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How intelligent metering platforms could alleviate SA’s water crisis

February 22, 2017 • Mining & Energy, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments (0)

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 of the world average – 860mm. Over the past 18 months we’ve [&hellip...

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Smart meters – helping reduce electricity consumption

February 21, 2017 • Mining & Energy, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments (0)

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...

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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...