Russian nuclear institution Rosatom presented a new type of small modular reactor (SMR) at the Africa Energy Indaba Forum in Cape Town last week, on the 3 and 4 March. Rosatom is currently the only company in the world to offer integrated clean energy solutions across the nuclear supply chain...
The 2019 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) puts aside increased allocations for wind power in the coming years – which will result in the renewable energy source becoming a greater part of the country’s energy grid. Plans for the construction and activation of the wind farms across the country are...
Scatec Solar, Norwegian company specializing in photovoltaics (solar electricity), has connected its first solar farm to the South African grid. The new operation adds 86 MW of the 258 MW required in the solar power complex currently operating in Upington, South Africa. “We are pleased to reach another milestone with...
Global mining giant and South African mining mainstay, AngloGold Ashanti says it is selling its remaining assets in South Africa for an unassuming $300million to Harmony Gold, reports Reuters. The transaction, subject to approvals by the mining ministry and competition watchdog, could be completed by June 30. Harmony Gold, which...
One of the world’s largest powership firms, Karpowership has submitted a proposal to South Africa. This new plan seeks to effectively “plug” the power deficit the country is facing, upwards of 3,000MW, Reuters reports. “We have made a submission to the department as of last Friday and they received information...
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...
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