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Desert solar initiative to make Africa a renewables power-house

December 10, 2018 • Mining & EnergyComments (0)

The details of the “Desert to Power Initiative” have been outlined as part of the Paris Agreement climate change talks at COP24 in Katowice, Poland. Energy poverty in Africa is estimated to cost the continent 2-4 % GDP annually, according to the African Development Bank (AfDB), which is leading the project. The Initiative aims to [&hellip...

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Load Shedding

Overcome load shedding this Festive Season with these top tips

December 6, 2018 • Lists, Mining & Energy, Top StoriesComments (0)

The festive season has officially begun; however, it looks as though South Africans will be celebrating the holidays without electricity, at certain times of the day and night, as South African power utility Eskom has implemented load shedding. As load...

Rwanda signs nuclear deal with Russia

December 6, 2018 • East Africa, Mining & EnergyComments (0)

Russia and Rwanda have signed an intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in the use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes. It was signed on Wednesday, 5 October 2018 in Moscow by Alexey Likhachov, director general of Russian state nuclear corporation...

South Africa: New Solar Plant opens in Upington

South Africa: New Solar Plant opens in Upington

December 3, 2018 • Mining & EnergyComments (0)

On 30 November 2018, 100MW of new solar power was added to the grid, as the Karoshoek Solar One project went live in Upington, Northern Cape.  This project is the latest success of Government’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement...

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Visa partners Vivo Energy to enhance digital payments across 15 African markets

November 27, 2018 • East Africa, Mining & Energy, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Visa, payments technology company and Vivo Energy, the company that markets and distributes Shell-branded fuels and lubricants in Africa, have announced a Pan African agreement to provide digital payment services to consumers across 15 African countries. The...

mining

5-point checklist to ensure optimal cost and operational efficiency in mining

November 13, 2018 • Mining & EnergyComments Off on 5-point checklist to ensure optimal cost and operational efficiency in mining

Rising input costs, regulatory pressures and flat commodity prices is making it increasingly difficult for local miners to make enough money to stay afloat and sufficiently support the surrounding industries and communities, which were established primarily...

Africa’s bumpy road to sustainable energy

Africa’s bumpy road to sustainable energy

November 7, 2018 • East Africa, Mining & Energy, Opinion, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Africa’s bumpy road to sustainable energy

For years, Kenyans freely used and disposed of plastic bags. The bags were ubiquitous—in the markets, in the gutters, and in the guts out of 3 out of every 10 animals taken to slaughter. Nakuru, a town northwest of Nairobi, was a particular eyesore, with a...

Greenlight Planet, Zonful Energy install 10,000 solar home systems in Zimbabwe

Greenlight Planet, Zonful Energy install 10,000 solar home systems in Zimbabwe

November 6, 2018 • Mining & Energy, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Greenlight Planet, Zonful Energy install 10,000 solar home systems in Zimbabwe

  Greenlight Planet announced that its partner, Zonful Energy a pay as you go (PAYG) company in Zimbabwe set an impressive record of distributing 10,000 Sun King solar home systems in a short span of four months. Zonful Energy, in partnership with...

Securing the smart energy revolution in Africa

Securing the smart energy revolution in Africa

October 31, 2018 • Mining & Energy, OpinionComments Off on Securing the smart energy revolution in Africa

The potential of the Internet of Things (IOT) to make consumers’ lives more convenient is well-documented. One area in which it can deliver immediate benefits and significantly change how a household or company in Africa manages and keeps track of its...

Renewable energy will play a pivotal role in Africa

Renewable energy will play a pivotal role in changing Africa’s energy crisis

October 30, 2018 • East Africa, Mining & Energy, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Renewable energy will play a pivotal role in changing Africa’s energy crisis

Renewable energy can play a pivotal role in bringing power to people whether in rural or remote areas. It has the potential to assist many African countries and citizens to have access to power which is essential for the reduction of poverty as well as to...

Schneider Electricity launches new power quality meter

Schneider Electricity launches new power quality meter

October 30, 2018 • Industries, Mining & EnergyComments Off on Schneider Electricity launches new power quality meter

Schneider Electric, energy management and automation company, has launched the world’s most advanced, most accurate power quality meter, the PowerLogic ION9000 series. With rapid advancements in IoT, event analytics, and accuracy, this newest addition...

Ajay Banga visiting small shop to witness pay-as-you-go QR transaction

Mastercard, M-Kopa roll out energy solutions in Uganda

October 26, 2018 • East Africa, Mining & Energy, Top StoriesComments Off on Mastercard, M-Kopa roll out energy solutions in Uganda

Mastercard in partnership with M-KOPA Solar and Centenary Bank, celebrated the first ‘pay-as-you-go’ QR transaction this week, officially launching the initiative, which provides a simple and inexpensive way to power the homes and businesses of...

Technology, an alternative to rising fuel costs

Technology, an alternative to rising fuel costs

October 24, 2018 • Mining & Energy, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Technology, an alternative to rising fuel costs

As South Africans come to grips with the reality of the fuel price hike, which is at an all-time high of R17 per litre, Cisco has looked at technological alternatives that will ease the financial strain of travel costs. Given the country’s constant fuel...

Robin Njiru, Director: General Business at SAP East Africa

Kenya: Using intelligent technologies to connect with citizens

October 23, 2018 • East Africa, Mining & Energy, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya: Using intelligent technologies to connect with citizens

Public sector companies are not immune to the forces that are reshaping organisations and industry sectors around the world. These exponential forces put pressure on public sector organisations to rethink the way they operate to meet the dynamic needs of...

New app uses NFC to scan TeSys GV4 circuit breakers

Power is critical from bush to estate

October 15, 2018 • Internet of Things, Mining & Energy, Southern AfricaComments Off on Power is critical from bush to estate

IIoT delivers electrical efficiency Substations get new lease on life Upmarket residential estate goes off grid “The energy supply industry in South Africa is experiencing a new dawn,” says Taru Madangombe, Vice President of Energy in Southern Africa for...

Exploring new ways of driving energy efficiency in data centre infrastructure

Exploring new ways of driving energy efficiency in data centre infrastructure

October 1, 2018 • Mining & Energy, OpinionComments Off on Exploring new ways of driving energy efficiency in data centre infrastructure

Reducing energy consumption in South Africa is a national imperative. Hyperscalers currently investing in South Africa, and those planning on doing so in the future will have to take this into consideration when designing their facilities. Historically, major...