Lego League sponsorship

Johannes de Vries and Vinesh Maharaj, SAIMC president. The South African Instituteof Measurement and Control (SAIMC) has supported the FIRST Lego League (FLL) in SA over a number of years. This support has been via a purpose-built trailer to take the Lego kits around the country so that under-privileged children can also participate. In 2009 […]

Cooling solution launched locally

Dushy Goonawardhane, Ronnie Robberts, Eleonore Hurault and Eben Owen, all from Schneider Electric. Schneider Electric recently introduced EcoBreeze to its South African end users and key partners at Oakfield Farm in Muldersdrift, Johannesburg. UK-based Dushy Goonawardhane, the business development manager for Schneider Electric’s cooling solutions throughout the EMEA region, brought his expertise to the local […]

Partnership to extend regional network reach

Etisalat recently announced its partnership with MTN Group to extend their regional network reach via Etisalat SmartHub. The MTN Group will connect through Etisalat’s SmartHub at Fujairah CLS to expand its advanced data network capabilities. The South Africa-based multinational company operates in African, European and Middle Eastern countries. Etisalat’s SmartHub is a global communications hub […]

Carrier Wi-Fi should be open access

The Wireless Access Providers’ Association (WAPA) congratulates one of its members, Internet Solutions, on the recent launch of its open access carrier-grade WiFi network at the Cradlestone Mall in Mogale City near the Cradle of Humankind, Gauteng. “Carrier-grade” is an industry term referring to WiFi networks that are on par with mobile networks in terms […]

UJ professor elected vice-president for educational activities

Prof. Saurabh Sinha, recently appointed executive dean, Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, University of Johannesburg, has been elected as IEEE vice-president for educational activities. The rest of the new officers for the IEEE Assembly were: IEEE secretary, Marko Delimar (Croatia); IEEE treasurer, John T. Barr (USA);  IEEE V-P, Member and Geographic Activities, Ralph […]

International conference on engineering and business education

Prof. Norbert Gruenwald, Wismar University; Prof. Anthony Staak, Peninsula University of Technology; Prof. Uwe Lammel, Wismar University and Dr. Roger Silberberg, MBS. The 6th ICEBE was held in Windhoek in October, 2013. This conference focuses on improving the collaboration between engineering and business sciences, and business and academia. The theme of the conference was “Innovation, […]

SETI awards

The NSTF-BHP Billiton Awards encourage and reward excellence in scientific research, education, capacity building, management, communication and in technological innovation by publicly honouring and celebrating outstanding contributions to science, engineering, technology and innovation (SETI) in South Africa. These are the longest-standing awards for SETI in South Africa, and have been hosted since 1998 by the […]

Decades of engineering excellence

Decades of Engineering Excellence is a 216-page hard cover coffee-table publication of the Engineering Council of South Africa. Du Toit Grobler, a professional electrical/electronic and certificated electrical/ mechanical engineer was requested to compile and edit the contents which commemorates the excellence of engineering in South Africa over many decades. The inspiration to publish the book […]

Mantech acquires AP Electronics

AP Electronics, established in 1979 in Johannesburg, recently experienced a fire that changed the course of its business. AP will be fully integrated into Mantech Electronics, and no further business will  be done at the old AP premises. With its current national and international infrastructure, Mantech will provide continuity to AP customers, as well as […]