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New strategy, new structure for the CSIR

By: Rebecca Campbell     24th May 2019 Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) CEO Dr Thulani Dlamini announced on Friday both a new strategy and a radical restructuring of South Africa's world-renowned science council. The aim of the new strategy and structure is to strengthen the industrial research activities of the... 

On-The-Air (24/05/2019) 

24th May 2019 Researchers this week made a strong call to mining companies to stop sending people into deep underground mines and to use remote machinery instead. South African manganese is helping fuel cells to be more affordable, which will be a big boost for platinum. A greater sense of purpose is emerging... 

Embattled sector necessitates cost containment measures – AfriSam

By: Simone Liedtke     24th May 2019 With the South African construction industry remaining under pressure and in a state of accelerated decline, the need to contain costs continues and correct specification of construction materials remains critical. Construction materials company AfriSam construction materials executive Avi Bhoora... 

Construction companies urged to streamline businesses

24th May 2019 With South Africa’s construction sector under growing pressure as a result of slow government infrastructure spending and a tightening economy, construction companies should be looking at ways to streamline their business processes, improve cash flow management and tighten risk management,... 

Growth in SA construction sector expected

24th May 2019 Since the highs last experienced just before the 2010 Soccer World Cup, the construction sector in South Africa and on the continent has yet to see an industry boom. South Africa experienced a technical recession in the first and second quarters of this year. Coupled with 2018’s economic... 

Vodacom to buy IoT.nxt to accelerate IoT strategy

By: Natasha Odendaal     24th May 2019 JSE-listed Vodacom is planning to acquire a majority stake in end-to-end Internet of Things (IoT) solutions provider IoT.nxt for an undisclosed amount to provide traction for its own IoT strategy and transform its dedicated IoT business unit. The acquisition will enable Vodacom to operate across... 

HC Heat Exchangers, Pamodzi win big at 5th SEIFSA Awards for Excellence

24th May 2019 HC Heat Exchangers and Pamodzi Unique Engineering were amongst the big winners announced at the glamorous SEIFSA Awards for Excellence ceremony held at the Sunnyside Park Hotel in Parktown, Johannesburg last night. The ceremony attended by metals and engineering sector movers and shakers saw HC... 

Importance of scientific cooperation with South Africa reaffirmed by Japan

By: Rebecca Campbell     23rd May 2019 Japan regards South Africa as an important research partner. This was affirmed on Thursday during the first session of the 4th South Africa-Japan University (SAJU) Forum Conference, at the University of Pretoria. "South Africa is a very important country for Japan," highlighted Ministry of... 

Use remote machinery to mine at depth ­– Jourdan 

By: Martin Creamer     23rd May 2019 Independent consultant Dr Paul Jourdan on Thursday called on South Africa to cease sending people down dangerous deep-level mines and introduce remote machinery to mine at depth. He was speaking at the Southern African Mining Supply Chain Conference and Strategy Workshop, which was hosted by the... 

Industrialisation to help South Africa’s mining cluster compete globally

By: Simone Liedtke     22nd May 2019 If industrialization is done properly through advancing the South African mining cluster and using the sector as a driver for industrialisation, the sector has huge potential to operate not only at scale but also to compete in the world market, says Minerals Council South Africa chief economist... 

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