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 […]

ECA Bosveld Region charity golf day 2015

Invitation to participate The Bosveld Region of the Electrical Contractors Association of South Africa and Vector magazine invite you to play, have fun and do business at this year’s golf day for ECA members, and suppliers of products and services to the electrical contracting and electrical installations sector. The proceeds of the golf day are […]

Vector appointed official magazine of IESSA

EE Publishers is pleased to announce that at the recent council meeting of the Illumination Engineering Society of South Africa (IESSA), it was decided and agreed that Vector magazine 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. […]

Updated electrotechnical trade analysis

The updated trade analysis for the electrotechnical sector by research and consulting company Whitehouse and Associates sheds light on SA’s performance as an exporter, and on key markets and economic communities. Electrotechnical exports grew each year from 2010 to 2012 and showed a total growth of 16% over the three years to $2,8-billion in 2012, […]

Engineering Certificate of Competency exam questions

Vector publishes exam questions from previous exams issued by the Department of Higher Education and Training as a service to our readers who are studying for their Engineering Certificate of Competency. This month’s paper, “Occupational Health and Safety Act”, was set in June 2013.  Question 1 Define the following terms as given in the Act: Employee […]

Workshops to aid ISO 50001 compliance

  The Energy Training Foundation (EnTF) presented its “Energy management system implementation” (EnMSI) training and workshop to members of the Airports Company of South Africa’s (ACSA’s) technical and engineering team, all of whom are responsible for reducing the company’s energy consumption by means of an energy management system. ACSA has already embarked on a number […]