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VENTURES: ContinuitySA Expands Cape Town Presence


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ContinuitySA has expanded its Business Continuity service capability in Cape Town with the news that it is about to make another 6000 square metres of office space available in the Somerset West area. The new location brings the number of buildings under ContinuitySA’s management that specialise in and are specifically designed for Business Continuity to 13, located in four countries.

We needed more space in Cape Town as – throughout all regions in Southern Africa - our clients have become more aware than ever of the value of Business Continuity services due to an increased focus on corporate governance and compliance,” says Ansophie Strydom, GM of International Business Development at ContinuitySA. "Our first site in Cape Town had almost reached capacity, necessitating the set up of a second site."

There has always been a need for Business Continuity professionals within the region to share knowledge,” says the head of BCM at a large financial services company based in Cape Town. “Twelve months ago the
Cape Town BCM forum was established to cater for this need. It meets every quarter and the attendance has been remarkable. In my opinion Business Continuity awareness is increasing within the region. With
ContinuitySA now providing a second site with more office recovery capacity, the larger businesses will be able to contract to more seats and have the added advantage of greater recovery redundancy within the region.”

Strydom adds that the impending restrictions that will be implemented as a result of the FIFA World Cup have also forced business leaders to pro-actively rethink their continuity plans.

The FIFA restrictions will have a dramatic impact on the region. For example, roads around the stadium will be closed on match days and some roads will be closed for the duration of the tournament. In addition, Fan Parks and their associated restrictions will be located at the Athlone Stadium, the Grand Parade, the Velodrome in Bellville and another will be set up in Gansbaai. In the city centre, Darling Street, between Adderley Street and Buidenkant Street, together with the side roads feeding into Darling will be closed for the full duration of the
event to facilitate the activities associated with the FIFA Fan Fest on the Grand Parade.

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