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How long does it take to build a house? Obviously it depends on the size of the house and other factors, but it usually takes months. Recently, a number of modular solutions have entered the market to reduce cost and increase building time, but these are not nearly as robust as traditional bricks and mortar.

It comes as no surprise that Statistics South Africa’s Living Conditions Survey (LCS) found that male-headed households have a higher average annual income than their female counterparts – R165 853 and R98 911 respectively – and therefore, have greater spending power than female-headed households.

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The SKA radio telescope being built in the Karoo will end up being the world’s largest when it is completed, listening to space signals with a sensitivity that’s 100 times greater than any current radio telescope on earth. Designed to try and ‘see’ the first stars and galaxies being formed during the period that scientists call the Epoch of Reonization (EoR), this international project has already started ‘finding’ previously unknown celestial events.

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What do Donald Trump, Miss South Africa and the world’s stock markets have in common?

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This week’s budget speech by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan didn’t offer many surprises, and was in keeping with predictions by analysts and experts. It did, however, hit the pockets of the country’s highest earners hard.

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Did you know that Virtual Reality (VR) joins satellites, rockets and space stations as technologies born of science fiction?

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Engineering inventions in digital image sensors resulted in Eric Fossum (USA), George Smith (USA), Nobukazu Teranishi (Japan) and Michael Tompsett (UK) being awarded the 2017 £1 million Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering. Their innovations are part of the technology revolution that has “revolutionised the way images are captured and analysed”, and have “dramatically changed the way we communicate, enabling us to share information instantaneously and communicate around the world in real-time, even on our phones,” the judges said.

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The student protests that rocked the country last year had at their heart the lack of government funding for tertiary education. Economists, sociologists, politicians, and almost every other person in the country had – and voiced – an opinion, while the students repeatedly bemoaned the lack of dialogue offered by the powers that be.

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Whether it’s for homes or offices, space is at a premium these days. As living and working spaces have become smaller, a number of innovative companies have come up with solutions to save space. These range from compact, modular furniture solutions such as a small cube that turns into a coffee table and stools, to a new modular and temporary means of construction.

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A recent report by Oxfam SA states that the wealth of three South African billionaires is equal to that of the bottom half of the country's population. This ratio is slightly higher than the global average: the world’s eight richest men own the same wealth as the poorest half of the world.

Magazines

African Fusion

AfricanFusionAfrican Fusion, the official publication of the Southern African Institute of Welding (SAIW), aims to provide up-to-date insight into welding technology and the welding industry.

Capital Equipment News

Capital Equipment News is dedicated to the application of equipment and modes of transport that are used in the mining, construction, quarrying, and transport industries.

Construction World

ConstructionWorldConstruction World was first published in 1982 and has grown to become a leader in its field, offering a unique mix of editorial coverage to satisfy the diverse needs of its readers.

Electricity + Control

ElectricityandControlE + C publishes innovative, technical articles that provide solutions to engineering challenges in measurement, automation, control, and energy management.

Lighting in Design

LightingandDesignLighting in Design is a glossy, upmarket publication aimed at lighting professionals. It is the only B2B magazine in SA that is dedicated solely to the subject of lighting.

MechChem Africa

MechChemJanuary2017cover MechChem Africa supports African engineering and technical managers across the full spectrum of chemical and mechanical disciplines.

Modern Mining

ModernMiningEstablished in 2005, Modern Mining is one of SA's leading monthly mining magazines, noted for the quality and accuracy of its writing and the breadth of its coverage.

Modern Quarrying

ModernQuarryingModern Quarrying is firmly entrenched as a leading industry-specific magazine. It focuses on promoting the science and practice of quarrying and processing in southern Africa.

Sparks Electrical News

SparksElectricalNewsReadable and informative, Sparks Electrical News is the newspaper for those involved in installing and maintaining electrical supplies and equipment.

 
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