Next-generation AI can aid SA manufacturers’ competitiveness

South Africa’s manufacturing sector is under enormous pressure, contracting by 8.8% quarter-on-quarter in the first quarter of 2019, according to Stats SA. By Mohamed Cassoojee, MD of IFS South Africa This poor performance from the manufacturing sector was one...

Local RFID solutions help mines with health and safety compliance

In the mining and construction industries, health and safety regulations must be adhered to at all times. There are strict requirements for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when entering certain areas of a mine or site, and if these requirements are not followed,...

Central plant optimisation software offers energy savings

More than 35% of the power required to run a building is consumed in one place: the central chilled water plant. While there is value in connecting the building management system (BMS) to schedule plant run time, very little beats central plant optimisation (CPO)...

Digitalisation boosts productivity in mining sector

Innovation and technology are playing increasingly valuable roles in boosting performance and sustainable efficiency in mines throughout Africa. Schneider Electric, which has been partnering with mining companies for more than four decades, has a dedicated Mining,...

Netstar invests in making mine operations safer

Ensuring safe working conditions for the mining sector is a challenge, particularly when it comes to complying with regulatory standards such as the Department of Mineral Resources’ collision avoidance system requirements for mine vehicles. Pierre Bruwer, Group MD of...