StreetSmart: Don’t Drink and Make a Difference


In the spirit of ‘Don’t drink and make a difference’ participants at the 12th OMICRON South African User Conference as well as the 2012 Southern African Power System Protection Conference were encouraged to donate their evening function drinks vouchers towards Streetsmart. In total close to 600 drinks vouchers and a few small cash amounts were contributed. Hence R60,000 (R100 per drinks voucher) have been donated towards Streetsmart.

Streetsmart is a charitable organisation which facilitates family reunification, education and skills training programmes for street children. For more information, please visit  – also note the 2012 Christmas Raffle with 200 fabulous prices to  be won from 600 tickets.

The 12th OMICRON South African User Conference proved to be another highly successful event with 222 participants attending the two day event on 12 and 13 November 2012. Various papers on new technologies in protective relay and energy meter testing as well as primary testing topics such as line impedance measurements and transformer diagnosis were presented. Very positive feedback was received for the practical demonstration sessions conducted during the afternoons. The 13th OMICRON South African User Conference is scheduled for 11 and 12 November 2013.

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