Archive for August, 2011

Sustainable Energy Seminar 2011

The second annual Sustainable Energy Seminar will be held at Emperors Palace on 12 October 2011. The event will continue to focus on relevant issues that the energy sector in South Africa faces and will again offer practical solutions. Africa could hold the solution to the world’s looming energy crisis. Find out how at the […]

Switch power supply with remote control and UPS

SRE has added a DIN switch power supply to its modular range. Known as the ELC-PSU, it is said to be compatible with any DIN modular range. The units are mini-size, light weight, offer high efficiency with good reliability with overheat protection (>135°C) with self-restore. They also have an optional UPS and remote control function. […]

CO2 sensor module for OEM / HVAC

The CO2 sensor EE891 is based on a  second generation measuring cell and is specifically designed for mass production and OEM applications. It features compact design and is based on infrared technology (NDIR). It is maintenance free because of the patented E+E auto-calibration feature, compensating for the effects of ageing.  The digital interface and small […]

Editor of Energize wins 2011 SANEA Energy Journalism Award

Mike Rycroft, editor of Energize magazine, is the winner of the 2011 SANEA Energy Journalism Award. The award was presented at the annual awards ceremony and gala dinner of the South African National Energy Association (SANEA) on 25 August 2011 in Johannesburg for “special efforts within the field of journalism to promote greater understanding of […]

Tribute to ECA past president Ralf Pinto

It is with sadness that we received the news of the passing of Ralf Pinto in Portugal on 7 August 2011 at the age of 72 years. Ralf joined the ECA in 1969 through his then firm, All-Electric in Sea Point, Cape Town, and was elected onto the Cape Town Branch Executive Committee in 1971. […]

Dismissal for poor work performance during probation

Underlying principles It is common cause that there are three grounds on which an employee’s services may be terminated, namely misconduct, incapacity due to ill health or poor work performance and, finally, operational requirements. Each ground for termination has its own procedural and substantive fairness requirements to be fulfilled. Its important to note that a […]

Editor of Energize wins the 2011 SANEA Energy Journalism Award

Mike Rycroft, editor of Energize magazine, is the winner of the 2011 SANEA Energy Journalism Award. The award was presented at the annual awards ceremony and gala dinner of the South African National Energy Association (SANEA) on 25 August 2011 in Johannesburg for “special efforts within the field of journalism to promote greater understanding of […]

a dying breed?

Obed Letsholo, ICMEESA president In the past, especially when mining in South Africa was in its heyday, the engineering fraternity in this country counted among our members large numbers of certificated engineers whose training was among the best in the world. Times have changed, however, and many companies have either cut down on or stopped […]

Highveld News

Let me start by giving you all the dates of the next round of meetings: Vaal Triangle: 11 October 2011 Wits: 19 October 2011 Highveld: 25 October 2011 North West: 1 November 2011 Please take note that these meetings are all branch AGMs. You will be informed of the venues after the Regional Exco meeting. […]

Who is an independent contractor?

An independent contractor is a person who contracts to do work for another person according to his or her own processes and methods; the contractor is not subject to another’s control except for what is specified in a mutually binding agreement for a specific job. An independent contractor contracts with an employer to do a […]

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