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Eskom funding may be muffling dissenting voices on nuclear

  The lure of millions in Eskom funding appears to have muzzled two research institutions previously highly critical of the state-owned utility’s plans to procure a fleet of nuclear power stations. In the case of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) amaBhungane understands that the CSIR’s Energy Centre has been effectively gagged since […]

South African-built satellites launched

  The South African satellite industry has taken another step forward as a player in the international space arena with the successful launch of two South African-built nanosatellites from Cape Canaveral in Florida USA. Two CubeSats: “nSight1”  designed and manufactured by Cape Town-based SCS Space –  a member of the SCS Aerospace Group –  and […]

In conversation with… David van den Berg

  Vector caught up with David van den Berg, CEO of 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 Overton, […]

EIUG: No nuclear needed anytime soon

  The persistent speculation on a possible nuclear power investment in South Africa being progressed on an urgent basis is concerning, given the scale and inflexibility of such an irreversible commitment in a fast changing world.  Reassurances that we will only embark on such a programme at a scale and pace which the economy can […]

Industry 4.0: Production of the future

  At a recent seminar held at Festo’s South African head office in Isando, Gauteng, Eberhard Klotz, head of the Festo Industry 4.0 campaign described Industry 4.0 as being the fundamental change to the value creation and the life-cycle of products where the real and virtual world grow together.  He said  that there is not one definition […]

Feedback from Cigré annual general meeting

  The South African national committee of the international council on large electrical systems, Cigré, held its annual general meeting at the premises of Aberdare Cables in Elandsfontein, Gauteng, recently. The chairman, Prince Moyo, who replaces Rob Stephen in this role, welcomed Stan Bridgens, the CEO of the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE) […]

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