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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 revealed that it has turned to IoT, while also integrating M2M cellular [&hellip...

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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 releases the South African results of its 2018 Global Human Capital Trends report titled “The Rise of the Social Enterprise”

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...

The business case for solar adoption

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...

Mobile tools to unlock the productivity of African utilities’ workforces.

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...

Remote monitoring as a power management solution

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...

Hybrid Cloud as a platform for business innovation

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...

The business case for solar adoption

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....

Building a case for data integration in the mining industry

Digital technology to drive health and safety in mining sector

October 12, 2017 • Mining & Energy, Top StoriesComments Off on Digital technology to drive health and safety in mining sector

The Tshimologong Precinct in collaboration with RIIS, will host Mine.D: Zero Harm – a digitally-inspired hackathon from 3-5 November 2017. The hackathon will be focused on Mixed Reality (MR) and the Internet of Things (IoT) within the health and safety...

Microsoft aims to secure Internet of Things devices with its new Azure Sphere solution.

Energy companies are challenged by IoT connectivity

September 12, 2017 • Internet of Things, Mining & Energy, Top StoriesComments Off on Energy companies are challenged by IoT connectivity

An independent research commissioned by Inmarsat has revealed that energy companies will struggle to derive maximum value from Internet of Things (IoT) without access to improved high-speed connectivity. ‘The Future of IoT in Enterprise – 2017’...

Ensure your power backup doesn’t let you down

Ensure your power backup doesn’t let you down

September 5, 2017 • Mining & Energy, OpinionComments Off on Ensure your power backup doesn’t let you down

Power problems are a reality in South Africa for the foreseeable future, and many organisations have implemented solutions to minimise downtime and ensure business continuity. One of the most common solutions that people turn to is the use of an Uninterrupted...