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From the editor's desk: What’s staying, what’s going
February 2024, Technews Publishing (SA Instrumentation & Control), News
It’s still early in the year and there’s no shortage of predictions on what will happen in 2024. It looks like the breakthrough trends from 2023 will continue. We know that generative AI is the big one, ...

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From the editor's desk: The next quantum leap
January 2024, Technews Publishing (SA Instrumentation & Control), News
It’s a fresh new year alive with possibility. Happy new year, and here’s wishing you one where you can rise to the challenges ahead and still enjoy all the good things we have in this country.  ...

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From the editor's desk: Joining the quantum dots
November 2023, Technews Publishing (SA Instrumentation & Control), News
This year’s Nobel prizes were recently announced. I was fascinated by the Nobel Prize for Chemistry, which was awarded for research on quantum dots, and I wondered what they actually are. Well, they ...

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From the editors desk: A quiet revolution
October 2023, Technews Publishing (SA Instrumentation & Control), News
Welcome to our bumper issue of SA Instrumentation & Control. Spring is more than here and there are some interesting things going on in the background. One of these is the quiet revolution in solar. ...

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From the editor's desk: Science in action
September 2023, Technews Publishing (SA Instrumentation & Control), News
      Our recent Sustainability in Manufacturing Industry Guide has made me more aware of the issues affecting the future of energy. So when researchers at Korea University in Seoul announced on 22 July that ...

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From the editor's desk: Looking ahead
Technews Industry Guide: Sustainable Manufacturing 2023, Technews Publishing (SA Instrumentation & Control), News
      Welcome to our Sustainability in Manufacturing guide. It’s been a very interesting experience putting it together, and quite an eye opener. There’s a lot going on out there and I hope it’s brought some ...

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From the editor's desk: Going electric
August 2023, Technews Publishing (SA Instrumentation & Control), News
      Welcome to our bumper issue of SA Instrumentation & Control. I’m very excited to officially be the new editor. I have big shoes to fill, but I am looking forward to the challenge. This month we are ...

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From the editor's desk: The automation of automation
July 2023, Technews Publishing (SA Instrumentation & Control), News
Nowadays I’m trying to get my mind around AI and figure out all the things I can do with it; but there’s another buzzword around, this one is ‘hyperautomation’. Today it’s not smart manufacturing but ...

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From the editor's desk: How predictions change
June 2023, Technews Publishing (SA Instrumentation & Control), News
It’s so good to see that trade exhibitions are back in full swing again all over the world after the many years of uncertainty. Apart from the socialisation and networking that everyone has been missing, ...

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From the Editor's Desk: We’ve come a long way
May 2023, Technews Publishing (SA Instrumentation & Control), News
I still remember my first computer. It was an Apple, and it had a 64K hard drive, and I was so proud of it. Around that time a famous quote attributed to Bill Gates was going around saying “640K ought ...

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From the editor's desk: Clean and endless fuel
April 2023, Technews Publishing (SA Instrumentation & Control), News
      Welcome to another edition of I&C. I feel very privileged to be the interim editor of such a high-quality publication. We have some top drawer contributors − like Michael Brown, Gavin Halse and Lance Turner. ...

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From the editor's desk: Do you have a technosignature?
March 2023, Technews Publishing (SA Instrumentation & Control), News
Sometimes it can be difficult to get the balance right between having your head in the sand and lying awake worrying about things you can’t control. I am enormously cheered up when I think about some ...

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From the editor's desk: A pyramid built upon sand
November 2022, Technews Publishing (SA Instrumentation & Control), News
Although it’s often (rightly) said that statistics don’t lie, in my experience they very seldom tell the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.

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From the editor's desk: It’s good to be back
October 2022, Technews Publishing (SA Instrumentation & Control), News
Exhibiting companies put their best foot forward to take advantage of Electra Mining Africa to network with other people in the industry and show off their wares.

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