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Continent has potential to gain the most from Industry 4.0, says Paramount head

Africa is not alone in its unpreparedness for shifting into the Fourth Industrial Revolution, or Industry 4.0, but it has the potential to gain the most out of such a development by finding new ways of manufacturing, says aerospace and defence company Paramount group executive chairperson Ivor Ichikowitz. Powered by WPeMatico

Smart city initiatives must be ‘part of long-term vision’ – Huawei

Using information and communication technologies, and more broadly digital technologies, in cities must be part of long-term, sustained transformative visions to ensure that a city and its systems improve over time, says Huawei Enterprise Government and Public Utility Sector VP Edwin Diender. Smart city is a concept of how city operations function as a system […]

New R14m slipway, truck arrestor bed being built at Sir Lowry’s Pass

The Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) has started a R14-million project to build a new slipway and truck arrestor bed on the downward slope of the N2 near Sir Lowry’s Pass road, in Cape Town. The project is expected to be complete by August and construction will take place during the […]

Basil Read CEO upbeat about capital raise, company prospects

Although still in the grips of a financial predicament, owing to poor construction prospects in South Africa, paired with bad debts and cash-depleting projects, local construction company Basil Read’s CEO Khathutshelo Mapasa tells Engineering News Online that he is confident about company’s future prospects. In a telephone interview on Wednesday, he outlined that, with the […]

Italtile anticipates stronger H2 as business outlook improves

Despite the improved outlook for South Africa and a gain in consumer confidence stemming from recent political events, retail company Italtile believes the macroeconomic environment will remain challenging in the short term. Italtile management, however, anticipates its performance in the second half of the current financial year to be stronger than that of the second […]

‘We cannot afford to lose momemtum now’ – Maimane on water crisis

Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane on Wednesday thanked Capetonians for playing their part in reducing water consumption in the City, but warned that it will require a collective effort to avert Day Zero. At a press briefing on several “demand management” techniques to further reduce usage, Maimane said that over the past week, Capetonians […]