First 5G field trial switched on in SA

MTN has taken the lead in trialling 5G and is the first company in Africa to switch on a 5G field trial with the Huawei E2E Solution in Hatfield, Pretoria in early May 2018. This follows the first indoor trial launched at MTN’s 14th Avenue campus in early January, which the company is piloting with […]

Government to invest R7,8-billion in the knowledge economy

The Department of Science and Technology (DST) plans to invest hundreds of millions of Rands on programmes in the knowledge economy to stimulate economic growth, enhance energy security, and promote the country as a research and development destination. The Minister of Science and Technology, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, delivered her first budget vote as the department finalises a […]

SAIMC Pretoria branch talks technical infrastructure

Technical infrastructure (TI) is a terminology which is unique to South Africa and refers to a number of institutions that drive standards and ensure support for technical regulations. At the Society for Automation, Instrumentation, Measurement and Control (SAIMC) Pretoria branch May technical evening, hosted at the National Laboratory Association (NLA), NLA director Steve Sidney said […]

New standard for facility management

Concerned with the management, operation and maintenance of an organisation’s facilities, facility management is a discipline that needs to balance the rapidly changing needs and demands of the various stakeholders it serves with effective, safe and sustainable business needs. It affects the health and well-being of all those who come in contact with an organisation […]

Technology available for licensing

The CSIR has 450 technologies available for licensing and further development. These technologies cover engineering, light metals, alloys, advanced polymers, nano-technology and nano-clay. Technology transfer from the CSIR is usually facilitated via licensing which involves the granting of permission to a licensee to use CSIR intellectual property (IP) for a stated purpose under defined conditions. The […]

End to out-of-bundle surprises

ICASA has published new regulations for the mobile industry that will end the out-of-bundle surprise that mobile users have been complaining about for many years. The end-user and subscriber service regulations seek to protect the rights of consumers by ensuring that they are provided with correct and timeous information that will assist them in making informed […]