South Africa signs STI partnership agreement with Malaysia

  by Hans van de Groenendaal, features editor, EngineerIT A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed on 23 April 2014 by the South African Minister of Science and Technology, Derek Hanekom and the Malaysian Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Datuk Dr. Ewon Ebin. Speaking at the signing ceremony in Cape Town, Minister Hanekom said, […]

WAPA launches Future Wireless Technologies Forum

  The regulator, the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA), has engaged the Wireless Access Providers’ Association (WAPA) to assist in bringing stakeholders from the regulatory field and industry together to discuss new and innovative technologies, products, and services in the wireless space. The Future Wireless Technologies Forum is a series of collaborative discussions […]

Survey shows new engineering profile in SA

  The National Engineering Skills Survey was launched to determine the availability of engineering skills in South Africa and to improve national engineering skills planning. The survey, which was initiated by the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) and supported by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) and the Economic Development Department (EDD), […]

MTN to lead the FTTH race

  It looks as though promises of fibre to the home, offering speeds of 100 Mbps, are at last becoming a reality, with MTN introducing the service commercially on 1 June 2014. On 12 April 2014, MTN SA demonstrated its high-speed fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) offering to residents of Monaghan Farm – an eco-friendly gated estate, located […]