Category: Africa

‘We’ll keep printing currencies outside, local companies not fit to do it’ – BoG

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The Bank of Ghana has said it will continue giving the contract for printing the local currency to foreign companies since there are no local firms with the capacity, needed

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Modernization of the Uganda National Examinations Board: A Success Story for Typotech Imaging Systems

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Typotech Imaging Systems Ltd is a supplier of prepress, press and postpress equipment and consumables, workflow solutions and technical support, but also the sole distributor for the Kodak Graphic Communications

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Judge Presiding Over Excess Printing of Banknote Trial Recuses Himself

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Judge Blamo Dixon has recused himself from presiding over the excess banknote printing case involving former officials of the Central Bank. The judge’s decision comes as a surprise, as the

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Printers struggle to survive after elections

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A lot of printers smile to the banks during election periods. It is a life-changing period for them and their peak season. But the months and years after, are the

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Chinese firms ink deals with Kenyan varsity to promote literary exchange

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The Chinese literature promotion campaign “China Shelf” firstly landed in Africa on Wednesday. The Chinese delegation to the 22nd Nairobi International Book Fair hosted the “China Shelf” Kenya Cooperation Signing

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Silafrica Tanzania Honored With Five East Africa Best Brand Awards

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Silafrica, a leading packaging supplier to East Africa and surrounding regions was the honored recipient of five 2019 East Africa Best Brand Awards. The company produces rigid packaging for food,

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Screen interested in South African market

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The agreement encompasses the distribution of Screen’s flagship Truepress Jet520HD high-definition inkjet web press, which Screen recently announced has shipped over 100 units.   ‘Screen is a well-known and highly

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De La Rue probed by Serious Fraud Office

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The UK’s Serious Fraud Office has opened another investigation into the activities of De La Rue, focusing this time on its activities in South Sudan. In a short statement to

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Tropic Plastic & Packaging renews its confidence in Comexi with the acquisition of its 5th flexo press

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The South-African company has bought a Comexi F2 MB, the third within the last two years and the fifth since 2011, which will be installed at its facilities in Durban

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RBZ To ‘Drip-feed’ $400 Million New Bond Notes Into The Economy

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Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe governor John Mangudya revealed that $400 million dollars in the form of bond notes will be printed and drip-fed into the economy to improve liquidity and

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Sappi and PerfectPattern boost print efficiency with OctoSprint

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Sappi and PerfectPattern signed a global strategic alliance in an effort to roll-out AI driven dynamic print planning and ganging technology to print businesses worldwide.  The partnership aims to enable

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Zimbabwe resumes printing passports

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Home Affairs deputy minister Mike Madiro has said the government will clear the backlog on passports after settling a debt with foreign company providing consumables for the travel documents. Madiro

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Fully integrated coding and labelling equipment on show

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Boasting the largest display of industrial technology equipment in the KZN region, the KwaZulu-Natal Industrial Technology Exhibition (KITE) takes the legwork out of finding best-of-breed light to heavy industrial technology,

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World Book Day writes new chapter in Cape Town primary school’s story

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If principal Lameez Rabbaney is right, something special lies in store for children in the Cape Town suburb of Lavender Hill. Those who attend her school, at any rate, just

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Bank of Ghana begins circulation of upgraded and security-enhanced banknotes

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The Head of Corporate Affairs at the Bank of Ghana, Esi Hammond recently explained that the exercise is in line with best practice. She said, “What is done elsewhere, you

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