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Siemens focusing on adapting to the ‘future of work’

By: Natasha Odendaal     19th April 2019 Changing the face of the workplace has become an ever-increasing requirement for companies aiming to fully leverage the productivity of its workforce; however, the biggest challenge hindering the transformation is the unprecedented pace of change. The world is evolving at an unprecedented rate,... 

Academy launched to align learners with Industry 4.0

By: Halima Frost     19th April 2019 Competency-based training institute Polytech Africa and industrial switchgear and automation management supplier ElectroMechanica (EM) launched the Mechatronics Academy, at the EM head office, in Johannesburg, last month. The venture is a collaborative benchmark for the South African education... 

Pieter Holl

19th April 2019 This week we profile Pieter Holl, CEO of The Innovation Hub, the innovation agency of the Gauteng provincial government 

Plan required for uptake of 4IR in power sector

By: Mamaili Mamaila     19th April 2019 The power generation and transmission sector has been slow in the uptake of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), says global engineering company Aurecon Group energy unit manager Sibu Mvana.  

Needed: A curriculum that means business

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     19th April 2019 Unemployment is a major socioeconomic problem in South Africa and the rest of the continent, and the youth bear its brunt. The massive investments in education by governments have not made a sufficiently big dent in it and the much-needed foreign direct investment in employment-generating... 

South Africa's decline worst of nations not at war, model shows  

By: Bloomberg     17th April 2019 South Africa’s performance on a range of social, economic and governance measures deteriorated more in the past 12 years than any other nation not at war, according to Eunomix Business & Economics. The decline is likely to continue as the country wrestles with the consequences of nine years of... 

The Impact of Industry 4.0 on Africa’s Manufacturing Sector

16th April 2019 The Manufacturing Indaba 2019 is set to explore the impact on, and opportunities associated with disruptive and revolutionary technologies that are transforming the global manufacturing sector. Despite its status of a developing continent, Africa’s manufacturing space stands the opportunity to... 

SA Plunges To 117 Out Of 149 Countries In Gender Wage Equality

15th April 2019 Eradicating the gender pay gap will make a significant contribution to transformation of the South African economy by improving workplace equality and alleviating poverty and financial vulnerability that particularly affects women – and corporate board directors and investors have a key role to... 

Securex South Africa exhibitors gear up for 2019 show

By: Creamer Media Reporter      15th April 2019 As the opening day of the 26th annual Securex South Africa show fast approaches, this year’s exhibitors are preparing to unveil a host of new products and services to the thousands of visitors expected to attend Africa’s biggest security and fire focused trade exhibition.  Among them is... 

Political parties agree on need for business, government collaboration  

By: Marleny Arnoldi     12th April 2019 One cannot develop South Africa with a blanket approach, without consultation and discussion and these interactions should not be confined to the election season only, Inkatha Freedom Party MP Mhuleko Hlengwa asserted during a Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa... 

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