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 which have been put in […]

Open letter on the boiler and mill problems at Medupi and Kusile

. * Mr Alex Ham worked for Eskom for 30 years, where he held the position of Chief Engineer: Power Station Design. During this period, he was responsible for the overall design of Eskom’s Lethabo, Majuba, Matimba and Kendal power stations. During the latter part of his career, he was appointed Executive Director: Technology. He […]

New testing and conformity services laboratory for industry

Testing and Conformity Services Laboratories (TACS Laboratories) is a Johannesburg-based laboratory, accredited by the South African National Accreditation System (SANAS) to ISO/IEC 17025 to conduct electrical safety and performance testing. Founded in 2015 by former SABS employees George Mashinini, Frederick Nkosi and Khakhane Motaung, the laboratory became effectively accredited the following year and has maintained […]