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  • Eskom defends appointment of Matjila as acting CEO Published Fri, 25 Apr 2014 06:15:41 +0000
    South African opposition party the Democratic Alliance (DA) has expressed concern regarding the appointment of Collin Matjila as acting CEO of Eskom. Natasha Michael, DA shadow minister of public enterprise finds it concerning that Matjila is the CEO of trade union Cosatu’s investment arm, Kopano ke Matla, which in itself should render him unsuitable. “Cosatu […]
  • Alga that can clean up radiation Published Fri, 25 Apr 2014 06:05:37 +0000
    A radiation tolerant alga capable of living in extreme conditions may soon be used to help clean-up effluent and wastewater produced by nuclear facilities. The micro-alga, called coccomyxa actinabiotis, was discovered in a used fuel cell storage pool at a nuclear facility and is capable of withstanding extreme radiation doses of up to 20 kilograys […]
  • Energy efficiency training at South African airports Published Fri, 25 Apr 2014 06:00:31 +0000
    The Energy Training Foundation (EnTF) has presented its Energy Management System Implementation (EnMSI) training and workshop to members of the Airports Company of South Africa’s (ACSA) technical and engineering member team who have all undertaken roles and responsibilities to reduce ACSA’s energy consumption through a properly implemented energy management system. ACSA has already embarked on […]
  • Proactive approach needed for lightning safety Published Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:31:09 +0000
    “A proactive and systematic approach to lightning safety is essential to mitigate the risks to people, communities and animals posed by lightning. Data reportedly indicates that there are up to 100 lightning related fatalities each year in South Africa, with a reported probable injury rate of many times that.” Ian McKechnie, director of specialist consulting […]
  • US$350 million power financing agreement Published Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:26:37 +0000
    Earlier in 2014 efforts to increase access to power infrastructure in Africa were bolstered by a US$350 million financing agreement between industrial and finance groups GE and Standard Bank. The partnership seeks to provide affordable access to power infrastructure that augments traditional large-scale grid capacity development. The partnership will target 10 initial countries, consisting of […]
  • Don’t buy LV switchgear on price alone Published Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:21:58 +0000
    Buying low voltage switchgear on price alone puts companies at risk of sub-standard products that could jeopardise plant performance and uptime. The Zest WEG group says that its low voltage switchgear is being recognised as a viable alternative, offering price competitive SABS-approved products to the South African industrial and domestic markets with 24/7 technical backup […]

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