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Debunking the myths of solar energy

September 13, 2016 • Mining & Energy, Top StoriesComments (1)

Debunking the myths 1: Solar is unaffordable If your residential complex wants to get on solar here’s why the cost to install it may not matter…. “Solar is expensive” It really depends on how you look at solar. If you talk about solar panels, boxes and wires ‘the technology’, this is true. The initial upfront [&hellip...

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Volvo first in the world with self-driving truck in underground mine

September 9, 2016 • Mining & Energy, Top StoriesComments Off on Volvo first in the world with self-driving truck in underground mine

Volvo’s fully autonomous truck is the first in the world to be tested in operations deep underground in the Kristineberg Mine. The self-driving truck is part of a development project aimed at improving the transport flow and safety in the mine. The truck...

Vulnerability found in popular energy equipment

June 27, 2016 • East Africa, Gadgets and Gaming, Mining & Energy, North Africa, Security, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Vulnerability found in popular energy equipment

While performing a security assessment for one of its clients in the critical infrastructure sector, the Kaspersky Lab Security Services team discovered an important vulnerability. The CVE-2016-4785 vulnerability could allow an attacker to remotely obtain a...

German expert warns SA industry not to rush into energy decisions lightly

June 21, 2016 • Mining & Energy, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on German expert warns SA industry not to rush into energy decisions lightly

A visiting German expert in integrated energy concept development, Prof. Dr.–Ing. Lars Kühl, has cautioned that accurate scoping of requirements and demands is critical and should not be glossed over in the quest for greater energy efficiency. Citing the...

New Namibian solar project to address socio-economic development challenges

Scaling up solar power to meet Africa’s energy needs

May 18, 2016 • East Africa, Features, Mining & Energy, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Scaling up solar power to meet Africa’s energy needs

In Niger’s eastern region of Diffa in the south of the Ténéré Desert — a vast sandy area across Niger and Chad up in the Sahara desert — are the ruins of a century-old colonial fort. The area around it, an oasis called Agadem, is one of the sunniest...

Huawei Headquarters Shenzhen

Huawei supports the enablement of 4th industrial revolution for South Africa

May 16, 2016 • Company News, Mining & Energy, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Huawei supports the enablement of 4th industrial revolution for South Africa

Huawei recently participated in the China – South Africa Internet Roundtable where Huawei MD of Enterprise Business Group SA, Du Min, spoke about focusing on ICT Infrastructure and System for a Better Connected South Africa. “The evolution in the ICT...

2016 Global Connectivity Index

Huawei launches Green Energy Solution

November 24, 2015 • Company News, Mining & Energy, Top StoriesComments Off on Huawei launches Green Energy Solution

AfricaCom 2015 saw Huawei Technologies introduce two new major solutions and partnerships: The Lampsite Partnership with mobile operator, Cell C was announced and the Telecom Green Energy Solution was introduced to exhibition delegates and media. The Migrate...

Syed Mansoor Ahmad

Big data analytics can help drive improved energy efficiency

November 19, 2015 • Mining & Energy, Top StoriesComments Off on Big data analytics can help drive improved energy efficiency

The world we live in has become increasingly digital and connected, and we now have the ability to collect data from many new sources. Sophisticated sensor technology has given rise to the Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communication,...

SAP partners with the Social Enterprise World Forum to help the social enterprise sector run better and improve peoples' lives.

Global mining leaders and SAP discuss the Digitized mine of the future

October 26, 2015 • Company News, Mining & Energy, Top StoriesComments Off on Global mining leaders and SAP discuss the Digitized mine of the future

SAP has revealed that more than 15 members of the SAP Advisory Council for Mining are meeting in Cape Town, South Africa, for two days of in-depth discussions on the processes and technologies that will support and drive the digital mine of the future. The...

Nigerian Startup helps fight electricity theft

Smart grids – unlocking the power of green energy and decentralising energy production

October 7, 2015 • Mining & Energy, Top StoriesComments Off on Smart grids – unlocking the power of green energy and decentralising energy production

South Africa remains heavily reliant on traditional sources of power generation – with green energy sources contributing just a fraction of the country’s total power output. However, with immense solar and wind resources at our disposal, SA is ideal for...

XON Summit

Video Interview: Roger Lin discusses alternative grid energy for Africa

October 6, 2015 • Mining & Energy, Top Stories, VideoComments Off on Video Interview: Roger Lin discusses alternative grid energy for Africa

At the XON-NEC Summit, which was held at Sun City in South Africa, IT News Africa interviewed Roger Lin: Director for Product Management at NEC Energy Solutions. During the interview, Lin outlined the features and benefits of the company’s latest Grid...

The role of digitisation in propelling mining firms into a new era

September 23, 2015 • Mining & Energy, Top StoriesComments Off on The role of digitisation in propelling mining firms into a new era

Mining firms today are facing a barrage of challenges that only a concerted focus on digitisation can address. Across the broad range of ferrous, non-ferrous and precious metals, commodity prices remain subdued and are unlikely to enter any new growth cycles...

Mining CIOs prepare to gather for the CIO Mining Africa Summit

September 10, 2015 • Mining & Energy, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Mining CIOs prepare to gather for the CIO Mining Africa Summit

The countdown has commenced towards the CIO Mining Africa summit hosted by EnerGlobe Ltd. and supported by IT News Africa as the official Media Partner. This exciting event, the second of this year, will reconvene on the 11th to 12th November 2015 at the...

EnerGlobe to host the 2nd CIO Mining Africa Summit this year, on 11th and 12th November 2015, Johannesburg

July 26, 2015 • Events, Mining & Energy, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on EnerGlobe to host the 2nd CIO Mining Africa Summit this year, on 11th and 12th November 2015, Johannesburg

Due to the success of the first CIO Mining Africa Summit held in Johannesburg in May 2015, increasing popular demand has called for a second Summit which will be held at the Protea Hotel Fire & Ice !, Melrose Arch, Johannesburg, on the 11th & 12th...

Can technology drive the future of mining?

July 17, 2015 • Internet of Things, Mining & Energy, Top StoriesComments Off on Can technology drive the future of mining?

Mining may be a highly industrial endeavour that hasn’t changed dramatically over the decades, but sophisticated new technologies are starting to play ever-greater roles in improving productivity and miner safety. In the future, the mining houses that are...

Countdown to Africa’s inaugural CIO Mining Summit hosted by EnerGlobe

April 22, 2015 • Events, Mining & EnergyComments Off on Countdown to Africa’s inaugural CIO Mining Summit hosted by EnerGlobe

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...