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“38% attendance growth this year proves that our dream team pulled out all the stops”African Utility Week event director Russell Hughes has promised that “more is to come” after the largest power and water utility gathering of its kind on the continent won the coveted EXSA award for the Best…
SAAMA to host asset management event at African Utility Week next yearIt is essential that both public and private sectors get a strong understanding of their asset management maturity and develop a robust maintenance road map, says Anton Booyzen, chairman of the Southern African Asset Management Association (SAAMA).  Municipalities in…
Wednesday, 20 November 2013 19:42

ICT can reduce SA’s energy consumption

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The South African energy crisis and the need to manage supply and demand has motivated State-owned power utility, Eskom, to establish and implement aggressive goals and targets to support consumers in the drive towards reduced energy consumption. This week the national grid edged closer to over-capacity.  Eskom therefore declared emergency…
“An annual pilgrimage on the calendar of African electricity and water utilities”Eskom will be the official host utility for the annual African Utility Week & Clean Power Africa conference and exhibition in Cape Town for the next five years. Energy industry challenges Claire Volkwyn, content director for the event, says…
Tuesday, 12 November 2013 14:45

The challenges of a smart grid

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It is no secret that South Africa's national power grid is under severe pressure, and the country's energy supply is unreliable and insecure.  Power utlity, Eskom, is faced with ongoing crises, and at the back of peoples' minds is the ever prevailing possibility of a recurrence of rolling power blackouts…
Thursday, 31 October 2013 16:17

Looking into the future & BEYOND

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  Energy efficiency and energy management are hot topics in the press and in our communities in at the moment. &Beyond is the world’s leader in luxury experiential travel and safaris, with roots in Africa and South Asia. Recently, &Beyond took a giant leap to save energy and money at…
The Wilderness Foundation’s Forever Wild Rhino Protection Initiative will be able to launch additional aerial support and patrols for anti-poaching activities following the donation of an Aquila Trike on Friday, October 18, 2013 at Shamwari Game Reserve. After hearing about the Foundation’s successful anti-poaching efforts in the Eastern Cape, Andrew…
The Shamwari Group has raised just over R3, 000, 000 for the Wilderness Foundation’s ‘Forever Wild Campaign’, an initiative to help save our endangered African rhinos. Each of the Shamwari Group properties- Shamwari Game Reserve, Sanbona Wildlife Reserve and Jock Safari Lodge have over the last 18 months taken part…
“I am fortunate to join Spintelligent at a very exciting time in the company’s history” says David Ashdown, the new Managing Director of leading Cape Town-based Trade Exhibition & Conference Organiser, Spintelligent Pty.  Part of the global media group, Clarion Events, Spintelligent organises internationally recognised and acclaimed industry forums such…
Geneva, Switzerland: Oryx Energies is pleased to announce that it has completed the acquisition of the Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) distribution businesses in South Africa of BP and Masana Petroleum Solutions in which BP had a 45% stake. The transaction was first announced on 20 March, 2013. The acquisition gives…
Each year, the Festo Bionic Learning Network provides new inspiration for automation technology – and this year was no different. The emerging fields include research in the areas of function integration, lightweight construction, self-configuration and machine learning. With the “BionicOpter”, the “WaveHandling” system and the “LearningGripper”, Festo shows how principles…
Greater turbine efficiency drives cost-competitiveness and widens adoption scope  CAPE TOWN – 27 June, 2013 – The installed capacity of utility-scale wind power in Africa is expected to grow substantially over the next few years, albeit off a very low base. This growth will be driven, in part, by the…

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