IESSA hosts technical meeting

  The Johannesburg branch of the Illumination Engineering Society of South Africa (IESSA) hosted a technical meeting at the Cabanga Conference Centre in Johannesburg, on 27 March 2014. The guest speaker at the event, which was attended by some 30 delegates, was Dr. Marthinus Smit from Shuttle Lighting, who spoke on dimming techniques for LED […]

Obituary: Colin Marran

  Colin Henry Marran was born in Bloemfontein, Free State. He attended Robert Hicks Primary School and the former Pretoria Central Technical College, where he matriculated. He became an apprentice electrician circa 1956 while employed by the then SAR&H. He met his future wife, Robin, in Germiston and they were engaged on Robin’s 21st birthday. […]

ICMEESA president re-elected at AGM

  An overview of the ICMEESA president’s review delivered at the institution’s recent annual general meeting, and its 2014 annual report and financial statements. Sarel Kloppers, president of the Institution of Certificated Mechanical and Electrical Engineers (ICMEESA), says the institution’s focus for 2014 will remain on reviewing its constitution and on improving its support to […]

Domestic Use of Energy conference focuses on DC grids

  The theme of the 22nd Domestic Use of Energy (DUE) conference on 31 March – 2 April 2014 at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) was “Electrification for all South Africans”. The controversial topic of DC grids formed a key focus in this discussion. The university’s vice chancellor Dr. Prins Nevhutalu opened the […]