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MICROMINE’s mobile app update lets you get more control over your mine from your phone

24th October 2018 MICROMINE is pleased to announce the latest version of its mobile app, Pitram Connect v1.2.2, is now available for download. The app is available now on the App Store for iPhone and iPad (iOS10 and above) and on Google Play for Android phones and tablets (6.0 Marshmallow and above). Pitram... 

7 ways to create in-store experiences that drive traffic and sales

By: Creamer Media Reporter      30th August 2018 Competition in the retail industry is fiercer than ever. Between ecommerce sites and subscription services, consumers have plenty of choices when it comes to where they spend their time and money.   To stay competitive, you need to give them compelling reasons to come in to your store and shop.... 

BEKA Schréder Launches World First App

By: Creamer Media Reporter      16th August 2018 BEKA Schréder is excited to announce the launch of its Augmented Reality (AR) App, a first in the world with street lighting applications. It offers an arsenal of scaled and accurately detailed products in the palm of your hands. BEKA Schréder’s App is the first in the world to use augmented... 

Special needs schools get a digital helping hand

21st June 2018 iPad donation to greatly assist learners overcome learning difficulties MiX Telematics, in partnership with iSchool Africa, continues* to empower teachers and learners with educational technology and classroom practices that assist learners overcome their learning difficulties. Last week, MiX... 

Apple is said to negotiate buying cobalt direct from miners

By: Bloomberg     21st February 2018 Apple is in talks to buy long-term supplies of cobalt directly from miners for the first time, according to people familiar with the matter, seeking to ensure it will have enough of the key battery ingredient amid industry fears of a shortage driven by the electric vehicle boom. The iPhone maker... 

Geospatial products distributor launches world’s smallest image laser scanner locally

By: Mia Breytenbach     6th October 2017 Geospatial products distributor Aciel Geomatics has officially locally launched the Leica BLK360 imaging laser scanner – the world’s smallest and lightest image laser scanner. Aciel Geomatics, the appointed distributor for Switzerland-based Leica Geosystems AG, launched the scanner at the... 

African Utility Week Industry Awards include new gas, small scale and ICT categories to reflect evolution of energy and water sectors

20th February 2017 Nominations are open for top industry professionals and projects   “I know the energy revolution is powering up and ready to take off. We should embrace energy trade with each other”.  With these words Mr Kandeh Yumkella, UN Under-Secretary-General and Former Special Representative of the... 

African Utility Week to host launch of YEPP for young power pros and graduates wishing to solve Africa’s energy challenges

18th January 2017 African Utility Week to gather 7000+ power professionals in Cape Town “Youth unemployment on the continent is a major epidemic and internship opportunities are an amazing solution to help maximize human capital development on the continent” says Daniel Antwi, co-founder of the Africa Internship... 

African Utility Week returns to Cape Town in May and showcases how community scale projects are the continent’s energy future

18th January 2017 Expo and conference to focus on major industry trends “The power and energy landscape in Africa is undergoing significant change” says Evan Schiff, African Utility Week event director, adding that current trends include “the availability of private investment for power and energy projects, the... 

Musk and Gates geniuses? I think not

By: Terry Mackenzie-hoy     2nd December 2016 The other day JP and I were chewing the fat. I mentioned to JP that Elon Musk’s SpaceX rocket had gone up on the launch pad with a fearful scene of destruction. I also said that Musk was saying that it was not an explosion as much as it was a “fast fire”. I said I was not too sure about this; I... 

Leadership key to navigating choppy digital transformation waters

By: Schalk Burger     3rd June 2016 Successful digital transformation – the digitisation of enterprises, their revenue models and operating models – requires support and direction from management, say several domestic and international information technology (IT) experts. Research and consultancy firm the International Data... 

Leadership key to navigating choppy digital transformation waters

By: Schalk Burger     3rd June 2016 Successful digital transformation – the digitisation of enterprises, their revenue models and operating models – requires support and direction from management, say several domestic and international information technology (IT) experts. Research and consultancy firm the International Data... 

Waspa's Tips For Protecting Mobile Device Integrity

17th May 2016 Online security is very topical with much advice dispensed regarding when not to click on fraudulent links, and how to identify imposter websites, for example. However, what of actual mobile device security? In line with its consumer protection mandate, the Wireless Application Service Providers'... 

‘African Start-Up’: Little Ashford Preschool, South Africa

13th April 2016 In the trendiest suburbs of Johannesburg, traditional means of teaching are being transformed by the introduction of cutting-edge technology into pre-school classrooms in the South African capital. This week, CNN’s ‘African Start-Up’ features Jena Mukina, education entrepreneur and the founder of... 

The water-energy nexus: Insights into resilient development

11th March 2016 ADVERTORIAL – By Nevenka Ristic How do we ensure that our investments are resilient to climate risks? How do we make climate-smart policy choices against a backdrop of uncertainty? So far, the world has relied on global circulation models that provide information on general climate patterns whose... 

The water-energy nexus: Insights into resilient development

1st March 2016 By Nevenka Ristic How do we ensure that our investments are resilient to climate risks? How do we make climate-smart policy choices against a backdrop of uncertainty? So far, the world has relied on global circulation models that provide information on general climate patterns whose projections... 

Want power system stability? Go for nuclear

By: Terry Mackenzie-hoy     26th February 2016 One of the difficulties with a column like this is that the people who read it have  a variety of expectations. One thing I cannot do is to write about what I did last week with my dog (or my friend) in anecdotal form and expect anybody to like what I write. People these days are getting less and... 

SKF pioneers cloud-based solution for data collecting

5th February 2016 How can a complex operation keep track of thousands of pages of documents, including measurements, drawings, tables and photos? To address this demanding task, SKF has developed a cloud-based solution, SKF Data Collect, using iPads to record and manage data. Making the transition from volumes of... 

Towards growing African economies: Addressing the African power and water sectors

4th January 2016 The 16th annual African Utility Week and Clean Power Africa conference and trade exhibition returns to Cape Town from 17-19 May 2016 will be a gathering of some 6000 engineers, stakeholders and solution providers from around the globe. The event will feature 250 exhibitors, over 220 speakers, a... 

ADSoftware celebrates successful exhibition at Paris Air Show

29th July 2015 Following the successful launch of their new mobile applications at the recently held Paris Air Show, ADSoftware is delighted to announce the signing of Skyward Express Limited (Kenya) and Asia Atlantic Airways (Thailand) for their AirPack maintenance software. The 2015 Le Bourget Air Show was... 

American cherry and maple twist and bend to form ‘The Invisible Store of Happiness’

24th July 2015 The Invisible Store of Happiness is a three-meter high ode to wood and craftsmanship. The installation involved two of the UK’s brightest talents - furniture designer/maker Sebastian Cox and artist Laura Ellen Bacon - who took three months to craft the structure out of American hardwoods.... 

Reflecting on driverless cars

By: Terry Mackenzie-hoy     26th June 2015 Apple intends going to go into the business of making cars. My take on this is that Apple is being very very stupid or blind. The motorcar as it has evolved is an incredibly complex device. I am not talking about the engine – it is more about the suspension, the drivetrain, passenger safety,... 

‘Homeless’ S African CEOs raise R25m on icy streets of Joburg 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      25th June 2015 Over 250 CEOs from South Africa’s largest corporates last week traded in boardroom suits for cardboard boxes, spending 12 hours on the streets of Johannesburg as part of an initiative to raise some R25-million for charity Girls and Boys Town and bring awareness to the plight of the homeless in... 

You are in bad shape if you think poker is only a game

By: Terry Mackenzie-hoy     15th May 2015 Many of you will not have seen the film Mash. In the film, a young surgeon named Donald Sutherland is concerned about the health of a friend of his. He asks another doctor how bad his friend is. The doctor says, "Well, it is as bad as this: he said the other day when he was not doing very well at... 

Engen drones at NAMPO 2015

11th May 2015 Engen, a leading supplier of lubricants to the agricultural sector, plans to unleash some hi-tech wizardry and an exciting competition at NAMPO Harvest Day 2015, to wow the 70 000 loyal fans expected at the annual show just outside Bothaville from 12 to 15 May. The company, whose commitment to... 

Engen releases drones at NAMPO 2015

7th May 2015 Engen, a leading supplier of lubricants to the agricultural sector, plans to unleash some hi-tech wizardry and an exciting competition at NAMPO Harvest Day 2015, to wow the 70 000 loyal fans expected at the annual show in Welkom from 12 to 15 May. The company, whose commitment to NAMPO goes back... 

Online hydraulics digital product catalogue now available

24th April 2015 Power management company Eaton announced in March that the company’s PowerSource website, www.eatonpowersource.com, an end-to-end searchable product database that enables users to search, specify and sell hydraulics products, is now available to all users free of charge. 

African Utility Week returns to Cape Town and shows that Africa is open for business

4th February 2015 Regional collaboration in the power and water sectors, the untapped potential of renewable energy and investment challenges will be top of the agenda at the 15th African Utility Week and Clean Power Africa conference and exhibition, returning to the CTICC in Cape Town from 12-14 May next year.... 

Service provider focuses on MSF

By: Mia Breytenbach     5th December 2014 Express courier service TNT Express launched their mobile sales force (MSF) programme last month to equip its sales force with the necessary tools in a single iPad to assist customers, says TNT national sales and marketing director Shane de Beer. “TNT’s MSF capabilities enable its account... 

Book delves into the role of sugar in evolution of KwaZulu-Natal

By: Sashnee Moodley     10th October 2014 The Land of Green Gold: Some History of Natal and Zululand is a book that highlights the history of KwaZulu-Natal and the role of ancient geology in making the province’s coast suitable for sugar cane farming. 

Engen got football supporters talking!

9th October 2014 Engen proudly staged yet another successful Engen Knockout Challenge in the months of June through to August in 2014. To further engage with the youth and football supporters in South Africa, Engen introduced the “Be the Journo” competition where the supporters became the media. The competition... 

On-The-Air (05/09/2014) 

By: Martin Creamer     5th September 2014 Australia is beating South Africa hands down in the race for a slice of Africa’s mineral resources 

Fortinet Urges Consumers to Watch Out for Ransomware Targeting their Mobile Devices

4th August 2014 Fortinet® a global leader in high-performance network security – has advised mobile device users to be on the alert for mobile ransomware, which has seen a steady increase worldwide in recent months. Ransomware is a type of malware that restricts usage of the device it infects, demanding  payment... 

Wd Tv® Simplifies Personal Content Playback On Any Tv

28th May 2014 WD®, a Western Digital company and a world leader in connected storage solutions, today unveiled the new WD TV – Personal Edition, in the UAE. The WD TV Personal Edition is an easy to use Wi-Fi™ enabled media player that plays virtually any media file stored on USB and network storage devices or... 

Leading specialist mining show grows footprint in Africa

10th April 2014 International mining, industrial, construction and power generation show Electra Mining Africa expands footprint into Africa with shows in Botswana, Ghana and Zambia and back to Johannesburg in September. Delivering a high return on investment for exhibitors and providing a world-class event for... 

Not without risks

By: Terence Creamer     4th April 2014 With South Africa poised to open the way for shale gas exploration, it was interesting the gain insight into the issue of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) from UK special representative on climate change Sir David King. King, who was born in Durban in 1939 and educated in Johannesburg at the... 

Engen beats high cost and low literacy with video-based iPad learning on forecourts

19th March 2014 Engen, South Africa’s leading fuel retailer, has found a way to overcome one of its toughest challenges: providing affordable training to more than 17 000 forecourt staff, employed at more than 1 200 dealer franchises countrywide. The solution, an iPad training app developed by training solution... 

Why mobile strategies do actually work

25th February 2014 In order to seriously compete in today’s commercial environment decision makers have to put into practice a carefully refined mobile strategy. Any credible strategy will inevitably cover cloud-based service delivery, most notably Microsoft’s Office365, which is an example of ‘Software as... 

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