New Semiconductors Meet the Challenge of Leading-Edge Radio Design

New Semiconductors Meet the Challenge of Leading-Edge Radio Design

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Quantum leap as Transportation Components now supplies to OEM Henred Fruehauf

Transportation Components, a recognised leader in the distribution of Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) components to the aftermarket, has taken the quantum leap to a whole new level, with its recent appointment as the supplier of Duroline brake linings to the well-known OEM Henred Fruehauf, the largest trailer and allied products manufacturer in South Africa. Henred Fruehauf are using the Duroline brake linings supplied by Transportation Components in the foundation brakes of the trailers they manufacture. This has not only signified the return of a valued customer. It also means that…

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FIGHTING THE SUPPLY CHAIN SKILLS CRISIS

Reflecting its commitment to tackling the supply chain skills crisis head on, SAPICS, The Professional Body for Supply Chain Management, recently hosted the 11th annual Supply Chain Management Education Excellence Awards. This event recognises individuals, organisations and educators who are going the extra mile to advance and develop the supply chain and operations management profession. In his 2019 State of the Nation address, President Cyril Ramaphosa highlighted the importance of effective supply chain management in Government’s service delivery objectives. “In improving the capabilities of public servants, the National School of…

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Entries now open to start-ups: Sanofi partners with Afric@Tech to accelerate healthcare innovation

Sanofi a leading life-sciences company, is looking to partner with Africa’s start-ups to assist in finding innovative solutions to improve healthcare in Africa. “Our ambition is to accelerate healthcare innovation in order to bring technological innovation to solve issues of healthcare accessibility, specialist training, and better management of chronic disease care with a specific focus on the public sector,” says Thibault Crosnier Leconte, Country Chair and RX General Manager, Sanofi South Africa. This year’s challenge is looking to improve awareness and diagnosis of patients suffering from Diabetes; access to medicines…

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Production of New Ford Ranger Commences in South Africa

First new Ford Ranger production models emerge from Silverton Assembly Plant Result of over R3-billion investment and extensive upgrades at Ford’s local operations New Ranger and first-ever Ranger Raptor destined for markets in Africa, Europe and Middle East PRETORIA, South Africa, 11 February 2019 – Ford’s Silverton Assembly Plant in Pretoria has officially commenced production of the new Ford Ranger, bringing a raft of product upgrades and refinements to one of South Africa’s best-selling vehicles and export models. “Following the investment of over R3-billion in our local operations and extensive…

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Help for small businesses, start ups

President Cyril Ramaphosa says government will this year focus on significantly expanding the small business incubation programme. The incubation programme provides budding entrepreneurs with physical space, infrastructure and shared services, access to specialised knowledge, market linkages, training in the use of new technologies and access to finance. “The incubation programme currently consists of a network of 51 technology business incubators, 10 enterprise supplier development incubators and 14 rapid youth incubators. “As part of the expansion of this programme, township digital hubs will be established, initially in four provinces, with more…

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Total’s huge discovery opens new petroleum play off SA’s coast

Total SA said it has opened up a new “world-class” oil and gas province off the coast of South Africa after making a significant gas-condensate discovery there. Success in the nation’s first deep-water well is a potential boon for a country that imports most of its oil, processing the remainder of its fuels from coal and natural gas. “We are very pleased to announce the Brulpadda discovery, which was drilled in a challenging deep-water environment,” Kevin McLachlan, senior vice president of exploration at Total, said in a statement on Thursday.…

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RPA leader urges greater focus on automation skills in SA

UiPath has welcomed President Cyril Ramaphosa’s intention to introduce automation training at primary school level, saying the Robotic Process Automation revolution is underway, but the necessary skills are lacking. The President said: “Over the next six years, we will provide every school child in South Africa with digital workbooks and textbooks on a tablet device. ….Already, 90% of textbooks in high enrolment subjects across all grades and all workbooks have been digitised. In line with our Framework for Skills for a Changing World, we are expanding the training of both…

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