Remarks by minister of energy to the Parliamentary Portfiolio Committee on Energy

  On Tuesday, 1 July 2014, the new minister of energy, Tina Joemat Pettersson addressed the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Energy in Cape Town. Below is a transcript of her remarks. Chairperson, The President of the Republic addressed the nation on 17th June 2014 and I dare say that the directives and injunctions issued to […]

Keys to securing a solar project in round four of South Africa’s REIPPPP

  A webinar which will be held on 2 July 2014 is set to reveal the key factors which could form a solar project winning bid in the upcoming fourth round the South African REIPPP programme. Davin Chown, the chairperson of the South African Photovoltaic Association (SAPVIA), and Marc Levre, a  partner at Baker and […]

Local electricity meter manufacturer has global reach

  Conlog, a South African prepaid and smart meter manufacturer based in Durban, which manufactures electricity smart- and prepaid-meters for local and international markets, including Colombia, South America, Indonesia, and several African countries, recently hosted a media briefing as part of its campaign to re-establish the Conlog brand and its relationship to Schneider-Electric, which owns 60% of the company.  […]

Department of Energy – more talk or a move to action?

  Speaking at a breakfast hosted by The New Age and SABC at the Sandton Convention Centre on 23 June 2014, the new minister of energy, Tina Joemat-Pettersson, indicated the priorities she has set herself in her new portfolio. Central to this appears to be an appreciation of the weaknesses in her department, and the […]

Siemens partner golf day

  Some 34 teams of golfers, all Siemens customers,  gathered at Serengeti Golf Estate on the East Rand on 12 June for the company’s first partner golf day. The purpose of the day was to stimulate networking between the company and its partners, who came from all parts of southern and eastern Africa, and between […]

2014 Southern African power system protection conference

  The Southern African power system protection conference, which is held once every two years, provides a forum for discussion within the power system protection and related discipline industries; creates an opportunity for valuable exchanges of international ideas and experience; enhances the technological knowledge base of attendees; and engenders enthusiasm and stimulates interest in the […]

DST to focus on initiatives that support the National Development Plan

  Shortly after her appointment as Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor  called a media briefing to  outline  her plans on how her department will focus on initiatives that support the National Development Plan. Top priorities are skills development, knowledge-generation and -exploitation (R&D/innovation). The minister said that following her appointment she met with the […]