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Nontechnical issues present the main obstacles to nuclear’s role in future energy mix

By: Rebecca CampbellKey issues regarding the future of nuclear power in South Africa were raised at the National Nuclear Regulator’s recent 2nd Nuclear Regulatory Information Conference, held in northern Johannesburg. The conference took place over three days.  

Nontechnical issues present the main obstacles to nuclear’s role in future energy mix

Editorial Insight

Conflicting strategies?

By: Terence CreamerEskom may have a technical case for reviewing the National Energy Regulator of South Africa’s (Nersa’s) tariff determination for 2018/19. However, it’s not fully clear how the move gels with its intention to claw back energy-intensive customers lost over the past decade and a bit largely as a... 

Conflicting strategies?

News & Insight

Africa needs to attract foreign investment to achieve development, advises China

By: Rebecca Campbell"Foreign investment can be a very practical, convenient and viable way for industrialisation," stressed Ambassador Zhou Yuxiao, Beijing's emissary to the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), at the recent Africa Institute of South Africa-Human Sciences Research Council/Embassy of the... 

Asian giant supports African industrialisation – ambassador

By: Rebecca CampbellIndustrialisation is necessary for Africa to achieve sustainable development. "Only by realising sustainable development could Africa escape foreign interference." These points were made by Chinese Ambassador to South Africa Lin Songtian at the recent Africa Institute of South Africa-Human... 

CSIR developing test-bed to ready South Africa for 5G technologies

By: Natasha OdendaalFifth-generation (5G) technologies are increasingly moving to the forefront as a significant player in enabling digital inclusion, industrialisation in Africa and the transformation of the information and communication technology (ICT) sector. In line with this, the Council for Scientific and... 

FibreCo’s Johannesburg–Durban dark fibre link goes live

By: Natasha OdendaalFibreCo Telecommunications has gone live on its open-access dark fibre link along the N3 from Johannesburg to Durban, including the subsea cable landing stations of Seacom and EASSy on the east coast. The strategic link, which nets Seacom as one of FibreCo’s first customers, is the shortest dark... 

Free camera placement tools, IP solution aiding tech renewal

By: Schalk BurgerSecurity imagery specialist Graphic Imaging Technologies (GIT) has made a free-to-use camera placement tool available and has launched a solution that enables Internet protocol (IP) streams to be sent over older analogue coaxial cables, enabling users to use existing infrastructure to support new... 

Free camera placement tools, IP solution aiding tech renewal

Most airlines see profit rise, but share prices fall, in first quarter

By: Rebecca CampbellThe profitability of the global airline industry improved during the first quarter of this year (1Q18) in comparison to the first quarter of 2017 (1Q17), the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has reported. The prime driver of this improvement was a turnaround by European airlines. On... 

Nontechnical issues present the main obstacles to nuclear’s role in future energy mix

By: Rebecca CampbellKey issues regarding the future of nuclear power in South Africa were raised at the National Nuclear Regulator’s recent 2nd Nuclear Regulatory Information Conference, held in northern Johannesburg. The conference took place over three days.  

Nontechnical issues present the main obstacles to nuclear’s role in future energy mix

Nuclear medicine playing key role in improving healthcare

By: Creamer Media Reporter Nuclear technology plays a key role in improving healthcare outcomes and growing local radiopharmaceutical manufacturing market Necsa Group CEO Mr Phumzile Tshelane 

Plans afoot to pilot project to bring broadband connectivity to rural Uganda

By: Natasha OdendaalInternet service provider iWayAfrica and off-grid renewable energy operator and technology integrator Winch Energy are preparing to embark on a pilot programme to bring high-quality, affordable broadband connectivity to five rural communities in Uganda. The companies will deploy ‘The Winch Hub’,... 

Plans afoot to pilot project to bring broadband connectivity to rural Uganda

Siemens boss outlines how China’s BRI will benefit 70% of global population

By: Zandile MavusoEarlier this month, multidisciplinary cooperation Siemens held its first Belt & Road International Summit in Beijing, China, themed Create, Connect and Collaborate, during which it advocated for a digital ecosystem to foster future-oriented infrastructure development globally in what it referred... 

‘No significant barriers’ to Africa’s adoption of advanced computing systems

By: Schalk BurgerThe infrastructure environment can support complex, high-technology uses in businesses with inherent security and at high speed, says enterprise technology multinational IBM Systems GM Alex Gogh. The basis for the wide-scale use of high-technology business systems, including artificial... 

Photo of the Week

MILK TO WATER

By: Creamer Media Reporter Nestlé South Africa launched an innovative water-saving facility at its Mossel Bay, in the Western Cape, earlier this month. The investment enables the facility to use water recovered from the factory’s milk-evaporation process and could save 168-million litres of water a year. Nestlé undertook... 

MILK TO WATER

Columns

Avoid being deceived by economists

By: Riaan de Lange“The purpose of studying economics is not to acquire a set of ready-made answers to economic questions, but to learn how to avoid being deceived by economists.”  How I wish these prophetic words were mine; this is Joan Robinson’s articulate indictment of economists, which she delivered in a... 

Operation North Pole II

By: Terry Mackenzie-hoyIn last week's column, I told of Abwehr officer (German intelligence officer) Herman Giskes, head of Abwehr Section IIIF, who set his mind to capturing British agents who were either dropped by parachute into Holland or landed by boat. This was his plan: the Abwehr should concentrate on trying to... 

When crime intelligence is lacking

By: Aubrey MatshiqiThe cash-in-transit heists, taxi violence and political assassinations in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) should worry us deeply. What they suggest is the possibility that both policing and our intelligence environment may be in a state of crisis. While it is critical that we avoid errors in analysis that... 

When crime intelligence is lacking

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