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SparksElectrialNewsWith the impending retirement of outgoing HellermannTyton South Africa Managing Director, Rod Dewing, changes have been made to ensure that the company continues to prosper. Claude Middleton has been announced as the new MD – previously Director: Sales and Marketing – and Gerhard van Rooyen – previously Director: Finance – is the new Director: Finance and Operations. 

“Although there are changes at the top, we are still HellermannTyton, and will continue giving customers the same quality product and the same service levels they have come to expect,” says Middleton.

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Sparks Electrical News January 20192018, although a tough year for many, ended on a high for the electrical industry as suppliers, manufacturers, installers and apprentices were recognised for their efforts at two of the highlights on the industry’s social calendar, the Electrical Contractors’ Association’s 2018 Presidential Awards and the ElectroBase Supplier of the Year Awards.

This year’s ECA(SA)’s 2018 Presidential Awards were ‘the best ever’ according to popular opinion.  And, as National Director Mark Mfikoe predicted, it was “a night of celebration, laughter, love and a little bit of swag”.

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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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