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Burnt car - Worst violence in years against foreigners in South Africa - Pictures

A member of the South African Police Services (SAPS) watches as hundreds of foreign nationals queue to listen to South African President Jacob Zuma at a temporary refugee camp in Chatsworth, south of Durban, April 18, 2015.

The South African President's visit was marked by hostility from foreign nationals chanting "Go home, go home" and "too late, too late".

The government scrambled to respond to xenophobic violence in Johannesburg and in the eastern port city of Durban that erupted earlier in the week, claiming at least seven lives and forcing more than 5,000 foreigners to seek refuge in makeshift camps. The attacks on immigrant-owned shops and homes in Durban's impoverished townships comes three months after a similar spate of attacks on foreign-owned shops in Soweto, near Johannesburg.



3 days ago

Incredible Weather Pictures of 2011

Pictures of lightning bolts hitting Eiffel Tower and CN Tower, volcano erupting in southern Chile, rainbow appearing on the sky over Eiffel Tower, amazing cloud forming in the sky over Cumbria, a rainbow reflecting off the sea in Australia, etc... are the most incredible weather pictures of 2011. Let's enjoy!

The stunning picture below is about the tallest building in the world, Burj Khalifa, rising above a blanket of fog over Dubai. People may not familiar to see fog in the desert kingdom because it is a seasonal phenomenon. The author of the photo said that every year around this time, the still-high humidity and the falling temperatures create heavy fog in Dubai. High-rise building

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Rare snowfall in South Africa - Photo 2 - Pictures

A man slides down a hill after a rare snowfall in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Aug. 7, 2012. Temperatures dropped to below freezing as snow flurries blew through South Africa's commercial hub Johannesburg, dusting the city in white as residents poured into the streets to watch the snowflakes fall.

Credit: AP Photo/Themba Hadebe

People react as a rare snow fall hits Johannesburg, South Africa, Aug. 7, 2012. The South African Weather Service has warned that extreme cold will blanket much of the nation over the next few days, which remains in winter.

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People react as a rare snow fall hits Johannesburg, South Africa, Aug. 7, 2012.

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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, left, and South Africa's Foreign Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, react to a rare snow flurry as they leave business meetings in Pretoria, South Africa, Aug. 7, 2012.

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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, left, and South Africa's Foreign Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, react with delight during a rare snow flurry as they leave business meetings in Pretoria, South Africa, Aug. 7, 2012.

Credit: AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin

In this photo carports johannesburg take on June 27, 2007, children play in the snow in Johannesburg. Unexpected snowfall caused disruption in Johannesburg and several other parts of South Africa, forcing some major roads to be closed, officials said.

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In this photo take on June 27, 2007, a girl plays with her dog in the snow in Johannedsburg.

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In this photo taken on May 24, 2006, Soweto residents warm up over a fire in the street. At the time, Johannesburg dropped to minus 2 degrees Celcius in the early morning.

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In this photo taken on July 27, 2004, South Africans push a car stuck in the snow in Underberg, north of Durban.

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2 weeks ago

Intense Technologies Wins South Africa’s Most Prestigious Technology Top 100 Award

HYDERABAD, India--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Intense Technologies (BSE: 532326), a global enterprise software

products company, is proud to announce that it received Technology Top

100 (TT100) award for excellence in the category of Management of

Technology at Innovation Awards Program held in Pretoria, South Africa.

TT100 is the most coveted award of Africa given to select global

companies that have been able to demonstrate world class standards

around management of technology, innovation, people, systems, research,

and sustainability. Participants are evaluated based on how effectively

they use TIPS Framework as a differentiator in markets.

Intense was among many other participating companies that went through a

rigorous selection process of demonstrating the use of TIPS (Technology,

Innovation, People, and Systems) model in their business through a

complex questionnaire. Further, Intense's senior executives were called

in for a presentation followed by a pervasive interview conducted by

top-notch industry experts. Follow us at https://www.linkedin.com/company/intense-technologies-ltd-



Intense Technologies was recognized for its innovative platform

UniServe(TM) which enables enterprises to build business agility that

drives customer centricity. This endorsement was needed to establish

credibility in sophisticated and established markets like Africa.

Intense Technologies VP-MEA, Reddy Shivaprasad commented, "We are happy

that Department of Science & Technology and DaVinci Institute of South

Africa have recognized Intense Technologies for management of

technology. This award is a true testimony of our consistent and

rigorous processes that set us and our solutions apart from the rest."

About Intense

Intense Technologies is a global enterprise software products company,

headquartered in India with presence in USA, LATAM, EMEA and APAC. Our

enterprise software products are used by Fortune 500s in 30 countries

across 4 continents for digital transformation of customer-centric

business processes resulting in improved revenues, enhanced customer

experience and reduced operational expenses.

About UniServe(TM)

UniServe(TM) is digital transformation platform which helps enterprises

differentiate services by delivering unified, consistent and

personalized experience every time their customers interact with the

brand through various channels. The platform digitalizes the processes

of customer acquisition, analyzing customer behavior, Omni-channel

customer engagement and delivering world class customer experience.

For more information visit www.in10stech.com.

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20151201005897/en/Intense-Technologies-Wins-South-Africas-Prestigious-Technology

2 weeks ago

Palisade Fencing Pretoria

palisade-fencing-pretoriaOne of the best styles of fencing for gardens and other properties is palisade fencing; stylish and durable, and available in a range of colours, it is also affordable - especially of bought from us at Fencing Pretoria! We are the leading suppliers of quality palisade fencing Pretoria and supply to all addresses in and around the city, and we guarantee the best prices and service in the business. With many satisfied clients so far we have a reputation for excellence in all areas, and it is a reputation that we are very proud of.

No matter how big or small the job at hand we will treat you with the respect and attention you deserve; our professional and friendly approach is part of the reason we are the best in the region, and you will appreciate the way we go about the job. Palisade fencing is something that we are experts in, and we can offer you a wide variety of colours and sizes that will certainly appeal. When you see our prices you will wonder why you ever looked anywhere else - we really are the leading name in the business.

By using us for your palisade fencing you are choosing to benefit from the wealth of experience that we have, and we can promise you that you will be satisfied with the job we do. Nobody knows more about palisade fencing than us at Fencing Pretoria, and you can get a quote from us very quickly. To see just how affordable our palisade fencing can be simply request a free no obligation quote online, or if you prefer you can talk to one of our team and we will be more than happy to discuss you requirements and help you order beautiful palisade fencing you will be proud of.

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ArcelorMittal South Africa Ltd (AMSIY.PK) Company Profile

ArcelorMittal South Africa Limited, incorporated on June 9, 1989, is a steel producer. The Company's segments are Flat steel products, Long steel products, Coke and Chemicals, and Corporate and other. The Flat steel products segment consists of Vanderbijlpark Works and Saldanha Works. The Long steel products segment consists of Newcastle Works, Vereeniging Works and the decommissioned Maputo Works. The Coke and Chemicals segment undertakes the processing and marketing of by-products and the production and marketing of commercial-grade coking coal. The Corporate and other segment consists of sales and marketing functions, procurement and logistics activities, shared services, the decommissioned Pretoria Works site, available-for-sale investments and the results of the non-trading consolidated subsidiaries and consolidated structured entities.

The Company's steel is produced in flat and long products that are further processed by downstream manufacturers. The Company also has a Coke and Chemicals operation, which produces commercial grade coke for use by the ferro-alloy industry, and processes steelmaking by-products. The Company has a production capacity, in a normal year, of approximately 6.1 million tons of liquid steel, which after taking into account various yield factors, amounts to approximately 5.2 million tons of saleable steel products.

The Company produces flat steel products at palisade fencing Pretoria Vanderbijlpark and Saldanha Works. Its flat steel products include slabs and heavy plate, as well as hot rolled coil, cold rolled and coated products. Its consumers are the construction, piping, packaging and automotive industries. The Company's long steel products are produced at Newcastle and Vereeniging Works. Its long steel products include bar, billets, blooms, hot-finished and cold-drawn seamless tubes, window and fencing profiles, light, medium and heavy sections, rod and forged products. Long steel products are used primarily in the construction Industry. The Company's Coke and Chemicals' core business is the production of commercial coke for the ferro-alloy industry from coke batteries located at Vanderbijlpark, Newcastle and Pretoria. The business also processes and beneficiates metallurgical and steel by-products, including coal tar. These are sold as raw materials for a range of uses.

The Vereeniging plant produces rounds, squares, flats, thick-wall tubes, step-forgings, rings, disks and blocks. Special profiles, which are produced at a scaled down Pretoria operation, includes a full range of window sections, which are used for manufacturing of residential and industrial windows. Other products include Y and I standard fencing posts, T-section droppers and palisade fencing sections. The Company offers its products to various industries, such as Agricultural industry, Armament industry, Automotive industry, Bolt and nut industry, Chains industry, Construction industry, Engineering industry, Furniture and appliance industry, Mining industry, Packaging industry, Piping industry, Renewable energy industry, Roofing and cladding industry, and Tubing industry.

3 weeks ago

SolarReserve Helps Netcare Lower Their Energy Costs While Meeting Corporate Sustainability Goals with Fifteen Rooftop Solar Installations across South

JOHANNESBURG--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SolarReserve, a leading global energy developer with 246 megawatts of

solar capacity already on-line in South Africa, has worked with Netcare

Limited to roll out commercial sized solar PV rooftop installations at

fifteen of its facilities, namely at the Netcare 911 head office in

Midrand and fourteen Medicross family medical and dental centres across

the country. The sites combined deliver about 720 kilowatts peak of

solar power, with a cumulative production of over 950 megawatt-hours per

year - saving 34,354 tons of CO2 emissions annually.

Energy security, cost savings, and reduced environmental im