Technical committee develops 16 new Ex standards

  The South African Flameproof Association (SAFA) hosted its 2014 SAFA Symposium at Secunda, Mpumalanga, on 13 November 2014. In his presidential message delivered at the event, which was hosted at the Graceland Casino, SAFA president Paul Meanwell said a total of 16 Ex standards are currently being developed within IEC TC31. These include standards […]

Mine surveyor’s certificate of competency

  Vector publishes exam questions from previous exams issued by the Department of Higher Eduction and Training as a service to our readers who are studying for their Engineering Certificate of Competency. This month’s paper, the Mine Surveyor’s Certificate of Competency, was set in April 2011.   Part A: The Mine Health and Safety Act, […]

Cable theft suspects caught

  Power utility City Power made a major breakthrough in the fight against cable theft when it arrested four suspects who confessed to be the masterminds behind the theft of the electricity cable in Eikenhof that led to widespread water outages in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Ekurhuleni and the West Rand two months ago. The water shortage […]

Magazine publishers to challenge SA Post Office monopoly

  A concerned group of specialist magazine publishers has indicated its intention to lodge a formal complaint next week with the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) against the South African Post Office (SAPO), which has been in breach of its licence conditions for several years. Chris Yelland of EE Publishers, spokesman for the […]

Compulsory specification for electrical luminaires proposed for comment

  Minister of Trade and Industry Dr. Rob Davies has proposed a compulsory specification, VC9012 for electrical luminaires, under the National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications Act, act 5 of 2008. The closing date for comment is 31 December 2014. The proposed compulsory specification covers general requirements for electrical luminaires intended to be used by “ordinary […]