next, an annual...

2014-01-06 12:22:56

LONDON, Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report:Production and Investment Forecasts of the Platinum Mining Industry in Southern AfricaIncreasing World Vehicle Fleet will Stimulate Platinum Production in Southern AfricaThis research service provides a detailed and up-to-date market intelligence on production and investment trends in the platinum mining industry in Southern Africa. Southern Africa hosts over 87% of the world's platinum...


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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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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