Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Africa Journal (RACA) is geared at the commercial HEVAC&R industry. Africa’s only monthly publication serving this sector, RACA Journal caters to consulting engineers, contractors and other relevant industry role-players and covers everything from industry news to new products and exciting projects.
The “Fourth Industrial Revolution” also known as 4IR is a term coined in 2016 by German economist Klaus Schwab. It’s often used to describe the technology revolution that the world is currently going through.Read More »What’s wrong with the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Opinion piece by Tennille Bell, general manager: sales at Programmed Process Outsourcing.
Ecommerce in South Africa has grown significantly in the past two years. Spurred by necessity during the Covid-19 lockdown in 2020, consumers are familiar with online shopping as roughly 70% of South Africans now shop online at least once a month.Read More »Speed and accuracy is everything in ecommerce
In a digital world, unlocking opportunities for today’s enterprise requires businesses to leverage financial planning, budgeting, and forecasting; consistently deliver workforce planning and budgeting; take advantage of sales planning with in-depth analysis; and monitor capital expenses planning – all while delivering financial consolidation and managing financial reporting.Read More »How modern intelligent tools drive dynamic enterprise performance management
When the heat of summer hits, air conditioners turn on and energy demand skyrockets, straining the grid. In a warmer world, more efficient cooling options will play an important role in curbing the increase of cooling-related energy demands.Read More »Greener air conditioning for a warmer world
Researchers from the University of Glasgow have developed a new type of heat pump, a flexible heat pump technology, which could help buildings save on energy costs and contribute towards net-zero emission goals.Read More »Next-gen heat pump could cut costs and carbon emissions further
A new study in the US indicates that decarbonisation pathways should incorporate more efficient electric heating technologies and more renewable energy sources to minimise strain on electric grids during peaks in electricity usage from heating in the winter. As climate change unfolds and regional temperatures change, extreme conditions become prevalent and designers need to provision for future conditions.Read More »Inefficient building electrification risks prolonging fossil fuels
Industry is invited to attend this online zoom Technical Talk on 18 August 2022. The topic will be on techno-economic relevance of absorption chillers.Read More »SAIRAC Johannesburg centre technical talk – 18 August 2022
The report showcases action from across the Green Building Council (GBC) network including the 30 GBCs participating in WorldGBC’s global Advancing Net Zero programme, as well as signatories to the Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment. In addition, the report also highlights collaborative efforts from the market.Read More »WorldGBC releases 2022 Advancing Net Zero status report
There is a need to transform the underlying economic principles of the economies in southern African countries to address the persistent challenges of severe poverty and unemployment. Read More »Industrial policy options for southern Africa