The husband and wife team streamlining the agri supply chain

Africa could be a "gold mine" for fresh produce if the right solution to prevent excessive post-harvest wastage is found and the husband and wife team behind Kenyan startup, Taimba thinks they have the answer...

By Gabriella Mulligan 25 Jul 2018

#MFGIndaba: Expect to be disrupted

Innovation happens at the speed of trust, not the speed of technology. Roby Stancel from Virtual Consulting International explains this using the automotive industry as an example...

By Danette Breitenbach 27 Jun 2018

#MFGIndaba: Industry 4.0: good or bad for manufacturing?

The two countries with the lowest employment in the world, Germany and Japan, are also home to the world's most automated manufacturing industries in the world...

By Danette Breitenbach 26 Jun 2018

#MFGIndaba: Exponentially manufacturing tomorrow

What took 100 days before, now takes 100 seconds. Manufacturing cannot continue to operate as it always has, and without some type of innovation it will not survive...

By Danette Breitenbach 26 Jun 2018

Tesla's problem: overestimating automation, underestimating humans

Tesla was hoping to produce 5,000 new Model 3 electric cars each week in 2018. So far, it has failed...

By Bettina Büchel and Dario Floreano 4 May 2018

The future of food production: Robots revolutionising agriculture

With the aim to revolutionise the farming industry as well as increase their market reach and revenue, organisations have been gearing up for new robotic technologies in recent years...

By Piyush Mandhare 18 Jan 2018

The game-changing potential of M2M technology for businesses

The case for introducing machine-to-machine (M2M) technology into the workplace is gaining in strength, with solutions providers continuing to innovate and push the boundaries of such technologies...

By Ronald Ravel 12 Oct 2017

Industrie 4.0 set to improve all processes, grow economy

Advanced automation can improve virtually any process, anywhere, and has the potential to grow the South African economy and create jobs...

Issued by Reed Exhibitions 17 May 2017

320 new robots to enhance Volkswagen SA production

As part of the new major investments in the Uitenhage factory, 320 new robots have been installed at Volkswagen Group South Africa's Body Shop...

11 Oct 2016

SA manufacturers urged to take on African rail projects

The Rail Road Association wants local manufacturers to take advantage of the $93bn that the continent is estimated to need to spend on rail infrastructure...

By Karl Gernetzky 10 Oct 2016

Transnet locos lag in local content

Two years after Transnet signed a historic R50bn deal with four manufacturers for 1,064 locomotives, it has hit a snag. SABS says it has not yet received satisfactory information...

29 Apr 2016

[BizTrends 2016] Year of radical innovation in built environment

Much of our modern life is rooted in the way we have designed our cities...

By Alta Schoultz 18 Jan 2016

Imperial profits boosted by acquisitions

Imperial Holdings (IPL) said key acquisitions in the second half of its financial year had enabled the group to achieve record revenue and operating...

By Colleen Goko 26 Aug 2015

Productivity remains under pressure

The main culprit here is unit labour costs, due to soaring real wage growth in key production and government-led sectors...

17 Aug 2015

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