Showcase of live demonstrations and more at Electra Mining Africa

. Electra Mining Africa and co-located shows Elenex Africa, Powerex and the Transport Expo will  take place from 10-14 September 2018 at the Expo Centre in Johannesburg. This promises to be an informative 4-in-1 show experience, with a vast array of products, services and technologies on view from over 850 local and international exhibitors. In […]

Major restructuring at local OEM

Newly-appointed Major Tech CEO Howard Earley succeeded Pat Shaw in his position as of 1 June 2018. He has over 30 years’ experience in financial, general and operational management, having served as chief operating officer at Plessey and as chief executive officer at Inala Technologies, now Jabil Energy Africa, respectively. His appointment as Major Tech […]

Interior lighting course

The IESSA Development Committee will present an interior lighting course, at the IESSA Conference Venue in Centurion on 12 and 13 September 2018. The course will be presented by Andre Blignaut of Eskom and is accredited for two-CPD points. The course will cover the following topics: Lighting terms (refresher). Lighting for interior spacing (application concept). […]

South Africa and the fourth industrial revolution

While countries like Germany and Japan have adopted the internet of things, there are concerns over the IoT in the South African context, posing the question, “Is South Africa ready for the fourth industrial revolution?” To answer this question, the CNBC Africa television network and Siemens Africa hosted a televised panel discussion Siemens’ Midrand, Johannesburg […]

BRICS nations discuss energy for the future

At a time when the international energy sector is discussing new low-cost generation technologies based on clean, sustainable primary energy sources, some BRICS member countries are negotiating loans to build coal-fired power stations. The 2018 BRICS Business Council Energy Event 2018 was themed “Energy transition 4.0”, and hosted at the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) conference […]

Mandela Day at Footprints PLAY

On Mandela Day 2018, EE Publishers donated food and clothes to Footprints PLAY at Lammermoor, near Lanseria International Airport, Gauteng, and discovered a home where children of all ages grow up together in the “rainbow family” provided for them by Dr Yolandi Zafi and her team of volunteers. Just over a decade ago, Dr Zafi, […]

Standard for measuring cities’ performance

ISO has published new international standards for measuring and improving the performance of cities. When it was first published in 2014, ISO 37120 Indicators for city services and quality of life in communities was the first set of internationally standardised city indicators providing a uniform approach to what is measured and how. This enabled cities […]