Call for papers: Earthing Africa 2017 symposium and exhibition

  The inaugural symposium and exhibition on earthing, electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and lightning protection will be held at the Thaba Eco Hotel in Johannesburg on 5 to 9 June 2017. Under the theme “System enhancement through correct earthing technology”, Earthing Africa will bring industry and academia from Africa and abroad together to raise awareness of […]

Intel teases new VR headset at CES

Computer chip maker Intel has shown off its latest virtual reality headset, which the company describes as its push into “merged reality”.  At a press briefing on Wednesday in Las Vegas, ahead of the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Intel teased the first version of its Project Alloy headset. Intel says the headset, which […]

Tough questions asked at ICASA’s Type Approval public hearing

  The Independent Authority of South Africa (ICASA) councillors and Type Approval experts asked the industry some tough questions at a public hearing held on 14 December 2016. The hearing related to which type of communication equipment should be exempted from Type Approval. “Type Approval” means certifying that a product meets certain requirements for its […]

Efficiency gets a new home

  Schneider Electric hosted an open day on 12 December 2016 to showcase its “Rainbow Hive” head office located in a new building in Waterfall City, Midrand. Described as the company’s “green and cool” headquarters where 200 employees work, CEO Eric Lèger welcomed visitors, who included delegates from the French embassy, and said the office […]

Digitalisation set to develop Africa, not disrupt

  Siemens recently conducted a study in order to determine a digitalisation benchmark across South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya and Ethiopia; as well as in African transport, manufacturing and energy industries. Speaking at a media breakfast recently, Sabine Dall’Omo, the CEO of the company’s South African operation, said the four countries were selected as some of […]