Archive for September, 2014

Gallery: Ilanga II in the making

  The Ilanga II is a prototype solar racing car developed by the University of Johannesburg (UJ) Solar Team to compete in this year’s biennial Sasol Solar Challenge in South Africa. Ilanga II is the UJ team’s third-generation solar car. They’ll be will be one of 10 national and international teams competing in the challenge. […]

Sasol Solar Challenge kicks off at CSIR

  The Sasol Solar Challenge, a biennial solar car race taking place in South Africa, kicked off at 8h00 on 27 September 2014 at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in Pretoria. Competitors in the challenge harness sun power to race their solar-powered vehicles from Pretoria to Cape Town, via Port Elizabeth. Ten […]

Ilanga II: Under the hood of a sun chaser

  The engineering challenge of designing and building a solar-powered racing car for a strenuous eight-day international endurance race brings together research, theory and development while promoting alternative energy and technological innovation. The Ilanga II is a prototype solar racing car developed by the University of Johannesburg (UJ) Solar Team to compete in this year’s […]

Nuclear Energy debate

Click here for full details of the debate Click here for details of the chairman & presenters at the debate    Please complete and submit the form below to to register to attend and book your seat at the Nuclear Energy debate hosted by EE Publishers in association with The Daily Maverick at the Axiz […]

The economics of fracking: Resources, reserves, and recovery efficiency – Part three

  Part three of this article deals with the use of fracking resources in transport and other applications by countries which are already active in this field. Parts 1 and 2 may be found here:, One lesser known use for natural gas – including liquefied natural gas (LNG) – is for transport. While not ideal […]

Call for papers: Power-gen Africa 2015 grows pan-African focus

  With Africa’s regulators and utilities facing similar challenges in terms of sustainability and service delivery, Power-gen Africa 2015 will increase its focus on sustainability and best practice in African power generation. Nigel Blackaby, PennWells’ events director, says that sustainability has emerged as a critical challenge across the continent in a rapidly-changing sector. Blackaby says […]

GIS user seminar puts spotlight on water issues

  The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) recently held their annual GIS User seminar in Pretoria. The event was predominantly attended by DWS employees, but  other GIS professionals and service providers attended. The focus of the seminar was the exchange of ideas between the department and GIS professionals. DWS’s Carey Rajah spoke about standardising the water […]