Posts tagged as Mark Botha

To regulate or deregulate the lighting industry – that is the question…

  This article describes how the lighting industry, represented by IESSA, set out to reduce the regulatory burden, but achieved exactly the opposite due to the vested commercial interests of the NRCS, SABS and certain incumbent lighting manufacturers and suppliers. The way is paved for a dysfunctional regulatory process to become even more dysfunctional, thus […]

Spotlight on… PPE Technologies

  Mitch McAllistar is the managing director of Nelspruit-based Power Plant Electrical (PPE) Technologies, an integrated electrical engineering organisation, supplying systems and solutions to mining operations, utilities and industry. Analysts predict an annual growth of 5,5% by 2020 for the global motor control centre market. Will this be the case locally? I have a lot of […]

Reprieve for taxpayers in demanding times

  Business must currently contend with challenges such as the downward growth trend in the Orient, the falling rand-dollar exchange rate and the very real possibility of a rating agency downgrade to junk status for South Africa. Added to these are the depressed state of the emerging-world economy and the recent approval by the National […]

Workgroup advances energy-efficient lighting, appliances, equipment in SADC

Southern Africa could reduce electricity consumption by over 35 TWh by transforming its markets to efficient lighting, appliances and equipment. This is equivalent to a 5000 MW saving, enough to electrify 16-million homes in the region. The Demand-side Management Workgroup of the Southern African Power Pool (SAPP) met in Johannesburg on 19 and 20 February […]