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Oportunidades: sectores chave

first_imgAs oportunidades de negocio abundam por toda a África do Sul, com alguns sectores identificados como tendo particular potencial de crescimento e investimento. Incluem as seguintes:Industria automovelA industria automovel na África do Sul e um motor global a turbo para o fabrico e exportaçao de veiculos e componentes. O sector exporta cerca de 10% do que fabrica, fazendo dela uma parte crucial da economia da África do Sul. Saiba maisOutsourcing (terceirizaçao)As empresas estrangeiras lutam cada vez mais contra o aumento dos custos e sentem cada vez mais a pressao das metas a atingir e a África do Sul esta a tornar-se um local favoravel para aqui encetarem contratos de BPO, do ingles Business Process Outsourcing, ou processo de terceirizaçao. Saiba maisTecnologias da Informaçao e Telecomunicaçoes e electronicaLider das Tecnologias da Informaçao e comunicaçao (TIC) em África, a África do Sul e o 20º maior consumidor de produtos e serviços de IT no mundo. Contribuindo cada vez mais para o PIB do pais, as TIC da África do Sul e o sector electronico sao sofisticados e estao em progresso. Saiba maisTurismoA lindissima paisagem cenica da África do Sul, a magnifica vida ao ar livre, o clima solarengo, a diversidade cultural e a reputaçao de retribuir o valor do dinheiro investido, tornaram-na num dos destinos mais procurados para viagens de lazer – e de negocios. Saiba maisAgricultura e agroindustriaA biodiversidade da África do Sul, aliada a sua longa linha costeira de 3.000 km, servida por sete portos de mar, favorece o cultivo de uma enorme diversidade de produtos marinhos e agricolas, desde os produtos da epoca, citrinos e frutos subtropicais ate aos cereais, la, floricultura, gado e caça. Saiba maisMinas e mineraisA África do Sul e um dos maiores produtores de metais preciosos como ouro e platina e tambem de bases de metal e de carvao. É o quarto maior produtor de diamantes. E os entendidos acreditam que existe ainda um potencial consideravel para descobrir outros depositos de minerios em areas ainda nao exploradas. Saiba maisIndustria quimicaA industria quimica da África do Sul, incluindo combustivel, plasticos e produtos farmaceuticos, e a maior do seu genero em toda a África e foi classificada pelo governo como motor principal do crescimento economico. Saiba maisReporter infoSAlast_img read more

South African academics: uncertainty affecting nation brand

first_imgIndepth analysis by some of the country’s top academics highlighted domestic issues influencing the reputation and competitiveness of the nation’s brand, at a Brand South Africa competitiveness forum held at the University of Pretoria, Tshwane, on 5 October 2016.“Gupta-gate, Nkandla scandal, Dalai Lama (visa debacle), (uncertainty surrounding Finance Minister) Pravin Gordhan and other incidents such as these, have a negative influence in our country,” said Dr Garth le Pere, visiting professor in the university political science department, during one of the forum’s panel discussions.Le Pere added that South Africa’s reputational cache in foreign policy and its relationships with the rest of the world and Africa had been affected because of this uncertainty. He urged politicians, diplomats and, indeed, all South Africans to reclaim and help build on the country’s strong historical moral identity before the overall brand image suffered more permanent damage.On the same panel, Professor George Angelopulo, from Unisa’s communication science department, said that while the economic and reputational growth of South African cities contributed greatly to building the nation’s brand, mismanagement of urban areas and economic inequality still exerted a negative influence on how perceptions of the country were formed.“Cities hold many benefits, but in the rapid transformation that characterises South Africa’s cities there are also significant challenges,” Angelopulo said. “Urbanisation is swift and largely uncontrolled, with growing slums and informal settlements, unequal access to urban services, significant climate impact and rising inequality.”Cities fulfilled a vital role in the destiny of the country because, as competitive positions within the nation, the economies of cities were connections to the rest of Africa and the world, he said, emphasising that cities must be “relevant to a wide spectrum of stakeholders of the South African brand – national and international business, institutions, government and its citizens”.Earlier in the day, during his introduction to the forum, general manager of research at Brand South Africa Dr Petrus de Kock drew attention to the recent university protests creating uncertainty about the reputation of South Africa’s tertiary education sector.“We must maintain the integrity of institutions and the protests are raising a question of instability of institutions and that’s something we really have to safeguard and protect because it’s an important nation asset.”Individuals, he said, underlying the forum’s overall theme of responsible citizenship, were the key to building the country’s reputation. Citizens, be they private or working in public or commercial service, had a responsibility to uphold the values that were the core of South African democracy and decency, urging that all “South Africans take responsibility of what you do”.SouthAfrica.info reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SouthAfrica.info materiallast_img read more

Firestone Farm Tires to offer agricultural rubber tracks

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Company expands product line to meet customers’ evolving needsFirestone Farm Tires, a division of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC (BATO), today announced the addition of Firestone-branded agricultural rubber tracks to the Firestone Farm Tires product portfolio. The introduction of tracks solidifies the company’s commitment to the North American farmer, and the expanded portfolio of products reinforces its position as a leader in the agricultural tire solutions market.“We listened closely to our customers and expanded on product portfolio based on their feedback,” said Tony Orlando, President, Firestone Farm Tires. “With Firestone, compaction management options are no longer limited to tires. We continue to offer farmers trusted, quality products proven to withstand the demands of today’s farming environment.”New Firestone tracks for high-horsepower tracked tractors deliver performance and durability.  Notable features of Firestone agricultural rubber tracks include:Vulcanized lugs: Guide lugs and the carcass of the tracks are vulcanized as one piece with a seamless molded radius which ensures the guide lugs remain steadfast to the rubber track. Lugs are made of wear-resistant rubber compound for added durability.High-performance steel cables: Tough and flexible, the tracks feature steel cables that are designed to meet modern high-horsepower  farm equipment, offering a precise balance of tensile strength and flexibility for exceptional durability.Cut-resistant rubber compounds: Tread bars and the main carcass are vulcanized as one piece with a seamless molded radius which enables the tread bars to remain steadfast to the rubber track. The rubber compound was developed to provide added wear resistance.Pro Edge: The sidewall protection technology used in Firestone agricultural rubber tracks provides extra protection for the main carcass and additional stiffness.Firestone tracks are available in three design options: All Traction Class 4 provides excellent ride comfort and high traction with more ground contact points; All Traction Class 5 provides excellent ride comfort and high traction with more ground contact area; and All Traction Class 6 provides better mud release and is suitable for softer soil conditions. Firestone agricultural tracks come with a warranty program of four years or 4,000 hours.Distribution of Firestone agricultural tracks in North America will be handled by seven distributors that will distribute tracks to qualified servicing dealers including Firestone Ag Certified Direct Certified Associate Dealers.To learn more about Firestone agricultural rubber tracks, visit www.firestoneag.com.last_img read more

Another BJP leader attacks municipal officer in Madhya Pradesh

first_imgBJP leader and his supporters allegedly attacked the chief municipal officer of a civic body in Satna district of Madhya Pradesh on Friday, leaving him seriously injured, just two days after party MLA Akash Vijayvargiya was arrested for assaulting an official with a cricket bat. Ramnagar Nagar Panchayat president Sushil Patel and his supporters allegedly attacked the civic body’s chief municipal officer D. Soni and a few corporators, police said. Patel, however, alleged that it was Soni who attacked him on the direction of a Congress leader. Both sides filed cases of assault against each other, police said. No one has been arrested yet. CCTV footage of the incident was being examined and the guilty will face action according to law, said district superintendent of police Riyaz Iqbal. According to police sources, Patel reached the Nagar Panchayat’s office with more than six persons and attacked the officer and a few corporators with sticks. A profusely bleeding Soni was first taken to Ramnagar Primary Health Centre and then to the district hospital, and his condition was stated to be serious, the sources said. According to sources in the Panchayat, Patel had threatened to beat up Soni at a meeting on Thursday. Akash Vijayvargiya is in judicial custody for assaulting the civic official with a cricket bat in Indore while opposing demolition of a house.last_img read more

Moto Z2 Play to come with 3000mAh non-removable battery, confirms Lenovo

first_img2017 is going to be a busy year for Motorola. The company has several phones under the works and is planning to launch all of them this year itself. The Lenovo-owned company recently launched its C-series of smartphones and its now upcoming and much-talked about Moto Z2 Play has received TENAA certification.While a lot has been revealed about the specs of the Z2 Play on the certification site, a major confirmation has come from the company itself. Lenovo, while replying to one of its Twitter users has confirmed that the smartphone will come with 3000mAh non-removable battery.”Moto Z2 Play has Non-removable Li-Ion 3000mAh battery,” the company tweeted. Past rumours suggested that the smartphone could come with 2820 mAh battery but now the news is [email protected] Hi Anant. Moto Z2 Play has Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery. Auxen_Lenovo- Lenovo (@lenovo) May 20, 2017The listing on the certification site reveals the alleged Moto Z2 Play bearing the model number XT1710-08 is expected to sport a 12-megapixel rear camera with dual-LED flash and a 5-meapixel selfie-snapper. The listing also reveals that the smartphone may run Android 7 aka Nougat and feature 5.5-inch FHD OLED display with 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution. The thickness of the phone is purported to be 6mm.The smartphone is rumoured to come with single set camera at the back and both the power and volume rockers to be placed on the right edges.Also Read: Moto Z2 Play, Moto Z2 Force and Moto E4 Plus press renders leaked onlinePast rumours also suggest that the upcoming Moto Z2 Play may come with the 3.5mm headphone jack. The Z2 Play is rumoured to come with Snapdragon 626 octa-core processor clocked at 2.2GHz speed and coupled with 4GB RAM.Along with Z2 Pay, Motorola is also working on to launch the successor of its Moto Z Force rumoured to0 be called as Moto Z2 Force. The device as seen in leaks suggest that the smartphone may share its looks with the Z2 Play. Also the smartphone may come with Moto Mods support.  The company logo as seen in the leaked picture is placed right above the home button. Just like its predecessor, the Z2 Force is rumoured to come with unbreakable ShatterShield display and  also support Gigabit LTE which means it will run Snapdragon 835 SoC as this is the only processor that supports the Gigabit LTE at present.advertisementlast_img read more

Cole: Salah should be Lukaku inspiration

first_imgManchester United Man Utd urged by Cole to look to Liverpool and Salah for Lukaku inspiration Chris Burton 16:08 5/18/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Romelu Lukaku Manchester United Getty Images Manchester United Romelu Lukaku Premier League The former Red Devils striker believes arch-rivals have shown Jose Mourinho’s side have to bring the best out of a forward by playing to his strengths Manchester United have been told to look to arch-rivals Liverpool for inspiration, with Andy Cole of the opinion that Romelu Lukaku can match the achievements of Mohamed Salah if used in the right way.The Red Devils invested £75 million ($101m) in a new frontman during the summer transfer window of 2017, with a proven Premier League performer lured away from Everton.Liverpool also brought in added firepower, although they needed just £36.9m ($50m) to bring former Chelsea man Salah back to England from Roma. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now The Egyptian has enjoyed a remarkable debut season at Anfield, plundering 44 goals to land the Golden Boot and a PFA Player of the Year and FWA Football of the Year double.Lukaku has not done too badly himself, netting 27 times across all competitions, but Cole believes there could be even more to come from the Belgian if he makes minor tweaks to his playing style.The former United striker said in The Mirror: “If he starts playing to his strengths, and taking advantage of what he has as an athlete – his strength and power – and starts running in behind and stretches teams, you’ll get even more out of him.“If you look at what Salah has done at Liverpool this season, a lot goes through him.“They play to his strengths. Give the ball to him early doors and he’ll crack on and do what he does and nick a goal. He’s ended up getting 44 goals this season.”Cole, who netted 121 times for United during a stint which included an historic treble triumph in 1999, added: “In the modern game now, all the forwards want the ball to their feet.“If you look at the game closely, there could be 20 yards of space in behind, but no-one runs in behind.“But I look at Lukaku and I think to myself, ‘Does anyone really want to chase him?’ I really don’t think so. So if he thinks to himself, ‘There’s 20 yards of space in behind, I could give some a yard or two and still beat them to it’“Once he starts doing that and they start doing that… phew!”United are currently sweating on Lukaku’s fitness ahead of an FA Cup final showdown with Chelsea, with an ankle problem having forced the 25-year-old to sit out three fixtures at the end of the Premier League season.last_img read more