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Mar 26, 1999
An estimated R7-million three- year contract for the automation of a Free State gold-mine, has been awarded to automation, control and data-acquisition specialist Systems Automation & Management (SAM) of Petervale, Gauteng, Engineering News has learnt. It is believed...
Mar 26, 1999
Telecom is the fastest-growing industry in the world, but in South Africa there is currently no formal body for the generation of training standards for the industry. The field of telecom is a wide and technologically-skilled field, where technology changes at such a...
Mar 19, 1999
For South African businesses, real opportunities exist in Africa, especially in the infrastructure, telecommunications and agro-industrial sectors, Engineering News can today report. “Many infrastructural projects in Africa are funded by the World Bank, the...
Mar 19, 1999
A program devel oped by Potchef- stroom University’s School for Mechanical and Materials Engineering, known as Flownet, is playing an important role in South Africa’s pebble bed modular reactor (PBMR) project. Developed over the past ten years, the unique...
Mar 12, 1999
The advanced technical features of the Mazak computer numerically controlled (CNC) laser cutting machines have made this equipment the best-selling system in the world, maintains Skok Machine Tools MD Bobby Skok. The integration of advanced electronic and mechanical...
Mar 12, 1999
NEWLY-named black-empowerment technology group Ukukhanya, which means enlightenment, is surging towards its listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in May this year. Speaking at the official launch of the group’s new name, Ukukhanya chairperson Lungi Sisulu...
Mar 12, 1999
A Pretoria coating company, Advanced Surface Treatment (AST), is stretching the concept of black empowerment all the way to its shop floor with all its factory staff having a shareholding in the company. The company was formerly owned by Siemens and was bought by a...
Mar 12, 1999
A SURVEY carried out by Wefa Group, on behalf of Visa International, has revealed that the worldwide market for commercial electronic commerce is expected to exceed US$1-trillion by 2003, representing an annual growth of 66% over the next five years. Last year about...
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Mar 12, 1999
IN a pioneering step, the Mabopane–Centurion development corridor (MCDC) has become the first spatial development initiative to launch a virtual electronic community (VEC). Announcing this private-sector initiative iti On-Line divisional manager Lee Pienaar...
Mar 05, 1999
In modern warfare, the volume of data generated is so great that humans can no longer assimilate it without the help of sophisticated machines. “This has spurred the introduction of computers to the battlefield, initially in the form of embedded processors such...
Mar 05, 1999
The challenge that computer-aided design (Cad) company IMSI faces is to change the notion that Cad packages are for professionals alone. Therefore, it has introduced the Turbocad range, which offers three variations – professional, standard and designer,...
Mar 05, 1999
Computer-aided design (Cad) and manufacture (Cam) allow traceability of a development process, the generation of conceptual ideas and provide data to manufacturing partners for the manufacture of prototypes and for serial production of products in quantities, Delkon...
Mar 05, 1999
Providing a complete digital solution, which includes taking the inputs and outputs from computer-aided design (Cad) and computer-aided manufacturing (Cam) systems and managing the resulting engineering documents, is vital to increased productivity and lower...
Mar 05, 1999
THE information technology (IT) subsidiary of Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE)-listed financial services company Peregrine Holdings, Peregrine Systems, has won a contract to install Hermes, its electronic share-trading system, at stock-broking firm Standard...
Mar 05, 1999
Assized accreditation for use in trade, in . terms of the Trade Metrology Act 77 of 1973, has been awarded to the Datarail 100, an in-motion weighing system which was developed and produced by Kya Sand company SA Automation. This status was acquired in November 1998...
Mar 05, 1999
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A lack of sufficient knowledge about computer-aided design and manufacture (Cad/Cam) is one of the biggest challenges facing the industry at present, believes Adtech MD Gert Rossouw. He explains that, in general, users do not know the software well enough to produce...
Mar 05, 1999
South Africa’s metals, forest products and textiles industries have been leading the way for their sectors globally in the enterprise software market. They have been working with world enterprise company SAP to further develop SAP’s core enterprise...
Mar 05, 1999
The updated version of IBM’s Catia system, version 5, is a re-engineered, next-generation computer-aided design (Cad), manufacturing and engineering solution where the customer gets a platform-independent solution that tackles the needs of any size company and...
 
 
 
 
Mar 05, 1999
SOUTH Africa’s national electricity company, Eskom, has signed a framework agreement for co-operation with Spanish electrical utility company Union Fenosa, Engineering News can today report. “The agreement we have signed with Eskom is a very open...
Mar 05, 1999
A TOP South African telecommunications, electronics and information-technology company is bidding for the supply of equipment worth R1-billion for a global broadband communications network based on a swarm of satellites, Engineering News can today report. The network...
Mar 05, 1999
Although computer- aided design (Cad) and computer-aided manufacture (Cam) are the tools of the new century, draughtspersons will always play an important role in any new project development as every project needs working drawings, sketch plans and arrangement...
Mar 05, 1999
A Johannesburg instrumentation company has launched an updated version of its remote tank-monitoring system, comprising changes in its software-based features. N&Z Instrumentation divisional manager Mark Heilbrunn states that its new Datascan remote telemetry unit...
Feb 26, 1999
Full name: Mark Jeffery Hill Position: MD Microsoft Southern Africa Main activity of the company: Software development Date and place of birth: June 18, 1964, Vereeniging, Gauteng Education: BSc Computer Science, MSc Engineering, Witwatersrand University, 1987 First...
Feb 26, 1999
A new monobloc computer nume- ric-controlled deep-drawing press with automatic sheet lubrication and loading has been installed at City Metal Products in Mobeni, Durban, following an investment of more than R9-million in this hi-tech production equipment. The new...
Feb 26, 1999
The introduction of innovative production- line techniques by Carrier subsidiary Recam International has resulted in a dramatic increase in productivity at its Johannesburg plant. The responsibility of implementing these changes lies with Recam manufacturing director...
Feb 19, 1999
THE issuing of a licence for South Africa’s second fixed-line telecom operator should be seen as a matter of urgency, Transtel chief executive Alf Schulze tells Engineering News. Transtel is the telecom business unit of Transnet. “The government needs to...
Feb 19, 1999
Cellular-phone operator MTN is to spend more than R1,2-billion this year as part of its drive to increase capacity and improve its quality of coverage. This investment follows hot on the heels of a previous R1-billion investment which began in June last year, and...
Feb 19, 1999
THE Internet is fast becoming a valuable business tool and, according to the South African Web-User Survey, it is estimated that 43% of Web users surveyed have already made a purchase on the Internet, and that 89% intend to so in the near future. In line with this...
 
 
 
 
Feb 12, 1999
ECONOMIC pressures demand that South African companies which rely on computer-aided design (Cad) use sophisticated hi-tech solutions to boost productivity and gain a competitive advantage locally and globally. “Cad has been well accepted and integrated into...
Feb 12, 1999
A highly-automated flow of goods, cash and information through the entire supply chain is a prerequisite for success in today’s business environment, reports SAP Southern African logistics product manager Simon Carpenter. Studies by the Gartner Group in June...
Feb 12, 1999
THE professional-services division of PQ Africa, Q Data Consulting, has purchased all the assets and goodwill of Sasol’s information technology (IT) division for an undisclosed sum in a comprehensive outsourcing agreement heralded as a strategic breakthrough...
Feb 12, 1999
Adding a new dimension to engineering and industrial design, engineering-software leader Bentley Systems, of America, has further refined and developed its modelling software, Bentley Africa MD Keith Schorah tells Engineering News. The MicroStation/J is the latest...
Feb 12, 1999
The development of a new version of Helix delta-T conveyor-design program has been completed by Helix Technologies. The new program, which is the fourth generation of conveyor-design software developed by the company, has many new functions and is aimed at...
Feb 12, 1999
AN inexpensive, easy-to-use handheld device which uses cellular technology for mobile communication has been developed in South Africa by Accord R&D, a subsidiary of Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed Accord Technologies. The robust device can be adapted to suit a...
Feb 12, 1999
Costing an initial R50-million, Telkom’s ‘intelligent network’ (IN), which allows the company to offer virtual private network (VPN) services to corporate clients, is beginning to bear fruit. “I must stress that our VPN is a voice-based,...
Feb 05, 1999
THE Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Stellenbosch is offering Master’s degree programmes as well as individual postgraduate modules through the Internet and interactive television on a distance-education basis. This will be the first...
Feb 05, 1999
IT has been done in tennis, baseball and even golf, and now it is set to hit the cricket community for a six. South Africa is on the brink of introducing an all-composite cricket bat to the world. Over the past three years, a Pretoria company has been working quietly...
Jan 29, 1999
LOCALLY-developed software is assisting African countries with the planning of radio communication networks. Gisrap, designed by CSIR information and communications technology division Mikomtek, is used to predict propagation losses and to determine the capacity and...
Jan 29, 1999
Specialist publisher of product and brandname information Ezee-Dex Information Systems has launched a massive product search engine on the Internet. Its address being www.edx.co.za, the site offers a unique researched relational database that can search more than 32...
Jan 29, 1999
Telecom firms and governments worldwide are looking at cost-effective ways to increase the precious commodity of bandwidth for businesses and individuals alike, and South Africa is no exception. The feasibility of launching a stratospheric telecom platform up to 21...
Jan 15, 1999
BUSY manufacturing areas in modern engineering workshops around the world are set for a significant productivity boost by the development in the UK of the latest aid in shopfloor automation, the computerised toolbox. Benefits from this ‘smart’ toolbox...
Jan 15, 1999
TELECOM-infrastructure company Brolaz Projects, of Midrand, has clinched a three-year contract worth about R1,2-billion (according to an Engineering News estimate) to set up a cellular network infrastructure in Egypt. The contract, awarded by cellular operator...
 
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