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Resistance persists despite declaration of new renewables dawn

By: Terence CreamerThe world did not stop to allow South Africa to get off. While ‘sunny South Africa’ spent more than two years delaying the introduction of new renewable-energy plants, including 12 solar photovoltaic (PV) projects and a concentrated solar power (CSP) plant, the rest of the world continued... 

Resistance persists despite declaration of new renewables dawn

Editorial Insight

Why business should care about inequality

By: Terence CreamerSouth African business needs to sit up and take note of new analysis that not only confirms South Africa as the world’s most unequal country, but that extreme inequality is now a major constraint to future growth. The analysis is contained in the World Bank’s latest South Africa Economic Update,... 

Why business should care about inequality

News & Insight

Biometrics set to play crucial verification role in digital identity ecosystems

By: Schalk BurgerDigital identities, identification and verification systems are at the heart of modern business and civil processes and form the core of global trends of Internet of Things and customer-centric service models. The speed of interactions and the broad use of digital identities, for everything from... 

Business value often missing in drive towards IoT adoption in SA

By: Schalk BurgerBusinesses should start implementing technology solutions with business outcomes in mind. Better alignment between the business value and the implementation of Internet of Things (IoT) systems and projects will improve digital transformation projects in companies, says information technology... 

Cape institution uses space to train students and benefit country at same time

By: Rebecca CampbellEngineers and researchers at the French South African Institute of Technology at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) are in an advanced stage of developing the institution’s second nanosatellite, designated ZACube-2. “CPUT has used CubeSat programmes to encourage students to train... 

Fibrelike satellite connectivity to bolster African telecoms

By: Schalk BurgerSatellite connectivity provides a key link in the African telecommunications ecosystem by improving the delivery of data services and digital video content in support of and partnership with mobile network operators and telecommunications service providers, says satellite operator SES Africa... 

Fibrelike satellite connectivity to bolster African telecoms

Future growth of African aviation to depend on cooperation

By: Rebecca CampbellCollaboration between aviation stakeholders, not least governments, in Africa is essential if the aviation sector is to realise its full potential and accelerate the development of the continent. So asserted International Air Transport Association (IATA) VP: Africa Raphael Kuuchi in his keynote... 

Johnson Controls launches new products as it marks SA milestone

By: Schalk BurgerBuilding technology systems multinational Johnson Controls launched the new range of YZ York chillers and the new R-1233zd low-global warming potential and low-pressure refrigerant in South Africa as part of its fiftieth anniversary in the country. Johnson Controls South Africa GM Neil Cameron... 

Malawi seeks funding for new dam to shore up supply to Mzuzu

By: Marcel ChimwalaMalawi’s Northern Region Water Board (NRWB) is seeking $120-million in financing for a new dam to supply the city of Mzuzu. Mzuzu and surrounding areas rely on the Lunyangwa dam, which can no longer meet increasing water demand from a growing population. 

New Denel board faces tough turnaround task as financial pressure mounts

By: Rebecca CampbellPublic Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan recently announced the completely new, high-powered, Board to turn-around beleaguered State-owned defence industrial group Denel. Technically, it is currently an interim Board, he explained, because it had not yet been approved by the Cabinet. He... 

Resistance persists despite declaration of new renewables dawn

By: Terence CreamerThe world did not stop to allow South Africa to get off. While ‘sunny South Africa’ spent more than two years delaying the introduction of new renewable-energy plants, including 12 solar photovoltaic (PV) projects and a concentrated solar power (CSP) plant, the rest of the world continued... 

Resistance persists despite declaration of new renewables dawn

SA distributor secures rights to market cable fire-protection system

By: Dylan SlaterA joint venture (JV) between 24-year-old South Africa-based construction access systems provider IBAS Group and Norway-based fire-prevention solutions company Fire Security aims to increase market awareness in South Africa for two fire-prevention systems developed and manufactured by Fire... 

SA distributor secures rights to  market cable fire-protection system

What Industry 4.0 means for business

By: Creamer Media Reporter At its core, the Fourth Industrial Revolution, or Industry 4.0, is driven by the coming together of physical and digital technologies. By gathering and analysing data from machines and robots, we are able to obtain insights into the health and performance of industrial installations, allowing us... 

Photo of the Week

ANTI-SOCIAL MEDIA

By: Creamer Media Reporter Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg pictured during a joint hearing of the Senate Judiciary and Commerce Committees in Washington, DC, which took place on April 10. Zuckerberg said he took responsibility how the social network had been improperly used for political means and promised that... 

ANTI-SOCIAL MEDIA

Columns

Electronic loneliness: the nature of communication

By: Terry Mackenzie-hoyI claim that communication is only possible between two systems which have different information content. The information content of a system is the probability that it will receive a message it has never received before. Put more simply, if my information content is 100%, then I know everything... 

Just keep it simple

By: Riaan de LangeOne of my fondest memories is of my grandfather visiting us in the city from the farm. Those visits were memorable, not because of their regularity – I can count them on the finger of one hand. On one of these visits I thought of treating him by taking him to a coffee shop. How difficult could it... 

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