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...
JA Solar, a world-leading manufacturer of high-performance solar power products, announced that it has supplied 6.5MW half-cell modules for a solar plant in Namibia, Africa. This plant marks the first half-cell modules project in Namibia and represents JA Solar's first application of half-cell modules in utility-scale projects. Located in Namibia,...
The Managing Director of Today’s Destiny Traders, Peter Madlala says the research that he has conducted as part of preparation for his trip to Mozambique to participate in the 54th Feira International de Maputo (FACIM) taking place 27 August-3 September 2018 has shown that Mozambique is an emerging economy...
The countdown has commenced until the inaugural CIO Mining Africa summit (www.ciominingafrica.com) hosted by EnerGlobe Ltd. This exciting event will convene on the 21st to 22nd May 2015 at the Protea Hotel Fire & Ice, in Johannesburg. This summit specifically targets the African Mining industry aiming to improve the recognition of...
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 headlines and our dinner-table conversations. But with our...
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 microgrids are the first safe source of energy available to the nearly 10,000...
  Schneider Electric launched Go Green in the City 2019, its annual global student contest to find bold ideas and innovative solutions for smarter, more energy-efficient and sustainable cities. Now in its ninth year, Go Green in the City is a major event for business and engineering students worldwide. In 2018, over 24,000...
A shift from Africa’s traditional approach to power generation is needed to unleash the continent’s clean energy potential and secure an African future free from blackouts. A strategy centred around energy storage and flexible power systems will be the key to guaranteeing the reliability of a high-renewable grid, while...
Security, both physical and cyber security, is a top priority for any organisation, especially in light of the year-on-year rise in cybercrime. However, for certain industries, not having the proper security measures in place can put more than just the company’s reputation on the line. The Oil, Gas, and...
The Tshimologong Precinct in collaboration with RIIS, will host Mine.D: Zero Harm - a digitally-inspired hackathon from 3-5 November 2017. The hackathon will be focused on Mixed Reality (MR) and the Internet of Things (IoT) within the health and safety space of the mining sector. “There is a significant role...
As current world events disrupt regular business operations, mining companies should be looking to become more agile and resilient by embedding more automated mine solutions such as self-driving haul trucks and remote operations centres in their operations. To do just that, mining operations need to quickly become more digital and...
The festive season has officially begun; however, it looks as though South Africans will be celebrating the holidays without electricity, at certain times of the day and night, as South African power utility Eskom has implemented load shedding. As load shedding is becoming a regular occurrence in South Africa, IT...
South Africa's Department of Mineral Resources and Energy has taken another step towards building a new nuclear-power program. On Sunday, the department had issued a request for information for 2500 megawatts of capacity, the ministry says in a statement. Submissions for the request will close on 15 September. https://twitter.com/GwedeMantashe1/status/1272113347874508808 “This will enable...
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...
A raft of highly-matured existing technologies are now, available to miners in their quest to transform their operations, enhance efficiency and productivity, improve safety levels, and revitalise a struggling mining industry. Much has been spoken and written about technology’s role in rescuing the mining industry, which continues to suffer volatile...
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...
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