Pretoria — South Africa will complete the process of migrating from analogue to digital television by December 2013, Communications Minister Radhakrishna Padayachie announced recently.

The analogue switch off date was originally set for November 2011 but has since been changed to December 2013 by Cabinet.

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Welcome to OctoberFirst Consulting’s newsletter. Inside you’ll find articles and information on investment opportunities in Africa. Should you wish to discuss these further, do contact us.
This newsletter is published by Mr Frank Aneke, OctoberFirst Consulting, PO Box 83, Liverpool NSW 1871, Australia.
Telephone +61 (02) 9773 6672, email info@octoberfirst.com.au
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In this issue….

Agribusiness

Infrastructures

Environment & Renewable

Telecoms & ICT

Mining & Energy

New Investment & Trade

Interview of the Month

Growing an Agriculture Business in Africa. Last month it was announced that a US agriculture firm, Pioneer Hi-Bred, would acquire a majority stake in Pannar Seed, a South Africa-based seed company with operations throughout Africa and other parts of the world. How we made it in Africa asked Nick Goble, Pannar’s regional manager for Africa, about the company’s operations and how to successfully invest in the continent’s agriculture sector.

Country Stats:

Cape Verde.

Capital: Praia
Area: 4,033 sq km
Total Population 2009: 0.5 Million
Urban Population 2009: 60.38%
Female Population 2009: 52.19%
GDP 2009: US$ 1.9 Billion
GNI Per Capita 2008: US$ 3,130
Inflation Rate 2009: -
Crude Birth Rate (per 1000) 2009: 23.72%
Human Development Index (scale 0 to 1) 2007: 0.708
Membership Date: 15/04/1976
Cumulative Approvals (1967-2009): UA 217.2 Million

Source: Africa Development Bank

Welcome to OctoberFirst Consulting’s newsletter. Inside you’ll find articles and information on investment opportunities in Africa. Should you wish to discuss these further, do contact us.This newsletter is published by Mr Frank Aneke, OctoberFirst Consulting, PO Box 83, Liverpool NSW 1871, Australia.Telephone +61 (02) 9773 6672, email info@octoberfirst.com.auThis publication is supplied for information purposes. Some articles in this publication have been supplied by third parties and OctoberFirst Consulting does not take responsibility for any inaccuracies in these articles.

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Chantelle Benjamin

Johannesburg — THE use of cellphones for internet searches is growing as a trend in SA, with an estimated 25% of all search queries on Google SA coming from them, says ad sales agency Acceleration Media.

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