Technology Innovation Agency CEO dismissed

by Hans van de Groenendaal, features editor, EngineerIT The board of the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) dismissed the CEO Simphiwe Duma on 31 March 2014.  This was announced by the minister of Science and Technology, Derek Hanekom. Simphiwe Duma was suspended last year pending a forensic investigation followed by a disciplinary hearing based on the […]

Invensys is now Schneider Electric

by Hans van de Groenendaal, features editor, EngineerIT Schneider Electric’s global acquisition of Invensys sees two of the leading players in the industrial automation market join forces to create a broader, more innovative technology company with a strong position in integrated industrial automation, software and energy management. The South African announcement was made by  Schneider […]

Presentations on food and beverage conveying held

  Drive engineering company SEW Eurodrive hosted presentations by food and beverage conveying expert Tobias Nittel to coincide with the Food and Drink Technology Africa 2014 expo, during which he will highlight the latest technological developments in the food and beverage industry The expo will address issues in the beverage industry as well as the […]

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 […]