Posts tagged as South Africa

Getting land reform back on track

  Land reform in South Africa is a complex matter and efforts to ensure sustainable land distribution and authenticated land restitution need to be supported. More funding, increased resources and efficient management of the land reform process will go a long way towards speeding up the land claims and redistribution processes as well as preventing […]

Cigré distinguished member award presented to Ken King

  The Cigré distinguished member award is presented to long-standing individual members who have contributed significantly to the activities of their national committee and the technical activities of Cigré. Each national committee can nominate qualifying members for this award. Prince Moyo, the chairman of the South African national committee, says that although other awards have […]

Cigré Southern Africa regional conference announced

  The 8th Southern Africa Regional Conference of Cigré will be held from 14 to 17 November 2017 at the Lord Charles Hotel in Somerset-West. The objective of the conference is to provide a regional platform to share information between electric utilities, international manufacturers, universities, standardizing bodies, and authorities on the selected topics of the […]

Electricity supply industry restructuring: options for the organisation of government assets

  This report dated April 2016 was produced by Genesis Analytics for Trade and Industry Policy Strategies (TIPS) for Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA), and is made available by EE Publishers in the public and the industry interest. The introduction to the Genesis report is given below. Click here to read the full report Introduction From 2007 […]

New CEO for space agency

  Dr. Valanathan Munsami has been appointed as a successor to Dr. Sandile Malinga, as the new CEO for the South African National Space Agency (SANSA) effective from 3 January 2017. Dr. Malinga left the SANSA in August 2016 following five years as inaugural CEO and board member, Potlaki Maine was appointed as interim CEO […]

Changes in leadership at energy regulator

  The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) has confirmed that the minister of energy, Tina Joemat-Pettersson, has appointed Christopher Forlee as chief executive officer and full-time regulator board member of NERSA for a period of five years, effective from 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2021. Forlee is an electrical engineer and an […]

Evolution of local UAS market examined at drone conference

  South Africa’s unmanned aerial systems (UAS) industry gathered at Emperors Palace in Gauteng in November 2016 for a comprehensive two-day conference to discuss various UAS business considerations, applications, areas of potential growth, and operational aspects of the technology. Organised by United Drone Holdings (UDH), a shared services UAS company, the conference drew approximately 100 […]