A very tender process: Eskom’s Koeberg contract ruled unlawful

  The spotlight of controversy continues to shine on an Eskom contract with Areva to replace six steam generators at its Koeberg nuclear power station, which was set aside and ruled as “unlawful” and “unfair” in a scathing judgement by the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) on 8 December 2015. However, Eskom has refused to […]

2016 will see a significant evolution in cyber espionage tradecraft

  In 2016 the world will see significant evolution in cyber espionage tradecraft. First, there will be a dra”persistence”, with a greater focus on memory-resident or fileless malware, reducing the traces left on an infected system and thereby avoiding detection. Speaking in Johannesburg to EngineerIT, Dirk Kollberg, senior security researcher, Global Research & Analysis Team, […]

Paris agreement welcomed

  Christoph Frei, the secretary general of the World Energy Council, has welcomed the agreement reached at the COP21 meetings held in Paris recently, saying the world’s leaders now have a vision for the future. The challenge, he says, is to turn words into measurable actions at both national and regional levels and to close […]

More trained women entrepreneurs will grow SA’s economy

  When I was afforded the privilege of presenting Dr. Jill Sawers with the EngineerIT and Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa (IITPSA) Distinguished Service in ICT award in November I used the opportunity to briefly discuss her community involvement with women running small businesses. It turned out to be a fascinating story so […]

Wobbles in the sustainability of renewable energy…

  International solar power developer Abengoa (NASDAQ: ABGB), with three concentrating solar power (CSP) projects in South Africa, started insolvency proceedings on Wednesday 25 November 2015, perhaps signalling an overheating of the global renewable energy sector, and a correction in the trajectory of adoption of renewable energy in the face of reduced prices for fossil […]