What’s trending? Manufacturing trends for 2019

In 2018, KFC ran out of chicken, we sent a car into space and we all had to decide if we heard Yanny or Laurel in an audio clip. As we start a new year, we have a lot to look forward to, particularly in manufacturing. Each new year brings new technologies and processes to increase digitalisation and improve our results. Here are three areas of manufacturing that could trend in 2019. In 2018, manufacturers have focused on implementing Industry 4.0 technologies including, automation, Internet of Things (IoT) devices and sophisticated software…

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Nissan to create over 1000 jobs in the automotive sector

An estimated 1,200 jobs to be created across the value chain Investments to grow the local component supplier industry Five new black-owned suppliers to be developed  ROSSLYN, PRETORIA – South Africa (06 June 2019) Nissan will boost employment in South Africa, with local production of the next generation Navara poised to create an estimated 1,200-plus new jobs in the automotive sector. Speaking at the recent announcement of Nissan’s decision to manufacture – for the first time in history – the full model line-up of the Navara on home soil, the…

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Are Robots About to Take Over Our World? Is South Africa Ready for AI?


The Real Danger of AI – and How to Avoid It In spite of rapid advancements in the field of artificial intelligence and machine learning, many people still express trepidation about these developments based on celluloid images of robots taking over the world and overpowering humanity. Most of these fears stem from apocalyptic tropes from Hollywood movies like “The Matrix” and “2001: A Space Odyssey”. These fears are misplaced, says industry expert, Dr. Scott Zoldi, chief analytics officer at FICO, who is responsible for the analytic development of the company’s…

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