Below is some of the latest media coverage about the Convergence Partners Group.

Convergence Partners exits New Dawn venture

November 7th, 2012 | admin
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A consortium of South African investors led by Convergence Partners, and comprising Altirah Telecoms and the Convergence Partners Foundation, has recently disposed of its 25.1% interest in the New Dawn joint venture to Intelsat S.A, its joint venture partner and the majority shareholder of New Dawn.

Skillpod Media launches Gamify B2B platform

November 2nd, 2012 | admin
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Skillpod Media launched its new Gamify B2B Platform to build on its expertise, experience and skills. Gamify, the use of game mechanics and rewards for non-game applications in order to increase user/visitor loyalty and engagement is on the increase in online publishing. The www.gamifyconsultant.com website provides details on the platform, experience and skills that Skillpod Media has to offer to publishers in taking advantage of gamification for their sites.

Gartner positions Dimension Data in the leaders quadrant for Cloud infrastructure as a service

October 23rd, 2012 | admin
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Dimension Data announced it was positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Leaders quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service. Brett Dawson, Dimension Data CEO said, “We are extremely honoured to be positioned as a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS). The leading trend shaping the global IT services landscape is the emergence of cloud computing.

Andile Ngcaba shortlisted for 2012 AfricaCom Personality of the Year Award

October 16th, 2012 | admin
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Convergence Partners Chairman, Andile Ngcaba, has been shortlisted for 2012 AfricaCom Personality of the Year Award for his significant impact on the Africa’s telecoms, media and ICT industry. He was selected amongst a record number of submissions for the Award.

Dimension Data has been recognised as South African leading provider of IT services

October 4th, 2012 | admin
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Dimension Data, a Convergence Partners’ investee, has been recognised as the leading provider of IT services to the South African market by IT market research and advisory firm IDC. In IDC’s South African IT Services Market 2012-2016 Forecast and Vendor Shares report released in September 2012, Dimension Data is positioned as the leading IT services provider in South Africa in 2011, with an estimated 14.4% market share.

Bloodhound selected as a finalist in the 2012 Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship

October 3rd, 2012 | admin
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Bloodhound Technology, a Convergence Partners’ investee company, is one of the 12 finalists nominated for the 2012 Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship. Bloodhound was one of the finalists chosen from more than 1200 companies from across the African continent. The top 12 represent a range of industries including manufacturing, information technology, education, agribusiness and financial services.

Internet Solutions keen on deploying an LTE network

October 3rd, 2012 | admin
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Convergence Partners’ investee company, Internet Solutions, is still keen on deploying an LTE network on the assumption that the spectrum allocation process is equitable and makes commercial sense. This is according to Raj Wanniappa, executive of carrier services at Internet Solutions.

Britehouse SSD, Africa’s most complete SAP specialist, becomes one of only three SAP VAR Gold Partners in South Africa

October 1st, 2012 | admin
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SAP’s South African Alliance Partner, and the only company on the continent to offer the full spectrum of SAP solutions, services and products, Britehouse SSD has achieved Gold Partner status as a value-added reseller (VAR) of SAP software, only eight months after signing the VAR agreement.

Internet Solutions expands MPLS footprint to remote parts of Mozambique

September 26th, 2012 | admin
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Internet Solutions (IS) Mozambique, rated one of the top ISPs in the country, has rolled out its first comprehensive point-of-presence (PoP) network in the 4 main remote locations in Mozambique. Located in the economically booming mining exploration regions of Tete, Niassa, Zambesia and Manica in the far northern part of the country, the additional MPLS PoPs further accelerate IS’ dynamic and vast penetration into the Mozambique business market.

SEACOM supports KINU with Internet Capacity to stimulate local ICT Growth and Development

September 25th, 2012 | admin
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Pan-African ICT enabler SEACOM has made a generous commitment to provide KINU, a Tanzanian non-profit ICT innovation hub with 30mb of free Internet capacity for a one year period. This will assist with improving the speed and quality of KINU’s Internet connectivity, which will in turn improve the efficiency of the start-up ICT enterprises they develop.