Posts tagged as technology

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 […]

WiFi and OTT to feature extensively at SATNAC 2015

WiFi and OTT will be extensively covered in two panel discussions at the 2015 Southern Africa Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference (SATNAC) to be held near Hermanus, Western Cape from 7 to 9 September, 2015 SATNAC is hosted under the auspices of Telkom and is the only conference of its kind that puts students, academics […]

Awards for learners on the road to science

  The spirit of adventure lies buried in every man’s soul. Strike the spark and ignite the soul and the impossible is accomplished – William I Orr   When in the early sixties William I. Orr, author of many books on communication, wrote these words it was the beginning of the space age, a period […]