Archive for August, 2016

Strategic advisor reports to AMEU branch meeting

  In a presentation to a recent meeting of the Association of Municipal Electrical Utilities’ (AMEU’s) Highveld Branch, Vally Padayachee, the association’s strategic advisor, reported that the recent Women in Electricity convention, which had been held at the President Hotel in Bloemfontein, had been well attended with more than 160 women in attendance. He described […]

Telecoms in Africa – September 2016

  Connecting 13-million more in rural Tanzania The GSM Association (GSMA) launched an active infrastructure sharing initiative in East Africa, between mobile network operators (MNOs) Airtel, Millicom and Vodacom. The MNOs will launch six 3G pilot sites across Tanzania to test the sustainable provision of mobile broadband services to 13-million people in rural areas of […]

Research lab opens in Braamfontein

  IBM opened its second research location on the African continent at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) Tshimologong Precinct in Braamfontein, Johannesburg on 25 August 2016. The two-level, 900 m2 lab has a DIY maker-space with electronic design equipment and a 3D printer. Agile work space provides a collaborative environment for IBM scientists to train […]

Application of technology reduces engineering, training and support costs in mining

  Application of technology is one of the major contributors to mining operations profitability – by introducing major savings in operation, training and supports costs. This concept was recenty illustrated in one of the largest mining growth projects in Southern Africa, with a capital cost of some R10-billion. Exxaro’s Grootegeluk is the largest coal operation […]

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