With loadshedding in South Africa reaching all-time highs, shifting to Stage 6 this week alone, many South African companies have already begun to see the risks involved as their business networks go down. One of the biggest issues facing small to medium-sized business is downtime during load shedding. “It has...
Mitigating the effects of climate change is every person and company's responsibility - especially in Africa where experts believe it will be harder hit than most other parts of the world, says Katie Hill, Director of Business Operations for Africa Data Centre. IT News Africa's Jenna Delport had the opportunity...
What would you rather experience this December: a ‘black festive season’, with issues and uncertainty around energy, water and other critical infrastructure, or ‘Green-for-Go’ holidays – with running water, operational communications and all the lights on? The answer is pretty obvious, says Stefan van de Giessen, general manager: cybersecurity at...
Information and Communication Technologies can enhance rural communities opportunities in Africa by improving their access to market information. For digital transformation to truly be a meaningful success, and the benefits of the Fourth Industrial Revolution to genuinely take hold, both need to be all-inclusive. That means better coverage is...
West Africa-based pay-as-you-go (PAYG) solar company, PEG Africa announced on Friday, 8 November 2019, that it has moved into Mali - leveraging its successful expansion playbook on the back of a profitable first year in Senegal. PEG Africa provides households and SMEs in West Africa with solar energy solutions. Via...
VentureBuilder officially launched on Wednesday, 16 October 2019, with support from the DOEN Foundation, Facebook, Shell Foundation, and USAID. The energy-focused startup aims at scaling African-owned and managed off-grid solar enterprises - mandated with expanding energy access to underserved populations in Africa. According to VentureBuilder, its launch will enable it...
KOKO is a venture-backed technology company that believes communities thrive when each of their members is connected to opportunity. From product development and engineering projects to sustainable energy solutions, KOKO is on a mission to deliver technology for life in the world’s fastest-growing cities.  IT News Africa’s Jenna Cook had...
Global network infrastructure company, Siemon announced that it has installed technology solutions throughout Sasol’s new 11-storey, 70,000m2 head office complex – Sasol Place – in Sandton, South Africa. The state-of-the-art building has been kitted with Siemon’s structured cabling which provides a 10 Gigabit Ethernet ready solution. This, according to the...
Assmang has announced that it has deployed a solution that was proposed, designed and deployed by Infrasol, Datacentrix' infrastructure design and deployment business unit at its Khumani Iron Ore Mine in the Northern Cape, South Africa. The mobile data centre solution will provide Khumani with greater agility, as the solution can...
Electric utility company, ENGIE has announced that it has expanded its decentralised energy offering in Africa through the acquisition of Mobisol, off-grid solar solutions company. It's reported that Mobisol has operations in Tanzania, Rwanda, and Kenya and has installed more than 150,000 solar home systems, providing energy to over 750,000...
PEG Africa, a pay-as-you-go solar company based in West Africa, has recently raised $5 million from ElectriFI in order to continue its expansion in existing markets. PEG Africa finances and deploys solar energy to SMEs and households in West Africa. PEG Africa, via its PAYG financial model, allows customers...
Engineering and Industrial Software company AVEVA announced, on 26 August 2019, a partnership with Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) company Worley. Worley will use AVEVA's Enterprise Resource Management solution as its preferred materials management platform. The company will combine its Engineering, Procurement and Construction expertise with AVEVA's industrial software knowledge...
Welltec, well intervention and well constructions solutions company, has announced the first deployment of a completely cement-less completion in the Republic of Congo during 2019's second quarter. Welltec, in the first quarter of 2017, deployed the Welltec Annular Barrier (WAB) in the Moho North Arabian Field. The company used...
Norconsult Iyanda is a black woman-owned electrical engineering company that provides knowledge and expertise in design and project management for electrical engineering projects. Three young women who are employees of Norconsult Iyanda have been honoured by the company. These young women work in a traditionally male-predominant industry. The women are...
Kenya's Solar Freeze and Illuminum Greenhouses are the winners in Cisco's Problem Solver Challenge. Solar Freeze was the first runner up, winning $75,000, and Illuminum Greenhouses was the second runner up, winning $25,000. Both projects are from the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. The Solar Freeze project provides...
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...
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