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In wake of digitised reality, DeepMarkit provides niche gamification platform

By: Henry Lazenby     30th September 2016 A Calgary, Alberta-based upstart technology firm DeepMarkit Corp has identified a gap in the market for digitised marketing campaigns by the underserved small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) sector. DeepMarkit has created an online platform that allows SMEs to create mobile phone video games... 

Airbus to assist with Rooivalk upgrade, as it reaffirms Africa commitment

By: Keith Campbell     30th September 2016 The Airbus Group (parent of Airbus, Airbus Defence and Space and Airbus Helicopters) is committed to help develop aeronautical industries in Africa, because it believes that this makes good business sense. For the Group, Africa is defined as sub-Saharan Africa plus Moroco (with Egypt, Libya,... 

Denel Land Systems unveils new, improved weapons

By: Keith Campbell     30th September 2016 Denel Land Systems (DLS) unveiled the lightest 7.62 mm calibre general purpose machine gun (GPMG) in the world at the recent Africa Aerospace and Defence 2016 exhibition. It also revealed improved versions of other infantry support weapons. "You get belt-fed assault rifles that are lighter, but... 

Joburg ICT lab seen as catalyst for African tech revolution

By: Schalk Burger     30th September 2016 The information technology (IT) company IBM’s second research laboratory in Africa in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, is a “seed for change and a catalyst for the technology revolution” taking place, says IBM Research - Africa director Dr Solomon Assefa. The laboratory is located at the University of... 

Joburg ICT lab seen as catalyst for African tech revolution
SOLOMON ASSEFA The new laboratory will focus on research in priority issues regarded as critical by African countries

Movement, at last, to extend WiFi into unconnected communities

By: Natasha Odendaal     30th September 2016 Wi-Fi is starting to shift into the limelight as the disruptive technology that is increasingly a critical element of the ‘always-on’, connected society; however, townships and citizens in the living standards measure (LSM) five and below category are being, for the most part, sidelined. New... 

Movement, at last, to extend WiFi into unconnected communities

Integration of digital tech seen as critical to future business success

By: David Oliveira     23rd September 2016 Companies that incorporate digital technology that is customer-centric are most likely to succeed in the business world of tomorrow, says research-based consultancy Forrester Consulting VP and principal analyst Nigel Fenwick. In a presentation following the release of a paper titled ‘Business and... 

CSIR displays its ability to support industrial development

By: Keith Campbell     22nd September 2016 The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) highlighted its abilities to support the development of the country's industries at an event at its complex in Pretoria on Thursday. "For industry development we showcased to our stakeholders that we have the national infrastructure and... 

CSIR displays its ability to support industrial development
Photo by Keith Campbell
CSIR Aerospace key account manager Marié Botha

CSIR demonstrates several technological developments

By: Keith Campbell     22nd September 2016 As part of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research's (CSIR's) Industry Day, held on Thursday as part of at its four-day CSIR Live exhibition, at the organisation's complex in Pretoria, it displayed and demonstrated integrated technologies relevant to national industrial development.... 

CSIR demonstrates several technological developments

High-technology sport becomes virtual

By: Schalk Burger     22nd September 2016 The 65-year-old high-technology Formula One motorsport is increasingly using digital and virtual systems to gain small, but crucial, advantages against competitors, says Red Bull Racing CIO Matt Cadieux. Formula One is the pinnacle of motorsports, he enthuses, and cars can typically reach speeds... 

CSIR unveils prototype fingerprint scanning tech for crime scenes

By: Irma Venter     20th September 2016 The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) on Tuesday launched a new fingerprinting acquisition system, using high-speed, large-volume optical coherence tomography (OCT). In practice, the system, once operational, should see the immediate, on-site scanning and matching of... 

CSIR unveils prototype fingerprint scanning tech for crime scenes

Natural refrigerant trailer unit unveiled

     16th September 2016 Container refrigeration equipment provider Carrier Transicold will introduce a prototype natural refrigerant trailer unit as well as a new generation of engineless transport refrigeration systems at the 2016 Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (IAA) show, an international trade fare for... 

Natural refrigerant trailer unit unveiled
IMPROVED POWER MODULE The Carrier stand will feature an example of the ground-breaking eco-drive power module

MTN Business unveils partner programme

By: Natasha Odendaal     15th September 2016 As telecommunications group MTN continues its transformational drive, a new programme has been launched to develop deeper relations with partners to unlock the value chain on offer to customers. MTN Business will team up with existing and potential partners to fill any capacity or expertise gap... 

Construction companies slow to embrace technology – KPMG

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     13th September 2016 Despite substantial investments, the local construction industry continues to struggle in gaining the full benefits of technologies, including advanced data and analytics, mobility, automation and robotics, KPMG’s ‘Building a Technology Advantage – Global Construction Survey 2016’ reveals. Of the... 

Construction companies slow to embrace technology – KPMG

Elections prediction system showed accurate results in recent local polls

By: Keith Campbell     9th September 2016 The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has enjoyed considerable success in its operation to predict the outcomes of the recent local government elections, in the crucial (for the media and political analysts being interviewed) period between the closing of the polls and the... 

SA space agency mulls future course in rapidly changing sector 

By: Keith Campbell     9th September 2016 Space science and technology is developing ever more rapidly. And this has consequences for South Africa and especially the South African National Space Agency (Sansa). “We’re living in exciting times, in terms of space,” highlighted the founder-CEO of Sansa, Dr Sandile Malinga. “There are many... 

SA space agency mulls future course in rapidly changing sector

Scientists closer to understanding 'dark matter'

By: News24Wire      8th September 2016 Wits University scientists are excited about getting closer to understanding “dark matter”, the institution said on Wednesday. The High Energy Physics Group (HEP) at the University of the Witwatersrand recently established the “Madala hypothesis”, in describing a new boson - or subatomic particle... 

Career day exposes high school and undergrad interest in science and technology 

     7th September 2016 The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research held its Career day last month as part of the Department of Science and Technology’s national science week, which saw significant and growing interest in science careers. Schalk Burger has the story. 

Career day exposes high school and undergrad interest in science and technology
Career day exposes high school and undergrad interest in science and technology

Telcos scramble to leverage $11.1tr opportunities in IoT

By: Natasha Odendaal     5th September 2016 While it is expected that the Internet of Things (IoT) will make its mark in the global emerging market with an estimated economic impact of up to $11.1-trillion by 2025, telecommunications companies globally are increasingly developing and implementing IoT strategies. IoT, which is changing the... 

South African scientist, engineer pioneer tech in TB research

By: News24Wire      5th September 2016 A simple tag pioneered in South Africa could soon be used to curb the spread of tuberculosis (TB) in Africa. In efforts to better understand how the disease is spread, IBM engineer Toby Kurien and research scientist Darlington Mapiye have developed the concept of a tracking device which measures... 

Rocket explodes on launch pad in blow to Elon Musk's SpaceX

By: Reuters     2nd September 2016 An explosion destroyed a Falcon 9 rocket belonging to Elon Musk's SpaceX and its cargo during preparations for a routine test firing at Cape Canaveral in Florida on Thursday, two days before it had been due to blast off and place a satellite in orbit. SpaceX said there were no injuries and that... 

Research a powerful tool in global economy – Pandor

By: African News Agency      2nd September 2016 Research has become a powerful tool in the global economy and researchers have been able to provide a better quality life for South Africans, Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor said on Thursday. Speaking at the National Research Foundation (NRF) awards ceremony in Polokwane, Pandor... 

Research a powerful tool in global economy – Pandor
Photo by Duane Daws
Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor

Denel working on various aerospace and artillery projects

By: Keith Campbell     2nd September 2016 The Denel Group, South Africa’s State-owned defence and aerospace business, is upbeat on the future of its Small African Regional Aircraft (Sara) project. “We have progressed well on the Small African Regional Aircraft concept, and have developed a full scale mock-up as part of the R&D [research... 

NWU to take on international competition at Sasol Solar Challenge

By: Samantha Herbst     31st August 2016 Various improvements, including the exclusive use of include German-made Gochermann solar panels, have been made to the North-West University (NWU) solar car team’s Sirius X25 enabling the R1-million sponsored solar car to perform about 20% more effectively. Nearly a year after becoming the first... 

NWU to take on international competition at Sasol Solar Challenge

CSIR elections prediction system showed accurate results in recent polls

By: Keith Campbell     30th August 2016 The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has enjoyed considerable success in its operation to predict the outcomes of the recent local government elections, in the crucial (for the media and political analysts being interviewed) period between the closing of the polls and the... 

CSIR elections prediction system showed accurate results in recent polls

Communication costs hindering South Africa’s BPO potential

By: Natasha Odendaal     30th August 2016 South Africa has what it takes to become a business process outsourcing (BPO) “destination of choice”; however, the high cost of communication is limiting its potential. Deloitte South Africa on Tuesday said South Africa’s BPO industry accounted for 1% of global revenue in 2014, with expectations... 

Companies failing to see risk in disruption – Grant Thornton

By: Creamer Media Reporter      29th August 2016 South African companies are missing an opportunity to leverage disruption and innovation to their favour, while closing their eyes to the negative consequences of not taking the potential impact seriously. The latest survey by Grant Thornton, released on Monday, shows that 63.4% of companies in... 

Career day drums up interest in science and technology

By: Schalk Burger     26th August 2016 The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research’s (CSIR’s) career day, part of the Department of Science and Technology’s national science week, garnered significant interest from schoolchildren and undergraduate students, says CSIR human capital development manager Joseph Tshikomba. Chemistry... 

Career day drums up interest in science and technology
CSIR BIOSCIENCES CAREER DAY Dr Jenny-Lee Panayides, PhD student Valerie Ramaotsoa and TUT chemistry undergraduates at the CSIR career day

Centre developing clean tech SMEs to support low-carbon transition

By: Schalk Burger     26th August 2016 The Climate Innovation Centre South Africa (CICSA) of The Innovation Hub plans to increase the number of clean technology small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to support the transition of government and industry to a less carbon-intense economy, says CICSA innovation specialist Nhlakanipho... 

Broadband Infraco shows signs of improvement

By: Natasha Odendaal     25th August 2016 With revenue having reached record levels and losses narrowing significantly during the year to March 31, State-owned entity Broadband Infraco has turned earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation- (Ebitda-) positive for the first time. This is in line with promises made by... 

Tiny Stellenbosch satellite ready for launch from ISS

By: News24Wire      25th August 2016 It is ready, set, go for a nanosatellite developed in Stellenbosch that will be launched along with 49 others from the International Space Station (ISS) early in 2017. Weighing just 2kg, the ZA-Aerosat was developed by at Stellenbosch University's electronic systems laboratory by the university's... 

Denel optimistic about its regional aircraft project

By: Keith Campbell     24th August 2016 The Denel Group, South Africa’s State-owned defence and aerospace business, is upbeat on the future of its Small African Regional Aircraft (Sara) project. “We have progressed well on the Small African Regional Aircraft concept, and have developed a full-scale mock-up as part of the R&D [research... 

Denel optimistic about its regional aircraft project
Photo by Duane Daws/Creamer Media
A model of the Denel Sara

Games stimulate development of problem-solving skills, Intel avers

By: Schalk Burger     19th August 2016 Games offer effective methods for students to engage with and master problem-based learning, and stimulate critical thinking and active learning, says Intel Middle East, Turkey and Africa director of innovation Hitendra Naik. The use of games in education is still in its formative stages, but... 

Games stimulate development of problem-solving skills, Intel avers
HITENDRA NAIK There are few more effective ways to get pupils to engage with educational content and technology than through the use of games

Blockchain technology can improve multistakeholder process integrity

By: Schalk Burger     12th August 2016 The blockchain technology promises to improve the integrity and transparency of a variety of process and workflows in industry and commerce, says Wipro global treasury and payments services executive business advisor Mary Ann Francis. Blockchain is a method that relies on stakeholders having... 

F1 competition exposes children to engineering and technologies

By: Schalk Burger     12th August 2016 The Formula One (F1) in Schools Technology Challenge, a worldwide competition in which 44 countries participate, promotes science, technology, engineering and mathematics skills, as well as their role in commercial operations, says South African education equipment company Sangari MD Bez Sangari.... 

F1 competition exposes children to engineering and technologies
AURORA GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL TEAM Kamohelo Petlele, Nompumelelo Masuku, Jeanette Manengula, Nompumelelo Mawa, Malindi Ngobese and Asiphe Mgangane with the gas-powered F1 model car

Deep Space Industries joins race to mine asteroids

By: Henry Lazenby     10th August 2016 Deep Space Industries (DSI) has entered the race to launch spacecraft that will identify and mine near-earth asteroids, in the hope of establishing a new space economy. The California-based company on Tuesday announced plans to fly the world’s first commercial interplanetary mining mission. Its... 

Deep Space Industries joins race to mine asteroids
Photo by Bryan Versteeg/Deep Space Industries
A conceptual image of Deep Space Industries' Prospector X prototype satelite

South African becomes deputy head of key international nuclear group

By: Keith Campbell     5th August 2016 For the first time, a South African has been elected to be vice-chair of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) High-Level Group on the Security of Supply of Medical Radioisotopes (HLG-MR). This is despite the fact that South Africa is not a... 

South African becomes deputy head of key international nuclear group
Photo by NTP Group
Tina Eboka (left) and Rilla Hamilton (right)

From elevated inspections to stock analysis, drones begin making business impact

By: Dylan Slater     5th August 2016 Remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPASs) have the potential to significantly change the way many industrial, engineering and mining operations are conducted, with the ability to reach difficult to access areas and remove people from hazardous situations.  

From elevated inspections to stock analysis,  drones begin making business impact
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