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TIA directors short-listed

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The National Assembly will tomorrow approve a shortlist of directors for the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA), a new government organisation created to...

Africa marks innovation progress

The continent still struggles to collect statistics for research and development (R&D) and innovation, says the African Science Technology and Innovation Indicators...

Frost & Sullivan believes alternative energy storage market has a bright future

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The biggest challenge currently faced by the global renewable energy sector is the lack of efficient storage mechanisms. The need to store...

Thales wants corruption charges dropped

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Two local subsidiaries of French defence giant Thales has filed papers in the Pietermaritzburg High Court for a permanent stay of prosecution...

UK’s Brown meets African leaders ahead of G20

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British Prime Minister Gordon Brown will host a meeting of leading policymakers from Africa on Monday to discuss the economic crisis ahead...

Demand for reliable electricity supply in Africa forces spending

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The demand for electricity in Africa is growing rapidly. At the same time, political and social stability is increasingly making the continent...

DST announces NRF internship programme

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The Department of Science & Technology in partnership with the National Research Foundation (NRF) and the Southern African Research and Innovation Management...

BAE achieves Project Echidna milestone

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Delivery of an Electronic Warfare Self Protection (EWSP) capability for the Australian Army's fleets of Blackhawk and Chinook aircraft is a major...

Manuel: G20 no place for “arrogance”

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South African Finance Minister Trevor Manuel hopes advanced economies will not act with arrogance when finance ministers from the Group of 20...

Africa faces challenges on spending plans: government

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South Africa may struggle to overcome global funding constraints as it bids to find the cash to boost infrastructure spending over the...

IMF warns of Great Recession, Africa at risk

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The International Monetary Fund warned on Tuesday that the world economy will likely contract this year in a "Great Recession" and African...

Space policy published

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South Africa's National Space Policy, launched Friday, will give direction to the country's space agenda, ministers say.Bua News reports Trade and Industry...

IMF promises Africa help

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IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn told Africans on Monday the Fund's policy advice had not always been right, and promised more streamlined lending...

AfDB sees falling African growth, rising unrest

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African growth will fall to around 3.5 percent this year down from an earlier estimate of 4 percent, the African Development Bank...

WIN-T a success

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A General Dynamics-led team recently completed a successful developmental test of the Warfighter Information Network - Tactical (WIN-T) Increment Two on-the-move broadband...

UK hi-tech defence needs unveiled

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Britain's Minister for Defence Equipment and Support, Quentin Davies, has unveiled his country's new defence technology plan.The Defence Technology Plan (DTP) marks...

Obama trade hopes fray under crisis pressure

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Developing countries have high hopes that President Barack Obama's readiness to work with other nations could clear the way for a deal...

World-class robotic acquisition received with open arms

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The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is set to place the African continent on par with the rest of the...

New ways to use 2D radars explored

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The CSIR's command, control and information warfare area is finding new ways to use two-dimensional (2D) radars. Scientists have been developing techniques...

CSIR-designed Casspir’s home-coming is a blast

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CSIR researchers recently conducted what they termed "a historic test" when they tested the first fully instrumented landmine protection and blast improvised...

Thales in pound seats

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Europe's largest defence electronics firm Thales met forecasts with a 2% rise in 2008 operating income and said its profitability would be...

Ukraine’s military exports to decline

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Ukraine's military exports reached $1 billion in 2008 but it is not certain the country can repeat the feat, says French research...

Business brisk at CSIR satellite centre

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February 2009 has been a busy month for the CSIR Satellite Applications Centre and its tracking, telemetry and command team supporting launch...

CSIR to establish a battery technology centre of competence

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The CSIR is establishing a battery technology centre of competenceThe centre's establishment is specifically aimed at the development of advanced battery technologies...

Economic crisis another reason to build SKA

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Delegates at this week's Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Forum in Cape Town say the current world economic crisis should not have a...

Power still money

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Frost & Sullivan's latest energy industry analysis says that despite the global economic downturn, sub-Saharan Africa's electricity industry is still expected to...

King III address IT governance

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The ballooning costs of installing IT systems, coupled with the need to ensure information security and system integrity, means a company's board...

Funding shortfall hampers SA innovation

Many South African innovations are being sold to overseas investors and lost to the country because of the lack of local funding...

R80 million boost for nanotech

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SA will soon house one of the most technologically advanced imaging machines available, which will allow the country to make progress in...

Electronics and technology always a good investment

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As global economies brace for a Second Great Depression – or at let a bitter recession, the defence industry in general offers...

Denel showcases A-Darter at IDEX

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Denel Dynamics is showcasing its A-Darter 5th generation air-to-air missile at this years' edition of IDEX in Abu Dhabi in the United...

African must better utilise emerging technologies: UN

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African governments are failing to take advantage of technological advances that can improve the delivery of services to their citizens despite the...

BAE Systems does well in SA

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Global defence and aerospace group BAE systems says it South African business benefited significantly from the US mine resistant armour protected (MRAP)...

South Africa and India lead the way in protection for the armed forces

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Press Release The Paramount Group has signed an agreement with India's Ashok Leyland for the development and manufacture of Mine Protected Vehicles (MPVs)...

DST stands by innovation strategy

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The Department of Science and Technology (DST) has defended some controversial decisions in its drive to improve technological innovation in the country. Director-general...

Gripen moves in India

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Saab has awarded its Indian joint venture Aeronautical Design and Development Centre (ADDC) its first contract to participate in the aerostructural design...

France to use SA RG31

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French troops deployed to Afghanistan will be issued by BAE Systems RG31 mine resistant armoured vehicles (MRAP) taken from US military stocks....

Reutech to buck earnings trend

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Reunert, the diversified industrial group, is warning that half-year results due next month will be down as a result of the global...

France doubles African exports, aims for more

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France roughly doubled its arms sales to Africa between 2006 and 2007 and will aim to bolster figures further after defence minister...

Tunisia, Airbus sign a €60M pact to build plant

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Airbus and the Tunisian government have signed an agreement paving the way for the pan-European aviation giant to build a €60 million...

Watch that laptop

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Expanding data storage capabilities mean that a "security incident" involving the loss of company or personal data will result in much more...

Middle East defence market still strong despite decline in energy prices: Forecast International

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Despite the sharp decline in oil prices from highs of $150 per barrel in July 2008 down to less than $40 per...

UAS houses returning to catapult launches: Robonic

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Finnish unmanned air system launching specialist Robonic says the continued evolution of advanced tactical unmanned air systems (UAS) is showing a marked...

Eurocopter upping R&D in face of market unpredictability

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European helicopter house Eurocopter is stepping up research and development (R&D) as part of a three-pronged approach to dealing to the current...

SA defence sector structured to weather domestic political climate: Forecast International

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Research group Forecast International says a new assessment of the South African defence-related industry shows that the industry is on a sound...

European defence industry association cautious on new EU directive

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The Aerospace and Defence Industries Association of Europe (ASD) a new European Union directive is a "mixed blessing" for industry, which by...

Chad orders Renault trucks

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Chad has ordered 52 Kerax 6x6 trucks from French vehicle manufacturer Renault, for delivery later this year. French land systems trade association...

SAAB Avitronics wins Indian Dhruv helicopter self-protection system deal

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Saab Avitronics  will this year start serial production of its Integrated Defensive Aids Suite (IDAS) for fitment to the indigenous Indian Advanced...

Thales wins contract to supply ATM system to Angola

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French defence and aerospace group Thales has signed a deal with Empresa Nacional de Exploração de Aeroportos e Navegação Aérea (ENANA), the...

EADS Defence & Security win key ACSA TETRA contract

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The state-owned Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) has awarded EADS Defence & Security (EADS DS) a contract to deliver and install a...

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