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 […]

The new world of energy: Digital, local and consumer focused

  The energy world is changing. From a concentrated and centralised system discovered in 1888, the energy system is evolving to a decentralised system with diverse energy generation sources. There are two main factors causing this transformation: the introduction of information technology (IT) in the energy sector, and the emergence of alternative energy generation sources […]

Vector Inbox: November/December 2014

  In this issue, our readers comment on the article, “Certificates of Compliance: the role of the conveyance attorney” (Vector, October 2014, page 3), relating to the purchase and sale of fixed property. Re: “Certificates of Compliance: the role of the conveyance attorney” Dear Editor As a member of the Johannesburg Chamber of Commerce, I […]

What does the future hold for South African manufacturing?

  A discussion panel on the future of manufacturing in South Africa heard that government has not pursued solutions sufficiently to enable the country to fulfill its manufacturing potential, resulting in the loss of over 300 000 jobs in the sector since the global financial crisis. Yet, at 11% of GDP, the sector still employs […]

Vector Inbox: October 2014

  This month, our readers respond to our articles on training in the electrical contracting industry and on staying abreast with legislation, and voice concern about IESSA’s new committee to combat sub-standard product. Our winning letter Re: “The challenges of training in the electrical contracting industry” Dear Editor In the article, “The challenges of training […]

Experts’ Q&A: low-voltage switchgear

  Vector’s Peter Adams speaks to Paul Louw from ABB about low-voltage switchgear, its purpose, communication and the dangers of using outdated switchgear, and shares a number of tips on the selection, installation and use of LV switchgear. What is the main purpose of LV switchgear today? To put it in simple terms, modern LV […]

Solar Challenge 2014 highlights

Here are the highlights from the Sasol Solar Challenge 2014 – a solar car endurance race from Pretoria to Cape Town, South Africa. Today is the penultimate day of the race, and it seems like it is going to be a nail biting race to the finishing line. [View the story “Sasol Solar Challenge 2014 […]