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  • New app integrator to help startups growth

    Load shedding slowing down tech adoption for South Africa’s SMEs

    May 17, 2019 • StartupsComments Off on Load shedding slowing down tech adoption for South Africa’s SMEs

    New research reveals South African small businesses aren’t able to adopt cloud technology because of their connectivity problems. The third annual State of Small Business report from accounting software firm Xero, conducted in partnership with World...

  • CSIR Energy experts share tips to mitigate load shedding

    March 29, 2019 • Mining & Energy, Southern AfricaComments Off on CSIR Energy experts share tips to mitigate load shedding

    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...

  • Dutch-based DMP launches data centre in South Africa

    March 29, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Southern AfricaComments Off on Dutch-based DMP launches data centre in South Africa

    DMP South Africa (DMP SA), the local branch of European data management specialists Data Management Professionals (DMP), brings load shedding-proof data management solutions to the South African market with the launch of its local data centre on 31 March...

  • Data protection and business continuity to stay out of the dark

    March 21, 2019 • Features, Southern AfricaComments Off on Data protection and business continuity to stay out of the dark

    Load-shedding has become synonymous with day to day life in South Africa. But while it’s easy enough for a residence or small business to work around a blackout, larger enterprises face far greater – and pricier – consequences when they...

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    6 steps to stay ahead of load shedding

    March 20, 2019 • Mining & Energy, Southern AfricaComments Off on 6 steps to stay ahead of load shedding

    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...

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    Overcome load shedding this Festive Season with these top tips

    December 6, 2018 • Lists, Mining & Energy, Top StoriesComments Off on Overcome load shedding this Festive Season with these top tips

    The festive season has officially begun; however, it looks as though South Africans will be celebrating the holidays without electricity, at certain times of the day and night, as South African power utility Eskom has implemented load shedding. As load...

  • Load-shedding expected for large parts of South Africa

    Load-shedding expected for large parts of South Africa

    December 6, 2018 • Southern AfricaComments Off on Load-shedding expected for large parts of South Africa

    #PowerAlert : #Eskom will implement stage 2 #loadshedding today from 09:00 to 22:00 due to a shortage of capacity. We apologise for the inconvenience. @CityPowerJhb @City_Ekurhuleni @CityofCT @CityofJoburgZA @eThekwiniM @CityTshwane @TrafficSA — Eskom Hld...

  • Load shedding expected throughout the weekend

    June 15, 2018 • Mining & Energy, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Load shedding expected throughout the weekend

    On Friday, June 15, South Africa experienced its second consecutive day of load shedding, with power outages likely to continue over the weekend. Eskom spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe said that stage 1 load shedding started at 11:30 and would continue until 21:00...

  • Coping with loadshedding all down to tech strategy

    January 8, 2016 • Top StoriesComments Off on Coping with loadshedding all down to tech strategy

    Loadshedding and sourcing reliable power supply remain challenges for all businesses in South Africa. The answer is to identify specific requirements, use the right technology solutions and be ready with a well-considered business continuity strategy says Raj...

  • South Africa: Eskom reveals Stage 4 load shedding

    April 17, 2015 • Company News, Top StoriesComments (2)

    According to a report by Fin24, Eskom has revealed stage 4 load shedding. The details were confirmed after Eskom revealed that the load shedding stage allocation was in the process of being altered. With Stage 4 load shedding on the cards, IT News Africa has...

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    Data management in South Africa has its own unique challenges

    April 9, 2015 • Top StoriesComments Off on Data management in South Africa has its own unique challenges

    The impact of load shedding on an organisation’s data management capabilities is adding a level of uncertainty to boardroom discussions about technology that are already strained by issues of mobility, Big Data, and which cloud option to use. Even in...

  • electric cars

    Has load shedding killed off the electric car in Africa?

    February 17, 2015 • Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Has load shedding killed off the electric car in Africa?

    Two years ago, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies announced a 35% reimbursement on production costs over three years as an incentive for local electric car manufacturers. Thus far, only Ethiopia and South Africa have attempted to launch electric cars on...

  • Warren Oliver

    How much does downtime really cost your business?

    February 10, 2015 • Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on How much does downtime really cost your business?

    With Load Shedding being implemented daily… Unplanned IT system downtime could be costing businesses as much as 2% of their annual profits, highlighting the urgent need to reduce recovery time and recovery point objectives. Globally, according to the...

  • top tech news

    IT News Africa: Top Stories of the Week

    February 6, 2015 • Top StoriesComments Off on IT News Africa: Top Stories of the Week

    February has arrived and it definitely looks like the ICT and technology sector is picking up. In the news this week, reports are stating that Telkom is looking to cut costs by selling off a section of its mobiles tower’s. Moving over to Ghana,...

  • Overcome load shedding with these top tech tips

    February 4, 2015 • Features, Top StoriesComments Off on Overcome load shedding with these top tech tips

    According to Fin24, South Africa’s Eskom has stated that it will be moving from stage 1 to stage 2 load shedding at 14:00 on 4 February 2015, which is expected to continue until 22:00. “This was due to a shortage of generation capacity as...

  • Is Load Shedding an Option for South Africa?

    October 30, 2009 • FeaturesComments Off on Is Load Shedding an Option for South Africa?

    Industry watchdogs report that South Africa’s demand for electricity has risen back to highs seen prior to the start of the economic slowdown, to the days when ‘load shedding‘ was extensively practiced by Eskom...