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South Africa has displayed a unique energy supply profile over recent years, where the ability to meet the energy demand consistently has been constrained by physical limitations of the current 
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“As our society becomes more technology driven, the demand for skilled workers in the fields of science technology, engineering and maths (STEM) increases. Unsurprisingly, numerous countries have invested in higher 
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Green energy measures being implemented in the Western Cape are anticipated to help 100 no-fee schools in the area. The project, estimated at R6 million, will see energy efficiency startup, 
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A recently published article, Electrification of minibus taxis in the shadow of load shedding and energy scarcity, by professors Thinus Booysen, Chris Abraham and Arnold Rix of the Department of 
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Astronomers have long been interested in studying the first stars that formed in the universe. However, these stars are shrouded in a fog of gas and dust, making them difficult 
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A team of engineers, including Professor Dirk de Villiers, testing the design efficiency of reflectors for the National Radio Astronomy Observatory’s upcoming next-generation Very Large Array (ngVLA) has received the Institute of Electrical 
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The expensive and risky nature of designing and manufacturing spacecraft components means that hardware and software must be thoroughly tested and validated before they can be used on real missions. 
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Most solar sailing missions utilise semi-rigid boom technology, but this limits the possible size of the sail. Practical large sails may, however, be constructed using flexible booms on a spinning 
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One of the Electronic Systems Laboratory’s current areas of research is autonomous systems including autonomous vehicles, robots and drones. This involves developing vehicles that can function completely autonomously, and are 
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It is estimated that South Africa uses 38.5GWh/day on water heating with water heating contributing up to 40% of a household’s total electricity usage. It places a considerable burden on 
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