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.
Dimension Data announced that it has scooped two awards from Avaya, including Partner of the Year 2012. The accolades were presented to Dimension Data at Avaya’s annual PartnerConnect Conference held in Johannesburg last week. Dimension Data was awarded Avaya Partner of the Year 2012 for the Middle East, Africa and Turkey region, as well as Avaya Network Implementation of the Year 2012 for work carried out on the Wits University campus.
After attending 90 Saturday classes over the past two years, 42 students have graduated from the Dimension Data Saturday School programme. Convergence Partners has been one of the partners to Dimension Data for this programme. Mpho Sesinyi emerged as the overall top performer in all subjects at the Dimension Data Saturday School Class of 2012 graduation ceremony on Friday 7 December 2012.
Integrat Mobile has recently been born out of Integrat (Pty) Ltd, one of South Africa’s largest mobile aggregators and a leading integration and billing services provider. Previously an additional service offering to existing Integrat clients, it now stands as a separate company in a move to provide a fully customer-centric approach to mobile applications, products and services.
Internet Solutions Mozambique (IS), rated one of the top1 ISPs in the country, is about to launch the “IS Business Incubator”, a revamped version of the traditional business start-up model. Aimed at actively supporting aspiring entrepreneurs who have passion and ambition but lack the necessary business skills, the IS Business Incubator will be officially launched at the AITEC Southern Africa Summit to be held in Maputo on 5 and 6 December.
FibreCo, a Convergence Partners investee, in collaboration with the Free State Government’s Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs (“DEDTEA”) recently launched the first 5 day fibre optic training programme on the maintenance of telecommunication cables, in Bloemfontein.