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NZ SA TRACK II STUDY – FINAL

REVIEW OF TRADE TRENDS BETWEEN NEW ZEALAND AND SOUTH AFRICA: A ROAD MAP TO FUTURE BILATERAL RELATIONS This joint study was undertaken on the New Zealand side by Infometrics, with Professor Ron Sandrey the main author and contributions from Dirk van Seventer, Dr Adolf Stroombergen and John Carran. TIPS‟s researchers compiled the South African side of this report. The study was coordinated at a joint meeting in Pretoria between Ron Sandrey and TIPS. We are grateful to those New Zealand traders ...
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Replacing VSAT gives quality improvement and rapid ROI for Vodacom

Replacing VSAT gives quality improvement and rapid ROI for Vodacom Vodacom had been using satellite (VSAT) in the Democratic Republic of Congo to backhaul remote cellular traffic. As well as huge operational costs, traffic performance was compromised by the latency of the VSAT service affecting the BTS-BSC backhaul protocol and causing RACH/SDCHH assignment failures. Using the Aprisa XE point-to-point microwave link instead greatly improved both traffic quality and quantity, as well as providin...
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Henk Kamffer – North Shore Projects.

Henk Kamffer established the property development business of North Shore Projects Ltd, with his business partner Werner Eichholz in 2002. Henk had been a very large operator in SA previously. The Company has completed a number of significant residential and commercial property developments in Auckland and other locations, and have several new projects on the go at present. This includes both Long Bay and the large Apartment complex called Tenor in Albany. Their web site is http://www.norths...
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New Zealand Natural Ice Cream opens first franchise in Pretoria

New Zealand Natural Ice Cream opens first franchise in Pretoria

New Zealand Natural Ice Cream has officially launched its first parlour at the food court in Menlyn Park shopping centre Pretoria, offering its range premium ice creams, sorbets & frozen yoghurt and a range of smoothies, sundaes, pancakes, waffles and fresh fruit juices. New Zealand has perfect conditions and dairy pastures for making the finest ice cream and the company began as a small ice creamery in Christchurch in 1984. The brand quickly became famed for ice cream with no artificial co...
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Interview with Johan Swanepoel – Swatek Ltd

Johan worked for Danelle in South Africa. In 1992 when there was a change in Government Johan resigned from Danelle. All the engineers were to be retrenched. So he took the package and started his own business in 1992. That is when Johan started Swatek in South Africa in 2008 and sold the business to a client. He then came to New Zealand and started Swatek here from scratch and now employs 7 people. They manufacture electrical harnesses and control boxes. Most of the product they manufacture ...
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No Ordinary Life

No Ordinary Life

Charmaine and I decided before we married, some 21 years ago, that we wanted a life that was not to be ordinary or mundane. It has been, thus far, interesting and varied in experience. After 12 years in Forestry Management in South Africa and Mozambique, we spent the next 10 years in an Entrepreneurial role in West Africa, developing startups in Ghana, Nigeria and the West African Region for Venture Capitalists, experiencing the winds of change from controlled political economies to the liberal...
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I scream, you scream, we all scream for Ice Cream!

I scream, you scream, we all scream for Ice Cream!

Opening a business, settling into a new country, trying to make the decisions of where to live, what to do, where everything is strange and new, is quite daunting. And the McDonald family know all about this in spades. Malcolm (59) and Ann (55) and their children, Keaton (18), Taryn Joseph (35) in Tauranga and Zane Milns (28) and their grandchildren Reef, Summer and Caillat have all lived through it. The McDonalds initially decided to live in Nelson where they settled quickly, enjoying much of ...
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