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May 22, 2015
May 22, 2015
CURE, TREATMENT OR VACCINATION? Combining HIV cure, treatment and vaccination research could lead to developing an effective solution to combating the pandemic
The combined research into human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) treatments, therapies and vaccinations could provide the answers to combating the deadly virus. This was the message conveyed at an HIV colloquium held at the Sci-Bono Discovery Centre in Newtown,...
May 22, 2015
CONTAMINENT FREE ZONE ISO cleanrooms are used to ensure that contaminants do not interfere with material research or the equipment being manufactured
South African mineral research organisation Mintek launched a R13-million manufacturing facility last month to produce lateral-flow diagnostics test strips for infectious diseases such as malaria, the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and tuberculosis (TB). The...
May 21, 2015
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Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor has highlighted some of the achievements of the flagship projects of the Department of Science and Technology. She was speaking at her Budget Vote media conference on Thursday. There are four flagship programmes. These...
May 21, 2015
Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor
The Department of Science and Technology (DST) and National Treasury are cooperating to ensure that the country increases its research and development (R&D) spending over the next four years, Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor told journalists at her...
May 18, 2015
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The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) announced on Sunday that it was to introduce regulations for the operation of civilian remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS, previously known as unmanned air vehicles, or UAVs, and popularly called drones)....
May 15, 2015
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CEO Barlow Manilal
Science funding group Technology Innovation Agency this week welcomed its new CEO Barlow Manilal. He previously spent 14 years at implementation agency, the Automotive Industry Development Centre (AIDC), where he served as CEO for the past seven years.
May 15, 2015
Researcher Adnane Remmal on Thursday won the $100 000 grand prize in the African Innovation Foundation’s (AIF’s) Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) awards, for his work that sought to provide African farmers with a solution to improve livestock production while taking...
May 15, 2015
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May 08, 2015
JOE MAPIRAVANA Asbestos-free cement boards have been under development at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) for two years
Electrical insulation and high-temperature electrical insulation specialists Insulectric and Interhom have partnered with the Department of Science and Technology’s Technology Localisation Implementation Unit (TLIU) to develop asbestos-free cement-board insulators....
May 08, 2015
JAN RIJN ZEEVAART The microPET/CT scanner would help boost the development of new pharmaceuticals and radiopharmaceuticals in South Africa
The Nuclear Energy Corporation of South Africa (Necsa) launched the first clinical micro positron emission tomography/computerised tomography (microPET/CT) scanner in Africa last month at its facility in the North West.
May 08, 2015
WATER SOLUTIONS The Watertec Africa expo will introduce equipment and solutions for water challenges facing West and East Africa
The Nigeria Association for Water Condition Improvement will this year make its debut appearance at the Watertec Africa expo that is part of the 2015 South Africa Industry and Technology Fair (Indutec) that will take place at the Gallagher Convention Centre, in...
May 05, 2015
Western Cape Minister of Economic Opportunities Alan Winde
The new systems showcased by the Western Cape Department of Agriculture on Tuesday were expected to provide a gateway for industry and policy-makers in the Western Cape to the latest intelligence from the sector and served as an important decision-making tool. The...
May 01, 2015
ACCIDENT PREVENTION Investing in dust surpression solutions can effectively reduce or eliminate air pollution at any materials-handling site
To prevent operational downtime that, on average, can result in a loss of between $1 000/h and $3 000/h, materials handling companies must invest in dust prevention solutions that effectively reduce or eliminate air pollution, says dust suppression engineering...
May 01, 2015
TREATED ROAD SURFACE Haul road surface treated with the Dust-A-Side bituminous-based product
International research, using human health and environment protection agency the US Environmental Protection Agency’s emissions factors for unpaved haul roads, indicates that haul trucks generate the most dust emissions from surface mining sites, accounting for...
May 01, 2015
TOTAL DUST MANAGEMENT 88Chemco uses appropriate chemistry for each project to ensure the solution fits performance and economic parameters
Dust-suppression solutions provider 88Chemco is saving costs for clients in the mining, oil and gas, and plantation industries with its chemical technologies and engineering methods, including fine-particle engineering, which was launched in July last year, says...
May 01, 2015
INTERCONNECTED APPROACH In addition to the Science for a Better Life exhibition, Bayer’s CropSciences and Animal Health divisions will drive awareness of its capabilities at Nampo
This year’s Nampo Harvest Day, which will take place in Bothaville, in the Free State, from May 12 to 15, will be the first stop for global health care, agriculture and high-tech polymer materials company Bayer’s Science for a Better Life interactive science...
Apr 30, 2015
Johannesburg-based science centre Sci Bono will next week host an Engineering Focus Week. The event, to be held from May 4 to 8, would showcase a range of careers available in the industry and provide a platform for learners and educators to interact with industry,...
Apr 30, 2015
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The term ‘strategic minerals’ is one that is much used but one that, in the words of Brazilian minerals lawyer Raquel Quaresma de Lima, “does not have a steady definition”, while the Science and Technology Committee of the UK House of Commons has observed that there...
 
 
 
 
Apr 29, 2015
For the first time since 2007, damage to brand and reputation has emerged as the biggest risk in information technology giant Aon's 2015 Global Risk Management Survey, while cyber risk has entered the top ten for the first time, this year. The connection between...
Apr 28, 2015
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Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor
Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor says if women’s talents were used in the fields of science, technology and innovation, the world would develop much more progressively. The Minister said gender imbalance across these research-driven fields continues to...
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...
 
 
 
 
Apr 10, 2015
MEERKAT 63 RECEIVERS A host of receivers on the antenna provides high fidelity and sensitivity and was informed by the KAT-7 prototype
Multiple and more sensitive receivers are being deployed on the 64 antennas of the MeerKAT radio telescope array, which will improve the scientific data it gathers, says Square Kilometre Array (SKA) South Africa science and engineering associate director professor...
Apr 10, 2015
China has successfully localised foreign nuclear technology and has used this as the base from which to develop its own nuclear power plant (NPP) design. So reported by State Nuclear Power Technology Corporation (SNPTC) Assistant VP He Weipeng recently.
Apr 10, 2015
POWERING THE CHAMBER OF MINES Mitochondria Energy Company’s fuel cell system will supply an average of between 30 kWh and 80 kWh during periods of peak demand
Energy solutions provider Mitochondria Energy Company (MEC) last month unveiled its 100 kW fuel cell at the Chamber of Mines (CoM) building, in Johannesburg. The new technology promises to be the future of alternative electricity supply, particularly amid escalating...
Apr 10, 2015
Global container refrigeration machinery supplier Daikin Reefer launched its new Active CA device, last month, which is a fast-working, simple and highly reliable unit that creates a controlled atmosphere (CA) inside refrigerated containers transporting perishable...
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 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...
 
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