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Vector values input from our readers, which is why we created “Vector Inbox”, a section in the magazine set aside exclusively for our readers’ views, news and opinions. So reach out, air your views and send your letter to vector@ee.co.za – and be in line to win you a sponsored prize. Up for grabs in […]

IESSA Gauteng technical meeting held

On 278 August 2019, Opple Lighting general manager Middle-east and Africa Dirk-Pieter Smedema addressed IESSA Gauteng Branch members on “the view of a Chinese manufacturer on the South African market”. The event was hosted at the Cabanga Conference Centre at Northgate, Johannesburg and officiated by Henk Rotman from Tridonic.

Tips on choosing a solar PV installer

Solar PV systems which are not installed properly most often cause leaky roofs, a common complaint from solar homeowners. Finding qualified professional installers who offer excellent service at a competitive price is essential. This is how to go about it Select a Green Card accredited installer The South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA) urges end-users […]

Digitalisation and its impact on African economies

Siemens and Frost & Sullivan conducted a comprehensive research project outlining the current state of industries across the continent and identifying challenges and opportunities. The study, titled “The dawn of digitalisation and its impact on Africa”, considers growth predictions and where the adoption of smart technology would be most beneficial in expanding industries to drive […]

Analysis: Eskom unveils next stage of restructuring and turnaround plan

. A leaked Eskom vision and strategy document, apparently prepared by the Boston Consulting Group for Eskom, has revealed the next steps of a long-awaited restructuring and turnaround plan for the embattled utility.  The document was presented on 22 August 2019 to the Eskom Executive Forum, a group of about 600 senior Eskom managers and […]

Little-known tax incentives boost business case for renewable energy

South Africa’s government, energy regulator and Eskom have often been criticised for obstructing the introduction of distributed, small-scale embedded generation (SSEG) which would help businesses to cut costs and ensure the stability of their power supply during load shedding. But, in fact, there are significant and far-sighted tax breaks put in place by National Treasury […]