The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project in the Northern Cape is not only about building a radio telescope to tune into the universe. It is also about investing in bright young scientists, local communities, and South African technology companies. Over R300 million has been spent in the Northern Cape with the construction of the KAT-7, a proof-of-concept radio telescope, and MeerKAT, the precursor to the SKA. The South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO) spearheads South Africa’s activities within the SKA, an international project. In 2005 the SARAO funded nine students to study in science. Last year it was 103. Altogether 1,000 students have received grantsRead More →

THE ADVANTAGE OF ANALYTICS The wealth of data and the maturation of analytics tools are creating a means of creating data-informed solutions. Analytics can help shed light on questions surrounding a host of complex issues. Analytics is all about the use of statistical analysis and models, either explanatory or predictive, to gain valuable information to apply to complex problems. Analytics can provide insights into a wide variety of uncertainties for an institution. So analytics must start with a question or hypothesis. UPS AND DOWNS The first step to solving any problem is understanding the problem. Once you understand the problem, it is relatively simple toRead More →

1st Stage-Initiation: There can be varied reasons for a business start-up but the main values in running the business are of those who are the founders. We can see that company exhibits the main skills of the founder in its spirits, for example, if the founder is an engineer, he will emphasize in production rather than sales and marketing which should not be neglected. Main efforts are centered on the acceptability of the product in the market. If the owner can provide the demands of business i.e. time, energy, and finances, he/she can move to the second stage. Otherwise, he/she will have to wind upRead More →

AGT Foods Africa’s Cape Town division recently moved to new premises at Golf Air Park II in Airport Industria, to accommodate the rapid expansion of the company in the Western Cape. The new modern warehouse is 2 308 square metres in size, of which over 2 000m2 is warehousing space. Golf Air Park is a brand new business address with a 24-hour security, ideally located next to Cape Town International Airport and in close proximity to transport infrastructure. It has become necessary for AGT Foods Africa to enlarge its warehousing capacity, as it is a burgeoning company that stores, processes and distributes seeds, grains, pulses,Read More →