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...
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 specialists CyberX, who notes that many oil & gas...
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 surface. Goedehoop Colliery recently became the coal division's second operation to introduce intrinsically safe wireless...
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 sector. With the incorporation of the Internet...
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 products. We want to encourage residential and small building electricians to make Schneider Electric their preferred...
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 technologies in the world. Pelco is an invaluable addition to our...
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 market – Uganda. The solar kiosks known as the...
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, power outages and uncertainty around regulatory policies significantly hamstringing the...
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 theme “Realizing & Financing Africa’s Energy Revolution”. With a strong focus on...
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 energy efficient devices and appliances, while also implementing alternative energy strategies, could...
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 position as a market leader in West...
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 concerns around reduced output and fast-eroding productivity. According to Colin Thornton, MD of...
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 $359 million worth of investment in clean energy from the public and...
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 Renewable Energy Project (RREP) is supported by...
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 diaspora that stands out both in France and on...
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