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LG launches Zero Carbon 2030 initiative

LG launches Zero Carbon 2030 initiative

June 9, 2019 • Mining & EnergyComments (0)

LG Electronics (LG) has launched its aggressive Zero Carbon 2030 initiative, committing to achieving net-zero carbon emissions from its global operations within 12 years. In line with its larger sustainable business strategy, LG will look to reduce carbon emissions from its global operations by 50 per cent, compared to a 2017 baseline, by implementing...

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Oil & gas cyber risk grows as IT-OT air gap closes

Oil & gas cyber risk grows as IT-OT air gap closes

May 24, 2019 • Mining & Energy, SecurityComments Off on Oil & gas cyber risk grows as IT-OT air gap closes

Oil & gas plants have increased their cyber risk profile as they modernise plants and close the ‘air gap’ between IT networks and operational technology (OT) networks. This is according to Phil Neray, VP of Industrial Cybersecurity at global security...

How underground Wi-Fi improves South African coal mine productivity

How underground Wi-Fi improves South African coal mine productivity

May 17, 2019 • Mining & Energy, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on How underground Wi-Fi improves South African coal mine productivity

The introduction of underground Wi-Fi has improved productivity and working conditions for hundreds of miners at Anglo American’s coal mining operations in Mpumalanga by enabling two-way communications between miners working underground and staff on the...

Data Management as a Service is a solution for the mining digital revolution

Data Management as a Service is a solution for the mining digital revolution

May 14, 2019 • Internet of Things, Mining & Energy, Top StoriesComments Off on Data Management as a Service is a solution for the mining digital revolution

Mining has always been an intensive industry, from the perspective of resources, time, labour and people safety. The ability to analyse and derive intelligence from vast amounts of data generated across the various aspects of any mine is a revolution in this...

Schneider Electric introduces mySchneider Electrician Rewards Programme

Schneider Electric introduces mySchneider Electrician Rewards Programme

May 14, 2019 • Mining & EnergyComments Off on Schneider Electric introduces mySchneider Electrician Rewards Programme

Schneider Electric, has announced the introduction of a mySchneider Electrician Rewards Programme for electricians. The programme is aimed at rewarding residential and small building electricians for making good choices when they purchase Schneider Electric...

Oil & gas cyber risk grows as IT-OT air gap closes

Hiperdist partners Pelco Networks for distribution across West and East Africa

May 13, 2019 • East Africa, Mining & Energy, West AfricaComments Off on Hiperdist partners Pelco Networks for distribution across West and East Africa

Hiperdist, a regional value-added distributor has announced a strategic partnership with Pelco for the West and East Africa regions. Santosh Sansare, General Manager of Hiperdist said, “We are glad to partner with Pelco, one of the leaders in security...

ARED’s solar powered kiosks to provide digital services in Uganda

ARED’s solar powered kiosks to provide digital services in Uganda

May 10, 2019 • East Africa, Mining & Energy, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on ARED’s solar powered kiosks to provide digital services in Uganda

Rwanda based Platform as a Service start-up known for its ‘Smart Business in a Box’ solar-powered kiosks, ARED, has announced that it has set up 10 such kiosks with 10 women micro franchisees; thereby marking its expansion into its first international...

The true cost of downtime in the mining sector

The true cost of downtime in the mining sector

May 6, 2019 • Mining & EnergyComments Off on The true cost of downtime in the mining sector

The South African mining industry has performed poorly over the past ten years, with its contribution to the national GDP having halved since 1994. Year-on-year production fell by 3,3 per cent in January, according to Statistics South Africa, with downtime,...

German-African Energy Forum Gives a Boost to Africa’s Energy Security

German-African Energy Forum gives a boost to Africa’s energy security and investment

April 1, 2019 • Events, Mining & EnergyComments Off on German-African Energy Forum gives a boost to Africa’s energy security and investment

The African Energy Chamber congratulates the German Government and the African-German Business Association (Afrika-Verein der Deutschen Wirtschaft) on the success of the 13th German-African Energy Forum that took place in Hamburg on March 27 and 28, under the...

CSIR Energy experts share tips to mitigate load shedding

March 29, 2019 • Mining & Energy, Southern AfricaComments Off on CSIR Energy experts share tips to mitigate load shedding

South Africans have been urged to become more energy efficient, change their behaviour and make use of complementary energy sources, as South Africa experiences further load shedding and grid outages. Taking control of electricity in households by installing...

West Africa-based pay-as-you-go solar company raises $25 million Series C funding round

West Africa-based pay-as-you-go solar company raises $25 million Series C funding round

March 25, 2019 • Mining & Energy, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on West Africa-based pay-as-you-go solar company raises $25 million Series C funding round

West Africa-based pay-as-you-go (PAYG) solar company, PEG Africa has completed a US$25 million Series C round from existing and new investors to take its total raised to date to US$50 million. PEG will use this latest round of investment to cement its...

Load Shedding

6 steps to stay ahead of load shedding

March 20, 2019 • Mining & Energy, Southern AfricaComments Off on 6 steps to stay ahead of load shedding

Eskom has proposed 15 per cent-a-year tariff hike over the next three years, businesses have to become intelligent about power consumption to be sustainable. With South African businesses in the throes of debilitating load shedding, there are widespread...

Kenya gets clean energy boost

March 15, 2019 • East Africa, Mining & EnergyComments Off on Kenya gets clean energy boost

The Department for International Development’s Transforming Energy Access programme has already helped people and businesses across Africa cut 2 million tonnes of carbon emissions and improve the lives of 3.2 million low-income people. It has also leveraged...

Winch Energy lights up 24 Villages in Sierra Leone

Winch Energy lights up 24 villages in Sierra Leone

March 12, 2019 • Mining & Energy, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Winch Energy lights up 24 villages in Sierra Leone

Winch Energy has announced that it has signed a contract with the Ministry of Energy in Sierra Leone; to provide electricity to 24 towns and villages in northern Sierra Leone through solar mini-grids as part of a public-private partnership project. The Rural...

Winch Energy appoints Olga Johnson as Ambassador for Africa

Winch Energy appoints Olga Johnson as Ambassador for Africa

March 10, 2019 • Company News, Mining & Energy, PeopleComments Off on Winch Energy appoints Olga Johnson as Ambassador for Africa

Leading off-grid utilities provider Winch Energy, announces it has appointed highly respected African energy expert Mrs. Olga Johnson as an Ambassador for Africa. Franco-Beninese Olga Johnson is a true expert in her field and one of the figures of the...

Take back complete control of data centres and control room

Make sure the lights don’t go out – with a smart power solution from Netshield

March 8, 2019 • Mining & Energy, SponsoredComments Off on Make sure the lights don’t go out – with a smart power solution from Netshield

Based on the state of our current power grid system, loadshedding has become a necessary evil as it reduces the risk of a national blackout that could take the country a week to recover from. But that doesn’t reduce the business impact or lessen the...