Flameproof symposium announced

The South African Flameproof Association (SAFA) annual symposium will be held on Thursday, 24 May 2018 at Emperors Palace, Kempton Park, Gauteng. The theme of this year’s symposium is “New concepts for high-tech hazardous areas” and the aim is to share knowledge and information on explosion prevention. The event will be CPD accredited.  The SAFA Awards […]

Development bank to drive Africa’s solar development

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has signed a joint declaration with the International Solar Alliance (ISA) to promote the development of solar energy in Africa. The joint declaration recognises the bank’s leadership in working with several parties including governments, the private sector and bilateral and multilateral energy sector initiatives to develop the Transformative Partnership on Energy for Africa. The joint declaration, which was signed in the presence of the […]

Vector Best Technical Article Award 2017

Vector invites its readers annually to participate in a survey to identify the best locally-written technical article published during the year. This year, the winning author received a GLM 100 C Professional Laser Measure, sponsored by Bosch. Phil Hammond of Blair, Hammond and Associates was voted the 2017 winner for his article, “The benefits of […]

Exhibitions company celebrates 50 years

This is an exciting time in South Africa’s history to be celebrating 50 years of achievement and success. So says Gary Corin, Managing Director of Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery at the company’s recent 50th anniversary celebration. Speaking at the celebratory event, attended by industry partners, exhibitors, suppliers, and media, among others, Corin said that this country has entered […]

Association aims for recognition as professional body

The Earthing and Lightning Protection Association (ELPA) is implementing all programmes necessary to become South Africa’s recognised national professional body for earthing and lightning protection. The association’s national director, Trevor Manas, says ELPA assists with providing industry accreditation; certification; benchmarks for quality of design and installation, as well as information and education on lightning safety. […]

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 […]