AMEU KZN Branch meeting

A notice announcing the next AMEU KZN Branch meeting details is now available here.
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Important meeting dates

The 2014 meeting schedule detailed below has been approved by the AMEU Executive Council. Meeting dates and venues are however subject to revision and we will attempt to ensure that any changes are included in this monthly e-Bulletin and on the AMEU website. Recent changes are shown in red.
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Legislation to Incentivise Municipalities

The Engineering News Online edition of 19 July 2014 contained two articles related to municipal performance.
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Reliability and Power Quality Conference: 27 - 29 August 2014

Circulars to AMEU members in May and July 2014 informed them of an invitation to attend the second Reliability and Power Quality conference to be hosted by Eskom at its Academy of Learning (EAL) in Midrand between 27 and 29 August 2014.
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NERSA Reasons for Decision (RFD): Small Scale Embedded Generation within Municipal Boundaries

In January 2012, the attention of AMEU members was drawn to the existence of a NERSA document “Standard Conditions for Small Scale (less than 100kW) Embedded Generation within Municipal Boundaries” The document was undated but referred to a decision of the Energy Regulator dated 22 September 2011, despite the fact that it had not been subject to the required public consultation process before being made a mandatory requirement.
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Department of Trade and Industry (DTI): Designation of products and components for local production and content in the public sector procurement system

This Newsletter has previously reported (February 2013) on the designation by Minister of Trade and Industry, in terms of powers under the Amended Regulations of the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act, 2000 (Act No. 5 of 2000) (PPPFA), of valves, manual and pneumatic actuators, electrical and telecommunication cables as well as components of solar water heaters for local production and content in the public sector procurement system. At that time, sectors already designated for local production with minimum local content thresholds were rail rolling stock, power pylons, bus bodies, canned/processed vegetables, certain pharmaceutical products, furniture products, and the textile, clothing, leather and footwear sector.
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