Call for papers: Earthing Africa 2017 symposium and exhibition

  The inaugural symposium and exhibition on earthing, electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and lightning protection will be held at the Thaba Eco Hotel in Johannesburg on 5 to 9 June 2017. Under the theme “System enhancement through correct earthing technology”, Earthing Africa will bring industry and academia from Africa and abroad together to raise awareness of […]

Changes in leadership at energy regulator

  The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) has confirmed that the minister of energy, Tina Joemat-Pettersson, has appointed Christopher Forlee as chief executive officer and full-time regulator board member of NERSA for a period of five years, effective from 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2021. Forlee is an electrical engineer and an […]

AMEU Convention 2017: Call for abstracts

  The executive council of the Association of Municipal Electrical Utilities (AMEU) announces that the 66th AMEU Convention will be hosted by Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality from Sunday, 8 October 2017 to Wednesday, 11 October 2017 at the Boardwalk Convention Centre in Port Elizabeth. The council invites everyone who may be interested in presenting papers […]

Electricity generation in SA: is the rebound sufficient?

  Compared to December 2015, electricity generation in November 2016 is on the rebound. However, it is still a far cry from the peak of early 2011. According to a new report from Stats SA, electricity generation peaked at just over 22 000 GWh in early 2011 and suffered a continual decline reaching a low point of […]

Metering conference prospectus announced

  The 2017 metering conference, which will be hosted by Eskom’s power delivery engineering division, on 8 and 9 February 2017, will have as its theme “Meter: the heart of the smart future”. The conference will be held at the Eskom Conference and Exhibition Centre’s John Maree auditorium, Dale Road, Halfway House. The conference will focus primarily […]

Earth observation challenge for monitoring agricultural production in Africa

  The European Commission, as part of its Horizon 2020 Work Programme: 2016 – 2017, has issued calls for research and innovation proposals for earth observation services for the monitoring of agricultural production in Africa. The programme sets out to address societal challenges with regard to food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime […]

SA geomatics industry showcases technology and tackles skills concerns

  The South African geospatial industry’s annual gathering, Geomatics Indaba 2016, saw over 700 delegates attending the two day conference at Emperors Palace, and 400 delegates participating in the Technology and Field Training Day at the Transnet School of Rail in Ekurhuleni. The theme for the indaba, “Geomatics skills and technologies: Growing professionals to secure […]

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