Best Technical Article awards for 2017 announced

Each year, EE Publishers selects a technical article, written by a local author, from each of its four magazines and presents the author with the Best Technical Article Award. The awards for 2017 are listed below. EngineerIT Chris Burger and Dr. Moshe Masonta, from the CSIR Meraka Institute won EngineerIT’s Best Technical Article Award for […]

Improving geospatial data visualisation in web maps

The Open Geospatial Consortium’s (OGC) Portrayal Concept Development Study (CDS) will assess the current state of portrayal of symbology for web-based mapping, ultimately releasing and presenting a report that will overview the findings and provide recommendations for further action. The information gained in the study will aid in developing a series of future pilots that […]

Process and timelines for Eskom’s RCA applications

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) has published Eskom’s third multi-year determination (MYPD3) Regulatory Clearing Account (RCA) applications for year 2 (2014/15), year 3 (2015/16) and year 4 (2016/17) totaling R66,6-billion, for public comment. The Regulator will assess Eskom’s RCA applications following due regulatory processes. The indicative timeline for the decision-making process is provided […]

Land survey act under review

The Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform has published the Land Survey Amendment Bill 2017 for public comment on 22 December 2017, with comments due by 20 February 2018. The bill proposes amendments to the Land Survey Act 8 of 1997, and has four objectives: aligning the act with the current structure of the […]

Call for abstracts: AMEU Technical Convention 2018

The 26th AMEU Technical Convention 2018 will be hosted by the City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality between 7 and 10 October 2018 at the CSIR Convention Centre in Midrand. The Council invites all parties who may be interested in presenting papers or case studies at the convention to submit an abstract of no more than […]

NERSA to publish small-scale embedded generation rules soon

The Department of Energy published a notice regarding the licensing exemption and registration of small-scale embedded generation (SSEG) plant recently. In response, the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) says it is in the process of finalising the draft SSEG rules which it will publish soon. These rules were drafted in 2015, but put on […]

Download: Understanding Natural Gas and LNG Options handbook

Please complete and submit the form below to receive the handbook (7,5 MB PDF) free-of-charge by return email. The US Department of Energy recently published a handbook authored by a number of African contributors amongst others, which focuses on the benefits African countries can derive from the development of liquid natural gas (LNG) resources on the continent. […]

Massive growth in energy storage anticipated, conference hears

Energy storage is globally considered to be the new wave in the energy sector following on from and supporting recent developments in renewable energy sources such as wind and solar. It is said that, between 2016 and 2024, about $44-billion will be invested in the construction of new energy storage facilities, with an estimated increase from 162 […]

SANSA appoints new director of Earth Observation

Andiswa Mlisa has been appointed as the managing director of the South African National Space Agency’s (SANSA) Earth Observation directorate on 1 October 2017. Before joining the agency, she was the Department of Science and Technology’s Senior Science and Technology representative to the Group on Earth Observation (GEO) based in Geneva, Switzerland, where she was […]