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Industroyer- The Malware That Could Leave You In Darkness

June 22, 2017 • Features, Mining & Energy, Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Cyber-security firms ESET and Dragos have unearthed a new malware that can disrupt power grids leading to blackouts for days. The malware has been named Industroyer by ESET, while Dragos has termed it as CrashOverride in their respective analyses. Whatever be the name, the malware is seen as the biggest threat to appear after Stuxnet [&hellip...

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Namibia's Gopay is  built in collaboration with WIZZIT International.

Namibian bank rolls out first mobile fuel payments

April 11, 2017 • Finance, Mining & Energy, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Namibian bank rolls out first mobile fuel payments

Financial Service Provider, Bank Windhoek, has embraced mobile technology to launch the first mobile fuel payment system in Namibia. GoPay, built in collaboration with WIZZIT International, allows Namibians to pay for fuel on the go, without having to use...

The global oil and gas industry is undergoing a period of unprecedented change and disruption.

Industrial IoT set to shake up African oil & gas sector

March 22, 2017 • Internet of Things, Mining & Energy, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Industrial IoT set to shake up African oil & gas sector

The global oil and gas industry is undergoing a period of unprecedented change and disruption. Falling crude oil prices have put immense strain on the entire oil value chain, while the increasing availability and affordability of renewable energy sources...

Amr Kamel, Microsoft GM in the West, East, Central Africa & Indian Ocean Islands.

Africa’s Leap Frog to Sustainable Technology for industries

March 2, 2017 • Internet of Things, Mining & Energy, OpinionComments Off on Africa’s Leap Frog to Sustainable Technology for industries

It is safe to say that the industrial sector in Africa is still developing, and an increasing number of countries within the continent are building manufacturing industries that are on their way to superseding the rest globally. Global challenges such as...

How intelligent water meters can could aid in water crisis.

How intelligent metering platforms could alleviate SA’s water crisis

February 22, 2017 • Mining & Energy, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off on How intelligent metering platforms could alleviate SA’s water crisis

South Africa is the world’s 30th driest country. Let that sink in for a moment. As climate change continues to wreak havoc on natural ecosystems around the globe, we’re in a precarious position. Our average annual rainfalls of 450mm are almost half that...

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Smart meters – helping reduce electricity consumption

February 21, 2017 • Mining & Energy, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off on Smart meters – helping reduce electricity consumption

The softening of our economy over the past couple of years has brought us the somewhat Pyrrhic victory of easing our energy crisis. Rolling blackouts and dramatic electricity price increases are – for the time being – not appearing in our newspaper...

Fred Baumhardt, CEO of Curve Group.

Curve Group to expand financial services offering in Africa

February 2, 2017 • Mining & Energy, Retail, Software, Top StoriesComments Off on Curve Group to expand financial services offering in Africa

Curve Group has acquired Paperless Software Solutions, a developer of integrated solutions that cut down paper-based admin in virtually any business process. As part of their strategy, the pair has plans to expand into retail in South Africa and the mining...

104 hospitals in Zimbabwe will now have access to  reliable and environmentally friendly electricity.

Eltek to provide solar energy for hospitals in Zimbabwe

January 27, 2017 • Healthcare, Mining & Energy, Southern AfricaComments Off on Eltek to provide solar energy for hospitals in Zimbabwe

Eltek announced a contract with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to provide complete photo voltaic solar solutions for 104 hospitals in Zimbabwe. Eltek will provide full delivery, installation, service and monitoring of the solar systems which use...

Shell customers will be able to pay for their fuel using Orange Money.

Vivo Energy, Orange money announce partnership

January 24, 2017 • Finance, Mining & Energy, Top StoriesComments Off on Vivo Energy, Orange money announce partnership

Vivo Energy a licensee of Shell in Africa, has partnered with Orange money to offer customers the option of paying for services with mobile money. Orange money customers will be allowed to cash in and cash out money at any Shell station operated by Vivo...

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Samsung ranked “least green” technology firm

January 12, 2017 • General, Mining & Energy, Top StoriesComments Off on Samsung ranked “least green” technology firm

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...

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 Off on Senegal: Renewable energy gets a boost

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...