Beware of the dog: South Africa’s latest Rabies outbreak

The rabies virus is defined as a ‘zoonotic’ disease which means that it is transmitted from animals to humans and is most commonly associated with dogs. This is largely due to the fact that in approximately 99% of all logged human rabies cases, the disease is “transmitted via dogs” which the sufferer has come into [...]

By | 2018-05-02T12:28:13+00:00 April 27th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Advancement of Artificial Intelligence

The robot revolution is here in the form of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Once a futuristic concept, AI related technology is being embedded unknowingly in most of the technology that we utilise on a daily basis. Mark Zuckerberg’s brain-child, Facebook has been one of the largest testing platforms for the development of artificial intelligence; with Zuckerberg [...]

By | 2018-05-02T11:16:16+00:00 April 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Plastic-Eating Enzyme: A Promising and Powerful Pollution Problem Solver

Plastic is one of the largest pollutants in the world, with over a billion tonnes of plastic products subsisting in all environments including large parts of the ocean. Through the rise in the popularity of disposable plastic products, scientists estimate that over 8.3 billion metric tonnes of plastic based products have been created in the [...]

By | 2018-05-02T11:02:54+00:00 April 13th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity – Wi-Fi at its worst

Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity is a largely contested condition that has raised more than a few eyebrows in the medical community as of late. It is a condition that most people have never heard of, and is often referred to as the ‘Wi-Fi allergy’ as it is associated with a negative reaction to an ‘over-exposure’ to Wi-Fi. [...]

By | 2018-04-03T13:34:04+00:00 March 17th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What is office management and technology?

What is office management and technology, and is it offered at VUT? The Faculty of Applied and Computer Sciences at the Vaal University of Technology enables students to engage in research-centric courses in multiple specialised fields. Each course is designed with optimum results in mind, and are aimed at giving graduates the competitive edge and [...]

By | 2018-04-03T13:29:43+00:00 March 10th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What is business management all about?

What is business management all about, and how do I study it? The Vaal University of Technology strives to offer its students a diverse range of postgraduate courses and degrees that encourage, nurture and stimulate intellectual engagement and personal growth, with a strong focus on research and community service. The Faculty of Management Sciences specialises [...]

By | 2018-04-03T13:24:28+00:00 March 3rd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Mining Safety Robots

The interest in mining automation and robotics in South Africa has been up and down over the past few years, but according to Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Materials Science and Manufacturing Operational Unit Mechatronics and Micro Manufacturing (MMM) Competency area research group leader, Peter Bosscha, the interest is now “ramping up again”. The return of the active interest in mining [...]

By | 2018-02-28T13:39:21+00:00 February 28th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What’s Love Got To Do With It?

Love is often defined as an emotive sensory experience and feeling. It is one that is frequently sensationalised by the media, television, movies and even science. It is an emotion that takes many shapes and forms. Love can be romantic, companionate, maternal and paternal. It can be ‘healthy’ and ‘unhealthy’, logical and sensible, or entirely [...]

By | 2018-02-20T13:46:32+00:00 February 14th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Elon Musk: Electrical Entrepreneur Extraordinaire

Elon Musk is a South African-born Canadian American businessman, investor, and entrepreneur. He is better known as the Tesla tycoon, as well as the founder, CEO and product architect of SpaceX.  Musk is also the co-founder, CEO and product architect of Tesla, Inc. a company that was founded in 2003 by a group of engineers [...]

By | 2018-02-15T12:24:06+00:00 February 7th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Racing Against Day Zero

With taps predicted to run dry on 11 May 2018 due to the water shortages caused by Cape Town’s drought, Day Zero is fast approaching. With uncertain rainfall predictions for winter and the risk of over capacitating the system (at a significant cost to the ratepayer), the City of Cape Town had to start investigating [...]

By | 2018-02-28T13:39:14+00:00 January 28th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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