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Sparks Electrical News December 2018We have almost reached the end of 2018 and many of you will be taking a welcome and well-deserved break over December. To help ease your way into the holiday spirit, a number of our advertisers have donated a wonderful selection of gifts that you stand to win by entering our Sizzling Summer Holiday competition. See the December issue for all the details.

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Sparks Electrical News November 2018Nompilo Vilakazi, owner of Sibani Holdings, was the highest achiever in the 2018 Eskom Contractor Academy. With an average of 89%, Vilakazi topped the class, which had a total of 176 graduates, all of whom were either Eskom contractors or suppliers, or entrepreneurs who had participated in other Eskom initiatives.

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Sparks Electrical News October 2018In the electrical industry in South Africa, counterfeits are estimated to be a multi-million-rand problem. From circuit breakers that do not trip when they should to batteries without vents for built-up gases to grounding rods with only a fraction of the required copper coating, counterfeit electrical products fail to meet standards and pose risks of injury and even death. Furthermore, contractors may be liable if they install a counterfeit product and, for years, manufacturers have considered contractors to be the men and women on the front lines in the battle against counterfeiters.

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Sparks Electrical News September 2018This month, Sparks Electrical News asked Richard Evert, national director of the Earthing and Lightning Protection Association (ELPA), for his take on challenges currently facing the earthing and lightning industry.

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Sparks Electrical News August 2018Improper installation of commercial solar photovoltaic (PV) systems can drive up maintenance costs in later years and severely diminish any potential cost saving benefits for South African businesses. This is according to Manie de Waal, CEO of Energy Partners Solar, who warns that although PV systems have become an attractive option for businesses, experienced installation services are critical to maximising their cost efficiency. 

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Sparks Electrical News July 2018

Despite founder Pierre Northard’s recent retirement, SAFEhouse, an association of organisations within the South African electrical industry, will continue to focus on long-term growth and a stronger working relationship with the National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications (NRCS). The association was formed in 2012 to combat the prevalence of unsafe products and services in South Africa by informing buyers and others  who influence buying decisions of the criteria by which to assess these products and services, and by exposing specific cases of sub-standard  products and practices. The two people tasked with taking the organisation forward are Connie Jonker and Barry O’Leary.

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