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News Release

1 December 2018
Johannesburg, South Africa

The End of Nkosi’s Legacy?

Nkosi’s Haven might not be celebrating its 20th anniversary next year. Should financial assistance and aid not be forthcoming in the next few weeks, Nkosi’s Haven will close its doors by the end of this year.

Even with an estimated 7.2m South Africans – some 18.9 % of the entire population – living with HIV, this country still had a new HIV infection rate of 270 000 people in 2017. These figures supplied by Avert demonstrate that there is still an enormous task ahead to prevent future infections, and to care for those who are infected.  

Press Release (Embargoed until 7 February 2017)


CMC Networks in New Partnership with The Carlyle Group

Johannesburg, South Africa, February 7, 2017 – CMC Networks (CMC), Africa’s largest managed connectivity provider, today announced that The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG), a Global Alternative Asset Manager, has acquired a majority shareholding of CMC.  The transaction value exceeds $100 million (R1.4 billion) and Carlyle’s investment gives them a majority shareholding. Further financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.

Founded in 1989, CMC has the largest managed connectivity network in Africa, with a comprehensive office footprint spanning some 70 countries in Africa and the Middle East, and plans to further extend into Asia and South America. Through its unique ability to provide services in operationally challenging regions of Africa and the Middle East, while providing world class reliability and latency standards, CMC  serves over 50 global telecommunications carriers, including 12 out of 14 of the largest ones. These carriers use CMC to provide fast, reliable data and internet connections to global enterprises operating in Africa and the Middle East.

Trussard Achieve Exciting Developments Along the N1 Corridor

Trussard Property Consultants (Trussard) firmly believe that the property node along the N1 extending from the Buccleuch Interchange to the Samrand off-ramp is fast becoming the most sought after commercial real estate in Gauteng, and possibly in South Africa. Trussard are experiencing a substantial increase in enquiries concerning the availability of vacant land and commercial property developments adjacent to the N1.

This increase in enquiries has translated into Trussard being awarded four property developments in this node spanning a 10-month period. These developments are significant as they include two multi-national companies, a radio station and a relocation of an established company from Bedfordview.

New technology set to revolutionise electricity industry

In a major step forward in the search for sustainable renewable energy sources, Design Thinking Solutions (DTS), a South African-based company, has invented technologies that allow for the design and construction of large sea current and wind driven turbines, which when used in combination will provide a large base load and peak power availability.

“The DTS design allows us to manage the load bearing parts effectively,” says Anton Cordier, director for engineering and design at DTS. “This enables us to design and build very large wind turbines that are less complicated to run, and require a smaller capital investment to manufacture.”

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