Posts tagged as Lead Ed

Rooftop solar rules, OK?

  With all the attention focused on the REI4P and the haggling over final signing off, it is often forgotten that there is a market sector which is independent of government plans, uses private finance, and is growing at an astounding rate, namely commercial and residential rooftop solar. An industry database estimates the total number […]

The importance of manufacturing for SA’s economic growth

  It is no secret that business conditions in the South African economy are fragile. The IMF reduced its GDP outlook for South Africa to 1,4% from 2% for 2015, and a tough year is forecast for 2016, with forecast growth at this stage of only 1,3%. In an environment with slow economic growth, we […]

Engineers: kingpins in creating technology for sustained development

  The technological world has changed significantly over the past century from a mainly mechanical-driven one to an electrically controlled one. The past century saw the development of the transistor in the 1940s and the arrival of the first functionally integrated circuit in 1960, a mere 55 years ago. The very first microprocessor was commercially […]