University of Pretoria formalises AI and machine learning research

MultiChoice South Africa and the University of Pretoria (UP) have entered into a partnership to develop and sustain scarce artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technology skills in South Africa by establishing a fully-funded research chair of AI and ML at the University of Pretoria. The field of AI, and specifically machine and deep […]

Public comment invited for the E-skills bill

Parliament has called for public comment on the Ikamva National E-skills Institute (iNeSI) bill. The bill seeks to, amongst others, establish iNeSI as a juristic person. It will integrate the work done by the National Electronic Media Institute of South Africa (NEMISA), the e-Skills Institute (e-SI), and the Institute for Satellite and Software Applications (ISSA). […]

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 […]