ARTICLES RELATING TO ENGINEERING

No sign of recovery for Group Five construction company

2019-12-02 14:29

Group Five has issued an update on its business rescue process for the month of November.

RMB facilitates the merger of four black-owned engineering businesses that resulted in iThokazi

2019-08-08 08:00

By Tebogo Mohwaduba, an Infrastructure Finance Transactor at Rand Merchant Bank.

A 'spooky' effect of physics that Einstein couldn't believe has been photographed for the first time

2019-07-14 12:01

The image may not look like much, but it shows a strange property of the universe called quantum entanglement.

U.S. student Candace Williams created a search feature on Pinterest that has made the internet more inclusive for black women

2019-04-23 13:35

No more typing out "... for black women" at the end of your search. Just what we've been waiting for all of our melanated lives.

Don’t blame women for leaving engineering, blame bad attitudes

2019-02-18 16:39

There are reasons why feminists use the slogan “the personal is political,” especially when men make arguments using the age old idea that “biology is destiny”.

Durban just launched a R1.14 billion highway interchange – with 4 levels and Africa’s longest flyover bridge

2018-11-01 13:27

Sanral and transport minister Blade Nzimande opened the new Mount Edgecombe highway interchange in Durban, which is set to ease the disreputable traffic in the area.

This South African super-strong brick is made from human urine - a world first

2018-10-24 16:18

Chemically speaking, urine is “liquid gold”.

Elon Musk is building a spaceship that's so ambitious, some experts call it 'science fiction'

2018-09-17 07:03

The SpaceX founder Elon Musk plans to blast a tourist around the moon in a new launch system called Big Falcon Rocket.

Fall of engineering CEO a warning to patriarchal men - Gender Commission

2018-09-08 08:15

Men who speak 'loosely' will be dealt with and should learn from the termination of chief executive of the South African Institution of Civil Engineering, says the Gender Commission.

Engineering CEO apologises, keeps his job

2018-08-08 17:03

Manglin Pillay will remain the CEO of the South African Institution of Civil Engineering, as the board has accepted his apology for the remarks he made about women in the engineering field.

 

Q&A: 'When you do something you like, you are also extremely good at it' - Siemens exec

2019-08-25 14:53

Siemens Southern and Eastern Africa CEO Sabine Dall'Omo shares lessons on her more than 20-year long career at the international automation company.

An ex-Apple engineer created brilliant new iPhone software that would make Apple jealous — take a look

2019-07-22 12:11

This is one of the coolest iPhone user-interface concepts we've seen.

A 31-year-old South African innovator’s medicine-dispensing Pelebox just won another R470,000 international prize

2019-06-06 12:33

Neo Hutiri's concept to cut down on pharmacy queues – and the stigma that comes with collecting ARVs – keeps winning prizes. Here's what he plans to do with the latest R470,000 from the Royal Academy of Engineering’s 2019 Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation.

Bird poop and dust could seriously complicate Elon Musk and SpaceX's latest plan to reach Mars

2019-02-21 09:06

SpaceX and Elon Musk are making a steel launch system called Starship. But experts are worried about simple threats to its metallic heat shield.

For R40 you can drive across Africa’s longest bridge – and get to Mozambique four hours faster

2018-11-14 12:18

The longest suspension bridge in Africa has officially been opened.

Super-smart traffic lights to be launched in South Africa - and could cut travel time by 26%

2018-10-26 12:28

Africa’s first traffic lights that use an algorithm and electromagnetic loops will be rolled out in Stellenbosch in 2019.

The Big Read: Engineers face retrenchment, struggle to find jobs

2018-10-21 08:22

Civil engineers are being retrenched, graduates are struggling to find jobs and students at universities are aware they will find it difficult to find jobs, according to chief operations officer of the South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE), Steven Kaplan.

Goals, budgets and progress reports needed to boost women in engineering

2018-09-14 07:41

The engineering industry needs to change the conversation around gender equity, says Wiebke Toussaint, a data scientist at the University of Cape Town and co-founder of Engineers Without Borders South Africa.

Engineering body CEO commits to diversity training over 'antagonistic' column

2018-08-13 10:16

Manglin Pillay, the head of the SA Institution of Civil Engineering, has issued a brief public apology for his column questioning the place of women in engineering, and committed to undergo diversity training.

Women engineers speak out: From no female toilets to being mistaken for a secretary

2018-08-08 06:45

Women engineers are speaking up about the negative experiences they have had working in a male-dominated industry.

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