Posts tagged as South Africa

South African engineering excellence celebrated

The Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) and sponsor Aon hosted the 2019 Engineering Excellence Awards at the Vodacom Dome in Midrand, honour outstanding achievements in the industry. Awards were handed out in the categories Lifetime Industry Achievement Award; Young Engineer of the Year; Engineering Excellence for projects with a value of less than R50-million; projects […]

National development plan to be reviewed

The National Planning Commission (NPC) said it will review aspects of the National Development Plan (NDP) in order to address the country’s current difficulties in the economy, weaknesses in the state and social ills and challenges affecting communities. President Cyril Ramaphosa held discussions with the NPC, whose term expires in September 2019. The commission’s focus […]

Register today for the CIGRE Southern Africa regional conference

With less than 2 months to go for the joint ninth CIGRE Southern Africa Regional Conference and CIGRE Study Committee B4 international colloquium in Johannesburg, it is vital to register now. The conference will provide a platform for discussions between electric utilities, regulators, manufacturers and suppliers, universities, standardisation bodies, research laboratories and authorities on topics related […]

Nedbank and EE Publishers seminar: Enabling a viable gas energy sector in SA

. Nedbank and EE Publishers are hosting a morning seminar on: “Enabling a viable gas energy sector in SA” This is the 3rd in a series of important infrastructure seminars from Nedbank & EE Publishers DATE: Wednesday 18 September 2019 TIME: 09h00 to 14h30 (see detailed programme below) VENUE: Nedbank Main Auditorium, 135 Rivonia Road, Sandton, […]

Geospatial solutions offer potential for economic growth

The geospatial and construction IT solutions conference SA GeoTech 2019, which took place on 22 to 23 July 2019 in Gauteng, explored various geotech applications and the opportunities they offer to drive business and economic growth. Case studies presented over the two days showed an existing culture of innovation in an industry which already embraces […]

Partnership builds community relations practice in extractive industries

The Wits Mining Institute and Centre for Sustainability in Mining and Industry (WMI/CSMI) has partnered with Synergy Global to deliver training to community relations practitioners across Africa. Completion of the four courses leads to a programme qualification at NQF Level 6. Each course is also available to delegates as a certificate of either attendance or […]

Tax incentives for employing youth in your business

A useful tax incentive for employing youth is ETI or Employee Tax Incentive. ETI allows you to benefit up to R12 000 per year for every qualifying youth you employ. ETI was introduced to help make it more affordable for businesses to appoint new staff and assist young job seekers to find employment. Through ETI, […]

Implementing LNG with Coega as the hub

Dr Ayanda Vilakazi, the Coega Development Corporation’s (CDC’s) head of marketing and communications, says the CDC welcomes the minister of mineral resources and energy’s intention to explore more economical options to bring liquefied natural gas (LNG) onto the South African market. In 2008, the Department of Energy identified the Coega Special Economic Zone (SEZ) as […]

Locally made inverters for new solar farms

RWW Engineering, a South African manufacturer of electrical equipment for industry and utilities, has been appointed the South African manufacturer of inverters for Spanish company Green Power Technologies. The inverters will be used at three 75 MW solar PV farms which are being built as part of Round 4 of South Africa’s Renewable Energy Independent […]

CSIR signs weather-monitoring deal with ports authority

The CSIR recently signed a three-year, multimillion-rand contract with Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) for the maintenance of existing Datawell Waveriders and wind stations at all eight ports. The two organisations hailed the partnership as a significant step towards improving the safety of shipping and port operations. According to the agreement, CSIR technicians will service […]