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Apr 24, 2015
INNOVATIVE INFRARED TECHNOLOGYThe launch of the new infrared camera range has provided Instrotech with the opportunity to work with customers such as Consol and PFG Building Glass.
Process-control instrumentation and industrial electronics supplier Instrotech has launched a new fixed infrared camera, the PI 450 G7, aimed specifically at the glass industry. Released in South Africa in January, the Optris PI 450 G7 features a special wavelength...
Apr 23, 2015
Jan Rijn Zeevaart
The Nuclear Energy Corporation of South Africa (Necsa) launched the first clinical micro positron emission tomography/computerised tomography (microPET/CT) scanner in Africa on Thursday at its facility in the North West. Speaking to Engineering News Online Necsa...
Apr 23, 2015
A MeerKAT sub-reflector being formed on the mold
South African company Stratosat Datacom officially opened its new facility for manufacturing sub-reflectors for the MeerKAT radio telescope in Elandsfontein, east of Johannesburg, on Thursday. In his address at the event, Department of Science and Technology...
Apr 22, 2015
The Department of Science and Technology (DST) this week called for nominations for the 2015 South African Women in Science Awards, which would focus on ‘Science for a sustainable future’. The theme would look at the contributions made by women researchers towards...
Apr 17, 2015
It was thanks to recently-developed technology that an international team of scientists was able to announce recently the determination of new dates for the famous Little Foot skeleton excavated from the globally-famous Sterkfontein Caves in South Africa’s Gauteng...
Apr 17, 2015
Participation as an African partner country, with South Africa, in the international Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope programme is important to Mozambique, says the country’s Vice Minister for Science, Technology, Higher and Professional Education, Leda...
Apr 16, 2015
The City of Cape Town has unveiled a new pipe inspection device, the robotic crawler, which will allow the city to more effectively plan sewerage maintenance programmes and identify potential blockages before they cause overflows. Fitted with an on-board camera, the...
Apr 13, 2015
After receiving a record 925 applications from 41 countries for its yearly Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) awards, the African Innovation Foundation (AIF) has shortlisted ten nominees who remain in the running for the $100 000 grand prize. Launched by the AIF in...
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Apr 10, 2015
The recent meeting of the African partner countries in the international Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope programme in Pretoria was a success, South African Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor has told Engineering News. "It went very well," she...
Apr 10, 2015
South African Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor has highlighted the importance of the Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy for Africa (Stisa) and the key role of the international Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope programme within the...
Apr 10, 2015
Wireless machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions provider WAM Technologies announced, in November last year, the release of VesselConnect, a global system for mobile communication (GSM) tracking to monitor and control refrigerated containers on-board container and related...
Apr 09, 2015
The successful installation of a R13-million ISO 3 cleanroom and BSL3 laboratory at national mineral research organisation Mintek was proof that the Department of Science and Technology’s (DST’s) ongoing investment in national research projects was bearing fruit,...
Apr 07, 2015
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US scientists said they have invented a cheap, long-lasting and flexible battery made of aluminium for use in smartphones that can be charged in as little as one minute. The researchers, who detailed their discovery in the journal Nature, said the new aluminium-ion...
Apr 03, 2015
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is committed to helping all African countries seeking to adopt nuclear energy. This assurance was recently given by IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano. "Nuclear power has obvious advantages for countries in Africa," he...
Apr 02, 2015
Little foot skeleton of Australopithecus prometheus
An international team of scientists announced on Thursday the determination of new dates for the famous Little Foot skeleton excavated from the globally-famous Sterkfontein Caves in South Africa’s Gauteng province. The team comprises researchers from South Africa,...
Apr 01, 2015
Terence Goodlace
Impala Platinum (Implats) CEO Terence Goodlace is championing the marketing of platinum by surging ahead with plans to use platinum fuel cells to produce electricity at the Implats platinum refinery in Springs, on Gauteng’s East Rand. JSE-listed Implats, which is...
Mar 31, 2015
Mar 26, 2015
Participation as an African partner country, with South Africa, in the international Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope programme is important to Mozambique, the country’s Vice Minister for Science, Technology, Higher and Professional Education, Leda Hugo,...
 
 
 
 
Mar 25, 2015
MeerKAT
The meeting of the African partner countries in the international Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope programme in Pretoria on Wednesday was a success, South African Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor told Engineering News Online. "It went very...
Mar 25, 2015
Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor
South African Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor has highlighted the importance of the Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy for Africa (Stisa) and the key role of the international Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope programme within the...
Mar 20, 2015
The international Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope project will now enter its final pre-construction phase. This decision was taken recently and unanimously by the SKA Board of Directors and by the SKA Organisation, which is responsible for leading the...
Mar 20, 2015
Recently established Denel Integrated Systems and Management (Denel ISM) has formed an alliance with GEW Technologies, a South African subsidiary of Airbus Defence and Space, part of Europe’s Airbus group. The alliance is intended to pursue future electronic warfare...
Mar 18, 2015
Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor
Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor has joined her Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (Brics) counterparts in Brazil for a two-day science, technology and Innovation (STI) ministerial meeting. The first Brics STI Ministerial Meeting was held in...
Mar 13, 2015
No fewer that three of the development projects being carried out by local missile, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and satellite company Denel Dynamics (part of the State-owned Denel group) are coming to an end and being transformed into industrialisation and...
Mar 13, 2015
INDUSTRY PURSUIT Project Aeroswift will be able to produce components with various metals, including titanium and stainless steel alloys
South African research institute the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research’s (CSIR’s) National Laser Centre (NLC) has confirmed that its large-area high-speed selective laser melting (SLM) system, also known as the Aeroswift project, is on track to produce...
Mar 13, 2015
IMPROVED PROFICIENCY The speed of a fibre laser is several times higher than that of a CO2 laser
The laser-cutting industry has transitioned in recent years from using carbon dioxide (CO2) lasers to fibre laser-cutting systems, notes Switzerland-based sheet metal cutting and bending equipment supplier Bystronic. The light source of a fibre-optic laser-cutting...
Mar 13, 2015
MARKING ALTERNATIVE The Electrox Scorpion Rapide allows for complete control of the laser beam parameters to mark different materials
To provide end-users with state-of-the-art metal-cutting capabilities, local industrial laser-cutting machine designer, manufacturer, importer and distributor Beyond Laser South Africa (SA) will launch its new flatbed fibre-optic laser-cutting machines, manufactured...
Mar 10, 2015
Denel CEO Riaz Saloojee
Recently established Denel Integrated Systems and Management (Denel ISM) has formed an alliance with GEW Technologies, a South African subsidiary of Airbus Defence and Space, part of Europe’s Airbus group. The alliance is intended to pursue future electronic warfare...
 
 
 
 
Mar 10, 2015
The SKA Organisation head office at Jodrell Bank, with the Lovell radio telescope in the background
The international Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope project will now enter its final preconstruction phase. This decision has been taken unanimously by the SKA board of directors and was announced on Monday by the SKA Organisation, which is responsible for...
Mar 06, 2015
LATERAL POTENTIAL High demands on production, quality and hygiene in the food industry necessitate efficient and well-managed systems
Students participating in the 2015 PneuDrive Challenge Engineering Design Competition will need to design “game changers” for the food and beverage industry, says drive engineering company SEW-Eurodrive. This year’s competition roadshows started at the end of last...
Mar 06, 2015
CRYOLINE XF SPIRAL FREEZER Demand for new and innovative freezing solutions is linked to continuous product design
Having introduced several freezing and cooling solutions across the food processing industry in recent years, South Africa-based gases and welding company Afrox successfully launched a number of new-generation cryogenic freezing solutions onto the local market last...
Mar 06, 2015
EASY DETECTION The Detex X-ray and metal-detectable plastic actuators and caps used on the Foodlube and food-grade lubricants can be identified using standard X-ray or metal-detection equipment
UK-based lubrication manufacturer Rocol in September 2014 received the trademark for its X-ray and metal-detectable Detex technology, applied to its food grade products to offer an additional layer of protection against foreign-object contamination. “This is a...
Mar 06, 2015
Late last year the South African electronics industry, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), the South African National Defence Force, the Air Traffic and Navigation Services and other institutions celebrated the 75th anniversary of radar in this...
Mar 06, 2015
UMBILICAL BLOOD STEM CELLS Potent stem cells can be harvested from the placenta and umbilical cord that are usually discarded as medical waste, despite being full of potent stem cells
Stored haemopoietic stem cells drawn from the umbilical cord are currently being used to treat seventy diseases, including leukaemia and sickle-cell anaemia. However, these stem cells and other placental tissue cells may be used to treat many diverse diseases and...
Mar 02, 2015
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The development of the 64-dish MeerKAT array radio telescope is a strategic infrastructure project and forms part of efforts to transform the South African economy, specifically through the development of human capital, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa said on...
Feb 20, 2015
Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Science and Technology has lauded the achievements of retiring Square Kilometer Array (SKA) South Africa project director Dr Bernie Fanaroff, commending his “immeasurable contribution and hard work” in leading the team that...
Feb 20, 2015
LIGHTING LABORATORY Energywise's lighting laboratory’s service and equipment are available from the company for hire or purchase
In cooperation with electrical solutions company Magnet, lighting solutions provider Energywise Systems has established a specialist lighting service laboratory in Riverhorse Valley, Durban, which offers complete photometric, electric and thermal testing for light...
Feb 20, 2015
The Water Research Commission (South Africa’s national funding agency dedicated to water research and development) and the Department of Science and Technology are jointly running an innovation programme known as the Water Technologies Demonstration Programme...
 
 
 
 
Feb 20, 2015
PROVEN TECHNOLOGY Bulk hydrogen storage and handling is common in many industries, including the oil and gas industry, and can be applied to develop hydrogen infrastructure
Research regarding the use of South Africa’s platinum group metals (PGMs) in fuel cells and water electrolysis will enable electrification of remote communities and the use of hydrogen as a primary energy carrier in future. Hydrocarbons, mostly petroleum distillates...
Feb 20, 2015
HYDROGEN FUEL CELL Hydrogen technologies enable variable renewable energy to be stored
The Department of Science and Technology (DST) research organisation Hydrogen South Africa (HySA) Infrastructure Centre has developed an electrochemical hydrogen compressor unit with no moving parts, which improves the commercial application of water electrolysis...
Feb 20, 2015
The South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa) is expanding its technology portfolio of speciality gases. (Necsa subsidiary Pelchem has long been renowned for its production of fluorochemicals, including gases and acids.) Not only is the group adding production...
Feb 19, 2015
Technology and consulting company IBM on Thursday signed an Equity Equivalency Investment Programme (EEIP) with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) that would see IBM invest R700-million in skills development in the fields of science and technology  in South...
Feb 18, 2015
Alan Winde
Twelve innovative entrepreneurs in the Western Cape have secured total funding of R6.5-million from the Design Innovation Seed Fund to take their ideas to the market. Launched last year, the seed fund was a joint partmership between the Western Cape’s Department of...
 
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