Domestic Use of Energy conference focuses on DC grids

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

Energy management company to expand into Africa

  Schneider Electric South Africa country manager Eric Léger says the recent acquisition of software company Invensys will open opportunities for the company in the petrochemicals sector due to Invensys’ association with ITC services company EOH. Speaking at the company’s annual media briefing, Léger said Invensys would be absorbed by Schneider Electric, but that the […]

New member for SafeHouse

Legrand has recently become a member of the South African SafeHouse Association, established by industry in 2012 to addresses the sub-standard electrical products in South Africa. In the absence of local regulations, members of this association undertake to comply with accredited international standards. Members also give assurance to customers of ethics with a pledge to […]

Vector named IESSA official publication

  It was decided and agreed on at the recent council meeting of the Illumination Engineering Society of South Africa (IESSA) that Vector would henceforth be the association’s official publication. This decision came in the light of the longstanding, excellent working relationship between IESSA and Vector over many years and follows a recent announcement that […]

Spotlight on the South African Elecrotechnical Export Council (SAEEC)

by Mark Botha, editor The South African Elecrotechnical Export Council (SAEEC) is a non-profit company established as a public private partnership between South African business and the Department of Trade and Industry to facilitate the export growth and internationalisation of its members. The SAEEC belongs to the grouping of six export councils in the technology […]