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Art: Confronting divisions

GABON NATIONAL PARKS AGENCY ANNOUNCES NEW ANTI-POACHING RAPID RESPONSE CAPABILITIES AT CITES COP17 WORLD WILDLIFE CONFERENCE

Oct 2016

Johannesburg. 29 September 2016. Gabon National Parks Agency today announced the establishment of an Anti-Poaching Rapid Response Task Force during CITES COP17 world wildlife conference, in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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Art: Confronting divisions

GABON NATIONAL PARKS AGENCY ANNOUNCES NEW ANTI-POACHING RAPID RESPONSE CAPABILITIES AT CITES COP17 WORLD WILDLIFE CONFERENCE

Oct 2016

Johannesburg. 29 September 2016. Gabon National Parks Agency today announced the establishment of an Anti-Poaching Rapid Response Task Force during CITES COP17 world wildlife conference, in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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Art: Confronting divisions

Art: Confronting divisions

August 2015

OFTEN when we begin to explore the notion of the "other" in art (and life) the nebulous thread of our perception unravels and we realise that things are not always as they seem. It’s for this reason that art is used as a conduit for open conversations around xenophobia in the forthcoming Art Crosses Borders — Conversations exhibition in Alexandra, Johannesburg.

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President of Gabon announces major initiative to reduce cost of doing business in Africa

President of Gabon announces major initiative to reduce cost of doing business in Africa

29 August 2015

Libreville, 29 August 2015. The President of Gabonese Republic, H.E Ali Bongo Ondimba announced the launch of Gabon FlyAfrica.com, a Pan-African low cost airline aimed at enhancing air connectivity across Africa and reducing the cost of doing business in Africa.

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Evor Ichikowitz receives prestigious Business Award

Ivor Ichikowitz receives prestigious Business Award

2015

Each year the SA Jewish Report newspaper hosts the Jewish Achievers Awards to celebrate the remarkable achievements of members of the Jewish community. Awards are given for Arts, Culture, Humanitarian Work, Community Service and Business Achievement.

Ivor Ichikowitz won the hotly contested Business Leader Award for an Unlisted Company on Sunday night.

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Ivor Interview on Newsroom

Ichikowitz Family Foundation is bringing Alexandra into the spotlight

August 2015

Highlighting the recent xenophobic attacks AND in celebration of Heritage Month, The Ichikowitz Family Foundation is bringing Alexandra into the spotlight by engaging the youth through ART.

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SClassic Fm - People of Note

Classic Fm - People of Note

May 2015

On his popular People of Note radio programme, Classic FM’s Richard Cock will interrogate Ichikowitz’ taste in music, his philosophy on life, and matters in between.

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French orchestra, Freire in night of exceptional music

French orchestra, Freire in night of exceptional music

April 2015

A concert by the Alma Chamber Orchestra from France provided a highly enjoyable prelude, in the Durban City Hall, to the coming winter season of the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra.

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Durban concert for peace, unity and tolerance

Durban concert for peace, unity and tolerance

April 2015

A unique collaboration between Paris-based Alma Chamber Orchestra and KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra (KZNPO) will use the power of music to help unite citizens of Africa, in a concert that will raise funds for victims of xenophobic attacks.

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Xenophobia has no place in SA: Madikizela-Mandela

Xenophobia has no place in SA: Madikizela-Mandela

April 2015

Struggle veteran, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, says she hopes the recent xenophobic attacks that claimed seven lives were the last to be witnessed in South Africa.

Madikizela-Mandela attended a free concert by the Paris-based Alma Chamber Orchestra at the Regina Mundi Church in Soweto on Saturday. The Alma Orchestra is in South Africa to promote peace, tolerance and unity as part of its World Tour of Unity.

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Anti Poaching

MYZA - Impressive line up for the Alma Chamber Orchestra.

April 2015

The Alma Chamber Orchestra comes to South Africa for the first time and audiences will be treated to performances by leading classical music talent led by Concertmaster and Artistic Director, Anne Gravoin, featuring the acclaimed Brazilian pianist Nelson Freire under the direction of Lionel Bringuier.

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The Africa Aerospace and Defence Supplement

ALMA CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

April 2015

Ivor Ichikowitz Founder of the Ichikowitz Family Foundation and Sponsor of the Tour

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Anti Poaching

The Star - South Africa’s anti-poaching effort goes to the dogs.

February 2015

Sprinting across the field, Daisy leaps into the air and with one swift, violent twist brings the poacher to the muddy ground.

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Anti Poaching

African Pilot Magazine - Flying Dogs – Join the fight against rhino poaching.

January 2015

It is clear that those who actively oppose rhino poaching need all the help they can get. Over the last three years, the Ichikowitz Family Foundation and Paramount Group have become increasingly involved in the fight against rhino poaching.

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K9 Training

Bloomberg - Go, Dog, Go! South Africa Is Sick of the Rhino Poachers.

November 2014

Strapped into a black nylon harness, Venom abseils from a helicopter 100 feet to a bush clearing below.

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‘PARABOT’

A Wheeler-Dealer Turned Broker for Racial Justice

October 2014

A fascinating account of off-the-books diplomacy in the 1980s, “Plot for Peace” is that rare documentary that both augments the historical record and is paced like a thriller.

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Ivor Ichikowitz and AHRLAC

Five Movies Out This Weekend You Don't Know About But Should

October 2014

Each week new movies open in New York (and online) by the dozen. The Voice reviews all of 'em. Here's some you might not have heard about that got our critics excited, for better or worse -- click on the movie title to read the full review.

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‘PARABOT’

AFRICA’S LARGEST SUPER HERO ROBOT JOINS THE RHINO FIGHT

September 2014

Pretoria, 17 September 2014 – What stands nearly ten meters tall, weighs a tonne, has the body of a legendary armoured vehicle and is on a mission to raise awareness of Africa’s endangered wildlife?

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Ivor Ichikowitz and AHRLAC

U.S.- Africa Summit 2014: Africa on the Agenda or Too Little Too Late?

18 Aug 2014

It is ‘regime change’, often caused by military force and executed in countries such as Libya, Iraq, and Afghanistan that has left chaos and destruction in its wake. It is regime change that has transformed the perceptions of the U.S. in the minds of many African thought leaders to one of skepticism, wary of the methodology with which America pursues its own national interests; one can argue theirs has been a chase perhaps at the expense of the civilian populations of developing countries.

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AHRLAC-Flight

Flightglobal.com - Paramount launches flight trials with low-cost AHRLAC

13 Aug 2014

According to its developer, AHRLAC “integrates designs from attack helicopters, surveillance platforms and reconnaissance aircraft with the ability to carry surveillance, weapons, radar and electronic warfare systems.”

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Plot for Peace Premiere

'Plot for Peace' premieres in mzansi!

July 2014

As South Africa celebrates 20 years of freedom, we reflect on the figures who were instrumental in helping the country achieve democracy.

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Boeing & Paramount Group

Boeing and Paramount Group to Collaborate on Defense and Security Opportunities

July 2014

The agreement, signed during the annual Farnborough Air Show, will allow Boeing and Paramount to apply their complementary strengths in providing aircraft and land systems solutions for customers in Africa and other major markets that face a range of security challenges.

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Ivor

Africa maintains growth momentum despite security challenges

May 2014

Africa is surging ahead with positive economic growth and macro-economic development across the continent. New funds flowing in, innovative financing and ever-increasing foreign direct investment are all evidence of a dramatic transformation. But instability and persistent security problems could impact on this impressive progress.

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Ivor

African Industrialist And Philantropist Calls On African Youth To Develop And Uphold A Bill Of Responsibilities

May 2014

Libreville, 23 May. Ivor Ichikowitz, Founder and Executive Chairman of Paramount Group, Africa’s largest privately owned defence and aerospace business and Founder of the Ichikowitz Family Foundation, an African charitable foundation focusing on youth empowerment, has challenged the young people of Africa to find new ways to reduce poverty and enhance innovation while warning that the role of government’s are limited to creating enabling environments for citizens to build their own prosperity.

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Cutting the Ribbon

KADDB and Paramount join forces

May 2014

The new entity will strengthen industrialisation across the Middle East, and be able to respond to customers by providing bespoke solutions to their requirements.

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Ivor

‘South Africa's Best Air Show’ Returns

May 2014

‘South Africa's Best Air Show' returns to Zwartkop in Pretoria on 10 May. Join 30 000 airheads, families and friends and experience more than 100 different types of historic aircraft up-close, as they take to the sky at the Paramount Group South African Air Force Museum Air Show.

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Family foundation supports fight against poaching

Family foundation supports fight against poaching

21 February 2014

Astatistical report, published by the Department of Environmental Affairs on January 30, states that 86 rhino have been killed by poachers in South Africa to date this year, bringing the total number of rhino killed since 2008, to 2 827.

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Zuma thanks African countries for their support during apartheid

Zuma thanks African countries for their support during apartheid

15 February 2014

President Jacob Zuma has thanked African countries for their unreserved and unconditional support for the struggle that brought the apartheid regime to an end.

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Africa's Fight on Rhino, Elephant Poachers Aided

Africa's Fight on Rhino, Elephant Poachers Aided

23 January 2014

By JASON STRAZIUSO and CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA Associated Press

Africa is getting tougher in its fight against poaching. New laws with stiff penalties, more military training for rangers and new technology like drones with thermal cameras are all helping to protect rhinos and elephants. A new law in Kenya that increases penalties for killing tourist-attracting safari animals is already bearing fruit.

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Africa's Fight on Rhino, Elephant Poachers Aided

Africa's Fight on Rhino, Elephant Poachers Aided

23 January 2014

By JASON STRAZIUSO and CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA Associated Press

Africa is getting tougher in its fight against poaching. New laws with stiff penalties, more military training for rangers and new technology like drones with thermal cameras are all helping to protect rhinos and elephants. A new law in Kenya that increases penalties for killing tourist-attracting safari animals is already bearing fruit.

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Arms Maker Gives Military Helicopter to Catch Rhino Poachers

Arms Maker Gives Military Helicopter to Catch Rhino Poachers

28 November 2013

By Franz Wild

South African arms manufacturer Ivor Ichikowitz donated a military helicopter to help catch rhino poachers in the Kruger National Park, where about 50 of the animals are killed a month for their horns.

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Military helicopters deployed as War on Poachers intensifies

Airbus-Aerosud deal a milestone in African industrial partnerships

28 November 2013

Business Day Live

It is unquestionably a big deal for South Africa, but I would go further and say it signals a step-change in the way the world’s most powerful global brands view Africa’s hi-tech manufacturing capability. It shows Africans are developing industrial skills that are at the pinnacle of the manufacturing world.

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South Africa rangers go through military-style training to help fight poaching

Tide turns on one front in Africa's war against rhino poachers

11 November 2013

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

JOHANNESBURG - The majestic sight of wild animals roaming freely through South Africa's game reserves is being severely threatened by poachers targeting the rhinoceros.

More than 600 rhinos in South Africa have been killed for their horns this year.

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Ce que l’Afrique peut apporter au monde

Ce que l’Afrique peut apporter au monde

November 2013

Le Sud-africain Ivor Ichikowitz, a la tête de Paramount Group, la plus grande société privée de défense et d’aérospatial en Afrique, appele les Africains à croine en eux.

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Africa needs innovation, not aid or trade

Africa needs innovation, not aid or trade

November 2013

Every day, Africa is being exploited. Every day international companies suck our oil and transport our crude overseas; giant firms break our rocks and ship the ore far away; and conglomerates package up raw coffee beans and export them by the millions of tons. The untreated export of Africa’s raw materials is a process which is steadily robbing the world of a vital source of global growth: African industry.

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Finansavisen

Finansavisen

November 2013

Det norske Oljefondet er allerede verdens største investeringsfond, med verdier for over 780 milliarder dollar. Disse verdiene er forventet å vokse til mer enn 1 billion dollar de neste fem årene. Dette gir ikke Norge bare muligheten til å sikre sin egen økonomiske fremtid, men også til å sikre fremtiden til utviklingsland i Afrika. Investeringer i Afrika åpner opp for å løfte millioner av mennesker ut av fattigdom – mennesker som i dag mangler tilgang på utdannelse og arbeid.

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Finansavisen

Finansavisen

November 2013

FINANS: Et sørafrikansk investormiljø jakter én milliard dollar til et nytt private equity-fond som skal børsnoteres i Oslo.

Jeg ble engang spurt av en BBC-journalist om hva som er det største problemet i Afrika er. Han forventet trolig korrupsjon, kriger eller dårlig infrastruktur som svar

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Star-struck partners reach for the heavens

Tide turns on one front in Africa's war against rhino poachers

11 November 2013

BY ED STODDARD

(Reuters) - New infantry-style tactics of concealment and ambush by armed park rangers are credited with turning the tide in the war against poachers of the endangered rhino on one front, in South Africa's Madikwe Game Reserve.

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Star-struck partners reach for the heavens

Star-struck partners reach for the heavens

16 August 2013

By Todd Balazovic (China Daily)

Ivor Ichikowitz, CEO of Paramount Group, is trying to forge business ties with China's aerospace and defense industries.

An entrepreneur says south African high-tech companies can play a vital role in china's space program.

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Guest post: memo to Obama - what Africa really needs is industrial partnerships

Guest post: memo to Obama - what Africa really needs is industrial partnerships

26 June 2013

By Ivor Ichikowitz of Paramount Group

Africa's time is now but its full potential can only be unleashed by those brave enough to forge true partnerships.

As economies stumble and fail around the world, the continent is the chief source of hope for global growth but the world's most powerful leaders are ignoring the truth.

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Ivor Ichikowitz, Executive Chairman, Paramount Group

Ivor Ichikowitz, Executive Chairman, Paramount Group

24 June 2013

Markus Karlsson speaks to Ivor Ichikowitz, the Executive Chairman of Paramount Group, Africa's largest privately held defence and aerospace company. They discuss the defence industry in Africa and the capacities of the continent to export African technology to the rest of the world.

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Only Industrial Partnerships Can Unleash Africa's Growth for the World

Only Industrial Partnerships Can Unleash Africa's Growth for the World

21 June 2013

Africa's time is now but its full potential can only be unleashed by those brave enough to forge true partnerships.

As economies stumble and fail around the world, the continent is the chief source of hope for global growth but the world's most powerful leaders are ignoring the truth.

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Chinese investors look to broaden their African portfolios

Chinese investors look to broaden their African portfolios

17 June 2013

Mahamat Mouta Djirabi, a Chadian, walks through the hotel lobby of the New York Forum Africa conference carefully searching for participants to connect with. He stops at a group of Chinese people and starts pulling out promotional materials from his suitcase.

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New York Forum Africa opens in Gabon

New York Forum Africa opens in Gabon

15 June 2013

The New York Forum Africa 2013 is underway in Libreville in Gabon. It's the second time the Forum has met in Africa since its beginnings in New York in 2010.

The Forum brings together business leaders and policy makers committed to making Africa a key player in the world economy.

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