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Architects, engineers collaborate to design and build the infrastructure of the future

18th January 2022 Globally-trusted infrastructure consulting firm AECOM fosters a multidisciplinary environment in which architects and engineers work side by side. “It is a very collaborative approach and creates a lot of value in the early stages of a project, while saving time and intervention further down the... 

Alcohol Breathalysers

18th January 2022 Alcohol Breathalysers was established in 2004 with the aim to make reliable, affordable and accurate digital breathalysers available to ensure that all businesses and individuals can gain access to alcohol testing equipment. The company offers the widest range of alcohol testers available in... 

Opinion: Localisation – beware unintended consequences

18th January 2022 The growing consensus that localisation is some sort of silver bullet that will solve our economic and job creation woes is misplaced, writes Duferco Steel Processing MD Ludovico Sanges, adding that localisation policy needs to be carefully calibrated to drive economic growth and not simply... 

PRASA has restored services in five of seven rail corridors in the Western Cape

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     17th January 2022 Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula on January 17 said the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) had restored services in five of the seven passenger rail corridors in the Western Cape. Services had been suspended at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns, in 2020, and... 

Low-orbit satellites may improve banking for developing world

13th January 2022 Will residents of the developing world thank their lucky stars as low Earth orbit (LEO) satellites start to usher in the next era of global digital transformation? The cause of Africa's internet deficiency is, predictably, cost. Africa has the most expensive internet in the world. According to... 

Czechs ready to reach deal with Poland over disputed mine, Minister says

By: Reuters     13th January 2022 New Czech Environment Minister Anna Hubackova said on Thursday she was ready to hold talks with Poland next week to overcome a dispute over Poland's open-pit coal mine Turow near the two countries' border. Talks between the central European allies in the dispute faltered last year, with the... 

CoJ urges architects to submit building plans digitally

By: Marleny Arnoldi     12th January 2022 The City of Johannesburg (CoJ) has urged architectural professionals to register building plans online going forward, given that the Department of Planning has migrated its Construction Permit Management System (CPMS) to a digital platform. This means doing away with paper-based manual... 

Pandemic has accelerated air transport digitalisation tech investment

By: Marleny Arnoldi     12th January 2022 Multinational air transport information technology (IT) provider SITA’s ‘Air Transport IT Insights 2021’ report states that 84% of airlines and 81% of airports expect to spend the same or more on technology this year, particularly on automation of passenger processing. Despite IT budgets having... 

Mondi sets net zero by 2050 goal

By: Donna Slater     11th January 2022 Packaging and paper manufacturer Mondi says it is accelerating its plans to reduce its carbon emissions by committing to transition to net zero by 2050. The group plans to expand on almost two decades of such progress, including a 45% reduction in specific greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions against... 

US astronomers observe, for the first time, the dying throes of a Red supergiant star

By: Rebecca Campbell     10th January 2022 For the first time, astronomers have reported observing the death of a Red supergiant star, in real time. And it did not behave as astronomers had believed it would. The observations were conducted by scientists at the Centre for Interdisciplinary and Exploratory Research in Astrophysics (CIERA)... 

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