Website visit could win you a prize

  PHD Powerhouse has announced a competition to coincide with the relaunch of its website. The competition requires a visit to the company’s new website (www.phdpowerhouse.co.za) and suggestions for improvement being made in the message area. Simply enter the key words: “News letter competition” followed by your comment. The competition closes on 30 June 2015. Visitors will […]

Call for papers for energy efficiency conference

  The Southern African Association for Energy Efficiency (SAEE) cordially invites submissions of abstracts for consideration to be presented at the 2015 SAEE Conference (2015SAEEC) which is scheduled to take place at Emperors Palace on 11 and 12 November 2015.  The 2015SAEEC features a convention agenda with seminars and an exhibition on a variety of current topics and […]

SAIEE smart grid conference 2016: updated deadline

  The South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE) will be hosting its smart grid conference 2016 between 22 and 25 February 2016 to address the technology and business aspects of smart grids. A smart grid is defined as an intelligent electrical grid that uses gathered information that is conveyed via telecommunications technology and processed via […]

Imminent legalisation of commercial “drone” use boosts UAV airshow

    Even more excitement is being generated by the Geomatics Indaba – UAV Airshow 2015 following the recent announcement by the director of civil aviation, Poppy Khoza, that the minister of transport has signed the South African Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) Regulations and that they will be officially published and implementable on 1 […]

Arc Flash Conference – call for papers

  Arc flash is arguably one of the most topical issues being discussed in the electrical engineering community in South Africa and worldwide (especially in the mining, utilities and manufacturing areas). Technology and safety procedures have significantly reduced most other forms of electrical injuries; however incidents related to arc flash have surfaced as one of […]

Minister signs off on drone regulations

  South Africa’s drone regulations will be officially published and implementable on 1 July 2015. This was announced on 17 May 2015 by the director of civil aviation, Poppy Khoza, who revealed that the minister of transport has signed the RPAS regulations. The news follows months of amendments, refining and incorporating of requests from various […]

Guidelines for the safe use of standby / portable generators on utilities’ networks

  In the past few months, many South Africans had to make peace with the fact that the country does not have enough generating capacity to meet the growing demand for energy. This admission has seen many households and businesses subjected to load shedding as the grid creaked under severe pressure and back-up generating capacity […]

Win a sponsored trip to Geomatics Indaba 2015

  The South African Geomatics Institute (SAGI), in response to a skills-development challenge from the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform,  has decided to sponsor five individuals (by way of a competition) to attend Geomatics Indaba 2015. Flights, transport, accommodation and delegate fees will be covered for the five delegates sponsored by SAGI, in addition […]