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Magnet teams up with the KZN Blind Society

Members from the KZN Society for the Blind in Durban are assisting Magnet with its current Eskom project - a joint initiative to save energy through the use of energy saving showerheads and water restrictors for taps. Above image: Members of the KZN Blind Society packing energy saving  showerheads, ready to be delivered to site for installation. “We are pleased to be able to provide employment to members of the Society for the Blind. The team has already prepared over 8 000 energy saving devices for installation,” says Brian Howarth, managing director, Magnet. “Tasks include fitting showerheads…

Conventional vs Energy Saving - Showerhead Exchange

 Magnet held a "Showerhead Exchange" day at their Durban premises. Magnet staff came to work with their conventional showerheads (from home) and exchanged them for new energy saving showerheads. These Energywise energy saving showerheads will maintain a pleasurable shower flow rate, however they use less water per minute resulting in electricity and water savings.   To arrange a Showerhead Exchange at your offices contact Peter Gaal: Tel: 031 274 1997 Cell: 082 441 2938

Energy Saving Showerhead Rollout

“Magnet, in partnership with Energywise, has been contracted by Eskom to distribute and install new energy saving showerheads to organisations with multiple shower facilities, at no cost to approved applicants,” says Brian Howarth, managing director, Magnet. “This energy saving programme, which is aimed at organisations through the country in sectors that include mining, industrial, Government, educational, corporate and commercial sectors, is expected to save 330 Gigawatt hours of energy over three years. This is energy equivalent to that of lighting up to 12 500 km’s of road and water…


Johannesburg, 16 November 2011: The SAEE Energy Company of the Year Award was presented to KwaZulu-Natal company, Magnet Electrical Supplies / Energywise Systems, at the Southern African Association for Energy Efficiency’s (SAEE) Awards Ceremony. The Awards Ceremony formed part of the official annual SAEE Banquet which marked the opening of the 6th Southern African Energy Efficiency Convention (SAEEC2011) and Exhibition on the 16th of November 2011, held at Emperors Palace, Gauteng. Not only did Magnet / Energywise shine as Energy Company of the Year, but was also awarded the Best Single Exhibition…

Exciting Development for Magnet's Training Department

Magnet, has appointed Mr Brian Bilton as training manager. Brian Bilton, who started his career a the Durban Corporation Electricity Department, has had extensive experience in training in areas including overhead lines, cables, sub stations, special lighting(street lighting, flood lighting for public places, sports fields) repairing of transformers, switch gear, tubing and wiring and metering. Brian Bilton has also been responsible for electrical installations, repair and maintenance work, as well as safety inspections in municipal, commercial, industrial and domestic sectors.He has carried…