Looking at a drone-filled future

  What do drones mean to your business, where will you find the next growth opportunity and, more importantly, will you find them before your competitors do? This article discusses themes such as, commercial applications, regulations and widespread adoption, industry applications and the future sky. Some of these developments will force companies to rethink their […]

SAIEE: Invest in the youth to reap future benefits

  A call to invest in the youth was the strong message delivered to the members of the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE) by incoming president André Hoffman in his inaugural lecture titled “Back to the future: let’s pay it forward”. He was handed the chain of office by the outgoing president, Pat Naidoo, at […]

R1-billion Eskom Kusile automation contract cancelled and reinstated with ABB

  On 20 March 2014, Eskom announced the termination, with effect from 17 April 2015, of the approximately €100-million (approx R1-billion) control and instrumentation (C&I) works contract placed with Alstom in 2011 for its 4800 MW Kusile power station, which currently under construction near eMalahleni (Witbank) in Mpumalanga Province, South Africa. Shortly thereafter Eskom announced […]

The electricity sector – understanding the drama and moving forward

  For too long government, Eskom and electricity customers have been complacent in the belief that the old way of doing things is adequate. The reality is quite different, and it is disingenuous for the president of South Africa to paint the picture that the electricity supply problems currently being experienced are primarily a result […]

VIDEO: Analysis on the suspension of the Eskom CEO and three senior executives

  Energy analyst Chris Yelland from EE Publishers speaks to Leigh Roberts of BusinessDay TV about how the decision of Eskom’s board to suspend four executives including CEO Tshediso Matona could hamper the rollout of new capacity, and other implications…

UN General Assembly urges sharing of geospatial data

  The science that supports the precise pinpointing of people and places should be shared more widely, according to the United Nations General Assembly as it adopted its first resolution recognising the importance of a globally-coordinated approach to geodesy – the discipline focused on accurately measuring the shape, rotation and gravitational field of planet Earth. Geodesy […]