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SA to introduce 4IR affiliate centre

South Africa and the World Economic Forum (WEF) have signed a host government accord to establish an affiliate centre of the WEF’s Fourth Industrial Revolution Centre (C4IR). South Africa will be joining China, India and Japan, who already...

An alliance for IIoT

Companies are working on an open ecosystem for the digital transformation of industrial plants. Seven leading suppliers from mechanical engineering, industrial automation and software recently announced the foundation of the Open Industry 4.0...

Smart buildings and the Digital Twin

Disruptive technologies alter the landscape of established markets, forcing industries to adapt or face increasing inefficiency and redundancy. Dr Marco Macagnano, Smart Real Estate Leader at Deloitte Consulting   Advancements in industry...

Water management, smart metering and cyber security

In a water scarce country, like South Africa, smart metering can be a utility’s best ally in the fight to preserve water and promote conservation. However as the adoption of Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) becomes more widespread, its appeal...