Schneider Electric acquires Invensys

  Schneider Electric has completed its acquisition of Invensys plc, a global automation player with a large installed base and a strong software presence. With this acquisition, Schneider Electric is significantly enhancing its position as a provider of efficiency solutions integrating power and automation. The transaction will allow the combined entity to have a unique […]

New EE Publishers website goes live today

New websites for EE Publishes and its four publications, EngineerIT, Energize, Vector and PositionIT go live today. The websites provide a single, searchable, open-access database of over 25 000 technical and news articles published by EE Publishers over the last ten years, covering the energy, power, electronics, ICT and geomatics sectors of Southern Africa. This […]

IITPSA awards 2013

Annette Thompson of EngineerIT, Sheryl Goldstuck, World Wide Worx and Rabelani Dagada, IITPSA president. The Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa (previously CSSA) held the IITPSA President’s Awards 2013 on 7 November 2013 at the Montecasino ballroom in Fourways, Gauteng. The IT Personality of the Year award – presented by the IITPSA in association […]

SACAC control systems day 2013

Carl Kriger and Olubenga Ogidan (CPUT), with Mohohlo Tšoeu (UCT). The South African Council for Automation and Control (SACAC) Control systems Day was hosted by the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Cape Town on 27 November 2013.  This one-day event showcased control-related research activities undertaken at universities around South Africa. The SACAC […]

Lego League sponsorship

Johannes de Vries and Vinesh Maharaj, SAIMC president. The South African Instituteof Measurement and Control (SAIMC) has supported the FIRST Lego League (FLL) in SA over a number of years. This support has been via a purpose-built trailer to take the Lego kits around the country so that under-privileged children can also participate. In 2009 […]

Cooling solution launched locally

Dushy Goonawardhane, Ronnie Robberts, Eleonore Hurault and Eben Owen, all from Schneider Electric. Schneider Electric recently introduced EcoBreeze to its South African end users and key partners at Oakfield Farm in Muldersdrift, Johannesburg. UK-based Dushy Goonawardhane, the business development manager for Schneider Electric’s cooling solutions throughout the EMEA region, brought his expertise to the local […]

Partnership to extend regional network reach

Etisalat recently announced its partnership with MTN Group to extend their regional network reach via Etisalat SmartHub. The MTN Group will connect through Etisalat’s SmartHub at Fujairah CLS to expand its advanced data network capabilities. The South Africa-based multinational company operates in African, European and Middle Eastern countries. Etisalat’s SmartHub is a global communications hub […]

Carrier Wi-Fi should be open access

The Wireless Access Providers’ Association (WAPA) congratulates one of its members, Internet Solutions, on the recent launch of its open access carrier-grade WiFi network at the Cradlestone Mall in Mogale City near the Cradle of Humankind, Gauteng. “Carrier-grade” is an industry term referring to WiFi networks that are on par with mobile networks in terms […]

UJ professor elected vice-president for educational activities

Prof. Saurabh Sinha, recently appointed executive dean, Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, University of Johannesburg, has been elected as IEEE vice-president for educational activities. The rest of the new officers for the IEEE Assembly were: IEEE secretary, Marko Delimar (Croatia); IEEE treasurer, John T. Barr (USA);  IEEE V-P, Member and Geographic Activities, Ralph […]

International conference on engineering and business education

Prof. Norbert Gruenwald, Wismar University; Prof. Anthony Staak, Peninsula University of Technology; Prof. Uwe Lammel, Wismar University and Dr. Roger Silberberg, MBS. The 6th ICEBE was held in Windhoek in October, 2013. This conference focuses on improving the collaboration between engineering and business sciences, and business and academia. The theme of the conference was “Innovation, […]

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