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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 printing in the mines could skim costs from their operations and reduce the frustrations of equipment...

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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...

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How intelligent metering platforms could alleviate SA’s water crisis

February 22, 2017 • Mining & Energy, Southern AfricaComments Off on How intelligent metering platforms could alleviate SA’s water crisis

South Africa is the world’s 30th driest country. Let that sink in for a moment. As climate change continues to wreak havoc on natural ecosystems around the globe, we’re in a precarious position. Our average annual rainfalls of 450mm are almost half that...

Nigerian Startup helps fight electricity theft

Smart meters – helping reduce electricity consumption

February 21, 2017 • Mining & Energy, Southern AfricaComments Off on Smart meters – helping reduce electricity consumption

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...

Curve Group to expand financial services offering in Africa

February 2, 2017 • Mining & Energy, Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on Curve Group to expand financial services offering in Africa

Curve Group has acquired Paperless Software Solutions, a developer of integrated solutions that cut down paper-based admin in virtually any business process. As part of their strategy, the pair has plans to expand into retail in South Africa and the mining...

West Africa-based pay-as-you-go solar company raises $25 million Series C funding round

Eltek to provide solar energy for hospitals in Zimbabwe

January 27, 2017 • Healthcare, Mining & Energy, Southern AfricaComments Off on Eltek to provide solar energy for hospitals in Zimbabwe

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...

Vivo Energy, Orange money announce partnership

January 24, 2017 • Finance, Mining & Energy, Top StoriesComments Off on Vivo Energy, Orange money announce partnership

Vivo Energy a licensee of Shell in Africa, has partnered with Orange money to offer customers the option of paying for services with mobile money. Orange money customers will be allowed to cash in and cash out money at any Shell station operated by Vivo...

Samsung ranked “least green” technology firm

January 12, 2017 • General, Mining & Energy, Top StoriesComments Off on Samsung ranked “least green” technology firm

Samsung has been ranked among the “least green” technology companies in the World. According to a report by the BBC the Greenpeace report, published annually examines the energy footprints of large data centre operators, popular websites and apps...

Canadian Solar, one of the world's largest solar power companies, announced that it has established a joint venture with ET Energy, a global clean energy developer and operator.

Senegal: Renewable energy gets a boost

January 12, 2017 • Mining & Energy, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Senegal: Renewable energy gets a boost

On Wednesday Senegalese company ENGIE announced their partnership with ANER, the National Renewable Energies Agency, to fast track the development of renewable energies in the country. This comes as a result of ENGIE, being selected for the Dakar TER project...

Northstar introduces an energy saving soution

October 27, 2016 • Mining & Energy, Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Northstar introduces an energy saving soution

NorthStar introduces a groundbreaking remote management solution. The solution, named NorthStar ACE (Advanced Connected Energy), will change the way energy storage is managed. NorthStar ACE will be deployed in select installations during 2016 and be fully...

Liquid Telecom expands availability of Microsoft Azure in Africa

Botswana Power Corporation and Liquid Telecom ink JV

October 21, 2016 • Mining & Energy, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Botswana Power Corporation and Liquid Telecom ink JV

Botswana Power Corporation (BPC) and Liquid Telecom have agreed to enter into a joint venture. The agreement will see BPC lease excess optical fibres from its network to Liquid Telecom, creating a new telecoms network provider with extensive reach across...