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Letters to the editor expressing views, comment and opinion on relevant topics, and or responding to articles or letters previously published, are welcome and highly valued. Send your letter to the editor either by completing and submitting the form below, or simply email your letter to the editor of Vector at vector@ee.co.za. Letters should be short […]

In conversation with… David van den Berg

  Vector caught up with David van den Berg, managing director at specialised direct importer and wholesale  industrial electrical product distributor ElectroMechanica, to talk about his 33 years in business and the future of his company. Van den Berg says his company started out in a small office on the site of a shebeen in […]

To regulate or deregulate the lighting industry – that is the question…

  This article describes how the lighting industry, represented by IESSA, set out to reduce the regulatory burden, but achieved exactly the opposite due to the vested commercial interests of the NRCS, SABS and certain incumbent lighting manufacturers and suppliers. The way is paved for a dysfunctional regulatory process to become even more dysfunctional, thus […]

Spotlight on… PPE Technologies

  Mitch McAllistar is the managing director of Nelspruit-based Power Plant Electrical (PPE) Technologies, an integrated electrical engineering organisation, supplying systems and solutions to mining operations, utilities and industry. Analysts predict an annual growth of 5,5% by 2020 for the global motor control centre market. Will this be the case locally? I have a lot of […]

Pragmatism and common-sense in energy planning

  The Department of Energy released its revised version of the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) 2030, which has been updated to cater for South Africa’s energy needs up to 2050. Preliminary results shared by the Department of Energy (DoE) show that many stakeholders take strong positions in one direction or the other, most of them […]

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