Consulting engineers welcome R100-billion seed fund for infrastructure

Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) welcomed President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement during his State of the Nation address of the R100-billion seed fund for infrastructure development. Chris Campbell, CESA CEO said, the organisation is hopeful that between the Development Bank of SA (DBSA) and the new Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPW&I) they will ensure […]

Picture gallery: Nedbank / EE Publishers seminar on embedded generation in SA

The 2nd seminar Nedbank / EE Publishers seminar explored the role of small- and medium-scale distributed embedded generation in meeting the electrical energy needs of the future – the necessary business case, policy, regulatory and financing environment for behind-the-meter solutions such as rooftop solar PV and other distributed generation. Mr Thabang Chiloane, divisional executive for […]

Cable theft interrupts testing at SABS laboratories

The South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) has advised customers in a statement that testing conditions have been disrupted as a result of cable theft in the Pretoria area. The unforeseen disruption, says the statement, will cause delays in testing and the issuing of customer test certificates. Electricity cables were stolen during May 2019 and, […]

Lighting congress and AGM 2019 held

The Illumination Engineering Society of South Africa (IESSA) hosted its 2019 congress and AGM at Intundla Game Lodge in Pretoria from 5 to 7 June. Some 18 papers were presented at the congress, in addition to the society’s AGM and a workshop titled “Making good measurements of LED lighting”. The keynote address on day 1, […]

Guideline for short interval control in mining published

The Global Mining Guidelines Group (GMG) has published the Guideline for implementing short interval control in underground mining operations. Short interval control (SIC) is a structured system in which data from mining processes is reviewed and action taken accordingly. This guideline provides a roadmap to increase the speed and likelihood of success during SIC implementation […]

Triple-sealed bearings launched at NAMPO 2019

Bearings International (BI) has launched its locally-designed Agri HUB bearings with tri-ply seals for agriculture equipment ranging from planters to combine harvesters. The launch took place during Grain SA’s NAMPO 2019 Harvest Day at Bothaville, Free State. BI marketing manager Victor Strobel says the bearings are encapsulated within a hub with a labyrinth seal against dust […]