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Huawei technology drives Cameroon to Smart City award recognition

Huawei technology drives Cameroon to Smart City award recognition

November 20, 2017 • Events, Mining & Energy, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Huawei technology drives Cameroon to Smart City award recognition

In Barcelona, Spain, November 16, 2017 at the World Smart City awards held at the Smart City Expo World Congress 2017 (SCEWC), Cameroon was recognised with a nomination for the Innovation Idea Award for its solar energy project. They were not the only Huawei partnered customer in contention at the awards. Shenzhen in China won the [&hellip...

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ARED’s solar powered kiosks to provide digital services in Uganda

Mauritius launches $191 million renewable energy project

November 13, 2017 • Mining & Energy, Top StoriesComments Off on Mauritius launches $191 million renewable energy project

On Friday 10 November in Port Louis, Mauritius, the Republic of Mauritius launched a US$191 million renewable energy project supported by the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The project aims to reduce fossil fuel...

Why your most valuable energy source might be your parking lot

Solar Energy: Is it the light at the end of the tunnel?

October 12, 2017 • East Africa, Mining & Energy, North Africa, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Solar Energy: Is it the light at the end of the tunnel?

The world is in dire need of sustainable and environmentally friendly solutions – and solar energy is the light at the end of the tunnel. It is now cost-competitive with traditional energy and gives access to clean and free energy renewable with each dawn....

Building a case for data integration in the mining industry

Digital technology to drive health and safety in mining sector

October 12, 2017 • Mining & Energy, Top StoriesComments Off on Digital technology to drive health and safety in mining sector

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...

Microsoft aims to secure Internet of Things devices with its new Azure Sphere solution.

Energy companies are challenged by IoT connectivity

September 12, 2017 • Internet of Things, Mining & Energy, Top StoriesComments Off on Energy companies are challenged by IoT connectivity

An independent research commissioned by Inmarsat has revealed that energy companies will struggle to derive maximum value from Internet of Things (IoT) without access to improved high-speed connectivity. ‘The Future of IoT in Enterprise – 2017’...

Ensure your power backup doesn’t let you down

Ensure your power backup doesn’t let you down

September 5, 2017 • Mining & EnergyComments Off on Ensure your power backup doesn’t let you down

Power problems are a reality in South Africa for the foreseeable future, and many organisations have implemented solutions to minimise downtime and ensure business continuity. One of the most common solutions that people turn to is the use of an Uninterrupted...

Building a case for data integration in the mining industry

Big data technology could preserve jobs in the mining sector

September 4, 2017 • Mining & Energy, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Big data technology could preserve jobs in the mining sector

Thousands of new jobs are likely to be created with the discovery of new mineral deposits in South Africa. With mining companies on the verge of shutting down some of their most productive mines because they are too old, too deep and too expensive to run, big...

Building a case for data integration in the mining industry

The role of big data in discovering new minerals in South Africa

August 25, 2017 • Mining & Energy, Southern AfricaComments Off on The role of big data in discovering new minerals in South Africa

South Africa’s mineral resources – some of which are supposedly reaching the end of their lifespan such as gold – may be in for a resurrection as new technologies may lead to the discovery of new deposits hitherto hidden deep underground. Professor...

IFS, REG, IFS Applications

Rwanda Energy Group goes live with IFS Applications

August 11, 2017 • East Africa, Mining & EnergyComments Off on Rwanda Energy Group goes live with IFS Applications

IFS, a global enterprise applications company, has announced that Rwanda Energy Group’s (REG) operating companies have gone live with IFS Applications 9 in the first phase of the implementation of an Integrated Business Management Solution (IBMS). REG is...

3D printing, digital era

Using 3D printing to improve Mining uptime and productivity

August 10, 2017 • Mining & Energy, Southern AfricaComments Off on Using 3D printing to improve Mining uptime and productivity

3D printing may have burst onto the scene a few years ago with much hype, but it hasn’t yet revolutionised industrial sectors as some analysts exuberantly predicted. However, forward-thinking Mining organisations are realising that industrial-scale 3D...

MTN, Zambia, Fenix International, Solar, power, off grid,

MTN, Fenix International partner to launch off-grid solar power in Zambia

August 3, 2017 • Mining & Energy, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on MTN, Fenix International partner to launch off-grid solar power in Zambia

Mobile operator MTN, announced on Wednesday that the company was extending its partnership with energy and financial services firm Fenix International to launch pay-to-own solar home systems in Zambia. The Swedish Embassy in Zambia is committing nearly $3m...

Building a case for data integration in the mining industry

Digital innovation driving growth in DRC mining sector

June 29, 2017 • Mining & Energy, Top StoriesComments Off on Digital innovation driving growth in DRC mining sector

Digital innovation is driving transformation within the local mining sector. This shift, according to leading converged ICT solutions provider, iWayAfrica, is driving growth and becoming a key differentiator within the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)....

Industroyer- The Malware That Could Leave You In Darkness

June 22, 2017 • Features, Mining & Energy, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Industroyer- The Malware That Could Leave You In Darkness

Cyber-security firms ESET and Dragos have unearthed a new malware that can disrupt power grids leading to blackouts for days. The malware has been named Industroyer by ESET, while Dragos has termed it as CrashOverride in their respective analyses. Whatever be...

Namibian bank rolls out first mobile fuel payments

April 11, 2017 • Finance, Mining & Energy, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Namibian bank rolls out first mobile fuel payments

Financial Service Provider, Bank Windhoek, has embraced mobile technology to launch the first mobile fuel payment system in Namibia. GoPay, built in collaboration with WIZZIT International, allows Namibians to pay for fuel on the go, without having to use...

Industrial IoT set to shake up African oil & gas sector

March 22, 2017 • Internet of Things, Mining & Energy, Top StoriesComments Off on Industrial IoT set to shake up African oil & gas sector

The global oil and gas industry is undergoing a period of unprecedented change and disruption. Falling crude oil prices have put immense strain on the entire oil value chain, while the increasing availability and affordability of renewable energy sources...

Four ways the cloud is creating, not eliminating, jobs

Africa’s Leap Frog to Sustainable Technology for industries

March 2, 2017 • Internet of Things, Mining & EnergyComments Off on Africa’s Leap Frog to Sustainable Technology for industries

It is safe to say that the industrial sector in Africa is still developing, and an increasing number of countries within the continent are building manufacturing industries that are on their way to superseding the rest globally. Global challenges such as...