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Stellenbosch University starts training data engineers

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     11th June 2019 The Faculty of Engineering at Stellenbosch University (SU) will introduce a new BEng degree in Data Engineering from February 2020.  This degree will be a new specialisation stream in the faculty’s existing undergraduate degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. 

Winetech Pitching Den entry deadline extended to June 28

By: Creamer Media Reporter      5th June 2019 Winetech and the South African Innovation Summit have extended the deadline for the Winetech Pitching Den entries to June 28. This is to enable more entrepreneurs to compete and showcase their agritech innovations to the South African wine industry. 

Implementing artificial intelligence in industrial manufacturing

By: Creamer Media Reporter      4th June 2019 Which questions should you ask when deciding the best way forward? In the manufacturing arena, people and machines tend to have a symbiotic relationship – they depend upon each other for their performance and for future improvements. People are increasingly making better machines – most recently... 

South Australia puts A$10m in minerals discovery fund

By: Creamer Media Reporter      4th June 2019 South Australia has earmarked A$10-million for the accelerated exploration of the state’s yet-to-be identified mineral resources, Energy and Mining Minister Dan van Holst Pellekaan announced on Tuesday. The Accelerated Discovery Fund (ADF) would not be limiting the benefit of cofounding to only... 

Digital accounting service to help startups, small businesses

By: Schalk Burger     31st May 2019 A digital accountant service was designed to help startups and small businesses manage their daily operations, tax and registration matters, which also change as they grow, says digital accountant company Osidon co-founder and CEO Hennie Ferreira. The Osidon service comprises an automated... 

The likely impact of AI; robotics and blockchain on the Supply Chain of the future

By: Creamer Media Reporter      27th May 2019 Supply chain management has come down a long road. Supply chain management is a multifaceted undertaking that extends beyond the scope of a single organisation. What was historically viewed as a cost centre with the main purpose of moving stock from A to B, has today evolved into a critical... 

Big data business solutions lab launched at Wits

By: Schalk Burger     24th May 2019 A new research and design laboratory at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), called Scilinx, was developed to address the needs of businesses and industries that require high-level, specialised expertise to develop solutions for their agile, freely evolving operational systems and... 

Digital innovation outside of the ‘factory’ needed for manufacturing success – tech advisory

By: Marleny Arnoldi     22nd May 2019 The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) is blurring the boundaries between how people traditionally see an organisation and what people call a “factory” in the first place, says technology advisory company On-a-Cloud CEO Geoff Scott. During a seminar at the Local Manufacturing Expo, in... 

Weidmüller's u-mation system embraces the IoT digitally connected world

By: Creamer Media Reporter      21st May 2019 Weidmüller's u-mation system is more than just about automation, it is a connected digital solution for a diverse range of businesses. That’s because u-mation is an automation hardware and software solution that embraces the Internet of Things (IoT) philosophy in an increasingly digitally... 

Africa’s Manufacturing Sector – An Awakening Giant

21st May 2019 Industrialisation is considered the engine of economic growth, leading to the accumulation of physical and human capital. In recent years, African countries have witnessed steady economic growth owing to their vibrant manufacturing sectors. This has subsequently boosted exports of many African... 

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