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

November 13, 2018 • Mining & EnergyComments (0)

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 to service the former booming business. With little or no control over many of the challenges faced...

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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 (0)

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 (0)

  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...

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...