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Introduced earlier this year in South Africa, Veolia Water Technologies’ cloud-based monitoring and optimisation services for water treatment plants, AQUAVISTA™, received distinction in the Digital Water Company of the Year category at the 2019 Global Water Awards in London. Held as part of the annual Global Water Summit, the coveted…
As of 1 June 2019, the Carbon Tax Act, 2018 is in operation. South Africa is the worst polluter on the continent and the Carbon Tax is a milestone in government’s efforts to tackle climate change. The South African government has committed to reductions of greenhouse gas emissions of 34%…
AVK Southern Africa, a specialist valve manufacturer, was recently certified according to the Pressure Equipment Directive (PED) 2014/68/EU-Module H for the manufacturing of two of its valves – the CEM, IPV One-Piece Ball Valve DN80-DN350mm; and the PVE Boving Butterfly Valve DN350-DN4500. The directive regulates the manufacture of pressure equipment,…
The advent of Fibre-to-the-Home has not only changed the way we work and play but has also heralded the launch of a number of advances for the security industry. Leading private security provider, Atlas Security, and MetroFibre Networx, one of South Africa’s foremost fibre infrastructure providers have entered into a…
Hack attacks, ransom threats and theft of money through fraudulent transactions are all becoming a stark reality for legal professionals and law firms around the world. According to the South African Banking Risk Information Centre (SABRIC), South Africa currently has the third-highest number of cybercrime victims worldwide – with the…
Wednesday, 26 June 2019 11:09

Providing Kwik solutions for mining

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Kwikspace, Africa’s largest manufacturer of prefabricated modular buildings with over 45 years’ experience, has supplied mines throughout Africa with both temporary and permanent accommodation. The Kwikspace product offering ranges from temporary facilities during green or brownfield projects to permanent facilities such as offices, clinics, kitchens, canteens, control rooms, ablutions and…
Summerstrand in Nelson Mandela Bay has become one of the first areas in the Eastern Cape to get fibre internet infrastructure installed using an innovative process called “Micro-trenching”. The Nelson Mandela Bay council provided permission to MetroFibre Networx to install fibre infrastructure via micro-trenching in Summerstrand on a proof-of-concept basis…
Seidor Bluekey and Merchant West have partnered to bring financed technology solutions to growing businesses. Business owners know that successful business expansion requires carefully balancing investment in new tools and services with cashflow requirements for daily operations. “One of the challenges our clients face is the ability to invest in…
Colin Simms has been appointed to the position of Regional Manager, Central Region for Hytec South Africa, effective 2nd May 2019. Colin brings 26 years’ of experience with an Instrumentation Trade certificate and experience in lubrication systems, industrial process valves and process instrumentation as well as petrochemical and pulp and…
Veolia Water Technologies South Africa has just supplied Stellenbosch University’s Business School with a potable water treatment plant, as the University initiates its Drought Response Plan. The containerised plant – part of Veolia’s locally manufactured standard products – abstracts and treats 150 m3/day of water drawn from a nearby quarry…
Testing should not be viewed as a ‘quick fix’, but an integral part of the DevOps process, says Inspired Testing. The proof that considerable advances have been made in mobile testing is evident when one compares the user experience a decade ago to present time. From frustratingly slow and difficult…
Tuesday, 18 June 2019 09:22

AVK’s Portia Magongoma: Driving Change

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There remains a serious shortage of women in engineering. Globally, it is still a male dominated field. According to the Engineering Council of South Africa, only 11% of the total number of engineers registered with them are female and only 4% of those are professional engineers. Portia Magongoma (32), AVK…

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