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Africa's first start-up bus hits the road. 28 November 2013Last updated at 19:18 ET By Salome van Zyl Johannesburg Of the 30 entrepreneurs on the bus, 15 were from Africa and 15 were from the rest of the world Imagine a bus, jam-packed with uber-geeks from different countries, taking on a four-day brainstorming marathon across Southern Africa.

Africa's first start-up bus hits the road

Well, imagine no more because it has just become a reality. Founded by Elias Bizannes in 2010, StartupBus is a voluntarily run programme by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs who are devoted to problem-solving around the world through technology. StartupBus has completed several journeys throughout Europe and the US since 2010, and now for the first time it has touched African soil, completing 1,500 miles from Zimbabwe to South Africa. 5 Top Industries to Start-up a new company in South Africa. By Stephanie Marz | 02 June 2014 With the talk of starting up a small business being the way of the future, being or at least entering the entrepreneurial world in South Africa has become a big topic of interest.

5 Top Industries to Start-up a new company in South Africa

Keeping to grips with modernisation, people looking to start-up a new business have to-do the ground work that involves researching the ‘un-tapped’ markets, what has been seen and done and what industries are evidently lacking or not exposed enough in South Africa. By focusing industries that opens the gap to new companies could give light to markets that not reached its full potential and directly address the country’s continuous socioeconomic issues such as unemployment. South Africa enters economic deep freeze. Winter arrived in South Africa this week, covering hills and highlands with snow in a fittingly chill metaphor for an economy beset by everything from labour unrest and flat-lining output to rising inflation and waning external confidence.

South Africa enters economic deep freeze

South Africa's problems are many and complex but at their root is the collapse of the balance struck in the dying days of apartheid between the predominantly white world of business and the predominantly black one of organised labour. The deal that underpinned the mechanics of the "new" South Africa until a 2009 recession saw strong unions, allied to the ruling African National Congress (ANC), delivering workplace stability in return for wage increases slightly above inflation. SA vineyards make African inroads. SOUTH African wine producers are trying to capitalise on the booming middle-class market in Africa.

SA vineyards make African inroads

But not many seem to have developed strategies to pounce on opportunities presented to them, according to Mike Ratcliffe, owner of the Warwick wine estate in Stellenbosch. Anthony Hamilton Russell, owner of Hamilton Russell Vineyards, prefers to say the booming African middle class is taking advantage of the spectacular value and ever-improving quality to be found in the South African wine industry.

“There is without doubt a growing interest in wine, which is benefiting both consumers and the industry,” Russell said. The past decade has seen improved political stability and economic reforms resulting in average real gross domestic product (GDP) growth of more than 5% a year on the continent. West Africa’s oil and gas industry lures Cape Town fabricator - Cape Business News. “Securing a substantial fabrication contract in Ghana for Subsea 7 is the entrée into establishing a fully-fledged fabrication subsidiary to service the oil and gas industry in West Africa”, managing director of Bellville based Belmet Marine and Engineering, declared, Pieter Kroon, declared.

West Africa’s oil and gas industry lures Cape Town fabricator - Cape Business News

The 46 year old specialist steel fabrication company established operations in Ghana two years ago to exploit the opportunities of the region’s off-shore and on-shore oil, gas and mining activities. “Establishing ourselves in Ghana was a strategic decision – geographically, it is ideally placed amongst the offshore oil and gas fields of the Gulf of Guinea. Ghana is a stable, English speaking country where the population are keen to work and the government welcomes foreign investment with a minimum of red tape, realising that establishing new industries contributes to the nation’s development and economy by creating jobs and acquiring skills,” explained Kroon. Fabrication details. South Africa Legalises Drones. SA-West Africa multi-purpose trade expected to grow in 2015 - Cape Business News. According to SafmarineMPV’s James Lewer, “Intra-Africa trade of value-added, manufactured goods has grown faster than African exports to the rest of the world, according to a recent Economic Outlook Report published by the African Development Bank, OECD Development Centre and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP.)

SA-West Africa multi-purpose trade expected to grow in 2015 - Cape Business News

“South African companies such as Gauteng-based Dominex – which provides infrastructure parts and manufactured goods to railway and mining companies in Africa – have seemingly proven their competitiveness globally as well as their ability to respond to West Africa’s needs for goods and services.” Earlier this year Dominex was awarded a tender to supply Angola’s major railway line, Caminho de Ferro de Benguela (CFB) with 11 rail wagons, following a global tender process. South Africa Legalises Drones. South Africa's Geographic Challenge. Royal albatross, Diomedea epomorphora. Untitled. Southern royal albatross. The southern royal albatross (toroa) is one of the great albatross species, with a wing-span in excess of 3 m and weighing approximately 9 kg.

Southern royal albatross

Endemic to New Zealand, the majority of the southern royal breeding population is found on subantarctic Campbell Island, with smaller numbers on the Auckland Islands. Birds breed biennially as it takes nearly a year to rear the single chick. Non-breeding birds and juveniles cross the Southern Ocean to feed in South American waters before returning to the breeding areas by circumnavigating the globe. Young birds begin returning to the islands at 3-4 years of age to find mates, and generally start breeding at 6-12 years, and live into their 40s. Southern royal albatross – Albatrosses. Southern royal albatrosses are the largest albatrosses, with males weighing on average 10.3 kilograms and females 7.7 kilograms.

Southern royal albatross – Albatrosses

Their wings are black and white, and their body is all white. Their upper bill has a distinctive black line along the cutting edge. Most breed on Campbell Island, on tussock slopes above the scrub line. Sheep and cattle roamed amongst their nests when the island was farmed, but stock has since been removed. Now, apart from skuas, the main disturbance is from New Zealand sea lions, which climb all over the island. About this item Department of Conservation Reference: 10039206 Photograph by Don Merton This item has been provided for private study purposes (such as school projects, family and local history research) and any published reproduction (print or electronic) may infringe copyright law.

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