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 released on 6 February 2018, The future of tax in mining: the evolving...
A remote village located 300km north of Polokwane, Gwakwani now has access to energy and water through sustainable interventions, thanks to a partnership between the University of Johannesburg’s (UJ) Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Science and Schneider Electric South Africa. A highlight of the project was the installation of...
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 Eltek’s breakthrough Rectiverter technology as a key component. The Rectiverter combines the functions...
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 increasingly sophisticated connected citizens. UNESCO states that 61% of the...
As Eskom resorts to turning off the lights yet again, businesses are looking for ways to lessen their dependence on the beleaguered national power provider. “The long-term risk to business continuity and sustainability is very concerning. Business owners cannot afford to sit on their hands and trust that government will...
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...
South Africa’s Minister of Energy, Jeff Radebe, confirmed that the country no longer has a nuclear deal with Russia. This announcement follows Deputy President David Mabuza’s official visit to the Russian Federation in May and the BRICS Summit taking place in Johannesburg this week. "The submission of that intergovernmental agreement of...
In the newly electrified villages of Tanzania’s Tanga and Pwani regions, productive use of energy (PUE) champions are inspiring local communities to use the new power source for income-generation. As entrepreneurs themselves, the champions are playing a critical role of creating interest among other entrepreneurs to take up productive...
In a first for the local mining industry, Anglo American subsidiary Kumba Iron Ore is now licensed to fly its own remotely piloted drones. Bongi Ntsoelengoe, Technology Manager at Kumba Iron Ore, says that the drones have optimised surveying processes in terms of time and coverage, including being able to...
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 Schneider Electric. “It offers digitisation, decentralisation, grid maintenance and management, energy efficiency and industrial...
Namibia's minister of mines and energy, Tom Alweendo, highlighted the need for the government and private sector to collaborate in order to address socio-economic development challenges. The announced was made during the launch of the B2Gold Otjiko Solar Farm in the Otjozondjupa region last week Tuesday. Not only does the B2Gold...
Global utility, ENGIE, is confirming its focus on off-grid energy provision in Africa, with plans to continue expanding their solar home system (SHS) and mini-grid activities. ENGIE is launching new mini-grid projects in Zambia with ENGIE PowerCorner and starting commercial sales of SHS in Ivory Coast with its subsidiary Fenix. This...
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 hikes and the ripple effect...
The African mining industry is a significant driver of its economic development. The industry then needs to use the latest and the best-in-class connectivity options to enhance operational efficiency and ensure the safety of miners and assets. Mines are typically in remote locations and demand a reliable, secure and robust...
The Department of Energy has implemented a programme to remove the highest energy-consuming appliances from the South African market. The programme is aimed at introducing appliances that are less energy consuming and compliant with the new Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS). The Minister of Energy, Hon. Jeff Radebe conducted a...
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 data centre markets have relied on fossil fuels or nuclear power for...
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