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Although the Tshimologong Digital Precinct in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, is just one of the city’s districts dedicated to economic and social development, it aims to use information and communications technology (ICT) to help solve social and economic problems in...
Few would argue that South Africa has failed to take advantage, since 1994, of what should have been a demographic tailwind, as its working-age population grew at a far faster rate than those who should, theoretically, have been dependent on them. Over the period,...
 


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Kenya is finally set to start building a new multipurpose petroleum pipeline, after securing a $350-loan from a consortium of banks, including South Africa's Rand Merchant Bank. The other banks in the consortium are the Cooperative Bank of Kenya, Citibank's Kenya...
MARAIS VAN HEERDEN The owner/operator should be able to view the overall project design and progress made at any time
Three-dimensional (3D) engineering design models can now be viewed on tablets, which enable stakeholders to view the design without having to buy the design software used to create it, says engineering design firm 3DDraughting executive Marais van Heerden. The...
Ford’s newest offering in a long list of newcomers to the local market in the last two years is the B-Max multi-activity vehicle (MAV). The B-Max will play in the so called B-MAV segment, or the small MAV segment, currently dominated by Toyota’s Avanza, which sells...
The government of Egypt has said it is ready to provide technical assistance to Malawi in the development of the Shire–Zambezi waterway, which is designed to link landlocked Malawi to the Indian Ocean by opening the two rivers for navigation. Egyptian ambassador to...
Training company The Intelligence Transfer Centre will host the fourth yearly Environmental Crimes Conference at the Indaba Hotel, in Fourways, Johannesburg between September 9 and 10. Confirmed key regulatory bodies that will attend the event include the Department...
US vehicle manufacturer Ford has announced that it will assemble its Ranger pickup in Nigeria, starting in October. The plant will be Ford’s first African production location outside South Africa, says Ford Motor Company Sub-Saharan Africa president and CEO Jeff Nemeth.
DEWALD DE JAGER The 74 g Hero4 Session camera is waterproof, can capture high-resolution footage and has clip-trimming editing capabilities built-in to enable rapid sharing
Action video camera manufacturer GoPro aims to broaden the appeal of its range of cameras to include capturing lifestyle and family moments, with its extreme-sports users benefitting from new accessories and broader camera functionalities, says GoPro South Africa...
Construction company Group Five’s operating profit dropped 43% for the year ended June 30, with the sharp decline largely the result of a R224-million loss at a power project in the Eastern Cape, as well as the weak performance of the company’s Engineering and...
 
The Department of Science and Technology (DST) is working with other government departments to plan the roll-out of hydrogen fuel cell technology in agricultural parks in South Africa, as well as in schools and clinics. DST director-general Phil Mjwara told the...
Hino has embarked on a strategy to become the number one truck brand in South Africa by 2020, says Hino South Africa (SA) VP Ernie Trautmann. Hino is currently placed third in the market, trailing Mercedes-Benz and Isuzu Trucks.
 
 
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Back in 1994, your servant (myself) was given the opportunity to buy a cellphone. The phone is an American design that flips open when you want to speak. I buy it with the thought that, if it does not bring me any new work, I will throw it away. The phone battery...
Have you heard of Mikta? No, me neither – until very recently. (If you had heard of Mikta, congratulations! You have been keeping a sharp eye on international developments.) Mikta is, of course, an acronym: it stands for Mexico, Indonesia, the Republic of (South)...
Recently, with much fanfare, computer tablets were distributed to a number of schools in Gauteng.  Also supplied were electronic whiteboards for teachers. Enthusiastic people explained how much this would advance education.  I am afraid that I do not agree.  I have...
A fallacy is the use of poor or invalid reasoning in the construction of a deceptive, misleading, false notion, or belief that is applied in the formulation of an unsound argument. While some fallacies are intentional and are aimed at manipulating or persuading...
 
 
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This week we feature Christian Malan, GM of Parker Hannifin South Africa Sales Company (SASC) since July 1, 2011, and MD of Parker Hannifin Africa since March 2012. Parker Hannifin is the world's leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and...
South Korea posted a record current-account surplus of $52.4-billion for the first half of 2015. The country’s surplus for June also hit a record monthly high of $12.2-billion. Pictured above are shipping containers stacked among gantry cranes at the Busan New Port,...
Bidvest Facilities Management provides a range of customised and end-to-end integrated facilities management services for the industrial, engineering, fast-moving consumer goods, retail, property, telecommunications and other sectors throughout South Africa.
The South African government is punting a nine-point plan to help lift growth and investment, which has slumped amid power and labour instability and falling commodity prices. What South Africans really want to see, though, is greater diligence with regards...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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