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Ramaphosa announces new science and technology varsity

By: News24Wire      14th February 2020 The people of Ekurhuleni in Gauteng will soon enjoy a new science and technology university, President Cyril Ramaphosa promised during his State of the Nation Address (SoNA) on Thursday night. "We will enable young people in that metro to be trained in high-impact and cutting edge technological... 

Accelerator Lab aims to use innovation to tackle SA's biggest social problems 

13th February 2020 In an effort to provide a network and platform through which new solutions can be developed to mitigate and solve the country’s challenges, the United Nations Development Programme has launched its 60th Accelerator Lab in South Africa. Journalist Simone Liedtke attended the launch event last month. 

Motlanthe weighs in on what is needed for South Africa to create a capable State  

By: Marleny Arnoldi     7th February 2020 Any efforts to improve social cohesion and obtain buy-in for social compacts are happening against a backdrop of crisis and a destabilising State, says former President Kgalema Motlanthe. Speaking at the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture’s Social Cohesion Compact event, which was aimed at... 

Innovation, skills and learning at Machine Tools Africa 2020

By: Creamer Media Reporter      29th January 2020 As the biggest trade exhibition of its kind in Africa, Machine Tools Africa is all about innovation with its focus on additive manufacturing, automation and control, CNC machinery, cutting tools, machines, robotics, and more. Taking place from 12 to 15 May at the Expo Centre in Johannesburg, it’s... 

Manufacturing trends for Africa in the decade to come

By: Creamer Media Reporter      29th January 2020 As we enter the new decade, the only way African manufacturers can stay ahead of competitors and win the market in today’s quickly transforming environment is to embrace change. Those who wish to thrive and not just survive are leveraging the latest in growth-inducing Industry 4.0 technologies.... 

Demand, commitments position Canada’s mining sector for success – MAC

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     27th January 2020 Recent commitments to mining, particularly the new Canada-US Joint Action Plan on Critical Minerals Collaboration and the Canadian Minerals and Metals Plan (CMMP), show great promise for the country’s mining sector, Mining Association of Canada (MAC) CEO and president Pierre Gratton said last... 

Exciting global green student competition open for entry

27th January 2020 Enter one of the biggest global student competitions for engineering and business students worldwide Student finalists with bold ideas will join Schneider Electric’s Global Innovation Summit in Las Vegas 

Applications open for leadership development programme

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     24th January 2020 Gauteng innovation agency, the Innovation Hub, has called on young South Africans to take part in the CoachLab Leadership and Business Skills Development Programme. CoachLab is a youth skills development programme managed by the Innovation Hub in collaboration with industry partners, government... 


24th January 2020 FLSmidth is a leading provider of mineral processing and material handling technology and systems to the global mining industry. In keeping with its strategy of driving success through sustainable productivity enhancement, FLSmidth is founded on three fundamental values – competence, cooperation... 

Lithium interest skyrockets, but battery advancements could leave mineral behind

By: Simone Liedtke     20th January 2020 Lithium interest has skyrocketed on the back of demand created by the battery industry, and while the mineral “shows no signs of slowing down”, analytics and consultant company GlobalData says that battery technology “is changing at an enormous pace” and the lithium market behind may be left... 

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