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Samsung ranked “least green” technology firm

January 12, 2017 • General, Mining & Energy, Top StoriesComments (0)

Samsung has been ranked among the “least green” technology companies in the World. According to a report by the BBC the Greenpeace report, published annually examines the energy footprints of large data centre operators, popular websites and apps across the globe. The technology companies submit information about their energy usage to be...

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ENGIE will be developing solar energy forfor individuals in multi-occupancy or individual housing.

Senegal: Renewable energy gets a boost

January 12, 2017 • Mining & Energy, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

On Wednesday Senegalese company ENGIE announced their partnership with ANER, the National Renewable Energies Agency, to fast track the development of renewable energies in the country. This comes as a result of ENGIE, being selected for the Dakar TER project...

NorthStar introduces a solution for management of energy storage and backup energy.

Northstar introduces an energy saving soution

October 27, 2016 • Hardware, Mining & Energy, Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Northstar introduces an energy saving soution

NorthStar introduces a groundbreaking remote management solution. The solution, named NorthStar ACE (Advanced Connected Energy), will change the way energy storage is managed. NorthStar ACE will be deployed in select installations during 2016 and be fully...

Nic Rudnick, CEO and founder Liquid Telecom Group.

Botswana Power Corporation and Liquid Telecom ink JV

October 21, 2016 • Mining & Energy, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Botswana Power Corporation and Liquid Telecom ink JV

Botswana Power Corporation (BPC) and Liquid Telecom have agreed to enter into a joint venture. The agreement will see BPC lease excess optical fibres from its network to Liquid Telecom, creating a new telecoms network provider with extensive reach across...

Barclays Kenya and UK invest in renewable energy in Kenya

UK aims to drive renewable energy investment in Kenya

October 6, 2016 • East Africa, Finance, Mining & Energy, Top StoriesComments Off on UK aims to drive renewable energy investment in Kenya

The British High Commission, in conjunction with Barclays Bank of Kenya  held an event in Nairobi bringing together leading players in the local renewable energy sector with investors from the United Kingdom. The UK-Kenya Renewable Energy Conference (REC...

Gavin Holme, Business Head - Africa, Wipro Limited

Digitisation – revitalising mining operations and local communities

October 4, 2016 • Mining & Energy, OpinionComments Off on Digitisation – revitalising mining operations and local communities

A raft of highly-matured existing technologies are now, available to miners in their quest to transform their operations, enhance efficiency and productivity, improve safety levels, and revitalise a struggling mining industry. Much has been spoken and written...

Investec has invested in Mobisol, the investment will help Mobisol accelerate its business, grow its operations and expand into new markets. (Images Source: http://africagreenmedia.co.za/)

Investec Asset Management invests in Mobisol

October 4, 2016 • Mining & Energy, Top StoriesComments Off on Investec Asset Management invests in Mobisol

Investec Asset Management, through its African private equity capability, has acquired a significant shareholding in Mobisol a rapidly-growing provider of off-grid solar home systems (SHS) in Africa. The deal will see Investec Asset Management partner with...

solar-panels

Debunking the myths of solar energy

September 13, 2016 • Mining & Energy, Top StoriesComments (1)

Debunking the myths 1: Solar is unaffordable If your residential complex wants to get on solar here’s why the cost to install it may not matter…. “Solar is expensive” It really depends on how you look at solar. If you talk about solar panels,...

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Volvo first in the world with self-driving truck in underground mine

September 9, 2016 • Mining & Energy, Top StoriesComments Off on Volvo first in the world with self-driving truck in underground mine

Volvo’s fully autonomous truck is the first in the world to be tested in operations deep underground in the Kristineberg Mine. The self-driving truck is part of a development project aimed at improving the transport flow and safety in the mine. The truck...

CVE-2016-4785 (Image Source: http://financialtribune.com/).

Vulnerability found in popular energy equipment

June 27, 2016 • East Africa, Gadgets and Gaming, Mining & Energy, North Africa, Security, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Vulnerability found in popular energy equipment

While performing a security assessment for one of its clients in the critical infrastructure sector, the Kaspersky Lab Security Services team discovered an important vulnerability. The CVE-2016-4785 vulnerability could allow an attacker to remotely obtain a...

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German expert warns SA industry not to rush into energy decisions lightly

June 21, 2016 • Mining & Energy, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on German expert warns SA industry not to rush into energy decisions lightly

A visiting German expert in integrated energy concept development, Prof. Dr.–Ing. Lars Kühl, has cautioned that accurate scoping of requirements and demands is critical and should not be glossed over in the quest for greater energy efficiency. Citing the...

Solar Panels

Scaling up solar power to meet Africa’s energy needs

May 18, 2016 • East Africa, Features, Mining & Energy, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Scaling up solar power to meet Africa’s energy needs

In Niger’s eastern region of Diffa in the south of the Ténéré Desert — a vast sandy area across Niger and Chad up in the Sahara desert — are the ruins of a century-old colonial fort. The area around it, an oasis called Agadem, is one of the sunniest...

Huawei Headquarters Shenzhen

Huawei supports the enablement of 4th industrial revolution for South Africa

May 16, 2016 • Company News, Mining & Energy, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Huawei supports the enablement of 4th industrial revolution for South Africa

Huawei recently participated in the China – South Africa Internet Roundtable where Huawei MD of Enterprise Business Group SA, Du Min, spoke about focusing on ICT Infrastructure and System for a Better Connected South Africa. “The evolution in the ICT...

2016 Global Connectivity Index

Huawei launches Green Energy Solution

November 24, 2015 • Company News, Mining & Energy, Top StoriesComments Off on Huawei launches Green Energy Solution

AfricaCom 2015 saw Huawei Technologies introduce two new major solutions and partnerships: The Lampsite Partnership with mobile operator, Cell C was announced and the Telecom Green Energy Solution was introduced to exhibition delegates and media. The Migrate...

Syed Mansoor Ahmad

Big data analytics can help drive improved energy efficiency

November 19, 2015 • Big Data, Mining & Energy, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Big data analytics can help drive improved energy efficiency

The world we live in has become increasingly digital and connected, and we now have the ability to collect data from many new sources. Sophisticated sensor technology has given rise to the Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communication,...

COIL offers a worldwide network of expertise and best-in-class technologies and platforms to drive progress through co-innovation with partners.

Global mining leaders and SAP discuss the Digitized mine of the future

October 26, 2015 • Company News, Mining & Energy, Top StoriesComments Off on Global mining leaders and SAP discuss the Digitized mine of the future

SAP has revealed that more than 15 members of the SAP Advisory Council for Mining are meeting in Cape Town, South Africa, for two days of in-depth discussions on the processes and technologies that will support and drive the digital mine of the future. The...