Kwikspace places first operational buildings for Mpumalanga mine

Kwikspace was contracted to manufacture, supply and erect 10 mobile units to for use at a new mine in Mpumalanga. Consisting of four single-wide and six double-wide prefabricated modular units, they were the first operational buildings to be placed on site. All units, which provide structures for four different applications on the mine, were completed and handed over during 2018, within a specified three-month timeline. One double-wide unit (7 x 7 m) is used as the induction office located near the entrance and five of them make up the site…

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13 common causes of motor failure

What to look for and how to improve asset uptime Motors are used everywhere in industrial environments and they are becoming increasingly complex and technical, sometimes making it a challenge to keep them running at peak performance. It’s important to remember that the causes of motor and drive issues are not confined to a single domain of expertise–both mechanical and electrical issues can lead to motor failure–and being armed with the right knowledge can mean the difference between costly downtime and improved asset uptime. Winding insulation breakdown and bearing wear…

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Kwikspace supplies prefabricated Early Childhood Development Centre in 2 weeks

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Kwikspace supplied a new, completely prefabricated Early Childhood Development (ECD) Centre to a community in greater Cape Town as part of the city’s integrated plan to uplift the community and improve access to services. The R6.36-million Centre, which, in line with the city’s Social Development and Early Childhood Development Directorate will help formally prepare children for primary schooling, was delivered in two weeks in June 2018 using prefabricated building technologies from Kwikspace. Supplied as a turnkey project covering fabrication, construction, electrical and plumbing works, the new ECD Centre consists of…

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IoT at the Edge: How AI Will Transform IoT Architecture

IoT at the Edge: How AI Will Transform IoT Architecture

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GIBS Manufacturing-Focused MBA kicks off in Durban

Author: Luleka Mtongana Source: gibs news In a partnership with the new Toyota Wessels Institute for Manufacturing Studies (TWIMS), the University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), has launched a Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) and Masters of Business Administration (MBA) in Durban which is focused on the manufacturing industry. The degree will resonate with managers who are looking to gain a deeper understanding of the fundamentals of business in a manufacturing context. Classes commenced on the 1st of March. GIBS Dean Professor, Nicola Kleyn says, “Given the strategic importance of…

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How quickly could a cyber attack take down critical infrastructure?

Doros Hadjizenonos,Fortinet

With crucial national infrastructure like power systems and manufacturing currently in the spotlight, stakeholders need to consider the impacts of unseen risks, such as cyber attacks, on Operational Technology networks.

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OPINION: Opportunity for SA to drive car manufacturing industry in Africa

JOHANNESBURG – The manufacture of vehicles is one of the most advanced forms of manufacturing within the global economy.There are many structural features of the automotive manufacturing process that cause it to locate in relatively few economies. These same structural features also mean that there is a high level of trade between producer countries in both built-up vehicles and componentry. The South African automotive sector only really entered the global value chain after the motor industry development plan in 1995. However, it has made good progress and now exports about…

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New perspectives, panoramas and possibilities for enterprise applications

Christian Pedersen, IFS Chief Product Officer

AI and IoT will begin merging to produce a new kind of automation

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South Africa’s failure to create manufacturing jobs

To reduce unemployment South Africa needs to prioritise labour-intensive work instead of higher wages, write professors Jeremy Seekings and Nicoli Nattrass W. Arthur Lewis is the only person of African descent to have won the Nobel prize for economics. Lewis, who might be considered the founding father of development economics in the 1940s and 1950s, combined writing and teaching with providing economic advice to policy-makers, including Ghana’s first president, Kwame Nkrumah. Lewis thought extensively about the path along which farming societies in the Caribbean, Africa and elsewhere could develop. He…

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Deputy Minister Magwanishe commends Black-Owned Steel Fabrication Workshop

The Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Bulelani Magwanishe says that the launch of the Linhleko Steel Fabrication Workshop is to be commended as it is a move forward in the transformation of the South Africa economy as advocated in the Black Industrialists Programme and National Development Plan. Magwanishe was speaking during the launch of the black-owned steel fabrication workshop in Rustenburg, North West today. Linhleko has signed a cooperation agreement with FLSmidth, a Danish Manufacturer of Original Equipment. This equal partnership gave rise to the conclusion of an…

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