Posts tagged as IEC

Keynote address on release of South Africa Energy Storage Techno-Economic Study

  A study sponsored by the United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, programme director, I would like to welcome you to the IDC, and I am very honoured to stand in front of you this morning as we launch one of our greatest milestones. The global energy generation landscape […]

Integrated energy centre launched

  Tina Joemat-Pettersson, the minister of energy, launched an integrated energy centre in Limpopo recently. The centre aims to improve access to energy in rural areas and takes the form of a one-stop energy shop owned and operated by a community cooperative. The Ngwaabe Integrated Energy Centre (IeC) at the Feta-Kgomo Greater Tubatse municipality was launched […]

SAIMC Johannesburg elects new chairperson

The Society for Automation, Instrumentation, Measurement and Control (SAIMC), Johannesburg branch elected a new chairperson at its AGM held in Bryanston on 10 February 2016. Outgoing chairperson Eric Carter handed over to former secretary Mike Banda. Other committee changes included; Alvin Seitz stepping down as treasurer and Cheryl Hird taking over as treasurer, with Elri […]

Industry outrage at unilateral directive ending partial testing by SABS

  An internal directive by South African Bureau of Standards CEO Dr. Boni Mehlomakulu in 2015 requires that SABS Test House only perform “full testing” in future, and puts an end to “partial testing” by the SABS. This has elicited outrage from a wide range of industry associations in the electrical engineering sector. The affected […]

The challenge of standards and certification

The Society for Automation, Instrumentation, Measurement and Control (SAIMC) president Vinesh Maharaj recently inducted Gary Friend as a Fellow of the Institute for his work on SABS technical committees reviewing international IEC specifications to be adopted as South African standards. SABS TC65 was in existence due to the activities of SAFA (South African Flameproof Association) […]

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