Archive for March, 2018

Signing power producers agreements with IPPs will be “financial suicide” for Eskom

A lawyer for the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) argued in the North Gauteng High Court on Tuesday that the signing of a deal by power utility Eskom with 27 independent power producers (IPPs) may be financial suicide. Numsa, along with Transform RSA, asked the court to grant an interdict against the […]

In conversation with Luxy Moodley, SICK Automation

While the company name might be SICK Automation, a name no one will forget, its new head office in Lanseria, Gauteng, is running in full health under the guidance of their MD, Luxy Moodley. I first met Moodley at the launch of the new premises earlier this year where she spoke positively about South Africa, […]

Local solutions to traffic management of the future

We know that smart cities and the IoT will be an integral part of our effort to reconcile urban growth with quality of living. But we are right at the start of figuring out how these ideas will be effectively applied in a country like South Africa. One thing everyone involved in traffic management knows, […]

Best Technical Article in 2017 Award

Each year, Energize selects a technical article written by a local author and presents the author with the Best Technical Article Award. This year, the Best Technical Article for 2017 Award was won by Dr. Ulrich Minnaar of Eskom for his article “Power quality grid code compliance for renewable power plants” which was published in […]

Accelerating South Africa’s digital agenda means thinking about policy

Tech needs traction. For South Africa to truly embrace digital technology, the country needs a set of clear and effective policy and legal guidelines governing data and the cloud. Consider the province of Gauteng in particular. Gauteng premier David Makhura’s development agenda sees the province developing into an integrated city-region and leading economy. The trajectory […]

Innovation competition launched to improve travel across Africa

The SITA Air Transport Community Foundation, based in the UK, in conjunction with Wits University and the Tshimologong Precinct, has launched an innovation competition to address the question: What information, tools or technology will first-time air travellers in Africa need to make their journeys easy, successful and enjoyable? The SITA Air Transport Community Foundation Innovation […]

International occupational health and safety standard published

The international standard for occupational health and safety (OH&S) has been published in March 2018. ISO 45001:2018, Occupational health and safety management systems – Requirements with guidance for use, provides a robust and effective set of processes for improving work safety in global supply chains. Designed to help organisations of all sizes and industries, the […]