Posts tagged as technology

Save the date for KITE 2017

KZN Industrial Technology Exhibition (KITE) 2017, will be held once again at the Durban Exhibition Centre, from 25 to 28 July 2017, and promises to bring high calibre visitors focused on sourcing new technology and services. With 2015 attendance figures showing that 97% of visitors were from KwaZulu-Natal, the exhibition provides an extremely targeted marketing […]

Africa’s economy must invest in science in order to advance

“Across the world nations increasingly seek to harness the potential of science as an instrument for growth and development. Science is also an integral part of the global effort to advance sustainable development”, said South Africa’s minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor at the opening of Science Forum South Africa (SFSA) which was hosted […]

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 […]

Engineers: kingpins in creating technology for sustained development

  The technological world has changed significantly over the past century from a mainly mechanical-driven one to an electrically controlled one. The past century saw the development of the transistor in the 1940s and the arrival of the first functionally integrated circuit in 1960, a mere 55 years ago. The very first microprocessor was commercially […]

Innovation is crucial for SA’s growth

  The Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) was established in terms of the TIA Act, 2008 (Act No. 26 of 2008), with the objective of stimulating and intensifying technological innovation in order to improve economic growth and the quality of life of all South Africans by developing and exploiting technological innovations. South Africa had high expectations […]