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A new vibration test system for Dragonfly Aerospace

25th October 2021 Dragonfly Aerospace, a leading NewSpace developer of compact, high-performance imaging satellites and payloads, is investing in a 3000m2 design and manufacturing facility in Techno Park, Stellenbosch. This facility will catapult Dragonfly to the forefront of microsatellite constellation... 

Altron shows positive first-half rebound

By: Natasha Odendaal     25th October 2021 JSE-listed Altron has delivered an improved financial performance during the six months to August 31, 2021, as it continues to navigate a challenging environment. During the first half of the year, the company achieved a 238% increase in headline earnings a share to 11c and an operating profit... 

Schneider Electric adds to its EcoStruxure Power offering

By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah     22nd October 2021 Over a billion people on the African continent either have no access or only limited access to energy, while South Africa faces electricity supply constraints. Energy management and automation company Schneider Electric, says it has always been in the business of developing energy efficient... 

Covid accelerates 4IR, women in mining progress

By: Nadine Ramdass     22nd October 2021 Women have gradually become formal participants in the mining industry, which has resulted in their having to deal with various challenges, and although the industry has improved in its identifying and dealing with these issues, the biggest game changer is the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR).... 

OMRON’s Sysmac Studio 3D Simulation Integrated Development Environment boosts productivity

19th October 2021 OMRON’s updated Sysmac Studio 3D Simulation Integrated Development Environment (IDE) with 3D simulation integrates and verifies the movements of robots and peripheral devices. It can digitally reproduce the entire facility to verify the operation to the same accuracy as that of an actual machine.... 

Cova Advisory briefs investors on Incentives and on Special Economic Zones

15th October 2021 Cova Advisory, an investment consulting firm, has just held two masterclasses on key elements of the SA investment landscape – Investment Grants and Incentives and Special Economic Zones (SEZs). The webinars explored the complexities, opportunities and potential pitfalls of these two central SA... 

Smart pumping solves infrastructure problems

By: Darren Parker     15th October 2021 Outdated water management infrastructure is threatening to “spiral out of control” as the global population grows, says digitalisation and automation technology company Schneider Electric South Africa product manager Jaque Mare, who claims that smart pumping technology is the solution. According... 

Explosives growth follows industry growth

By: Nadine Ramdass     15th October 2021 The African explosives sector remains steady, owing to an increase in African mining opportunities and positive market conditions, says BME Southern African Development Community (SADC) MD Ralf Hennecke. With the growing interest in battery minerals such as lithium and cobalt, there is a further... 

Grid edge technologies presented as being vital in South Africa’s energy transition

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     14th October 2021 Grid edge solutions and technologies hold considerable benefits for the country’s energy landscape and can play an instrumental role in decarbonising the global energy system, speakers noted during the Grid Edge Virtual Symposium, hosted by Siemens South Africa in collaboration with EE Business... 

Hybrid model ideal for future world of work  

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     13th October 2021 The majority of South Africans prefer working from home, even it is only some of time, and a hybrid work model presents an ideal option for the future of work, speakers participating in the second yearly Future of Work conference said. The virtual event, held on October 13, was hosted by CNBC... 

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