Learning more about science-based careers

  The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) hosted its annual Science Day on  5 August 2014 as part of the National Science Week initiative led by the Department of Science and Technology. The CSIR Science Day was held at the Pretoria campus, and intends to expose learners, educators and the public to science-based […]

Video: UJ’s Ilanga II solar race car launched

  The University of Johannesburg’s Solar Team launched its Ilanga II solar race car on 5 August in anticipation of the biennial Sasol Solar Challenge. The eight-day challenge (27 September to 4 October 2014), starts in Johannesburg, passes through Port Elizabeth and finishes in Cape Town. South African universities and other local solar teams will compete […]

Construction regulations change regarding safety on site

  In accordance with the latest construction regulations all site personnel have to undergo medicals before assuming duty and being allowed to work on site. Mark Traut, Senior Safety Consultant at Safety Solutions Africa, reports that this is having a serious impact on the levels of local community employment in the Western Cape Region. He […]

Satellite footage from newly launched satellite

  Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL), a leading small satellite company, has released a video from a camera mounted on an exterior panel of TechDemoSat-1, which shows the satellite moments after separation from the Fregat upper stage of its Soyuz-2 launcher, and as it begins its first orbit in space. The satellite was launched on […]

Print industry insights

  Canon was one of several printing companies at the first FESPA Africa expo, a consolidation of Sign Africa and the Visual Communications Africa Expo, which took place in July in Johannesburg. Dan Porter, Head of business imaging for Canon SA, opened Canon’s press conference, stating that even with the move to digital, print remains […]

UJ’s Kliptown Mandela Day initiative

  On Mandela Day 2014, 22 staff members from the University of Johannesburg’s (UJ) Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment (FEBE) joined members of the Kliptown Youth Program (KYP) in adding a fresh coat of paint to residents’ homes. The wood and tin housing were recently built to accommodate many who were affected by […]