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Engineering News iPhone and Android Apps available for free download

By: Creamer Media Reporter      16th February 2018 Creamer Media’s readers continue to be part of the mobile revolution.  Over 20% of Creamer Media’s online readers view the websites on their mobile devices. To cater for this growing mobile readership Creamer Media offers an Engineering News Online app for iPhone and Android users.  These apps... 

Mining Weekly iPhone and Android Apps available for free download 

     16th February 2018 Creamer Media’s readers continue to be part of the mobile revolution.  Over 20% of Creamer Media’s online readers view the websites on their mobile devices. To cater for this growing mobile readership Creamer Media offers a MiningWeekly.com app for iPhone and Android users.  These apps offer... 

Ransomware attacks among major cybersecurity risks for industrial companies

By: Schalk Burger     9th February 2018 Ransomware attacks and targeted attacks will continue to be major cybersecurity risks for industrial companies this year, as well as the continued rise of targeted fraud attacks on industrial companies, says cybersecurity multinational Kaspersky Lab industrial control systems (ICS) computer... 

Lack of communication impacts on safety

By: Paige Müller     9th February 2018 Many large companies typically do not have the required technology or resources available to adequately communicate with lower-level staff, which software company Wyzetalk believes affects industry health and safety negatively. “Organisations provide a corporate email address for executives and... 

No ‘brakes’ on innovation: First Cut brings Bystronic’s award-winning Xpert 40 press brake/Mobile Bending Cell combination to South Africa

     7th February 2018 Great innovation deserves to be rewarded. In the case of the foremost Swiss OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) Bystronic - a leading global provider of high-quality solutions for the sheet-metal processing industry – their Mobile Bending Cell was recognised with an award for innovative... 

Cyberattacks pose risk to financial stability, SARB warns

By: Terence Creamer     25th January 2018 Rising cybersecurity risks could undermine financial stability, South African Reserve Bank (SARB) deputy governor Francois Groepe warns. Speaking in Cape Town at the thirteenth Basel Committee on Banking Supervision – Financial Stability Institute high-level meeting for Africa, Groepe said the... 

Survey Says: More Oil Producers Moving Toward a Risk-based Approach for Asset Life Extension

     12th December 2017 Producers have discovered that a risk-based inspection approach can cut costs if it’s implemented properly, says an OGIQ survey. Now, it’s a matter of increasing the adoption rate. By Anne-Marie Walters 

Legrand-Wireless-Mobile-Device-Chargers

     4th December 2017 Legrand’s wireless chargers for mobile devices have been designed to make life easier in a busy world – either at home, in the office, or when travelling. These wireless chargers, with advanced technology, are ergonomic and functional, with versatility for use without cables in all environments... 

Fostering innovation will put South Africa on a higher growth trajectory

By: Schalk Burger     3rd November 2017 Harnessing the potential of innovation through an improved business climate for startups, skilled immigration, trade facilitation and competition in information and communication technology (ICT), as well as easier access to research and development (R&D) tax incentives, would significantly help... 

Solar photovoltaic invention passes two-year milestone

By: Schalk Burger     3rd November 2017 Standalone solar photovoltaic (PV) social enterprise technology SolarTurtle, which provides low-cost energy for remote and unconnected communities, has been profitable and operational for more than two years in various communities, says SolarTurtle inventor, founder and manager James van der... 

Fostering innovation will put South Africa on a higher growth trajectory

By: Schalk Burger     3rd November 2017 “Harnessing the potential of innovation through an improved business climate for startups, skilled immigration, trade facilitation, competition in information and communication technology, as well as easier access to research and development tax incentives would significantly help to create jobs... 

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is upon us and South African industry must adapt

By: Keith Campbell     27th October 2017 The Fourth Industrial Revolution, or Industry 4.0, is now under way. And there is no way that South African industry can avoid or escape it. Industry 4.0 embraces mobile connectivity, artificial intelligence, Big Data, the Internet of Things (IoT), next-generation robotics, additive manufacturing... 

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is upon us and SA industry must adapt

By: Keith Campbell     27th October 2017 The Fourth Industrial Revolution, or Industry 4.0, is now underway. And there is no way that South African industry can avoid or escape it. Industry 4.0 embraces mobile connectivity, artificial intelligence, “big data”, the Internet of Things (IoT), next-generation robotics, additive... 

Gamsberg zinc project a thumbs up for South Africa amid investment slowdown

By: Mia Breytenbach     20th October 2017 Amid low levels of capital project activities in South Africa, the $400-million Gamsberg zinc and lead project, in the Northern Cape, has become the largest mining project under execution in the country. “Commentators have noted that this significant investment in the South African mining... 

Digital disruption to drive financial inclusion in Africa

     20th October 2017 Digital disruption in the financial services sector is likely to gain further momentum and lead to exciting new business models that will facilitate financial inclusion in Africa, says advisory services provider Deloitte Africa financial services industry leader Roger Verster. 

Teleeye SA Collaborates With Flir Systems On Critical Temperature Monitoring

     19th October 2017 Local remote alarm and video verification specialist, TeleEye SA, has collaborated with the world leader in thermal imaging, FLIR Systems, to develop a critical thermal temperature notification and monitoring solution.   Remotely monitoring equipment and facilities with thermal cameras can detect... 

The Cybersecurity Threats Presented by Financial Services Remote Employees

     30th August 2017 Security and IT professionals at large enterprises across all industries are faced with the daily task of having to secure an expanding attack surface. Vulnerable points of entry used to live within the organization’s walls, where firewalls and inline security tools could protect them. But... 

Digitalisation must be embraced by trucking industry

     25th August 2017 Digitalisation will rapidly transform the trucking industry in the near future, as it will force the industry to embrace this concept, or risk being unable to compete. This message was emphasised at this year’s fourth annual TruckX and FleetX conference and expo, which took place at the Kyalami... 

Blue Label concludes Cell C recapitalisation

By: Natasha Odendaal     7th August 2017 JSE-listed Blue Label Telecoms has wrapped up the R5.5-billion recapitalisation of mobile operator Cell C, taking a 45% ownership, through subsidiary The Prepaid Company, of issued share capital of Cell C more than a year after first initiating the deal. In an update to shareholders on Monday,... 

Leading South African Engineering Firm Partners with Silversoft to Implement Deltek Project Information Management

     27th July 2017 Deltek, the leading global provider of enterprise software and information solutions for project-based businesses, announced today that CKR Consulting Engineers is partnering with Silversoft to implement Deltek Project Information Management (PIM), the industry’s leading enterprise information... 

Payroll – make it easy, make it mobile

     26th July 2017 Companies need to rethink payroll services and follow the international trend of investing more in mobile self-service solutions, advises Lavine Haripersad, a director at the South African Payroll Association (SAPA). “It’s time to put payroll in your employees’ pockets or purses. Mobile devices... 

High standard of fire and security technology & services at Securex 2017 win the approval of decision makers

     19th July 2017 Securex 2017, held at Gallagher Convention Centre from 30 May to 1 June, again proved that it is Africa’s premier exhibition for sourcing security- and fire-related solutions all under one roof. With 121 local (75%) and 53 international exhibitors showcasing their solutions on 3 388 m2 of stand... 

Sub-Saharan Africa mobile users to exceed 500m by 2020

By: Anine Kilian     12th July 2017 More than 500-million people across sub-Saharan Africa will be subscribed to a mobile service by the end of the decade, a new report shows. The report ‘The Mobile Economy: Sub-Saharan Africa 2017’, which was published by GSMA on Wednesday, forecasts that the number of unique mobile subscribers in... 

Blue Label to acquire mobile device distributor in R1.9bn deal

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     27th June 2017 Local telecommunications firm Blue Label will, through its The Prepaid Company subsidiary, acquire mobile device distributor 3G Mobile for R1.9-billion. The shares in 3G Mobile will be acquired in two stages, with the initial acquisition of 47.37% of the issued share capital for R900-million,... 

Revamped Polity website gives prominence to exclusive content

By: Creamer Media Reporter      16th June 2017 One of South Africa’s pioneering websites, Creamer Media’s Polity.org.za, is being re-launched in June 2017 to give its readers easier access to more exclusive content and to strengthen the site’s research and referencing capabilities. Kenneth Creamer, CEO of Creamer Media, says that, in addition... 

Revamped Polity website gives prominence to exclusive content  

By: Creamer Media Reporter      13th June 2017 One of South Africa’s pioneering websites, Creamer Media’s Polity.org.za, is being re-launched in June 2017 to give its readers easier access to more exclusive content and to strengthen the site’s research and referencing capabilities. Kenneth Creamer, CEO of Creamer Media, says that in addition... 

Harnessing Digital Innovation To Enable Smart Supply Chains

     31st May 2017 By Kate Stubbs, Managing Executive: Business Development And Marketing At Barloworld Logistics Across every sphere of business and manufacturing, new digital tools, systems and platforms are upending traditional strategies and approaches. Fuelled by powerful software systems and smart apps, the... 

Office workers prefer mobile over desk phones

     22nd May 2017 In a recent report by Westcon-Comstor vendor partner, Avaya, workers are calling time out on “dumb phones” urging employers to allow them to make use of mobile devices.    The report, conducted by research company YouGov on behalf of Avaya, surveyed 3,000 global office workers, asking if they... 

Sub-Saharan Africa middle class represents R1.3tr a month market

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     19th May 2017 A University of Cape Town (UCT) Unilever Institute of Strategic Marketing initiative, the African Lions research project, has established that the sub-Saharan African middle class, comprising around 100-million people, represents a R1.3-trillion a month market and is growing. Carried out... 

Cyberattacks have more than just financial costs

By: Robyn Wilkinson     19th May 2017 While the global proliferation of technology benefits users, it also increases the number and complexity of cyber risks, and companies cannot afford not to factor in the damage that a cyberattack can have on their reputation, says global cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab Africa MD Riaan... 

African cities to become dynamic centres of change by 2050

By: Anine Kilian     17th May 2017 Sub-Saharan Africa will face major, inter-related challenges over the next generation. “[The region] will double its population to two-billion by 2050. By then, more than half of Africans will be living in cities, and this group of mostly young people will be connected with each other and the... 

Online agricultural education platform set to create trained farmers

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     11th May 2017 A new online education platform, Agricolleges, aims to help create a fresh wave of farmers and agriculturalists in Africa. It is expected to assist in the provision of education and training for small-scale farmers on the continent, which is one of four factors identified by the World Economic... 

NexOptic unveils revolutionary flat lens slated to disrupt optics as we know it

By: Henry Lazenby     5th April 2017 Upstart Vancouver-based technology firm NexOptic Technology and acquisition target Spectrum Optix on Tuesday night for the first time publicly unveiled field test images taken with the company’s proprietary new Blade Optics telescope prototype, an invention that changes humanity’s understanding... 

Machine learning being used to detect fraud

By: Schalk Burger     31st March 2017 A fraud prevention cloud system uses machine learning and big data analytics to detect potentially fraudulent activities and protect multiple customer service channels in banks, financial institutions and government agencies, says cybersecurity multinational Kaspersky lab head of fraud prevention... 

New Nordson EFD 781 Mini Spray Valve

     20th March 2017 Exceptionally Uniform Spray Control in 60% Smaller Form Factor Micro spray patterns ≥ 1 mm (0.04”) wide, innovative quick release (QR) technology, and modular design also set this spray valve apart. 

Inverter system uses automatic shutdown system

     17th March 2017 The new intelligent inverter system from photovoltaic (PV) company SolarEdge has an automatic safety control feature that allows the system to use a module-level voltage shutdown, where the PV array is reduced to a safe direct current (dc) voltage in the event of alternating current (ac) shut... 

Reimagine Work by Reimagining Business

     27th February 2017 When you want to know the future, acknowledge the past. As citizens of a rapidly accelerated world, we are seduced by the idea that our situation is unique. In many ways it is - not the least how the workplace is changing. But change in the workplace itself is not new, nor is the regression... 

Free Market Foundation calls into question department’s claims of support for ICT policy proposals

By: Natasha Odendaal     27th February 2017 The Free Market Foundation (FMF) on Monday said the Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services (DTPS) was incorrect in asserting that the new National Integrated Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Policy White Paper had the support and backing of industry. The ICT White... 

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