South Africa and the fourth industrial revolution

While countries like Germany and Japan have adopted the internet of things, there are concerns over the IoT in the South African context, posing the question, “Is South Africa ready for the fourth industrial revolution?” To answer this question, the CNBC Africa television network and Siemens Africa hosted a televised panel discussion Siemens’ Midrand, Johannesburg […]

BRICS nations discuss energy for the future

At a time when the international energy sector is discussing new low-cost generation technologies based on clean, sustainable primary energy sources, some BRICS member countries are negotiating loans to build coal-fired power stations. The 2018 BRICS Business Council Energy Event 2018 was themed “Energy transition 4.0”, and hosted at the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) conference […]

Mandela Day at Footprints PLAY

On Mandela Day 2018, EE Publishers donated food and clothes to Footprints PLAY at Lammermoor, near Lanseria International Airport, Gauteng, and discovered a home where children of all ages grow up together in the “rainbow family” provided for them by Dr Yolandi Zafi and her team of volunteers. Just over a decade ago, Dr Zafi, […]

Standard for measuring cities’ performance

ISO has published new international standards for measuring and improving the performance of cities. When it was first published in 2014, ISO 37120 Indicators for city services and quality of life in communities was the first set of internationally standardised city indicators providing a uniform approach to what is measured and how. This enabled cities […]

International researcher to speak at upcoming electrical test workshop

Internationally renowned engineer and researcher, Dr Andrew Eriksson, will deliver the opening keynote address at SABS’ upcoming electrical test workshop. Dr Eriksson is the former assistant director of the South African Council for Scientific and Industrial Research’s (CSIR’s) National Electrical Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) and was involved in the establishment of the high-voltage test facilities […]