Contribute from your CSI budget to inspire young scientists

  At industry conferences held in recent months, there have been urgent calls for companies to contribute some of their corporate social investment (CSI) activities to projects that encourage science projects at school level. Spokespeople for several industry associations and tertiary institutions agreed that South Africa’s skills shortages are not being addressed timeously in the […]

Local perspective on the automation and digitalisation industry

  On 29 June 2017, EE Publishers’ Chris Yelland interviewed Ralf Leinen, head of Digital Factory, Process Industries and Drives, Siemens South Africa. They discussed automation in the South African manufacturing and mining sectors and touched on the education system required to produce talent for the automation and digitalisation industry. Leinen comes from Germany and […]

Earthing and lightning protection association launched

  The Earthing and Lightning Protection Association (ELPA) was launched on 19 June 2017 to regulate the lightning protection industry, establish a uniform interpretation of the codes of practice, and to protect the rights of the end-user. In his keynote address at the launch on the Wits University Johannesburg campus, Prof. Ian Jandrell, dean of […]

Another massive world-wide cyber attack

  Organisations worldwide are currently under a cyber-attack involving what was originally believed to be the year-old Petya ransomware. The attack has already hit Ukraine central bank and Russian oil giant Rosneft. Government computers, airports, and large communication companies in Ukraine appear to have been affected as well. US biopharmaceutical giant Merck also confirmed that […]

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