Posts tagged as PWC

Don’t delay starting your company’s digital journey

Digital transformation may sound like a buzz word, but speakers at the tenth annual MESA Africa conference said that companies should not delay starting their digital journey if they want to stay relevant in their industries. Addressing the theme “Smart manufacturing and the digital enterprise”, Pieter Theron of PWC said that a recent survey showed […]

Urban agenda calls for new skills and technology

In light of the 9th World Urban Forum, attention turns to implementation of the New Urban Agenda. After the frenzy of Habitat 3 (the UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development), PwC highlighted that implementing the commitments made in Quito will require new skills and partnerships than the ones that created it. This now feels […]

MESA SIG – The Power of Data

  A MESA Africa Special Interest Group willl be held on Wednesday 28 June 2017  from 12:30 to 15:00 on “The Power of Data”. Guest speakers are: Vinayak Ballachanda Madappa, associate director, PWC, SA and Giridhar Joshi, senior manager, PWC Analytics on  “Data is the new Gold” Willie Coetzee, Ruletrax on “Delivering knowledge-based solutions that […]

MESA mastering the fourth industrial revolution

  The eighth annual MESA Africa conference was held on 17 and 18 November in Ruimsig, Johannesburg.  The theme was “Mastering the fourth industrial revolution: Smart MOM 4 Industry”. Delegates were welcomed by Daniel Spies, chairman of MESA Africa, who gave feedback on recent developments in MESA Africa: its establishment as a non-profit corporation (NPC); […]

The choice to change: a review of Africa’s oil and gas sector

  Chris Bredenhann, the Africa oil and gas advisory leader and a partner and director at PwC in Cape Town, addressed the South African National Energy Association (SANEA) recently, where he presented a summary of PwC’s latest report on current developments in the oil and gas industry in Africa. This is the executive summary of […]

Seeing through the gloom: seeking stability after subsidy cuts

  The UK has entered a highly uncertain period following the vote for Brexit, but uncertainty was a defining characteristic of the outlook for the solar industry even before the EU referendum.  Concerns about solar investment will be exacerbated by the country’s decision to leave the European Union (EU) and the expectation of a turbulent period […]

Electricity beyond the grid: accelerating access to sustainable power for all

  Energy transformation means the time is right for policy-makers to reappraise their approach to energy access. Advances in technology are rapidly changing the options available beyond the grid. Falling solar technology costs have spurred the growth of standalone home systems and are changing the economics of mini-grid systems.  Other technological advances are set to […]

Survey reveals uptake of Industry 4.0 in South Africa

  The Industry 4.0 digital operations survey, released by PwC, highlights that the repercussion for smaller groups of companies that are not digitising, will be that they are put out of business. Industry 4.0 focuses on the end-to-end digitisation of all physical assets and processes as well as integration into digital ecosystems with value chain […]

SA’s best inventors win big at the SA Innovation Summit

  An early warning device to predict asthma attacks was the winning invention of one of the SA Innovation Summit competitions, namely the Inventors Garage competition. The 8th SA Innovation Summit which took place at the Cape Town stadium last week brought entrepreneurs, inventors, investors, thought leaders and government together to share ideas, collaborate and […]