Articles: EE Publishers

How to tell which training providers are legitimate – and other FAQs

Lucas Bowles, regional director, East/South Cape, regularly compiles a list of frequently asked questions from the region’s members. The Regional Executive Committee then meets to compile the answers to these questions, and these are presented at members’ meetings. The questions asked by members in the East/South Cape are also asked by members countrywide and these […]

Industry-assisted technical training the way forward for SA

The government has committed itself to intensify its focus on the training of young people in technical artisan trades to reduce unemployment and foster entrepreneurship in South Africa. Speaking at the launch of the Technical Education for Communities (TEC) initiative at the Sedibeng Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) college in Sebokeng recently, Naledi […]

Guidelines for coastal lidar

This article provides guidance to technical and non-technical coastal practitioners regarding the required precision of airborne lidar data for the typical coastal applications, output formats and value-added products. It also touches on issues of flight campaign planning and a national coastal lidar inventory. Highly accurate and detailed topographic information has been identified as being crucial […]

Eskom restructuring debate: Videos, slide presentations, summary article and outcomes

Following the open public debate on 10 May 2018 on the restructuring of Eskom entitled: “Should Eskom be restructured, and if so how and when?”, we have pleasure in providing a comprehensive record of the debate, including: videos of the presentations; a summary article of the debate; the full slide deck of all presentations at […]

Thoughts on the optimal electricity-generation mix for South Africa

. A keynote presentation by Chris Yelland, EE Publishers, at the annual conference of the National Nuclear Regulator of South Africa in Johannesburg on 16 May 2018 I have been asked recently if I have changed my views on nuclear, coal and renewable energy. The answer is: Yes, my views have indeed changed. The world […]

Natural gas an important part of SA’s energy future, minister says

Certainty in South Africa’s energy policy is vital for the country’s economic growth as it will stimulate much-needed investment. Speaking at the Gas to Power Africa Congress in Cape Town recently, Jeff Radebe, the minister of energy said that South Africa needs to grow and to attract significant infrastructure investment there needs to be policy certainty, […]

Studying the evolution of the electricity grid and opportunities for the future

GO15, a voluntary initiative of the world’s 19 largest power grid operators representing more than 70% of the world’s electricity suppliers, has announced a study of three key areas to ensure future operational and economic sustainability for the transmission and system operator industry. Thava Govender, the president of GO15, addressing energy experts at the transmission […]

Outcomes of debate: Should Eskom be restructured and if so how and when?

An open public debate, attended by approximately 250 people in Midrand recently, discussed various options on the future of Eskom. A vote at the end of the debate showed that 70% of those present voted in favour of a deep and decisive restructuring of Eskom, while only 14% voted that the power utility should continue […]

IoT could cause an energy crisis

The internet of things (IoT) is on an enormous growth path. With the IoT and the industrial IoT (IIoT), the world has a way to collect millions of data points which, with cleverly written algorithms, can turn that big data into tools to supercharge production facilities, eliminate breakdowns and deliver all the good things that […]