Local Manufacturing Expo set to be a success

It was at Electra Mining 2017 when Eric Bruggeman, CEO of the South African Capital Equipment Export Council (SACEEC), first realised there was a need to promote SA’s local manufacturing capabilities to the world. He was walking the show floor with Gauteng Premier, David Makhura, who highlighted the lack of home-grown companies in attendance. From […]

Nedbank and EE Publishers’ energy and ICT infrastructure seminars in 2019

A dialogue to unlock the economic and human potential of South Africa Co-hosted by: Nedbank and EE Publishers are hosting a series of morning seminars on important infrastructure issues facing the energy and ICT sectors in South Africa. DATES: See below for the date of each seminar TIMES: 09h00 to 13h00, with a networking finger […]

Registration: Nedbank and EE Publishers’ infrastructure seminars in 2019

A dialogue to unlock the economic and human potential of South Africa Co-hosted by: Nedbank and EE Publishers are hosting a series of morning seminars on important infrastructure issues facing the energy and ICT sectors in South Africa. DATES: See below for the date of each seminar TIMES: Breakfast: 09h00 to 10h00; Seminar 10h00 to […]

GPS creators awarded Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering

The 2019 Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering (QEPrize) was awarded to four engineers responsible for creating the first truly global, satellite-based positioning system – GPS. The prestigious engineering accolade is a £1-million prize that celebrates the global impact of engineering innovation on humanity. The 2019 winners are Dr Bradford Parkinson, Prof. James Spilker, Jr, Hugo […]

Technology featured prominently in SONA 2019

More than any past president of South Africa, President Cyril Ramaphosa spoke about technology during his State of the Nation Address (SONA), which took place on Thursday 7 February 2019. He said that as we grapple with the challenges of the past, and as we deepen our efforts to overcome the grave injustices of centuries, […]

SAIMC JHB meeting: Reflections and robots

The SAIMC Johannesburg branch held its first technical evening of the year on 23 January, in conjunction with the 2019 annual general meeting. At the meeting, branch secretary Cheryl Hird reflected on 2018, which was deemed to have been a very successful year with high attendance for the monthly technical evenings, training events, and the […]