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LED: what the end-user should know

  It is expected that LED lighting will account for more than half the global lighting market by 2017, making it essential for the end-user to better understand this technology. Although the cost of LED products is currently higher than regular lighting systems, the demand for LED technology is growing exponentially, which will inevitably result […]

Pointing a laser at aircraft may be fun but it is dangerous

  Pointing a laser beam into the sky is a dangerous game. It could hit the cockpit screen of an aircraft and cause flash blindness. That is exactly what happened to flight SA419 on Sunday night of 31 August 2014 when the cockpit crew were blinded by a laser beam. The pilot was preparing to […]

The Van der Bijl Awards at the 2014 Eskom Expo for Young Scientists

  More than 60 000 learners from schools in 26 regions around the country submit their science projects, exhibiting research, design, entrepreneurship, innovation and inventiveness at the regional Expos, with over a thousand learners participating in the national finals. Learners have the opportunity to discuss their work with professional scientists, judges, educators, learners from other […]

No longer the Dark Continent – Africa is open for business!

  “If you have a business and your business does not reach out to Africa, you are presiding over a dying enterprise, and that is not open for negotiation. We see it every day”. This was the message from Victor Kgomoeswane, author of “Africa is open for business” and anchor  for CNBC Africa Business news. […]

Albert van Jaarsveld – loss for NRF, win for UKZN

  The CEO of the National Research Foundation (NRF), Dr. Albert van Jaarsveld, will be taking up the position of vice-chancellor and principal at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN). This is a loss for the NRF, but a great win for UKZN. It comes shortly after his reappointment as the NRF’s CEO for a second five-year […]

Video: UJ’s Ilanga II solar race car launched

  The University of Johannesburg’s Solar Team launched its Ilanga II solar race car on 5 August in anticipation of the biennial Sasol Solar Challenge. The eight-day challenge (27 September to 4 October 2014), starts in Johannesburg, passes through Port Elizabeth and finishes in Cape Town. South African universities and other local solar teams will compete […]

Great expectations as SATNAC 2014 explores ubiquitous broadband

  When SATNAC 2014 opens its doors in Port Elizabeth on 1 September delegates will be in for an interesting few days as the presenters and panellists will focus on ubiquitous broadband as an enabler to transform the lives of ordinary South Africans.  The conference theme is “Ubiquitous Broadband – an enabler to transform lives”. […]

Advanced power management

  With integrated advanced power management control systems, companies can design and implement highly available backup power infrastructures for maximised uptime, reduced costs, and improved performance and efficiency, all of which drive the bottom line as well as customer satisfaction. This article will explore the merits of integrating power synchronisation and measurement into the backup […]

The challenges of training in the electrical contracting industry

  Approved Electrical Inspection Authority (AIA) Nico van den Berg discusses issues such as copper theft; the need for a scrap metal dealers act; electric fence installation and a forum where contractors can share their knowledge. While working as an assessor and moderator, Nico van den Berg of Centurion-based Independent Electrical Inspection Services founded the […]