An Alpharetta-based software firm with offices in London and Bangalore, India, is looking to expand sales in South Africa through a new reseller agreement. OpenSpan Inc.‘s software helps companies manage and analyze employee activities and performance. The company will work with Johannesburg-based Ninzi-Connect Software, which has worked extensively with contact centers in the country. Companies that operate contact centers, including some of South […]
Airline safety was a major agenda item at the International Air Transport Association’s general assembly held in Cape Town, South Africa, which concluded on June 4.
Tackling the daunting challenge of food security will require engaging Africa productively and encouraging open markets around the world, a Cargill executive said in Atlanta May 20.
Charlayne Hunter-Gault, the American journalist and former foreign correspondent for National Public Radio, Public Broadcasting Service and CNN, has joined the international advisory board of the Africa Atlanta 2014 project based at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Africa Atlanta 2014 made its official debut at the premiere event of Georgia Tech’s African Film Series, which […]
An Atlanta company has signed an agreement to work with one of South Africa’s largest information technology distribution companies, to help Africa’s biggest economy always keep its lights on. Cape Town, South Africa-based First Distribution signed on March 4 an agreement with Innovolt Inc., a locally headquartered provider of electronics management technology, to distribute Innovolt’s […]
While African leaders have had their eyes on Atlanta for decades, when the Zambian commerce minister visited Gwinnett County, Botswana‘s ambassador held an investment forum in Midtown and the prime minister of Kenya and vice president of Liberia made separate trips to Atlanta in 2012, it’s safe to say it was a banner year.
Atlanta-based Crawford & Co., which helps insurers manage claims, has named a new head of its division servicing large, complex claims internationally. Andries Willemse will become senior vice president with leadership over Crawford’s Global Technical Services arm starting Jan. 1. Crawford has been heavily involved in managing claims emerging from natural disasters like the Japan earthquake and […]
South Africa is considering opening a diplomatic outpost in Atlanta as business and cultural connections pick up between Africa‘s largest economy and the Southeast U.S., one of the country’s fastest-growing regions. While looking at members of the Atlanta consular corps in the audience, South African Ambassador Ebrahim Rasool wondered aloud during his Nov. 7 luncheon speech if his country was […]
President Obama‘s victory over Republican nominee Mitt Romney in the U.S. presidential elections Nov. 6 was another win for diversity, and not in the same way as when Mr. Obama broke the presidential color barrier four years ago, Ebrahim Rasool, South Africa‘s ambassador to the United States, told Global Atlanta.
The South African government will reopen a showroom at the AmericasMart to smooth the way into the U.S. for entrepreneurs and artisans from the country.