Seacom, a Convergence Partners investee company, has launched a new company called Pamoja, to offer small and medium-sized enterprises the ability to provide cloud computing-based services to their customers without the capital outlay such services usually require. Pamoja is the Swahili word for “together” and is Seacom’s effort to increase the use of such services in Africa
Convergence Partners investee, SEACOM, has selected Ciena Corporation for the upgrade of its submarine network across the Southern and Eastern African coastlines. This falls in line with SEACOM’s focus on driving the development of the African internet and opening the broadband tap for African consumers.
Miracle Rising: South Africa, a documentary of untold stories of the four years leading up to the first democratic elections, from 1990 to 1994, and which has been sponsored by Dimension Data, became the most watched show on the History channel during its broadcast on DStv.
Internet Solutions has rolled out one of the largest next generation LMDS networks in Africa using Intracom Telecom’s innovative point-to-multi-point wireless system, supplied and installed by Communication Solutions (Comsol). The new platform will enhance Internet Solutions’ network coverage and offer high-quality, reliable broadband services to its corporate subscribers in South Africa. The solution design and supply was undertaken by Comsol, a company with a proven track record in a comprehensive range of services in wireless networking.
On 21 February 2013, a high profile gathering of Johannesburg’s innovators, entrepreneurs and thought leaders marked the official opening and launch of JoziHub. JoziHub, situated at the vibrant 44 Stanley, Milpark, Johannesburg precinct is poised to transform the city’s technology industry by connecting potential entrepreneurs and developers with the critical resources they need.
Miracle Rising: South Africa, a History channel documentary that was aired on South African television on February 10, 2013, takes a unique perspective on South Africa’s political transformation. Dimension Data hosted the world premiere of the documentary on Thursday, 7 February 2013. As a lead sponsor of the documentary, it reflects of the value that Dimension Data places on nation building and on being a committed South African company.
Dimension Data has launched an online platform, bepartofthemiracle.com, to coincide with the screening of Miracle Rising: South Africa, a 90-minute documentary of the four years between the release of Nelson Mandela in 1990 to the elections in 1994. This documentary and online platform is part of the broad based black economic empowerment transaction that is lead by Convergence Partners.
Plessey, an African provider of telecommunications infrastructure solutions, has completed the building of installation sites for the “Northern Ring” of state-owned Broadband Infraco’s new national network. Broadband Infraco was founded with the purpose of improving market efficiency in the long distance connectivity segment by increasing the availability of long distance network infrastructure and capacity, stimulating private sector development and innovation in telecommunications services and content offerings, and providing long distance national and international connectivity to previously underserviced areas.
Convergence Partners’ investee company, Inala Technologies is one of twelve South African signatories to the UN Global Compact in 2013. The UNGC is a strategic policy initiative for businesses that are committed to aligning their strategies and operations with 10 universally accepted principles. These are in the areas of human rights, labour, environmental protection and anti-corruption.