Lion Level Patrons

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Telkom Group is a leading ICT service provider whose products and services touch the lives of millions of people every day. The company essentially started out as a provider of telephony services, but through profound transformation has evolved into an integrated communication service provider with a footprint covering most of Sub-Saharan Africa.
Through its world class technology and expertise, Telkom offers from Third Generation (3G) mobile technology and data centre services, to ADSL services and wireless broadband. From managed data networks to internet services. Keeping people and businesses connected.
Telkom has been appointed the preferred provider of fixed telecommunications services and infrastructure for the FIFA 2010 Soccer World CupTM. The Group's network and infrastructure will enable the broadcast of 99% of games in high definition TV, while the capabilities of its world class Network Operation Centre will ensure 99.9% network availability.

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Elephant Level Patrons

Huawei is a leading telecom solutions pro-vider, owned entirely by its employees. Through continuous customer-centric innovation, we have established end-to-end advantages in Telecom Network Infrastructure, Application & Software, Professional Services and Devices. With comprehensive strengths in wireline, wireless and IP technologies, Huawei has gained a leading position in the All-IP convergence age. Our products and solutions have been deployed in over 100 countries and have served 45 of the world's top 50 telecom operators, as well as one third of the world's population. 

Nokia Siemens Networks is a leading global enabler of communications services. The company provides a complete, well-balanced product portfolio of mobile and fixed network infrastructure solutions and addresses the growing demand for services in the telecommunication market. Nokia Siemens Networks employs approximately 20,000 service professionals worldwide. Nokia Siemens Networks is a leading telecommunications infrastructure provider with operations in +150 countries. The company is headquartered in Espoo, Finland.
Nokia Siemens Networks started operations on April 01, 2007 as a result of 50-50 joint venture between Siemens Networks and Nokia Networks Business.







The Information and Communication Technology Research, Development and Innovation (ICT RDI) Strategy for South Africa provides an enabling framework to advance innovation for socio-economic development.
It provides a coherent, systematic approach to R&D. It also identifies a number of technology and innovation domains.
The strategy is being implemented by the CSIR Meraka Institute. This unit focuses on ICT to deliver new technology, transfer innovative products and contribute skills and outcomes.
The Department of Science and Technology supports the cyber-infrastructure intervention which comprises the Centre for High Performance Computing (CHPC), the South African National Research Network and the Very Large Databases initiative.

Buffalo Level Patrons

Cisco, (NASDAQ: CSCO), the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate, this year celebrates 25 years of technology innovation, operational excellence and corporate social responsibility. Information about Cisco can be found at For ongoing news, please go to 

Vodacom Group Limited (Vodacom) is an African mobile communications company providing voice, messaging, data and converged services to more than 40 million customers.
From its roots in South Africa, Vodacom has grown its operations to include networks in Tanzania, the DRC, Mozambique, and Lesotho and provides carrier and business services to customers in over 40 African countries.
Vodacom is majority owned by Vodafone, the world¿s leading international mobile communications group and is listed on the JSE Limited under the symbol VOD.

Rhino Level Patrons

Our starting point is your business
SKT Construction goes beyond the obvious, redefining the traditional role of a construction firm. We are mindful of our position in the value chain and assume responsibility for construction, giving due consideration to the future maintenance and management of the property or facility over its full life cycle. An innovative, forward-thinking approach contributes to us maximising the operational life and value of a client¿s asset. As change agents we do not focus solely on our business, in other words project managing construction.
SKT Construction is more than a builder or a fly by night. We are a lifelong partner.

TFMC is the biggest FM company in Africa: an award-winning world-class organisation, and widely recognised as significant in the development of South Africa¿s Facilities Management industry. Our capabilities and unique business differentiators enable us to integrate our services and provide a dynamic interaction, delivering tangible, sustainable benefits to our customers. We provide total, integrated Facilities Management and comprehensive property management, professional engineering services and capital projects, facilities management, maintenance and engineering services. We currently provide total integrated FM services for approximately 6 500 buildings, with a total building area of approximately 2 500 000 m2, situated on +/-3 300 sites. 

LOGIWAYS provides a full portfolio of DTV solutions, including SafeAccess (brand new Conditional Access System), Magello (DVB middleware) and Pushvod (solution to offer VoD and non linear services on the broadcast).
With locations in Europe, Asia and North America, LOGIWAYS has close relationships with worldwide CE manufacturers, leading silicon vendors and distributors.
LOGIWAYS SafeAccess is a radically new CAS, the first and only to get ISO certification (EAL4+ / AVA_VAN5, ISO 15408 criteria).
Secured by SafeAccess, LOGIWAYS Pushvod is a secured solution to offer non linear services over broadcast.

Dimension Data is a global systems integrator at the forefront of the latest technology trends. Partnering with world-leading vendors has given us a wealth of experience to draw on.
Spread across the globe, our people actively collaborate to innovate, develop, integrate and deploy relevant business solutions. Our role goes beyond simply supplying technology.
We are a trusted advisor to our clients, enabling, improving and enhancing both public and private organisations.
Wherever we operate we leverage our technology expertise to promote economic growth and uplift local communities - enabling people and businesses across the region to do great things.

Leopard Level Patrons