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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 Eltek’s breakthrough Rectiverter technology as a key component. The Rectiverter combines the...

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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...

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

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...

UK aims to drive renewable energy investment in Kenya

October 6, 2016 • East Africa, Finance, Mining & Energy, Top StoriesComments Off on UK aims to drive renewable energy investment in Kenya

The British High Commission, in conjunction with Barclays Bank of Kenya  held an event in Nairobi bringing together leading players in the local renewable energy sector with investors from the United Kingdom. The UK-Kenya Renewable Energy Conference (REC...

Digitisation – revitalising mining operations and local communities

October 4, 2016 • Mining & EnergyComments Off on Digitisation – revitalising mining operations and local communities

A raft of highly-matured existing technologies are now, available to miners in their quest to transform their operations, enhance efficiency and productivity, improve safety levels, and revitalise a struggling mining industry. Much has been spoken and written...

Investec Asset Management invests in Mobisol

October 4, 2016 • Mining & Energy, Top StoriesComments Off on Investec Asset Management invests in Mobisol

Investec Asset Management, through its African private equity capability, has acquired a significant shareholding in Mobisol a rapidly-growing provider of off-grid solar home systems (SHS) in Africa. The deal will see Investec Asset Management partner with...

South African school goes solar through innovative global funding platform

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,...

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...