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

Dimension Data Saturday school programme improves maths and science in 21 schools

December 14th, 2012 | admin
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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.

SEACOM empowers Tembisa youth with problem-solving tools and skills

December 11th, 2012 | admin
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Seacom has launched a mentoring programme called the SEACOM Solution Quest (Solution Quest) to help the Youth of Tembisa Secondary High School to empower themselves with a range of potential solutions to the socioeconomic issues affecting their lives. The Solution Quest saw SEACOM employees work with Tembisa Secondary School scholars to help them create their own interventions to address the largest challenges they face in their day-to-day lives

New Integrat subsidiary to focus on mobile product solutions

December 7th, 2012 | admin

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 redefines business incubator concept

December 4th, 2012 | admin
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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 launches fibre optic maintenance training

December 3rd, 2012 | admin
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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.

SEACOM boosts reliability with second Egypt route

November 20th, 2012 | admin
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SEACOM has announced that it has activated the second of its two terrestrial routes across Egypt on 8 November 2012. The activation of the new route follows the activation of the primary route through Egypt on 22 January 2012.

Andile Ngcaba presents keynote at FTTH Council Africa, 2012

November 14th, 2012 | admin
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Convergence Partners’ Chairman, Andile Ngacba, was the keynote speaker at the inaugural FTTH Council Africa broadband conference held in Cape Town on 12 and 13 November 2012. Andile outlined the four key pillars to broadband growth viz; regulatory and policy issues; technology (especially photonics); new business models; and skills development.

Britehouse Holdings Acquires Firestring (Pty) Ltd

November 9th, 2012 | admin
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Britehouse Holdings, a Convergence Partners’ investee company, has formally announced its acquisition of a 60% stake in Firestring. Britehouse is a market leader in delivering SAP and Microsoft services, as well as solutions designed specifically for the new world of work, which is mobile, social and increasingly semantic.

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 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.