Dunlop celebrates rich heritage in South Africa

As South Africans observe Heritage Month in September, Dunlop, one of the most iconic and recognisable tyre brands in the world, is reflecting on its history as the country’s oldest tyre brand and longest serving tyre manufacturer on South African soil. Eight years after John Boyd Dunlop’s invention of the first practical pneumatic tyre in 1888, the Dunlop Pneumatic Tyre Company (SA) Limited was established in 1896 as the first tyre distribution depot in Cape Town, distributing imported tyres. This laid the foundation for the brand’s legacy of quality and…

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Kwikspace helps Northern Platinum Zondereinde mine meet space requirements

Requiring additional office and board room space, a kitchen unit as well as male and female ablutions for its Zondereinde mine in Thabazimbi, Northern Platinum approached Kwikspace for a solution. Kwikspace delivered four single wide units, resulting in a 150 square meter office and boardroom, male and female ablution block units measuring 3 X 6 m each, and a small 3 X 3.5 m unit for the kitchen.   The kitchen was supplied already equipped with cupboards, sink and geyser, and all prefabricated units were supplied with split air-conditioning units.…

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SUBARU SA TEAMS UP WITH TIMCA TO IMPROVE NUMERACY AROUND THE SOUTH AFRICA

Johannesburg, 13 September 2021 – Subaru Southern Africa has teamed up with South African NGO The International Math Club Alliance (TIMCA) to improve numeracy and mathematical competence in under-privileged communities around the country. TIMCA is an organisation that runs and co-ordinates maths clubs and workshops throughout the country. They empower children by teaching them mathematics, which improves their overall confidence, ability and agency to think for themselves. These clubs are predominantly run in under-privileged areas in partnership with schools, orphanages and for children with disabilities. Subaru Southern Africa has donated…

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Securing smart devices in OT environments

  By Joe Robertson, Director of Information Securiy and EMEA CISO at Fortinet   The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is all about connecting people, processes, and assets. Traditionally, devices in OT environments have been isolated or connected directly to an industrial control system. IIoT gives these devices a link to the internet. Now that these devices have been “brought to life,” users can interact with them in real time, draw data from them, and analyse that data via statistical or predictive analysis. The value from that intelligence is priceless…

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Beyond Responsible AI: 8 Steps to Auditable Artificial Intelligence

Auditable AI provides the documentation and records necessary to pass a regulatory review   With novel artificial intelligence (AI) applications multiplying like rabbits these days, it may seem like the current wave of AI innovation is all beer and skittles. Lawsuits have a way of sobering up any metaphorical party and, in the wake of numerous high-profile racial bias and fairness cases, The Wall Street Journal reports that companies including Google, Twitter and Salesforce say they “plan to bulk up ethics teams responsible for evaluating the behavior of algorithms.” That’s a positive step in…

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