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Boeing reports 'clear and steady progress' on returning 737 MAX to safe operations

By: Rebecca Campbell     17th May 2019 Giant US aerospace and defence group Boeing announced on Thursday night (South African time) that it had concluded the development of updated software for its 737 MAX single-aisle airliner type, as well as the associated simulator testing and engineering flight test. The updated software is for... 

Local manufacturing results in customised and on-time service

By: Halima Frost     17th May 2019 To remain competitive in the local manufacturing space, minerals processing specialist Multotec Group’s customised speed-to-market service offering on its products is a key differentiator for clients. “When a client orders a  new product from us, we can design a prototype as per client... 

New valves division will provide solutions across industries

By: Khutso Maphatsoe     17th May 2019 As part of the recently launched EMVAfrica brand, the ENERGYValves division is positioned as not only a supplier of valves but also a one-stop-shop valves solution. Engineering News reported last month that industrial stainless steel suppliers Energy Engineered Products, industrial special alloy... 

IoT unlocks potential for valves data storage

By: Khutso Maphatsoe     17th May 2019 The Internet of Things (IoT) has unlocked massive potential for valves, piping and associated accessories maintenance providers to store vast amounts of data on behalf of clients, says industrial valves specialist Brimis Engineering technical director Moeketsi Mpotu. Mpotu adds that Brimis... 

New skills needed for people to succeed in the 4IR workplace 

By: Marleny Arnoldi     16th May 2019 As the world continues to evolve and adapt to the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), education is no longer the only requirement for success in the workplace. Skills such as communication, learning, attitude and emotional intelligence have also become important, economist Mike Schüssler said... 

User experience lab could assist in product development, government programmes  

16th May 2019 Global consulting firm Nihilent officially launched its first user experience laboratory on the African continent last month. The facility, located in Bryanston, is the second of its kind globally and was inaugurated by Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan. Nadine James has the story. 

UJ designs mobile lab to aid in water contamination testing

By: Marleny Arnoldi     14th May 2019 The University of Johannesburg (UJ) has created a mobile lab for water testing, amid various sewage spills in South Africa. The Transnet National Ports Authority reported earlier this month that it had prohibited angling and diving activity at the Durban port, owing to a massive sewage spill in... 

UCT engineers test Maputo-Katembe suspension bridge

By: Simone Liedtke     14th May 2019 University of Cape Town (UCT) Department of Civil Engineering Emeritus Professor Mark Alexander’s wish to stand on top of a suspension bridge and experience its combined forces of nature and structural engineering was recently fulfilled when he got to inspect the R11.3-billion Maputo-Katembe... 

Ten startups selected in #Africa4Future challenge

By: Simone Liedtke     13th May 2019 Ten technology startup companies were selected, from 314 entries, in the second season of the #Africa4Future challenge. The companies – whose representatives met with experts, investors and other stakeholders at an innovator’s summit in Cape Town – presented innovative proposals to tackle some of... 

Making Roads And Bridges Last Longer With Afrisam

13th May 2019 Construction materials leader AfriSam leverages the power of applied research to make roads, bridges and other concrete structures more resistant to corrosive environments. Among its long term research is a project assessing the effects of highly corrosive environments on concretes, and how... 

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