Energy efficiency conference announced

The Southern African Energy Efficiency Confederation (SAEEC) will host the 14th Southern African Energy Efficiency Confederation Conference (2019SAEEC) on 14 and 15 November 2019 at Farm Inn, Silver Lakes, Pretoria for industries working to improve energy management; energy engineering; cogeneration; power generation; efficiency and others. The conference is an important energy event of national scope […]

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 […]

DST best performing department

Judging from the 2017/18 financial year clean audit and maintaining an 89% performance against predetermined objectives, the Department of Science and Technologu (DST) is by far the best performing department in government. Appreciation should go the Director General, Dr Phil Mjwara and his staff for their continued dedication to grow our science and technology base. […]

SAIMC: Tshwane branch to step up interaction with tertiary institutions

At the July technical evening, acting chairman of the SAIMC Tshwane branch, Petrus Klopper, said that with three major universities in the area – UP, TUT and UNISA – the branch is working on initiatives to involve more students in SAIMC activities to expose them to industrial automation and control and meet with industry leaders. […]