General

General

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The Chinese curse “may you live in interesting times” seems to be more appropriate for South Africa than ever before. Between tough economic times (the country is officially in a recession) and the political upheaval that’s marked the past few months, many South Africans are bound to be craving a bit of mundane news.

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Lego made the robotics toys trend a fixture in the lives of families with children who could afford high-tech toys, but robots are set for integration into children’s day-to-day play, if the experts are to be believed. From problem-solving, to decision making, to learning the basics of coding, robots are changing how the younger generations are learning.

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The South African government has achieved a new first, but this one is getting mixed reactions. The Department of Home Affairs has written a White Paper on International Migration, which could be used as a means of keeping tabs on citizens outside of the country and to try and limit the number of people looking to leave. The white paper is the first of its kind, according to reports.

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In South Africa, the fate of the local rhino population in light of poaching syndicates and poor birth rates has become a national concern. While we worry about the potential extinction of the species, Kenya is facing the reality: The last male of the northern white rhinoceros subspecies is getting old, and desperately needs to mate.

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Easter weekend in South Africa has become synonymous with horrific car accidents and high numbers of fatalities. This year was no different, with authorities announcing that 2017’s Easter break saw at least 33 dead in Gauteng, more than 30 in KwaZulu-Natal and 22 in the Western Cape. The Road Traffic Management Corporation said it had issued nearly 20 000 fines for various traffic offences across the country during the period.

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Last week saw the biggest uprising of “people power” in South Africa in recent history. President Jacob Zuma shocked the country when he reshuffled his cabinet, firing finance minister Pravin Gordhan and deputy finance minister Mcebisi Jonas, sending the Rand plummeting from an already weak level and resulting in a ratings downgrade for the country. This seemed to be the final straw for South Africa’s populace, which took to the streets in protest.

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Recent research has revealed that getting paid on time is the number one financial challenge for half of South African SMEs. According to the recently released research by Xero, South African small businesses spend 6% of their working day chasing payments. That is better than their counterparts in the UK, however, who spend 10% of their time chasing money owed them.

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Sudden death in young people as a result of undiscovered heart defects or overlooked heart abnormalities is rare. And yet, every so often, the shocking news that a young athlete has died in the middle of an exercise class breaks, or we even occasionally hear about a top athlete suddenly collapsing dead in front of thousands of viewers.

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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.

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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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