Posts tagged as 2009

Mining legislation exam questions

  Vector publishes exam questions from previous exams issued by the Department of Higher Eduction and Training as a service to our readers who are studying for their Engineering Certificate of Competency. This month’s paper, the mine surveyor’s certificate of competency, was set in October 2009.   Part A – the Mine Health and Safety […]

Engineering Certificate of Competency exam questions

  Vector publishes exam questions from previous exams issued by the Department of Higher Education and Training as a service to our readers who are studying for their Engineering Certificate of Competency. This month’s paper, “Engineering Certificate of Competency”, was set in November 2009. Question 1 Define the following terms as given in the Act: […]

SAIEE reports internal fraud at its AGM

by EE Publishers staff reporter (follow EE Publishers on Twitter) To comment and respond to this article, and/or to any of the views and positions expressed, visit EE Publishers’ blog: “The best from EE Publishers…“, click on the title of the article of interest, and respond. At its annual general meeting on 26 March 2010, outgoing […]

ECA Cape Town regional director’s report 2009

The past year was a vibrant and challenging one for the association and its members on many fronts. Electrical contractors faced and continue to battle the downturn in the economy, with little sign at this stage of an upswing. While the anticipated retrenchments in the industry have taken place, it is heartening that the numbers […]

Summer breakfast road show

Somewhere during the 2009 national 14-venue summer breakfast road show, Wonderware Southern Africa served its 15 000th helping of food for thought. Central to this theme was the concept of overall equipment effectiveness which is one of the most important tools for discovering hidden capacity and pinpointing the cause of inefficiencies. Another way to make the […]

Joburg aerial imagery 2009

To celebrate GIS Day, City of Johannesburg’s directorate of Corporate Geo-informatics (CGIS) invited interested parties to come and view their Joburg2009 aerial photography and oblique imagery. Marcelle Hattingh, Director: CGIS, welcomed the audience and gave some background on the imagery.  She explained that aerial imagery of the city has been flown every three years going […]

News from the Highveld Region

We have again come to the end of another year. A year that saw a recession, electrical contractors having to retrench or put workers on short time and the personal trauma that was experienced by many in the industry. It was however a year that also brought with it opportunities and happiness. It was a […]

Record number of entries for Eskom eta Awards

South Africans are taking energy efficiency and environmental issues to heart – a trend that is reflected in the most entries yet received in the twentieth eta awards for energy efficiency, says Eskom. Announcing the winners of eta awards in eight categories in Johannesburg on 29 October, Eskom’s Dr. Steve Lennon said that 2009 had […]

The best GNSS application innovations of 2009

Information from Application Centre for Satellite Navigation Oberpfaffenhofen This year’s European satellite Navigation Competition saw eight special topic prizes and 17 regional honours awarded along with a €20 000 grand prize. The grand prize winner of the 2009 European Satellite Navigation Competition, Osm?grafo, combines satellite positioning with wind measurement and rescue dogs’ sense of smell […]

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