New solar plants now powering whole of Northern Cape

With yet another renewable energy (RE) project completed on time and on budget, one has to wonder why the Departments of Energy (DoE) and Public Enterprises (DPE) tolerate Eskom’s continued refusal to sign additional power producer agreements. This especially since the latest REIPPP energy price bids that Eskom refuse to sign are so much lower […]

Sociology and technological totalitarianism

  My encounter with sociology goes back several months when a statement made in the media that we needed more engineers in society to uplift standards, among others, was met with horror by two sociology professors, who seemed to regard engineers  as inhuman creatures only interested in technology. It includes a recent encounter with a […]

On lighting, the economy and 48 years of business success

  Vector visited the Johannesburg office of Magnitech Lighting and spoke to managing director Howard Page, chief operating officer Ari Budin and general manager Amar Singh about the company and the times in which it is now operating. Page explains that Magnitech was founded by his late father-in-law, Holocaust survivor Leon Talerman, and that the […]

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