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Energy companies are challenged by IoT connectivity

September 12, 2017 • Internet of Things, Mining & Energy, Top StoriesComments (0)

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’ found that majority of companies are in the process of deploying or developing IoT solutions but low...

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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...

Mining sectors

Big data technology could preserve jobs in the mining sector

September 4, 2017 • Big Data, Mining & Energy, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Big data technology could preserve jobs in the mining sector

Thousands of new jobs are likely to be created with the discovery of new mineral deposits in South Africa. With mining companies on the verge of shutting down some of their most productive mines because they are too old, too deep and too expensive to run, big...

Mining sectors

The role of big data in discovering new minerals in South Africa

August 25, 2017 • Big Data, Mining & Energy, Southern AfricaComments Off on The role of big data in discovering new minerals in South Africa

South Africa’s mineral resources – some of which are supposedly reaching the end of their lifespan such as gold – may be in for a resurrection as new technologies may lead to the discovery of new deposits hitherto hidden deep underground. Professor...

IFS, REG, IFS Applications

Rwanda Energy Group goes live with IFS Applications

August 11, 2017 • East Africa, Mining & EnergyComments Off on Rwanda Energy Group goes live with IFS Applications

IFS, a global enterprise applications company, has announced that Rwanda Energy Group’s (REG) operating companies have gone live with IFS Applications 9 in the first phase of the implementation of an Integrated Business Management Solution (IBMS). REG is...

3D printing, digital era

Using 3D printing to improve Mining uptime and productivity

August 10, 2017 • Mining & Energy, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off on Using 3D printing to improve Mining uptime and productivity

3D printing may have burst onto the scene a few years ago with much hype, but it hasn’t yet revolutionised industrial sectors as some analysts exuberantly predicted. However, forward-thinking Mining organisations are realising that industrial-scale 3D...

MTN, Zambia, Fenix International, Solar, power, off grid,

MTN, Fenix International partner to launch off-grid solar power in Zambia

August 3, 2017 • Mining & Energy, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on MTN, Fenix International partner to launch off-grid solar power in Zambia

Mobile operator MTN, announced on Wednesday that the company was extending its partnership with energy and financial services firm Fenix International to launch pay-to-own solar home systems in Zambia. The Swedish Embassy in Zambia is committing nearly $3m...

Mining sectors

Digital innovation driving growth in DRC mining sector

June 29, 2017 • Mining & Energy, Top StoriesComments Off on Digital innovation driving growth in DRC mining sector

Digital innovation is driving transformation within the local mining sector. This shift, according to leading converged ICT solutions provider, iWayAfrica, is driving growth and becoming a key differentiator within the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)....

stage 4 load shedding

Industroyer- The Malware That Could Leave You In Darkness

June 22, 2017 • Features, Mining & Energy, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Industroyer- The Malware That Could Leave You In Darkness

Cyber-security firms ESET and Dragos have unearthed a new malware that can disrupt power grids leading to blackouts for days. The malware has been named Industroyer by ESET, while Dragos has termed it as CrashOverride in their respective analyses. Whatever be...

Namibia's Gopay is  built in collaboration with WIZZIT International.

Namibian bank rolls out first mobile fuel payments

April 11, 2017 • Finance, Mining & Energy, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Namibian bank rolls out first mobile fuel payments

Financial Service Provider, Bank Windhoek, has embraced mobile technology to launch the first mobile fuel payment system in Namibia. GoPay, built in collaboration with WIZZIT International, allows Namibians to pay for fuel on the go, without having to use...

The global oil and gas industry is undergoing a period of unprecedented change and disruption.

Industrial IoT set to shake up African oil & gas sector

March 22, 2017 • Internet of Things, Mining & Energy, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Industrial IoT set to shake up African oil & gas sector

The global oil and gas industry is undergoing a period of unprecedented change and disruption. Falling crude oil prices have put immense strain on the entire oil value chain, while the increasing availability and affordability of renewable energy sources...

Amr Kamel, Microsoft GM in the West, East, Central Africa & Indian Ocean Islands.

Africa’s Leap Frog to Sustainable Technology for industries

March 2, 2017 • Internet of Things, Mining & Energy, OpinionComments Off on Africa’s Leap Frog to Sustainable Technology for industries

It is safe to say that the industrial sector in Africa is still developing, and an increasing number of countries within the continent are building manufacturing industries that are on their way to superseding the rest globally. Global challenges such as...

Advanced data analytics can uncover water patterns and possible abnormalities in water usage and loss.

How intelligent metering platforms could alleviate SA’s water crisis

February 22, 2017 • Mining & Energy, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off on How intelligent metering platforms could alleviate SA’s water crisis

South Africa is the world’s 30th driest country. Let that sink in for a moment. As climate change continues to wreak havoc on natural ecosystems around the globe, we’re in a precarious position. Our average annual rainfalls of 450mm are almost half that...

electricity grid

Smart meters – helping reduce electricity consumption

February 21, 2017 • Mining & Energy, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off on Smart meters – helping reduce electricity consumption

The softening of our economy over the past couple of years has brought us the somewhat Pyrrhic victory of easing our energy crisis. Rolling blackouts and dramatic electricity price increases are – for the time being – not appearing in our newspaper...

Fred Baumhardt, CEO of Curve Group.

Curve Group to expand financial services offering in Africa

February 2, 2017 • Mining & Energy, Retail, Software, Top StoriesComments Off on Curve Group to expand financial services offering in Africa

Curve Group has acquired Paperless Software Solutions, a developer of integrated solutions that cut down paper-based admin in virtually any business process. As part of their strategy, the pair has plans to expand into retail in South Africa and the mining...

104 hospitals in Zimbabwe will now have access to  reliable and environmentally friendly electricity.

Eltek to provide solar energy for hospitals in Zimbabwe

January 27, 2017 • Healthcare, Mining & Energy, Southern AfricaComments Off on Eltek to provide solar energy for hospitals in Zimbabwe

Eltek announced a contract with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to provide complete photo voltaic solar solutions for 104 hospitals in Zimbabwe. Eltek will provide full delivery, installation, service and monitoring of the solar systems which use...