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Zambia's focus on a sustainable future

Zambia’s focus on a sustainable future

April 21, 2018 • Mining & Energy, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Zambia’s Foreign Affairs Minister Hon. Joseph Malanji has said there is need to take action to promote clean energy, more sustainable methods to agriculture and transport for the protection and management of natural resources to ensure their sustainability for the future generation. Mr. Malanji has urged the ongoing Commonwealth Heads of Government...

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Siemens  has provided automation equipment and industrial networks to assist Anglo’s Engineering Skills Training Centre (ESTC).

Siemens, Anglo American Platinum collaborate on skills development in Africa

April 18, 2018 • Africa By Region, Mining & Energy, Satellite CommunicationsComments (0)

One of the most debated topics influencing innovation is digitalisation and its impact on the future of employment. No matter how you look at it, digital transformation and a truly connected global economy is already upon us. Siemens and Anglo American...

Mastercard and M-KOPA Solar to light up homes and businesses in Africa

Mastercard and M-KOPA Solar to light up homes and businesses in Africa

February 28, 2018 • East Africa, Mining & Energy, Top StoriesComments Off on Mastercard and M-KOPA Solar to light up homes and businesses in Africa

Mastercard and M-KOPA have announced a partnership that aims to provide Africans living without electricity a way to light up their homes and businesses. M-KOPA, which already provides energy to 3 million people in East Africa, will pilot Mastercard’s Quick...

Enabling IoT to change lives across Africa

Enabling IoT to change lives across Africa

February 26, 2018 • Internet of Things, Mining & Energy, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Enabling IoT to change lives across Africa

The Internet of Things (IoT) is impacting the lives of millions around the world – but none more so than those in Africa according to SolarNow, a social business who provide solar energy, appliances and financing solutions in East Africa. The company has...

Building a case for data integration in the mining industry

Building a case for data integration in the mining industry

February 22, 2018 • Mining & Energy, OpinionComments Off on Building a case for data integration in the mining industry

The complexity of the mining industry presents unique information management challenges. The volatility of prices, environmental concerns and stringent regulatory frameworks make mining processes extremely complex and difficult to manage. Improving the flow...

Maintaining optimal security in the Oil, Gas and Energy Industries

Maintaining optimal security in the Oil, Gas and Energy Industries

February 22, 2018 • Mining & Energy, OpinionComments Off on Maintaining optimal security in the Oil, Gas and Energy Industries

Security, both physical and cyber security, is a top priority for any organisation, especially in light of the year-on-year rise in cybercrime. However, for certain industries, not having the proper security measures in place can put more than just the...

Deloitte report reveals the future of tax in mining.

Deloitte report reveals the future of tax in mining

February 7, 2018 • General, Mining & Energy, Top StoriesComments Off on Deloitte report reveals the future of tax in mining

With the global thrust toward more-stringent transparency regulations, mining companies must do more to garner the public’s support in the countries in which they operate. This is according to Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (Deloitte Global)’s report...

Power-as-a-Service Leader Rensource Raises $3.5M financing for Nigerian expansion

Renewable energy provider raises USD $3.5M financing for Nigerian expansion

January 31, 2018 • Mining & Energy, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Renewable energy provider raises USD $3.5M financing for Nigerian expansion

Rensource, a Lagos-based distributed energy provider, announced that it has raised $3.5 million USD in bridge financing to grow its power-as-a-service renewable energy business by expanding across Nigeria. According to the company, the funds will be put...

Nigeria to get solar energy plant as part of $5 billion commitment

Nigeria to get solar energy plant as part of $5 billion commitment

January 24, 2018 • Mining & Energy, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria to get solar energy plant as part of $5 billion commitment

The International Solar Alliance (ISA) revealed at The World Future Energy Summit (WFES), in Dubai at the beginning of 2018, that it has signed letters of intent which will see the organisation commit to USD $5 billion worth of financing. The financing will...

The heat is on: Trends that drive change in the Energy & Utilities sector

The heat is on: Trends that drive change in the Energy & Utilities sector

January 23, 2018 • Mining & EnergyComments Off on The heat is on: Trends that drive change in the Energy & Utilities sector

Renewables, smart homes, AI and IoT will have a massive impact on how energy companies need to address the market in 2018, predicts Colin Beaney, IFS’s Global Industry Director for Energy & Utilities. Renewables hot up—global capacity will double over...

Eskom's controversial CFO resigns before court appearance

Eskom’s controversial CFO resigns before court appearance

January 23, 2018 • Mining & Energy, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Eskom’s controversial CFO resigns before court appearance

On Monday 22 January 2018 Eskom, an energy supplier in South Africa, announced that its Chief Financial Officer (CFO) – Anoj Singh – has resigned. Singh has been embroiled in controversy since being suspended by Eskom in September 2017, after...

New research reveals how Africa is using the Cloud

Study: Oil and gas firms believe digital transformation can drive process efficiencies

November 20, 2017 • Mining & Energy, Top StoriesComments Off on Study: Oil and gas firms believe digital transformation can drive process efficiencies

A study by IFS has accessed maturity of digital transformation in 16 countries across companies in the oil and gas, commercial aviation, construction and contracting, manufacturing, and service industries. The IFS Digital Change Survey found that the global...

Nigeria: Uber like app for electricians launched

Nigeria: Uber like app for electricians launched

November 20, 2017 • Mining & Energy, Mobile and Telecoms, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: Uber like app for electricians launched

On Friday 17 November 2017, Nigerian startup Install.com.ng launched its on-demand electrician service. The newly launched service, which could be loosely described as an Uber for electricians, looks to offer easy access to installation and repair services as...

Huawei technology drives Cameroon to Smart City award recognition

Huawei technology drives Cameroon to Smart City award recognition

November 20, 2017 • Events, Mining & Energy, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Huawei technology drives Cameroon to Smart City award recognition

In Barcelona, Spain, November 16, 2017 at the World Smart City awards held at the Smart City Expo World Congress 2017 (SCEWC), Cameroon was recognised with a nomination for the Innovation Idea Award for its solar energy project. They were not the only Huawei...

Nigeria to get solar energy plant as part of $5 billion commitment

Mauritius launches $191 million renewable energy project

November 13, 2017 • Mining & Energy, Top StoriesComments Off on Mauritius launches $191 million renewable energy project

On Friday 10 November in Port Louis, Mauritius, the Republic of Mauritius launched a US$191 million renewable energy project supported by the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The project aims to reduce fossil fuel...

Why your most valuable energy source might be your parking lot

Solar Energy: Is it the light at the end of the tunnel?

October 12, 2017 • East Africa, Mining & Energy, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Solar Energy: Is it the light at the end of the tunnel?

The world is in dire need of sustainable and environmentally friendly solutions – and solar energy is the light at the end of the tunnel. It is now cost-competitive with traditional energy and gives access to clean and free energy renewable with each dawn....