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 […]

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 […]

Position of new Eskom Group chief executive attracts interest

. Mr Andy (Andries) Calitz, a highly respected leader in the global oil and gas energy sector, has confirmed to EE Publishers that he applied for the job of Group CEO of Eskom Holdings to replace outgoing Group CEO Phakamani Hadebe before the closing date of 2 August 2019. “Given the need for due transparent […]

Introducing the Electrical Switchgear Association of South Africa

The Electrical Switchgear Association of South Africa (ESASA) is a non-profit industry association representing South African Switchgear OEMs and panel manufacturers. The operation of ESASA is governed by its code of ethics. As per this code of ethics, ESASA was established to foster mutual respect and trust among suppliers, manufacturers and organisations within the industry […]