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MeshPower’s mini-grid in rural Rwanda to open up new economic opportunities

MeshPower’s mini-grid in rural Rwanda to open up new economic opportunities

May 16, 2018 • East Africa, Mining & EnergyComments Off on MeshPower’s mini-grid in rural Rwanda to open up new economic opportunities

Renewable energy company MeshPower has launched a solar mini-grid in Gitaraga village, Bugesera District in Eastern Rwanda. The 4 Kw AC/DC mini-grid will provide clean energy access to 196 households and 15 businesses, nine of which are operated by women. This will not only improve the standard of living in the community, but also offer [&hellip...

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The number of people without access to electricity has increased, as the population growth has outpaced infrastructure development.

Addressing the energy paradox in Africa

May 16, 2018 • Mining & Energy, Top StoriesComments Off on Addressing the energy paradox in Africa

Almost 20 years ago, approximately 400 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa had no access to electricity. Today, the number of people without access has increased, as the population growth has outpaced infrastructure development. As a result, there are over...

Sherry Zameer - Senior Vice President Internet of Things Solutions, CIS, Middle East and Africa region, Gemalto

Gemalto strengthens trust in smart energy with its new end-to-end security solution

May 15, 2018 • Mining & Energy, SecurityComments Off on Gemalto strengthens trust in smart energy with its new end-to-end security solution

Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, is strengthening trust in the smart energy sector with an end-to-end security solution which protects the entire ecosystem. Deployed by smart meter makers and distribution systems operators, the offer provides...

Finding the connection for power supply in Africa

Finding the connection for power supply in Africa

May 14, 2018 • Mining & Energy, OpinionComments Off on Finding the connection for power supply in Africa

Transmission and distribution networks are key components to electrifying Africa. With this in mind, regional integration dominates the agendas of African policymakers and donor finance institutions – and the focus is on developing infrastructure that binds...

Zambia's focus on a sustainable future

Zambia’s focus on a sustainable future

April 21, 2018 • Mining & Energy, Southern AfricaComments Off on Zambia’s focus on a sustainable future

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...

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 Off on Siemens, Anglo American Platinum collaborate on skills development in Africa

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...

IoT planning - Seven Key questions for highly effective M2M deployments

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 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...

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.

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...

Multi-cloud business models will shape the future

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...