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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... 

Access to finance hampers power sector progress

By: Mamaili Mamaila     19th April 2019 Among the challenges facing the power generation sector is access to finance to upgrade and maintain power infrastructure to extend the life of existing assets in a sustainable way, especially when it comes to new digital technologies, says international power generation company General Electric... 

New revolution prompts need for tight security

19th April 2019 With the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the rapid growth of the Internet and the speed at which the cyber environment is developing, State-owned aerospace and military technology conglomerate Denel says security spaces need to be tightly monitored.   The defence and national security environments... 

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... 

Orion reawakening geological giant in Northern Cape 

By: Martin Creamer     18th April 2019 Three years ago, Orion Minerals was trading at an eighth of an Australian cent a share. It had a market capitalisation of $4-milllion and set out to find something that could be turned into a mine. The good news is that the company found that opportunity in South Africa, and its share price has... 

Cargo Carriers stresses Safety First this Easter weekend

By: Creamer Media Reporter      18th April 2019 Cargo Carriers cautions all road users to be safe as they embark on their long road journeys this Easter Holiday. We have retained our standing as a leading provider of transport and sophisticated supply-chain solutions to specialist and highly-regulated industries through an unwavering... 

Pilot Crushtec partners with Sanral to help smaller contractors tender for projects  

18th April 2019 The South African National Roads Agency has signed a memorandum of understanding with rock crushing equipment supplier Pilot Crushtec to engender relationships with smaller contractors in the lower end of the construction industry, as part of the organisation’s transformation drive. Tasneem... 

Automation The Answer To Local Skills Shortage

17th April 2019 South Africa’s skills shortage is preventing the country from achieving the 5% annual GDP growth that is our only real chance of making a dent in poverty. In a 2018 report, Pew Research estimated that some 900 000 people born in South Africa were living abroad in 2017. The firm indicates these... 

Kumba hands over Siyathemba youth centre, parks to community  

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     16th April 2019 Kumba Iron Ore CE Themba Mkhwanazi on Tuesday officially handed over 17 parks, as well as the Siyathemba Youth Centre, to the community of Siyathemba, near Kathu. Siyathemba is a newly built town, near Kathu, in the Northern Cape, to which the previous town of Dingleton is being relocated. This... 

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