Mitigate the impacts of carbon tax

Carbon tax came into effect on 1 June 2019 in South Africa as part of government’s drive to reduce carbon emissions and live up to its commitments on climate change. Phase 1 of the tax sees carbon emissions taxed at a rate of R120/tonne of CO2e (carbon dioxide equivalent). With the various allowances considered, the […]

SABS tests largest pump in four decades

The SABS Laboratory Services Division has put a KSB split case pump with a 2800 m3 per hour capacity through the paces of pump acceptance testing at the SABS Pump Testing Facility in Pretoria. The pump, driven by a V16 quad turbo Mitsubishi motor with 1350 kW power output, is intended for the suppression of […]

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, […]