Posts tagged as johannesburg

New cloud infrastructure offering for local data centres

Teraco, a vendor-neutral colocation data centre, has announced the availability of Amazon Web Services (AWS) Direct Connect through its Johannesburg JB1 and Cape Town CT1 data centres. It will enable customers to directly access AWS services in AWS infrastructure Regions around the world, with the benefit of consistent network performance, and reduced bandwidth costs. AWS […]

Interoperability underpins integrated digital mining

The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM) sponsored the Global Mining Standards and Guidelines Group’s (GMSG) Johannesburg Underground Mining Forum 2017, which focused on underground mining innovation, interoperability, autonomous mining, and integrated operations. The forum met in Kempton Park on 20 and 21 September 2017, and was attended by mining operators, mining service […]

Smart grids to reduce costs and improve service

In his opening address at the SAIEE’s Smart Grid Conference recently, the president of the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE), Jacob Machinjike, said that a smart grid infrastructure would provide unique opportunities for improved electricity services which would benefit people in Africa.   The conference, which was held at the Eskom Convention Centre […]

Coal ash conference: Production and utilisation with a multitude of opportunities

  Announcement and call for papers The Fossil Fuel Foundation will be hosting a one day conference on coal ash on 28 September 2017. The event, “Production and utilisation with a multitude of opportunities”, will be held at Glen Hove Conferencing, 52 Glenhove Road, Melrose, Johannesburg. Aims and objectives This conference aims to be a […]

Recognised for a life dedicated to science, engineering and technology

  The minister of science and technology, Nalendi Pandor, presented a lifetime achievement award to Prof. Nicolas Beukes at the recent NSTF-South32 Awards ceremony. Prof. Beukes was recognised for his outstanding contribution to science, engineering and technology (SET) and innovation in South Africa over many years. The National Science and Technology Forum (NTSF) held a […]