Shaping the future from the roots

  Driving to and from its offices in Nooitgedacht near Muldersdrift, the staff of EE Publishers have in recent days been amazed and impressed with the surprisingly fast development of a new crèche springing up virtually on its doorstep. EE Publishers regularly reports on the skills shortages in South Africa, and we understand that the […]

ADEC Committee for 2015

IMT roadmap: ICASA shows it can do the job!

  Within two days of the closing date for submissions commenting on the draft International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT) roadmap, Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) issued the schedule of public hearings, held on 9 and 10 October 2014.  Chaired by outdoing councillor Marcia Socikwa, it soon became clear that the ICASA staff had done […]

Young scientists at Expo show that science is fun

  Enthusiasm for science and ingenuity best describes the 34th International Science Fair held in Boksburg from 7 to 10 October 2014. The Eskom Expo for young scientists was attended by over 900 young people from all over South Africa with 632 unique exhibits showing their passion for science and technology. The Expo is the […]

MoU assists engineering students

  The Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA), Gauteng Department of Infrastructure Development (GDID), and the University of Johannesburg (UJ), have signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at supporting and coaching UJ engineering students who are recipients of GDID bursaries. The tripartite initiative comes after the GDID articulated the need to mentor first and second […]

Spectrum policy key to achieving objectives of SA Connect

  The Wireless Access Providers’ Association (WAPA) has released a draft position paper on spectrum, and recently hosted the second Future Wireless Technologies Forum. Both these initiatives are for the purpose of giving real-world examples and industry insight to the regulator and to policymakers. This context will better enable the various government bodies to achieve […]

Over 1,5-million ISO management certificates issued

  The latest ISO Survey of Certifications recorded a total of 1 541 983 ISO management certificates issued worldwide by December 2013 – a 4 % increase on the previous year. This annual survey, now entering its third decade, provides a pragmatic picture of certifications to ISO’s management system standards across the globe. On trend […]

Gallery: 2014 SAIMC banquet

  At the SAIMC’s annual gala dinner held in Johannesburg, SAIMC president, Vinesh Maharaj said that the dinner was not just an annual event but a celebration of what the institute has achieved for its members and the industry. He highlighted the excellent cooperation with educational institutions; the opening of the University of Pretoria SAIMC […]