ICASA IMT roadmap a leap forward in the spectrum debacle

  The publication of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) roadmap for radio frequency spectrum for International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT) for comment has been welcomed by many of the vendors of telecommunication equipment and some South African telcos. They said it was a great leap forward.  It is significant that ICASA has followed […]

The Van der Bijl Awards at the 2014 Eskom Expo for Young Scientists

  More than 60 000 learners from schools in 26 regions around the country submit their science projects, exhibiting research, design, entrepreneurship, innovation and inventiveness at the regional Expos, with over a thousand learners participating in the national finals. Learners have the opportunity to discuss their work with professional scientists, judges, educators, learners from other […]

Albert van Jaarsveld – loss for NRF, win for UKZN

  The CEO of the National Research Foundation (NRF), Dr. Albert van Jaarsveld, will be taking up the position of vice-chancellor and principal at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN). This is a loss for the NRF, but a great win for UKZN. It comes shortly after his reappointment as the NRF’s CEO for a second five-year […]

Great expectations as SATNAC 2014 explores ubiquitous broadband

  When SATNAC 2014 opens its doors in Port Elizabeth on 1 September delegates will be in for an interesting few days as the presenters and panellists will focus on ubiquitous broadband as an enabler to transform the lives of ordinary South Africans.  The conference theme is “Ubiquitous Broadband – an enabler to transform lives”. […]

2014 ECA Presidential Excellence Awards Banquet and National Golf Day

Announcement and invitation The Electrical Contractors Association of South Africa and Vector magazine invite you to meet the movers and shakers in the electrical contracting industry, develop business and personal relationships in the sector, and have fun at the 2014 ECA Presidential Excellence Awards Banquet and National Golf Day. DATE: Thursday, 20 November 2014 TIME: […]

Eskom shake-up on the cards…

  Shortly after new minister of public enterprises, Lynne Brown, read Eskom Generation the riot act at the 2014 Eskom financial results presentation on 11 July 2014, there are signs that a significant shake-up is on the cards at Eskom. Mike Rossouw, former general manager engineering at Richards Bay Minerals, group executive strategy and risk […]

Pumped storage scheme’s HV yard successfully energised

  Eskom successfully energised the high voltage (HV) yard and three power lines at the Ingula pumped storage scheme in June 2014. The project is currently under construction near Ladysmith on the border of KwaZulu-Natal and the Free State. The Ingula pumped-storage scheme, located within the Little Drakensberg mountain range, 23 km north-east of Van Reenen’s, […]

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 […]

Mark Mfikoe appointed new ECA(SA) national director

Following the early departure of Jill Godden, Mark Mfikoe, former president of the Electrical Contractors Association of South Africa or ECA(SA), has been appointed the association’s national director, effective 1 May 2014. Mfikoe’s association with the ECA began in 1997 when he was introduced to the organisation’s structures by then president Callie Pieterse. By 2003 […]

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