Stories by Samantha Perry

South Africa Open Source campaign launched

Saturday saw the launch of an R18 million (US$2.5 million) campaign aimed at promoting awareness of Open Source software (OSS) in the South Africa (SA) market. Launched by the Shuttleworth Foundation (TSF) and its partners, Hewlett-Packard Co. and the CSIR, the Go Open Source campaign will run for the next two years, and, says TSF founder, Mark Shuttleworth, is the first of its kind in the world.

BEE deal gives BCX first mover advantage?

Peter Watt, former CEO of Comparex Pty. Ltd., says that his company's recent BEE deal with the company previously called Business Connexion gives it first mover advantage in this space, and that it will be taking advantage of this for the next few years whilst its peers play catch up.

HP South Africa's Ferreira moves on

JOHANNESBURG (03/22/2004) - Hewlett-Packard Co. South Africa Monday announced that current country manager, Henry Ferreira, has been appointed country Customer Solutions Group director for HP UK, effective 1 May.

HP SA's Ferreira moves on

JOHANNESBURG (03/19/2004) - HP SA, Hewlett-Packard Co.'s South Africa division, Friday announced that current HP country manager, Henry Ferreira, has been appointed country Customer Solutions Group director for HP UK, effective May 1.

Draft ICT BEE Charter released

JOHANNESBURG (03/09/2004) - The first draft of the ICT Empowerment Charter was released by the ICT Empowerment Charter Working Group Tuesday. Working group chair, Dali Mpofu, emphasized at the launch announcement that the draft is very much a discussion document, and that it raises more questions than it answers.

Ord not leaving DiData

JOHANNESBURG (11/26/2003) - Contrary to a report published by one of the financial media Wednesday morning, Dimension Data SA executive chairman, Jeremy Ord, is not planning to step down, or leave the company in the foreseeable future.

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