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South African consumer service bodies

French bank enters SA consumer finance market

BNP Paribas Personal Finance, a subsidiary of French bank BNP Paribas, is set to enter the southern African consumer finance market with the acquisition of RCS, a South African specialist in retail credit card programmes, for approximately R2.65-billion ($255-million).
500 Gb/s network trial a global first in SA

Africa’s EASSy cable set for upgrade

French company Alcatel-Lucent is set to upgrade the 10 000km EASSy submarine cable system with the latest 100 gigabit-per-second technology, boosting ultra-broadband capacity in eastern and southern Africa and strengthening its connectivity with Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
IFC calls for private fixed investment

Alstom wins €100m Eskom contract

French engineering firm Alstom has won a contract worth over €100-million from state power company Eskom to provide the instrumentation and control system for the Medupi power plant currently under construction in South Africa's Limpopo province.
Beefing up the criminal justice system

French train SA cops for Confed Cup

The French Gendarmerie and French National Police have partnered with the South African Police Service to train local officers in crowd control ahead of the 2009 Fifa Confederations Cup.
Sasol synfuel in world aviation first

Acsa secures €85m French loan

Airports Company South Africa and Agence Française de Developpement have signed a long-term €85-million (about R1.06-billion) loan agreement to improve Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport.

Wine: SA’s French connection

The relationship between French and South African winemaking has a vintage going back to the 17th century, when the French Huguenots settled in the Cape, as wine expert Juliet Cullinan explains.

French boost for SA wind power

French boost for SA wind power

South African state company Eskom has signed an agreement with French development agency AFD for a €100-million loan over 20 years to help finance a new wind farm project.

‘Africa’s advocate’ Sarkozy in SA

French President Nicolas Sarkozy, who has committed his country to being Africa’s advocate in the EU, is on a two-day visit to South Africa to sign a number of important agreements.

Satellite centre scores with Nasa

Alcatel, SA in space science pact

French satellite systems firm Alcatel Alenia Space has signed a skills development agreement with SA's Council for Scientific and Industrial Research to develop space science expertise in the country.

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