Do engineers have the key to solve South Africa’s energy crisis?

As the power and energy debate in South Africa continues to draw attention from world-wide players and sparks contest between industries seeking solutions to the situation, we should look to the past to determine our future. There is no one-size-fits-all universal solution to South Africa’s energy deficiency challenge as each country has its own unique […]

To prepay or not to prepay Eskom – that is the question…

  In the first two weeks since his appointment, some questionable public statements made by Eskom’s new acting CEO, Mr. Brian Molefe, make one wonder whether he is receiving sound information from his executive team. The minister of Public Enterprises, Hon. Lynne Brown, seems to have had similar problems. After a presentation to the Public […]

Digital radio – which way will South Africa go?

  Radio technology has seen very little innovation and development since FM stereo was introduced in the 1960s.  It was the sound revolution of the time, but little has happened since FM took over local broadcasting. It caused the demise of AM stations and the shortwave services of the SABC and LM radio. The Southern […]

Audio: Chris Yelland on the Eskom crisis and the way forward

  EE Publishers’ Chris Yelland speaks to Bruce Whitfield on the Radio 702/Cape Talk “Money Show” about Eskom’s War Room and 5-point plan to address the electricity crisis in South Africa. He discusses what the future holds in terms of load shedding; NERSA’s announcement that end-users will settle Eskom’s diesel bill by 2016; independent power […]

Vector Inbox: February 2015

In this issue, our readers give advice on voltage surges at Kidds Beach in the Eastern Cape and respond to a letter in our Nov/Dec 2014 issue on the role of the conveyance attorney in the issuance of CoCs. Re: CoCs and the conveyance attorney Dear Editor Malcolm Clark’s letter on certificates of compliance and […]