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5G on its way, but roll-out to be pursued on a case-by-case basis

By: Natasha OdendaalThe rush to test and implement fifth-generation (5G) services has already started, however, this time around, the latest technological advancement will not be built up or deployed in the same manner as preceding technologies, but rather be implemented on a use case basis. Despite the fact that... 

5G on its way, but roll-out to be pursued on a case-by-case basis

Editorial Insight

Join the least-cost highway

By: Terence CreamerThe release of a draft Integrated Resource Plan (IRP 2018) for public comment, is an extremely positive development. Likewise, the document’s acknowledgement that the least-cost new build option for South Africa to 2030 is a combination of solar, wind and gas represents major progress. This... 

Join the least-cost highway

News & Insight

Blockchain for enterprise cloud platform to raise transaction trust

By: Schalk BurgerCloud technology multinational Oracle’s Blockchain Cloud Service provides a development platform for enterprises and State organisations to build their own scalable and low-cost blockchain networks, says Oracle cloud platform business development director and Europe, Middle East and Africa... 

Blockchain for enterprise cloud platform to raise transaction trust

Blueprint needed for integration of smart solutions with new and old infrastructure

By: Schalk BurgerThe implementation of sensor networks and smart infrastructure systems can be done as part of maintenance efforts and for greenfield developments, which will help to improve infrastructure resilience and service delivery, says networking multinational Ruckus Networks sub-Saharan Africa sales... 

Blueprint needed for integration of smart solutions with new and old infrastructure

Cell C deserves a chance, Blue Label CEO asserts

By: Natasha OdendaalJSE-listed Blue Label Telecoms is defending its decision to acquire 45% of the formerly distressed mobile operator Cell C, after months of negative perception from the market weighs on the technology firm’s share price on the JSE. Following the release of Cell C and Blue Label’s financial results... 

Engineering academy relaunched in Midrand

By: Natasha OdendaalTechnology giant Samsung has relocated and revived one of its engineering academies to expand its reach to train and develop technicians, technologists and engineers through accredited courses. The relocation of one of the company’s six engineering academies from Boksburg to Midrand will enable... 

Philip Lloyd – a passionate educator and energy thought leader

By: Schalk BurgerCape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) Energy Institute researcher, South African Academy of Engineering (SAAE) Fellow, energy expert and passionate educator professor Philip Lloyd passed away last month. He championed the role of science and how one needs to learn the language of... 

Philip Lloyd – a passionate educator and energy thought leader

Plastics SA launches clean-up day, drive to reduce ocean waste

By: Schalk BurgerIndustry body Plastics South Africa (SA) has partnered with Estonian clean-up civic movement Let’s Do It! Africa for the World Cleanup Day on September 15. Plastics SA will provide resources and coordinate the activities as part of the Cleanup and Recycle SA week from September 10 to 15. Last... 

SAAF Museum Spitfire fighter project at ‘critical point’

By: Rebecca CampbellThe South African Air Force (SAAF) Museum project to rebuild, into flying condition, one of only two Supermarine Spitfires in South Africa has reached a critical point, requiring significant investment to be able to effectively proceed. The Spitfire is a Mark IXe, built in May 1945 and delivered... 

Samsung Pay launches in South Africa

By: Natasha OdendaalAs part of a global deployment of fast, convenient and secure mobile payment services for Samsung smartphone users, technology giant Samsung Electronics has unveiled Samsung Pay, a first-of-its-kind secure and convenient mobile payment service, in South Africa. Using both magnetic secure... 

Photo of the Week

CLEAN BY 2045

By: Creamer Media Reporter Last week, Californian lawmakers approved a measure mandating that all electricity come from wind, solar and other clean-energy sources by 2045. The state currently gets about 44% of its power from renewables and hydro. California was also the first US state in the to require solar panels on... 

CLEAN BY 2045

Columns

A reflection on latest IRP iteration

By: Terry Mackenzie-hoyThe Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) is a government plan that supposedly sets out  the future development of the South African electricity generation system. In theory, government passes the plan around for comment by industry and municipalities and everybody agrees, after which government policy... 

Heigh-ho silver lining

By: Riaan de LangeThey say every silver lining has a cloud or every cloud has a silver lining? Which of the phrases do you prefer? Surely, it depends on whether you are of the glass-half-full or glass-half-empty persuasion. Your perference may also depend on the topic under consideration. With this in mind, it... 

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