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IoT to significantly reshape supply chains

9th March 2020 The integration of artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things (IoT) will drive the commercial adoption of blockchain, a complementary technology that has the potential to significantly reshape industries. This is considering its ability to lower costs, reduce transaction settlement times... 

Africa needs fast and affordable locally-hosted content

6th February 2020 Sustainable growth of internet use on the continent is highly dependent upon fast and affordable locally-hosted content.  Frikkie Eloff, Regional Manager of First Technology Group’s Limpopo and Mpumalanga operations, says that it is, therefore, encouraging that this will be a significant focus of... 

Harmonising engineering and ICT to protect against a catastrophic cyberattack

21st January 2020 The mining and minerals sector is yet to develop a secure, vigilant and resilient strategy to protect against the growing risk of a catastrophic cyberattack. Frikkie Eloff, Regional Manager of First Technology Group’s Limpopo and Mpumalanga operations, says that top of the agenda is the need to... 

Providing the human touch to machines

30th August 2019 While South Africa is preparing for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0), international organisations are already bracing for Industry 5.0. This fifth wave of industrial innovation will see humans working alongside “smart” machines and robots to achieve new levels of precision,... 
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Mining well placed to maintain healthy profits despite pandemic impacts, says Stanlib

Asset manager Stanlib says the scars from a blow-out of corporate bond yields and indebted miners finding themselves on the brink of collapse have ultimately introduced good balance sheet and operational discipline into the sector. This included rationalising growth plans and consolidating... 

Glencore welcomes Australian govt's investments for clean future

Diversified miner Glencore has welcomed the Australian federal government’s decision to invest A$1.9-billion in a suite of new and emerging energy technology to position the country for a low-emission future. To this end, metals and minerals will play a key role in the global transition to a... 
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