Archive for June, 2014

Electra Mining Africa 2014 – Official Electrical Preview supplement

EE Publishers, in association with Specialised Exhibitions, is producing over 17 000 copies of the exclusive Official Electrical Preview for the Electra Mining Africa 2014 Exhibition. The Official Electrical Preview guide will include the exhibitor company name, stand number, hall number, contact details and a description of your key products/services being exhibited. A basic listing […]

Industrial software solutions provider road show

  Wonderware by Schneider Electric recently held their Wonderware Winter Breakfast at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg, the third of five countrywide road shows. 120 guests from various industries including the mining sector, food sector, and several others attended the breakfast. Technical director Deon van Aardt and software portfolio manager Ernst van Wyk did a presentation […]

Has the solar maximum arrived?

  During 2008 and 2009 an eerie quiet descended on the sun.  Sunspot counts dropped to historically-low levels and solar flares ceased altogether.  As the longest and deepest solar minimum in a century unfolded, solar physicists wondered  whether  a solar maximum  would ever return and if so when? “It’s back,” says Dean Pesnell of the […]

Curiosity takes a self-portrait at “Windjana” drilling site

  NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover used the camera at the end of its arm in April and May 2014 to take dozens of component images combined into a  self-portrait where the rover drilled into a sandstone target called “Windjana”. The camera is the Mars hand lens imager (MAHLI), which previously recorded portraits of Curiosity at […]

Toward universal energy access: Designing a new household electrification strategy for SA

  Over the past two decades, South Africa has achieved a significant level of electrification: 76% of all households now have access to largely grid-connected power, up from 34% in 1994. Despite successes, the country’s Department of Energy (DoE) and its delivery partners face several barriers to electrifying the remaining backlog of 3,4-million households. In […]

Industry and Department of Telecommunications consult on WRC15

  On 19 June 2014 the long overdue WRC15 industry preparatory meeting was held in Pretoria to discuss crucial aspects of the various agenda items scheduled to be discussed at the World Radio Conference 2015, to be held in Geneva at the end of October 2015. Consultation with industry is important so that the South […]

“Basis of contract” clause – the danger is in the detail

  The United Kingdom (UK) Court of Appeal recently upheld a decision which confirmed that the “basis of contract” clause in a proposal form for insurance cover constitutes a warranty, even where the insurance policy makes no reference to the form. The Technology and Construction Court’s decision in Genesis Housing Association versus Liberty Syndicate Management […]