Daily Archives: January 29, 2019

Hengtong Aberdare réaffirme sa volonté d’aider les étudiants en Afrique du Sud

IMBALI, Afrique du Sud, 29 janvier 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Hengtong Aberdare (Aberdare), une filiale de Hengtong Group, chef de file de l’innovation en Chine qui se concentre sur la fibre optique, la construction et les opérations liées aux réseaux électriques et techniques, a promis de faire don d’un centre informatique de pointe (« le centre ») à l’école secondaire Siqongweni du canton d’Imbali, à Pietermaritzburg, en Afrique du Sud. L’annonce a été faite lors d’une visite à l’école par Cyril Ramaphosa, président de l’Afrique du Sud, accompagné d’une délégation de haut niveau.

Le Dr Haiyan Song, président du conseil d’administration et président-directeur général d’Aberdare, faisait partie de la délégation et a dit : « Aberdare s’engage à améliorer la vie des gens dans les secteurs qui nous concernent. Le don du centre est une expression de notre souhait de voir les jeunes de ces communautés s’épanouir dans leurs études, en particulier dans les matières STIM. En plus d’aider les étudiants, notre partenariat avec le gouvernement local servira également à soutenir le développement professionnel des enseignants sur place. »

Aberdare a lancé son « Aber-School Project » en avril 2017 en coopération avec l’école secondaire Siqongweni dans le but d’aider à remédier aux faibles taux de réussite en mathématiques et en sciences dans le pays, ainsi que d’encourager plus d’étudiants à prendre ces matières. En près de 2 ans depuis le début, le projet a aidé 85 étudiants à atteindre d’excellents résultats à l’examen d’entrée aux études supérieures cette année, dont 25 au 10e grade, 30 au 11e grade et 25 au 12e grade, et 12 d’entre eux ont été admis dans des universités. Dans le cadre de cette initiative, en août 2018, Aberdare a fait don de tablettes d’apprentissage électronique à plusieurs écoles à Pietermaritzburg, y compris à l’école secondaire Siqongweni.

Le président Ramaphosa a accepté l’engagement d’Aberdare et a reconnu et exprimé sa gratitude à l’égard de la société pour le travail qu’ils font afin de soutenir les écoles locales et les jeunes grâce au projet Aber-school. Il a également encouragé les étudiants à tirer parti des possibilités offertes par le projet et du nouveau centre afin d’améliorer leurs performances.

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Suntech Awarded “Top Brand PV” Seal in Europe from EuPD Research

WUXI, China, Jan. 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Recently, EuPD Research announced that Suntech has been awarded the “Top Brand PV” honor in Europe.

Since the expiry of the “MIP” in the EU, the competition of the PV industry in Europe has increased. Suntech was awarded the “Top Brand PV,”  which is not only the recognition of top market performance in 2018, but also the brand satisfaction and loyalty in Europe.

EuPD Research plays an important role in the PV industry, and the company is known for providing authoritative market intelligence for the new-energy industry. Therefore, many new-energy enterprises regard its analysis as a weather vane for business development. The winner of the “Top Brand PV” honor is chosen through two steps: firstly, a multilevel process of surveys and scientific analysis among mainstream installers and intermediaries for PV power stations is conducted; and secondly, manufacturers with outstanding performance in multiple dimensions, including brand satisfaction, brand loyalty, product quality and distribution, are chosen.

In recent years, Suntech was awarded “Top Brand PV” seals in the UK, Germany and the Netherlands. At the beginning of 2019, Suntech was awarded the “Top Brand PV” seals again in Switzerland, Italy, Netherlands, France and Australia. All of the survey respondents are installers and distributors from mature markets, a testament to Suntech’s reliable product quality and strong market reputation.

In 2018, Suntech had good performance in global markets including India, Australia, and Mexico. In Eastern Europe and Western Asia, implementing the “Global & Local” market-development strategy, Suntech also worked closely with local partners and gradually established local distribution systems and achieved good performance. Compared to 2017, Suntech’s overseas shipments in 2018 grew by 100%. Based on the good performance in overseas markets in 2018, Suntech will further optimize overseas distribution and expand its overseas markets in 2019.

The “Top Brand PV” honor means a lot to Suntech. It not only affirms Suntech’s continuous efforts in overseas markets over 18 years, but also sets a foundation for Suntech’s future development in overseas markets.

Hengtong Aberdare Recommits to Assisting Students in South Africa

IMBALI, South Africa, Jan. 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Hengtong Aberdare (Aberdare), a subsidiary of Hengtong Group, an innovation leader in China that focuses on fiber optic, electrical and technical network construction and operations, has pledged to donate a hi-tech computer center (“the Center”) to the Siqongweni Secondary School in Imbali Township, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. The announcement came during a visit to the school by Cyril Ramaphosa, President of South Africa, along with a high-level delegation.

Dr. Haiyan Song, Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer of Aberdare, was part of the delegation and said, “Aberdare is committed to improving the lives of the people in the areas that we operate. The donation of the Center is an expression of our wish to see young people from these communities thriving in their studies, particularly in the critical STEM subjects. In addition to helping students, our partnership with the local government will also serve to help further the professional development of the teachers there.”

Aberdare launched its “Aber-school Project” in April 2017 in cooperation with the Siqongweni Secondary School with the goal of helping to address the low mathematics and science pass rates in the country, as well as encouraging more students to take these subjects. In the nearly 2 years since it began, the Project has helped 85 students including 25 in Grade 10, 30 in Grade 11 and 25 in Grade 12, achieve excellent results in this year’s college entrance examination, with 12 of them being admitted to universities. As part of this initiative, in August 2018, Aberdare donated e-learning tablets to several schools in Pietermaritzburg including Siqongweni Secondary School.

President Ramaphosa accepted Aberdare’s pledge and acknowledged and expressed his gratitude to the company for the work that they are doing to support local schools and youth through the Aber-school Project, and further encouraged students to take advantage of the opportunities afforded by the Project and the new Center to improve their performance.

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Former financial advisor sentenced for fraud

WESTERN CAPE � A former Sanlam financial advisor, Francois Martinus Labuschagne (51), has been slapped with a ten year sentence after he was convicted in the Bellville Commercial Crime Court on Monday, 28 January 2019 for multiple charges of fraud and forgery.

Labuschagne was arrested in Louis Trichardt on January 15, 2017 by members of the local detective branch, in collaboration with the Western Cape Hawks following a six year investigation into fraudulent activities in the Ceres Sanlam branch between August 2007 and January 2010, where he defrauded over 32 clients of their hard earned savings amounting to over R650 000.

Labuschagne deceitfully convinced his clients to withdraw a portion and or full benefit from their investment portfolio, thereafter he claimed that he would reinvest it on their behalf with guaranteed higher returns but instead used the money for self-gain.

The convicted one-time financial advisor had been on the run before he was captured in Limpopo. His case was subsequently transferred to the commercial crime court in Bellville, where he made several appearances before his case was recently wrapped up.

The court has ordered Labuschagne to repay over half a million rand from his pension and the balance of the misappropriated funds through instalments. The ten year sentence imposed on Labuschagne is wholly suspended for a period of five years on condition that the accused is not found guilty of similar offences.

A further sentence of thirty months in correctional supervision was imposed on him with a treatment /rehabilitation programmes as determined at re-assessment by the social worker at the Community Correction Office.

Source: South African Police Service

Former financial advisor sentenced for fraud

WESTERN CAPE � A former Sanlam financial advisor, Francois Martinus Labuschagne (51), has been slapped with a ten year sentence after he was convicted in the Bellville Commercial Crime Court on Monday, 28 January 2019 for multiple charges of fraud and forgery.

Labuschagne was arrested in Louis Trichardt on January 15, 2017 by members of the local detective branch, in collaboration with the Western Cape Hawks following a six year investigation into fraudulent activities in the Ceres Sanlam branch between August 2007 and January 2010, where he defrauded over 32 clients of their hard earned savings amounting to over R650 000.

Labuschagne deceitfully convinced his clients to withdraw a portion and or full benefit from their investment portfolio, thereafter he claimed that he would reinvest it on their behalf with guaranteed higher returns but instead used the money for self-gain.

The convicted one-time financial advisor had been on the run before he was captured in Limpopo. His case was subsequently transferred to the commercial crime court in Bellville, where he made several appearances before his case was recently wrapped up.

The court has ordered Labuschagne to repay over half a million rand from his pension and the balance of the misappropriated funds through instalments. The ten year sentence imposed on Labuschagne is wholly suspended for a period of five years on condition that the accused is not found guilty of similar offences.

A further sentence of thirty months in correctional supervision was imposed on him with a treatment /rehabilitation programmes as determined at re-assessment by the social worker at the Community Correction Office.

Source: South African Police Service