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Although the national Municipal Benchmarking Initiative (MBI) is not intended to be a solution to service delivery problems, it does aim to improve efficiency and effectiveness by enabling municipalities to share knowledge on a peer-to-peer basis.
A new United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (Unctad) report offers a decidedly different approach to how the world and developing countries, in particular, could escape the current low-growth reality. The Trade and Development Report 2014 argues that,...
 


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MANUFACTURING CAPABILITY Reliable Transformers designs and manufactures dry-type and oil-filled power and distribution transformers up to 3.5 MVA
While Ekurhuleni-based transformer manufacturer Reliable Transformers currently designs, manufactures and tests its products according to the SANS 780 specifications for distribution transformers and other applicable transformer specifications, it is working towards...
GHAREEB SAAD Kaspersky Lab products contain strong heuristics engines that monitor suspicious file execution to detect attacks
Global endpoint security solutions company Kaspersky Lab has introduced new measures to prevent cyber criminals from accessing sensitive data, alongside its malware-signature and heuristic device analysis detection methods. Threats to mobile devices have increased...
MICHAEL FLETCHER Real-time information available to government when citizens use publicly funded Wi-Fi networks will enable it to communicate with citizens and provide services
To ensure uptake and a positive impact, Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) networks in cities must be provided at schools, community centres and commercial centres to enable citizens and government to access information that will improve access to and delivery of services....
Eco-estate Monaghan Farm, located near Lanseria airport, north-west of Johannesburg, has taken a new approach to modern living and sustainability with its 517 ha development, dedicated to farm living.
Forklift and lift-truck distributor Goscor Lift Hi-Reach launched the Genie SX-180, the tallest self-propelled super boom in Africa, in Johannesburg last month. “As the official distributor of the well-known Genie range of equipment in Southern Africa, we are pleased...
Although the national Municipal Benchmarking Initiative (MBI) is not intended to be a solution to service delivery problems, it does aim to improve efficiency and effectiveness by enabling municipalities to share knowledge on a peer-to-peer basis.
Defence industrial cooperation between South Africa and Brazil was highlighted at the recent III Brazil Defence Industrial Base Show (III Mostra BID-Brasil, as it is known in Portuguese), held in Brazil’s capital city, Brasília. The Brazilian Ministry of Defence (MD)...
BRENDAN WIDLAKE Stratus fault-tolerant servers ensure continuous availability of operational systems in critical processes
A computing platform to ensure the availability of critical processes and control systems is receiving increased attention in South Africa to ensure that the software driving new industrial systems, including automated and robotic processes, functions continuously,...
 
Innovation and science solutions company DuPont has committed to invest R62-million in its research and development (R&D) hub in Delmas, in Mpumalanga, by 2017. The R&D hub was established by DuPont’s commercial and research business DuPont Pioneer Hi-Bred and is...
With October being acknowledged as national transport month, Government Communication and Information System acting CEO Phumla Williams points out that road accidents are estimated to cost the South African economy R306-billion a year, which could be avoided if...
 
 
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There is a place down the road which sells tea and coffee, as in beans and leaves.  It has many types of tea and coffee and they are all in bins and stuff. Surrounding the bins are shelves, and every single spot on the shelves is crammed with glass tea cups, tea...
The obsession that some people have with the renaming of places, streets and institutions is one of the most unreasonable sets of actions to have come out of post-1994 South Africa. Who are the people doing this?  If one has a look, it is only some politicians.
The official launch of the South African chapter of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Chairs Programme (WCP) took place at North-West University's (NWU's) Potchefstroom campus on September 17. This followed the WTO’s announcement on May 28 of its decision to award...
 
 
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Elon Musk, the South African-born cofounder and CEO of Tesla Motors, holds the charging nozzle as he demonstrates the company's Model S electric sedan following a news conference in Tokyo, Japan, in early September. Musk said Tesla might partner with Toyota Motor...
Gauteng-based Kurt Maier Motor Press SA, which is wholly owned by its German principals, has been in operation since 1989. Kurt Maier Motor Press’s core business is selling and marketing of specialised electric motors and electric motor components for the crane,...
State-owned power utility Eskom is adamant that its procurement processes for the replacement of six steam generators at its Koeberg nuclear reactor in the Western Cape were fair, transparent and equitable. It has, thus, gone ahead and awarded the R4.3-billion...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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