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Technology & Communications News

Technology key to Telkom competitiveness

By: System Author     12th November 1999 Various new technologies are being implemented by telecommunications provider Telkom to ensure that it will be world competitive at the end of its exclusivity period in 2002. 

R&D increasingly the key to sucess or failure

By: System Author     5th November 1999 Electronics 

Car-maker’s expansion is on cruise control

By: System Author     5th November 1999 German Contribution to South Africa 

New internet-based service launched

By: System Author     5th November 1999 An Internet-based service to facilitate the commercial penetration of Italian companies in South Africa has been launched by C United Companies. 

Solar-powered emergency callpoints

By: System Author     5th November 1999 Calling ambulance services and the South African Police Services is being made easier with the installation of emergency callpoints throughout the Cape metropolitan area’s informal settlements. A hundred premanufactured callpoints are being erected at a rate of ten a day among the six local... 

New software developed for hard business

By: System Author     5th November 1999 Hitech Briefs 

Making no bones about bioceramics

By: System Author     29th October 1999 World breakthrough in surface texture 

Solutions offered to SA for invention dilemmas

By: System Author     29th October 1999 The South African technical community will have the opportunity of learning how to solve their invention dilemmas. 

Java founder tells of early rejection

By: System Author     29th October 1999 South African businesses to streamline their operations by using the Java computer language to develop custom-designed, computer-network software. 

Web access through cellphones on way

By: System Author     29th October 1999 The advent of wireless applications protocol will soon change cellphones from voice- transmission to data-transmission communication tools. 

Plan to remove emergency comm barriers

By: System Author     22nd October 1999 South Africa’s emergency services might, in future, be able to communicate with each other on the same radio trunked network. 

World motor industry goes for value, not verticality

By: System Author     15th October 1999 A profound transformation is taking place in the global motor industry. 

Factory File

By: System Author     15th October 1999 Factory 

SA prepares to surf e-commerce wave

By: System Author     15th October 1999 South African businesspeople are rapidly becoming aware of the huge growth potential the electronic commerce (e-commerce) market presents. 

Nico van der Merwe – Hass Southern Africa

By: System Author     15th October 1999 Leaders 

New SA satellite initiative in progress

By: System Author     8th October 1999 The financial difficulties facing satellite companies such as Iridium and ICO have not dampened the spirit of the group of South Africans investigating the feasibility of acquiring a satellite for the domestic or regional market. 

Robotic welding technology is advancing

By: System Author     8th October 1999 Welding & Cutting 

Power utility has what it takes to be Telkom No 2

By: System Author     8th October 1999 Electricity provider Eskom has the infrastructure to compete for the second fixed-line telecommunications licence to be awarded in either 2002 or 2003. 

SA a priority market for Canadian telecom firms

By: System Author     8th October 1999 South Africa has become an important regional centre for Canadian telecommunications companies. 

SA firm at forefront of security technology

By: System Author     1st October 1999 Industrial Safety, Health & Security 

Ultrasonic cleaning punted for oil coolers

By: System Author     1st October 1999 Heating & Cooling 

Cool new range of US towers, condensers

By: System Author     1st October 1999 Heating & Cooling 

Novel fuel valve to be made in South Africa

By: System Author     1st October 1999 An innovative valve which claims to reduce fuel consumption and emissions from petrol-driven vehicles is to be manufactured in South Africa. 

University researches thermal-flow systems

By: System Author     1st October 1999 Heating & Cooling 

Rubbish-to-fuel could save 200m litres a year

By: System Author     1st October 1999 Converting landfill gas to methane gas which can be used as vehicle fuel could save South Africa 200-million litres of petrol a year. 

CDMA technology punted for rural areas

By: System Author     1st October 1999 A combination of wireless technologies is the answer to South Africa’s wireless telecommunication needs as envisaged by one of the bidders for the third cellular licence. 

Software to manage enviro pollution risks

By: System Author     1st October 1999 Hitech Briefs 

Technological developments in machining

By: System Author     24th September 1999 Developments to Watch 

Tool for boundary values and robot paths

By: System Author     24th September 1999 Hitech Briefs 

Physicist who reformed science education

By: System Author     24th September 1999 Achievers Past and Present 

New-generation networks offer opportunities

By: System Author     24th September 1999 Telecommunications 

One-piece paper stapler remover

By: System Author     24th September 1999 Innovators’ Column 

SA firm in Australian gas-to-liquids plan

By: System Author     24th September 1999 South African petrochemicals giant Sasol is not the only local firm eyeing gas-to-liquids opportunities around the world. 

Computerised turbine data

By: System Author     24th September 1999 To enable electricity utility Eskom to undertake preventive maintenance on turbines in its power stations, all its turbine equipment data is being computerised. 

R6bn telecom investment in post-monopoly SA?

By: System Author     24th September 1999 It is expected that a second South African telecommunications network operator could invest as much as R6-billion in infrastructure, boosting local telecommunications equipment and associated telecommunications infrastructure industries. 

The red tape of South African telecoms

By: System Author     24th September 1999 It is not illegal to provide value-added network services if the service is licensed. 

Roll-out targets exceeded for a second year

By: System Author     24th September 1999 Telecommunications 

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