Industrial edge meets modern chic in the form of Hallmark House, located in the ever-buzzing city of Johannesburg. Originally used as a diamond polishing-centre in the 1970s, this prime establishment is now considered the pulse of Maboneng. It is without doubt one of the most desirable lifestyle developments on the African continent.
ISSA2014 is an annual conference held under the backing of the University of Pretoria School of Information Technology, the University of South Africa School of Computing and the University of Johannesburg Academy for Computer Science and Software Engineering and. The conference will be held the 13th to 15th of August at the Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel in Sandton, Gauteng.
The conference has developed annually in a variety of ways. Not only have presenter and delegates numbers been on the rise, but interest from the industry has also grown and been displayed through sponsorship of the conference or aspects thereof. The quality and relevance of the information presented by industry practitioners and academics have evolved, as have the opportunities for senior research students to present their research to representative and critical audience.
The ISSA conference will continue to be recognised as a platform for professionals and researchers to share their knowledge, research and experience in the field of information security, not only on a South African, but also on an international level.
To ensure ongoing improvement, input is encouraged from all those interested in the field of Information Security, particularly those who are actively seeking to progress the field, to take part and share their knowledge and experience.
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Agile Africa 2014 Conference will take place on 11th and 12th of August, 2014, at Protea Hotel Parktonian in Braamfontein, Johannesburg. The conference will be a platform to showcase Agile software development in an African framework. Academics, practitioners and executives in Africa will have a chance to network with influential international Agile experts. They will share their own experiences and information with their peers from other regions of Africa.
A range of expert tutorial workshops and sessions will be given by African and international experts. The spotlight will be on participation, collaboration and information sharing. A range of experts will present keynote talks on a range of relevant topics in the first session. This will be followed by a panel discussion. The remainder of the day will be divided into a number of corresponding streams with talks from invited speakers. One stream will cover topics of interest to those who manage Agile development, and another will be of definite interest to practitioners. Other streams may be introduced covering other related themes.
The 2014 PAA/SAfA conference theme is ‘African Archaeology without Frontiers’, and will cover all aspects of African archaeology and all periods from the earliest hominins to the historical period. This Conference will be held at The University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg from the 14th to 18th of July.
The Pan-African Association of Archaeology and Related Studies (PAA) was established in Kenya at the instigation of none other than Louis Leakey, who became the organizing secretary of the 1st Congress, which took place in Nairobi in January 1947. At that ground-breaking Nairobi meeting, Johannesburg was nominated as the host of the second Congress, but the Nationalist government of South Africa which came to power in 1948 withdrew its support for this initiative and the second Congress went to Algiers instead. The aims are to bring together Africanist archaeologists and colleagues in a forum for the exchange of information and ideas; to create contacts between students, researchers and practitioners across Africa in multiple disciplines; to forge links and friendships; and to facilitate and promote inter-African collaboration.
This conference will cover all aspects of African archaeology and all periods from the earliest hominins to the historical period, and the official languages of the conference will be English and French. We are expecting over 500 delegates from Africa, Europe and North America, and among other things we are hoping that this joint meeting will serve to showcase South African resources to potential post-graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and research associates from across the continent and beyond.
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The 59th Annual Conference of the South African Institute of Physics will be hosted by the University of Johannesburg from the 7th to the 11th of July, 2014.
- Track A – Division for Physics of Condensed Matter
- Track B – Nuclear, Particle and Radiation
- Track C – Photonics
- Track D1 – Astrophysics
- Track D2 – Space Science
- Track E – Physics Education
- Track F – Applied Physics
- Track G – Theoretical and Computational
- Track H – Plenaries
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The Omni-channel Banking conference will be held at Focus Rooms Conference Venue in Sunninghill the 28th and 29th of May 2014. This conference is different from the current multi-channel method in which banks encourage customers to use the least expensive medium, whether this is on-line, mobile, call centre, ATM, card etc.
Banks are forced to look at providing customer experience across all channels at the same time due to the inconsistency of delivering genuine cross-channel service while not giving enough attention to the user experience.
Omni-channel provides that experience – to provide customers smooth access to financial services and products at any given time.
The Omni-Channel Banking Conference 2014 will meet a variety of questions relating to the new channel landscape and creating the ultimate customer experience. From planning and strategy, innovation and new technology to trends and improving customer service and interaction, the agenda will help delegates through the processes needed to successfully manage the transition to omni-channel banking.
The speaker panel once again consists of leading experts. Speakers represent key players in the field of channel management and customer service, including Dimension Data, Accenture, Wincor Nixdorf, Allos, Oracle, Microsoft SA and SAS.
The track record in organising top-class events for the banking community speaks for itself. Last year over 900 delegates attended the financial events.
All professionals dealing with the different channels such as call centres, ATM’s, online, mobile, cards, social media, branch etc, are invited to join this highly informative event.
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Tax Indaba 2014 will be held from the 19th to the 13th of June at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg. This event that is aimed at addressing fundamental issues related to all aspects of tax on both the practical and strategic levels with the purpose of benefitting you. The focus of the conference is to bridge the gap between corporate tax advisors, regulators tax and practitioners.
This is undoubtedly the tax event to attend. The only one of its kind with the collaborative work of a number of associations including CIMA, AAT, SAICA, ACCA, CSSA, IAC, SAIT and SAIPA. Tax Indaba 2014 takes place over five days and gathers expert presenters from the various disciplines in tax and from all over the world. Everyone involved in South African tax should attend this event!
Ensure that you are part of this industry gathering that tackles the latest regulatory requirements and many other tax issues affecting the South African market.
The themes of this year’s conference will include:
- Corporate Tax
- Strategic overview on South African Tax
- Mining Tax
- Tax Risk Management
- Tax Administration Act
- Personal Income Tax
- International Tax
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At the African Construction Expo held at the Sandton Convention Centre on 27th and 28th of May, you will learn about cutting-edge and innovative solutions to expose greater yields from large scale infrastructure and construction projects on the rapidly developing continent. The event also features over five real-world case studies which will give you the most relevant and current practices, approaches and technologies that can immediately be implemented in your business.
Hundreds of the latest solutions and products are showcased at this interactive exhibition that help deliver projects on budget and on time. A free-to-attend workshop course provides educational material and a change towards more sustainable approach to construction will be encouraged.
Together with the co-located Totally Concrete Expo, over 5000 of Africa’s business elite are expected to gather at the expo to gain in-depth insight into the industry’s core challenges such as sufficient risk management for Pan-African projects, project management in a continuously changing environment and funding of infrastructure projects. Opportunities in Africa’s thriving real estate sector will also be explored.
This Expo is designed for the industry’s top level executives, government representatives, investors and construction professionals of all trades and is a convenient way to access the African market place.
You are guaranteed to take home many valuable contacts and big ideas that will make your job more productive and easier.
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The Coal Transportation Africa Summit will be held at Gallagher Estate in Midrand on the 8th and 9th of April. South Africa is ranked in the top ten in the world for its’ large coal reserves and being one of the largest coal exporters. However, many challenges still hinder coal transportation capacity ranging from infrastructure, investment and regulatory constraints. This conference will bring stakeholders together from across Southern Africa to discuss current successes and challenges within coal transportation across rail, sea and land.
STRATEGIES TO BE DISCUSSED INCLUDE:
- Transporting coal from port to pit seamlessly
- Tackling South Africa’s coal transportation challenges and emerging opportunities within the global market
- The importance of regional cooperation for coal transport solutions for a landlocked country
- Engaging parastatals and government departments to ensure the timeous and swift movement of coal
- Addressing the regulatory landscape in South Africa with respect to coal
- Leveraging on new technology to facilitate the transport of coal
- Comparing South Africa and other emerging coal exporters in Africa
- Considering PPP as a way to speed up investment in rail infrastructure
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Chief Executive Officers
Head Of Infrastructure
Supply Chain Managers
Service Delivery Mangers
Chief Operating Officers
Chief Financial Officers
Head Of Logistics
Head Of Supply Chain
Head Of Inventory
Head Of Commercial
Head Of Marketing
Chief Procurement Officers
The greatest challenge as an industry is to consider mining activities and keeping the environmental impact in mind. Top mineral producers have been fined for complying with the requirements that are in line with the MPRDA and the NEMA. The ITC (Intelligence Transfer Centre) is hosting the Fourth Annual Enviro Mining Conference on 26 and 27 March 2014 at the Gallagher Estate in Midrand Johannesburg.
Confirmed speakers at the conference include Honourable Deputy Minister- MP, Rejoice Mabudafhasi, DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL & WATER AFFAIRS, who will be speaking on “Looking at the key aspects of waste disposal while ensuring compliance and investigating the social impact poor waste management has on mine communities”.
Director of Mine Closure, Reuben Masenya and Director of Environmental Management, Kgauta Mokwena of the DEPARTMENT OF MINERAL RESOURCES, will be speaking on; “Dissecting the DMR’s expectations for environmental mining, reporting and compliance.”
Director General, Neliswa Magubane, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, will be speaking on; “Guaranteeing and managing energy supply on mining operations and evaluating renewable energy.”
Key industry speakers will be providing expert knowledge concerning issues such as:
- Anticipating liability for closure to minimise risk
- Good corporate governance and compliance in relation to the MPRDA and NEMA
- Adequately financing for mine closure and rehabilitation
- Sustainable community livelihood development and land use management as part of integrated environmental management
- An update of current criminal liability offenses and enforcement
- Breaking down the process of obtaining authorisation for your environmental projects
- Ensuring that your projects are sustainable when rehabilitating or going into a mine closure state
- Evaluating the guidelines to obtaining your Water Use License in time
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
- Mine Manager
- Legal Advisors
- Environmental Specialist
- Mine Surveyor
- Mine Supervisor
- Mineral Resource Managers
- Risk Managers
- Environmental Director/ Manager
- Sustainability Managers
- Finance Risk Managers
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