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South African Government COVID-19 Corona Virus Resource Portal

. For all the information you need to know visit the South African Government COVID-19 Corona Virus Resource Portal. Emergency Hotline: 0800 029 999 WhatsApp Support Line: 0600-123456 See https://sacoronavirus.co.za/

Ministerial determinations propose 13813 MW of new-build by IPPs, none by Eskom

. On Friday 20 March 2019, South Africa’s national energy regulator, Nersa, published two draft determinations by Minerals and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe in terms of Section 34 (1) of the Electricity Regulation Act (ERA). These so-called draft “S34 determinations” are the first step in the process of procurement of new electricity generation capacity in […]

Crunch time for South Africa’s national nuclear company, Necsa

. It is crunch time for South Africa’s state-owned national nuclear company, the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa), which ran out of operating capital several months before its financial year-end. The company is desperately awaiting an annual grant allocation of some R500-million from government for its new financial year, which commences on 1 April […]

Dealing with the elephant in the room that is Eskom…

An interview with Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan by Chris Yelland, managing director, EE Business Intelligence Following a comprehensive interview with Minerals & Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe on energy and electricity policy in South Africa two weeks ago, energy analyst Chris Yelland tackles the Minister of Public Enterprises, Pravin Gordhan, on the big elephant in […]

Interview with Minerals & Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe

. Anyone who wants to understand the mind and thinking of South Africa’s veteran coal miner, trade unionist, politician, ANC chairperson and Minister of Minerals and Energy, Gwede Mantashe, on energy and electricity matters, should read on… In this interview, Chris Yelland of EE Business Intelligence explores wide-ranging energy and electricity issues with Minister Mantashe, […]

Now Media acquires EngineerIT and Energize from EE Publishers

. Now Media (Pty) Ltd, a well-established print and electronic media-house based in Illovo, Johannesburg, has acquired two flagship publications, EngineerIT and Energize, from EE Publishers (Pty) Ltd. EngineerIT magazine covers measurement and instrumentation; electronics design, manufacture testing and components; telecommunications, networking and broadcasting; automation and control; and computer and software engineering. Energize magazine covers […]

Fan range redesigned

TLT-Turbo has announced the redesign of its Auxiliary and Booster fan ranges. Developed in close collaboration with clients, the new designs address efficiency and cost-effectiveness in a versatile product range that meets the specific ventilation requirements of the mining industry. The development of the new fan range concept began in early 2015. Following a lengthy […]

Pneumatic, hydraulic, vacuum process and automation offering expanded

Hudaco Group company Berntel is expanding its footprint by offering its range of pneumatic products through the Bearings International (BI) branch network. This, in turn, expands BI’s value proposition to its customer base by enabling the company to offer a wider range and to offer complete solutions to different market segments. Acquired in 2014 as […]

Machine Tools Africa 2020 to showcase market trends

Experts are optimistic about the global machine tools market, which is expected to grow from $77-billion in 2019 to $98,3-billion in 2027, with a compound annual growth rate of around 3,2% during the forecast period, according to ResearchAndMarkets.com. The growth in industries such as process automation, vehicle production and high-precision fabricated components and products being […]

New app supports predictive services for drive systems

With Predictive Services for Drive Systems, Siemens presents a standardised extension to the local service agreement at this year’s SPS. This is based on the new Mindsphere Predictive Service Assistance app, which makes maintenance more efficient for Sinamics drive systems and/or Simotics motors in the low voltage range. With the new service portfolio including Mindsphere […]