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Power is critical from bush to estate

Power is critical from bush to estate

October 15, 2018 • Internet of Things, Mining & Energy, Southern AfricaComments (0)

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 Schneider Electric. “It offers digitisation, decentralisation, grid maintenance and management,...

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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...

The new 20-kilowatt solar power microgrid provides power to communities on Ringiti Island

Microgrids economically transform rural communities in Kenya

September 28, 2018 • East Africa, Mining & EnergyComments Off on Microgrids economically transform rural communities in Kenya

Renewvia Energy has unveiled that its first two microgrid facilities, outfitted with the company’s innovative new mobile payment platform, are successfully up and running on the Islands of Ndeda and Ringiti in Kenya’s Lake Victoria region. These...

Tapping new digital opportunity in the Oil and Gas sector

Tapping new digital opportunity in the Oil and Gas sector

September 27, 2018 • Mining & Energy, OpinionComments Off on Tapping new digital opportunity in the Oil and Gas sector

Advanced digital technologies present new opportunities for Oil and Gas companies: to cut costs, unleash new innovation, and prepare them for the growing trend towards renewable energy. Many resource companies are very large multinationals that are set up and...

MTN Business has partnered with Digital Twin Mine Management to develop a hybrid Internet of Things (IoT) solution

MTN Business partners with Digital Twin Mine to develop IoT mining solution

September 26, 2018 • Internet of Things, Mining & EnergyComments Off on MTN Business partners with Digital Twin Mine to develop IoT mining solution

South African miners operates some of the world’s deepest and most dangerous mines. According to the Department of Minerals Resources, 22 miners died while on duty this year, while 2017 recorded the highest rate of fatalities in a decade, with 88 people...

Smart, hands-free mining solutions for the future

Smart, hands-free mining solutions for the future

September 20, 2018 • Mining & Energy, Southern AfricaComments Off on Smart, hands-free mining solutions for the future

Pressure. It’s the force that creates rare minerals like diamonds. But today, it’s the mining industry itself that is under pressure. For South African miners, commodity prices and global demand remains subdued, as they must venture into deeper and more...

Karel Cornelissen, CEO of Energy Partners

Interview: Karel Cornelissen, CEO of Energy Partners on Africa’s energy crisis

September 10, 2018 • Features, Mining & Energy, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Interview: Karel Cornelissen, CEO of Energy Partners on Africa’s energy crisis

Sub-Saharan Africa has the lowest electrification rate in the world – and is in dire need of a solution to its growing electrification problem. It is estimated that around 600 million people are currently living in this region without access to...

After a foreign kickstart, African investors and regulators have to take over the lead in shaping the continent's sustainable energy future

Now is the time for local investors to step up and electrify Africa

September 4, 2018 • East Africa, Mining & EnergyComments Off on Now is the time for local investors to step up and electrify Africa

For years, the African renewable energy development market has been dominated by foreign investors and financial institutions. Now is the time for African investors to step up to the plate and join the continent’s solar energy transition. Africa is now even...

Community champs inspiring local entrepreneurs in Tanzania’s newly electrified villages

Community champs inspiring local entrepreneurs in Tanzania’s newly electrified villages

September 3, 2018 • Mining & Energy, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Community champs inspiring local entrepreneurs in Tanzania’s newly electrified villages

In the newly electrified villages of Tanzania’s Tanga and Pwani regions, productive use of energy (PUE) champions are inspiring local communities to use the new power source for income-generation. As entrepreneurs themselves, the champions are playing a...

Marc Ramsay, ‎Vice President Industry Business Unit at Schneider Electric South Africa.

Answering questions on digitalisation in mining

September 3, 2018 • Mining & EnergyComments Off on Answering questions on digitalisation in mining

Mining executives, facing the prospect of digital mining transformation, have issues with the more complex areas of digital solution implementation, generational workforce evolution and legacy transition challenges, which is where Schneider Electric is able...

Quality and value are possibly two of the most ‘over traded’ words in the marketing realm.

Quality of Aggregates

August 31, 2018 • Mining & Energy, OpinionComments Off on Quality of Aggregates

Quality and value are possibly two of the most ‘over traded’ words in the marketing realm. When not linked to any reference or qualifier they become phrases that have no real commercial relativity and can become meaningless in the purchasing decision. The...

Canadian Solar, one of the world's largest solar power companies, announced that it has established a joint venture with ET Energy, a global clean energy developer and operator.

Canadian Solar partners ET Energy to build 132 MWp of solar projects in South Africa

August 29, 2018 • Mining & Energy, Southern AfricaComments Off on Canadian Solar partners ET Energy to build 132 MWp of solar projects in South Africa

Canadian Solar, one of the world’s largest solar power companies, announced that it has established a joint venture with ET Energy, a global clean energy developer and operator. Together they will provide Engineering, Procurement and Construction...

Hon Irene Muloni, the Minister of Energy and Mineral Development

Ugandan Government promotes oil and gas projects at Africa Oil Week 2018

August 24, 2018 • East Africa, Mining & Energy, Top StoriesComments Off on Ugandan Government promotes oil and gas projects at Africa Oil Week 2018

Hon Irene Muloni, the Minister of Energy and Mineral Development, in the Republic of Uganda will lead a delegation of private and public-sector players from Uganda’s oil and gas sector to the  2018, which will be held between 5 – 9 November, 2018 in Cape...

Gauteng energy company keen on cracking Mozambican energy space

South African energy company keen on cracking Mozambican energy space

August 23, 2018 • Mining & Energy, Southern AfricaComments Off on South African energy company keen on cracking Mozambican energy space

The Managing Director of Today’s Destiny Traders, Peter Madlala says the research that he has conducted as part of preparation for his trip to Mozambique to participate in the 54th Feira International de Maputo (FACIM) taking place 27 August-3 September...

Karel Cornelissen, CEO of Energy Partners

Shrinking power grids key to Africa’s electrification

August 23, 2018 • Mining & Energy, Southern AfricaComments Off on Shrinking power grids key to Africa’s electrification

Sub-Saharan Africa has the lowest electrification rate in the world – and is in dire need of a solution to its growing electrification problem. It is estimated that around 600 million people are currently living in this region without access to...

Solar Mining Services announces new additions to their team

Solar Mining Services announces new additions to their team

August 11, 2018 • Company News, Mining & Energy, Southern AfricaComments Off on Solar Mining Services announces new additions to their team

Solar Mining Services, a new dynamic entrant to the explosives and explosive related services for the Mining and Quarry Sectors, announced the appointment of two key positions. Donald Motloung has been appointed as the new Business Development Executive for...