Archive for November, 2017

Trainees complete trade tests at Meadowdale

Two groups of trainees working towards their Construction Electrician trade at the ECA(SA) training centre at Meadowdale completed modules 0 to 3, and modules 4 to 6 on 3 November. They are: (back) Angie Mkhomazi (ECA regional training officer); Thabang Providence Radebe; Nhlanhla Mahlangu; Neo Botsi; Mokoena Morena Jackson; Cary Theys; Tanga Gubombi; and Given […]

An alarming picture emerges as Eskom’s liquidity dries up

A final draft report from Eskom to its shareholder for the second quarter of 2017 ending 30 September 2017 paints an alarming picture of funding difficulties and declining liquidity (cash and cash equivalents plus investments in securities), primarily driven by perceptions of poor governance. The report, which has been viewed by EE Publishers and Fin24, provides […]

Safe cities, smart cities – a conundrum

A city must be safe before it can become a smart city. This is the view of two Huawei executives who spoke at the Huawei Mission Critical Symposium presented in conjunction with AfricaCom 2017 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. Peter Goulding, Huawei’s global public safety expert says that the problem of becoming a […]

Moving towards the giant battery

When Thomas Edison invented the first light bulb, he never could have foreseen the industry of today – a global connection of wires that brings individual homes and businesses light and electricity. His simple creation paved the way for an industry that our society depends on daily. However, the power industry cannot progress if it […]