Schneider Electric to supply charging system for new electric BMW

  BMW  and Schneider Electric are  forging ahead with  customer-friendly electric mobility. The partnership agreement signed 26 August 2014 includes checking the electrical installation in customers’ homes, supplying and assembling the wallbox charging point, as well as maintenance and other services for BMW i vehicles. This will allow future owners of a BMW i3 or […]

No longer the Dark Continent – Africa is open for business!

  “If you have a business and your business does not reach out to Africa, you are presiding over a dying enterprise, and that is not open for negotiation. We see it every day”. This was the message from Victor Kgomoeswane, author of “Africa is open for business” and anchor  for CNBC Africa Business news. […]

Learning more about science-based careers

  The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) hosted its annual Science Day on  5 August 2014 as part of the National Science Week initiative led by the Department of Science and Technology. The CSIR Science Day was held at the Pretoria campus, and intends to expose learners, educators and the public to science-based […]

HD voice hits South Africa

  Users can now enjoy high quality, high definition cellphone calls.  MTN is the first operator in South Africa to launch adaptive multi-rate wideband (AMR-WB) technology – more commonly referred to as high definition voice (HD voice). HD voice is available across MTN’s 3G network nationally, provided you use a cellphone supporting  AMR-WB to run […]

Albert van Jaarsveld – loss for NRF, win for UKZN

  The CEO of the National Research Foundation (NRF), Dr. Albert van Jaarsveld, will be taking up the position of vice-chancellor and principal at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN). This is a loss for the NRF, but a great win for UKZN. It comes shortly after his reappointment as the NRF’s CEO for a second five-year […]

SAP’s seven year plan to drive growth and innovation in Africa

  SAP has announced a seven-year plan to upskill local African talent and drive sustainable innovation and growth in Africa.  The company’s vision is to help make Africa run better and improve the lives of Africans with an investment of $500-million. As part of this commitment, SAP Africa is now taking responsibility for SAP operations […]

Video: UJ’s Ilanga II solar race car launched

  The University of Johannesburg’s Solar Team launched its Ilanga II solar race car on 5 August in anticipation of the biennial Sasol Solar Challenge. The eight-day challenge (27 September to 4 October 2014), starts in Johannesburg, passes through Port Elizabeth and finishes in Cape Town. South African universities and other local solar teams will compete […]