Engineering design competition winners

The Cape Peninsula University of Technology’s (CPUT’s) entry in the 2013 PneuDrive Challenge Engineering Design Competition, “Waste granite to cobblestone machine”, was named the winner by a panel of specialists from various business and engineering fileds. The runners-up were Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) with the “Dust buster” and the University of the Witwatersrand (WITS) […]

Consultants achieve Level 2 BEE status

  Consulting engineering company Royal HaskoningDHV has achieved Level 2 Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) status. The company, which was one of the very first independent consulting engineering firms represented in southern Africa, says in a statement its strategic intent is to “benefit all stakeholders”. It believes that transformation initiatives are, fundamentally, about doing good business […]

2013 Eskom eta Award winners announced

The winners of the 2013 Eskom eta Awards were announced at the University of Johannesburg in December last year. Entries were accepted in eight categories and the winners in each category received a cash prize of R30 000 while runners-up received R5000 each. The awards recognise and reward excellence in energy efficiency. The winner in […]

Course on project management examination

The Project Management Institute will present the Davis and Dean Project Management Professional (PMP) exam preparation course at the Wanderers Conference Centre in Johannesburg between 27 and 31 January 2014 and between 24 and 28 March 2014. The course is a 35 hour, 4,5 day training seminar based on project management principles approved by the […]

Energy efficiency convention hosts four discussion tracks

Day 2 at the Southern African Association for Energy Efficiency Convention (2013 SAEEC) facilitated the tracks, “Mining and industrial efficiency”; “Measurement and verification (M&V)”; “Cogeneration” and “Renewable and alternative energy”. With South Africa’s continued reliance on coal, the mining track focused on increasing efficiencies in our mines and industry while reducing losses. In the M&V […]

ECSA publishes coffee-table book

Compiled and edited by du Toit Grobler for the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA),  Decades of engineering excellence is a 216-page coffee table publication commemorating excellence in engineering in South Africa over decades past. The book provides an overview of engineering in South Africa and globally; the categories, disciplines and sub-disciplines of engineering practised […]

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