Daily Archives: April 8, 2016

Hikvision’s Ultra HD 4K Smart IR PTZ Wins New Product Showcase Award at ISC West

HANGZHOU, China, April 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Hikvision, the world’s leading supplier in state-of-the-art CCTV and IP video surveillance products, is thrilled to announce that its Ultra HD 4K Smart IR PTZ camera has received a New Product Showcase award. One of the highest accolades handed out by the Security Industry Association (SIA), this award recognizes the camera as the top performer in the category of Video Surveillance Cameras HD (Megapixel).

Since 1979, the New Product Showcase has honored innovative products and solutions in the physical security industry. Technologies showcased through this program are used in the protection of life and property in a variety of settings and span several product and service categories. The awards are presented annually at the ISC West trade show in Las Vegas.

Hikvision’s winning entry, the Ultra HD 4K Smart IR PTZ (DS-2DF8836IV-AELW) provides an array of benefits including Ultra HD 4K image detail in real time (30fps), true WDR, 36x optical zoom lens, IP66 and IK10 protection ratings, and an IR range of 650 feet. VCA capabilities, Region of Interest (ROI) encoding, and Smart Tracking allow for more efficient video surveillance, making this camera as useful as it is cutting edge.

“Video surveillance categories are always very competitive at SIA’s New Product Showcase, particularly as video surveillance is such a large and significant part of the security industry,” said SIA CEO Don Erickson. “As such, Hikvision’s achievement in winning the Video Surveillance Cameras HD (Megapixel) Award at ISC West 2016 is a tremendous accomplishment. I congratulate Hikvision on their award and their impressive camera.”

Hikvision USA and Hikvision Canada president Jeffrey He commented on Hikvision’s expertise in high-end products and solutions. “This camera represents some of the finest work of Hikvision’s R&D team and demonstrates our ability to provide the high performing, innovative technology that is required for enterprise-level projects. The need for such products is great, and as Hikvision continues to grow in North America, and we rise to meet the requirements of the enterprise market.”

The Ultra HD 4K Smart IR PTZ is visible in Hikvision’s booth at ISC West, #14059, through the end of the show on April 8. To view and download Hikvision’s full catalog of products, visit www.hikvision.com and click on Product Quick Guide.

About Hikvision

Hikvision is the world’s leading supplier of video surveillance solutions. Featuring the industry’s strongest R&D workforce, Hikvision uses its state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities to design and develop innovative CCTV and video surveillance products for any security need. For more information, please visit Hikvision’s website at www.hikvision.com.

South Africa: Malawi, South Africa Hold Talks On Detained Malawians At Lindera Camp

By Owen Khamula

Officials from Malawi and South Africa are discussing on how best South Africa can minimise the detention of Malawian economic refugees who are usually rounded up, bundled in police vehicles and dumped at Lindera camp.

Malawian immigrants come in the hope of finding jobs – but if they don’t have the proper papers, they face arrest, detention and repatriation.

Former minister of Foreign Affairs George Chaponda who had been appointed agriculture minister in a cabinet reshuffle said this at the end of the two day meeting on Thursday in Lilongwe.

“We have agreed that officials from Home Affairs, Immigration and Foreign Affairs of the two countries should meet within three months to discuss how best South Africa can stop the continued detention of Malawians,” said Chaponda.

He said usually they are detained for a prolonged period of over three months in dehumanising conditions.

A South African official, deputy minister of foreign affairs said his government was taking the matter seriously.

“We are positive that the outcome of these meetings will be positive,” he said.

Thousands of Malawians trek to South Africa, Africa’s economic powerhouse for economic reasons.

However, the South African government rounds them up, take them to Lindera camp before they are put on cargo plane, forced repatriation back to Malawi.

They usually leave everything, all the property and wealth they amassed for years, behind in South Africa.


South Africa/Botswana: Banyana Look to Relieve Qualifying Pressure With Good Result in Botswana

Banyana Banyana are geared to take a massive step towards qualifying for this year’s Africa Women Cup of Nations (AWCN) when they take on Botswan at the Lobatse Sports Complex on Saturday.

This match is the first leg of the final qualifiers and kick-off is 4pm.

The South Africans arrived in the neighbouring country on Tuesday already and wasted no time in getting down to business, holding their training sessions at the National Stadium.

South Africa, who had a bye in the previous round, face opponents who are on a high after walloping Mauritius 11-0 on aggregate in the previous round. They won the first leg 7-0 and walloped the home side 4-0 in Curepipe in the return leg.

‘We have played Botswana before and have often triumphed over them but this is a completely different match altogether,’ said Banyana head coach Vera Paauw.

‘Botswana have grown in leaps and bounds so we cannot undersestimate them. We need to be at our level best to ensure we get a good result. It is important that we return home with a scoreline which will not put us under pressure in the second leg.’

The squad returns home on Sunday and the return leg is scheduled for next Tuesday at the Makhulong Stadium in Tembisa (kick-off 7pm).


In terms of this competition, the Sasol-sponsored Banyana Banyana are no strangers:

They’ve hosted it three times – 2000, 2004, 2010

Together with Ghana, they have the second most appearances with 10 – Nigeria and Cameroon are on 11

They’ve ended up runners-up four times – 1995, 2000, 2008, 2012; placed third two times – in 2006, 2010 and ended fourth place twice – in 2002 and 2014.


Training empowers informal traders

Johannesburg – More than 100 informal traders have been empowered with skills to run their businesses efficiently and manage their finances.

Speaking at a graduation ceremony for informal traders in Soweto, Zaida Krauser said the course has been enlightening and has helped her become confident as a business woman.

“This course has been helpful, especially for women who stay in Eldorado Park because we usually lack information. This course has empowered me and it makes me want to do better as an individual,” she said.

On Friday, Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu handed over certificates to 136 informal traders after they completed training on entrepreneurship through a partnership between the Department of Small Business Development and the Wholesale and Retail SETA.

The traders attended a 10-module training, which included financial management, merchandising, stock rotation, point-of-sale, marketing and selling skills, personal hygiene, health and food safety.

They were also trained on advertising and promotion, customer care and service, basic financial management, purchasing skills and legal issues. Training was done in partnership with Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges.

Krauser, who runs a catering company, said she is grateful for the opportunity as during the training, she met nine other informal traders and they have formed a support group.

“Each week we give one person from the group R300 each to use towards their business. We also advise each other if we are facing challenges and encourage each other to be better individuals,” she said.

The group also does referrals for each other as they have different businesses.

Queeni Peterson, who sells groceries in Eldorado Park, said when the opportunity to attend the training came, she grabbed it with both hands.

“This was a great learning experience. This has shown me that government really cares about us because the information we received will help us to grow our businesses,” she said.

Minister Zulu said her department has established two instruments that are earmarked for the support and upliftment of informal and micro businesses.

“The first instrument is the Informal and Micro Enterprise Development Programme (IMEDP), which will put an investment of up to R80 000 per enterprise through skills development, mentorship and the provision of basic tools and equipment relevant to the business.

“The second scheme is the Shared Economic Infrastructure Facility (SEIF), which we seek to partner with municipalities, government agencies and the private sector for the building of new or upgrading existing infrastructure where informal and micro enterprises operate, mostly in townships and rural areas,” Minister Zulu said.

She said R50 million has been allocated for the roll-out of the Shared Economic Infrastructure Facility and support for informal businesses generally.

According to Minister Zulu, 992 informal traders and 45 informal trader organisations – a total of 1037 – have been trained on business and retail related skills so far.

“We are now upscaling the programme. For the 2016/17 financial year, 7 000 informal businesses in the country will be targeted. The dream of building an inclusive economy that benefits all will not be an elusive dream,” Minister Zulu said.

She attended the graduation ceremony as part of her activities for the National Imbizo Focus Week. –