Promoting digital innovation through collaboration

Apart from well-established innovations in robotics, drives, control systems and energy solutions at the recent ABB Customer World Africa 2018, a new drive for local innovation bloomed as ABB signed an agreement with the University of the Witwatersrand technology centre, known as the Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct. The memorandum of understanding (MoU), which was signed […]

Flameproof symposium announced

The South African Flameproof Association (SAFA) annual symposium will be held on Thursday, 24 May 2018 at Emperors Palace, Kempton Park, Gauteng. The theme of this year’s symposium is “New concepts for high-tech hazardous areas” and the aim is to share knowledge and information on explosion prevention. The event will be CPD accredited.  The SAFA Awards […]

Development bank to drive Africa’s solar development

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has signed a joint declaration with the International Solar Alliance (ISA) to promote the development of solar energy in Africa. The joint declaration recognises the bank’s leadership in working with several parties including governments, the private sector and bilateral and multilateral energy sector initiatives to develop the Transformative Partnership on Energy for Africa. The joint declaration, which was signed in the presence of the […]

Vector Best Technical Article Award 2017

Vector invites its readers annually to participate in a survey to identify the best locally-written technical article published during the year. This year, the winning author received a GLM 100 C Professional Laser Measure, sponsored by Bosch. Phil Hammond of Blair, Hammond and Associates was voted the 2017 winner for his article, “The benefits of […]