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Nissan to launch small Magnite SUV in local market in 2021

By: Irma Venter     23rd October 2020 Japanese car maker Nissan has confirmed that it will bring the newly launched Magnite sports-utility vehicle (SUV) to the local market early next year. Pricing will only be announced nearer to the domestic launch, however. 

Affordability of communications critical for impact

By: Natasha Odendaal     18th September 2020 As the Covid-19 pandemic brings South Africa’s widening digital divide into sharp focus in South Africa, having the latest generation connectivity, unaffordable for many, will not make much of an economic impact without lowering the costs. South Africa has had some success with its various... 

Network slicing key to monetising 5G networks

By: Natasha Odendaal     26th August 2020 Fifth-generation (5G) networks 5G, with their built-in programmability and advanced capabilities, will drive new monetisation opportunities for service providers; however, network slicing will be key. “Moving from the traditional third- or fourth-generation one-size-fits-all approach to one based... 

Full 5G adoption in mining still years away

By: Natasha Odendaal     24th August 2020 While the mining sector is showing interest and starting to test the value-add of fifth-generation (5G) technologies, mass adoption of the technology is still years away. A new Fitch Solutions Country Risk & Industry Research report noted that efforts to improve operational efficiency will lead... 

Weapon detection system being developed to protect public spaces

By: Schalk Burger     21st August 2020 A weapon detection system for concealed and openly carried weapons, such as knives and long guns, is being developed to protect public spaces, as well as temporary public events, using WiFi- based technology. These capabilities for detecting suspicious metal items with wireless signals have... 

Data mining: the way forward in mine water optimisation

20th August 2020 Talbot is helping mining companies enhance the sustainable management of their water resources through the implementation of big data analytics and internet of things (IOT) technologies that can reduce their consumption, increase water reuse and improve environmental compliance across various... 

New blasting record set at Northern Cape mine

By: Simone Liedtke     13th August 2020 Blasting services company Enaex Africa has set a new record for the highest number of detonators fired in a single blast in South Africa, by blasting 3 618 units at United Manganese of Kalahari's Russik mine, in the Northern Cape. Enaex´s subsidiary in Africa is a joint venture with... 

Zero-defect philosophy helps resolve the world’s future issues 

13th August 2020 Unmanned vehicles sensing the future. Impossible? Omron says Not. Imagine the city centre of a modern metropolis in 2030- a multitude of unmanned, electrically powered vehicles driving swiftly and silently through the streets. 

Jaguar Land Rover, partners to launch wireless charging taxi project in Oslo

By: Irma Venter     3rd July 2020 In a programme known as ‘ElectriCity’, Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) will join Nordic taxi operator Cabonline (NorgesTaxi), the region’s largest charge point operator Fortum Recharge, US technology developer Momentum Dynamics and the City of Oslo to build wireless, high-powered charging infrastructure... 

Icasa to publish WOAN, spectrum invitation

By: Natasha Odendaal     2nd July 2020 The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) is preparing to publish the Invitation To Apply (ITA) for both the Wireless Open Access Network (WOAN) and the International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT) spectrum. While Icasa has made “extensive progress” in developing both ITAs... 

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