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Solar-powered aircraft touches down in Egypt

An aircraft fuelled solely on solar power completed the 16th, and penultimate, leg of its round-the-world journey when it landed in Cairo today...

13 Jul 2016

Young legal eagles dig deep to build mining platform

African law students are changing the way we access data by leading efforts to disseminate Africa's mining legal frameworks through the AMLA project...

23 Jun 2016

C-AIM in Africa

C-AIM was recently contracted to assist with the instrumentation and data logging of the strain response of acid tanks that form part of the ore beneficiation process in Namibia...

Issued by Enterprises University of Pretoria 20 Jun 2016

Why resources, why Africa, why now?

Southern Africa offer the best mining investment opportunities, where Botswana is the easiest place to do business, and West Africa has the easiest access...

By Danette Breitenbach 17 Jun 2016

#AfricaMonth: Bujagali hydro project: Poster child or white elephant?

SN Power is painting Bujagali hydro as a poster child for a successful development scheme. Or is it just glossing over a rescue mission for an ailing facility?

By Nicci Botha 30 May 2016

#AUW2016: All the winners at the African Utility Week Industry Awards

Sierra Leone's Kandeh Yumkella, Johannesburg's City Power, George Airport and Akon Lighting were among the winners in this year's African Utility Week Industry Awards...

20 May 2016

#AUW2016: How nuclear build programmes can be a strategic game changer

A while back, South Africa reeled in shock when a rand figure of trillions was mentioned in the same breath as nuclear power...

By Nicci Botha 20 May 2016

#AUW2016: Operationalising the water-energy nexus

Day 2 of African Utility Week looked at the cornerstones of sustainable development - energy, water and food security - and how they need to developed in unison to achieve the ambitious goals of COP21,,.

By Nicci Botha 19 May 2016

#AUW2016: Global trends in the African context

A few years ago, alternative energy sources were a rich man's whimsy, but we are now living in the world of low-cost renewable energy...

By Nicci Botha 18 May 2016

#AUW2016: A vision for the African power utility in disruptive times

Electricity is integral if continent is to fulfil its ambitions of economic sustainability, and this requires collaboration and innovation that are uniquely African...

By Nicci Botha 18 May 2016

Lighting up Nigerians' lives through mobile power

Connecting the dots between the cell phones and solar energy, MTN and Lumos have expanded their offering of a mobile payment electricity service in Nigeria...

16 May 2016

#IRPA14 Nuclear needs to lose bogeyman status

The perception of all things nuclear being an uncontrolled evil needs to change as the use of radiation technologies expand in medicine and industry...

10 May 2016

EU-Africa research cooperation to improve energy access in Africa

Energy in Africa is a rarer commodity than in the developed world...

By Dr Ed Brown and Dr Zivayi Chiguvare 22 Apr 2016

APO joins Africa Oil & Power as official newswire

African Press Organisation, a global leader in media relations relating to Africa, has been selected as official newswire in Africa by Africa Oil & Power, Africa's exclusive energy event...

Issued by Africa Oil & Power 22 Mar 2016

Africa on the cusp of M2M explosion

Machine-to-machine (M2M) technology could affect energy, agriculture, asset tracking and retail payments sectors across Africa, where it will not only improve efficiencies but also reduce costs...

12 Feb 2016

[21 Icons Season 3] Siya Xuza

Siya Xuza was selected for 21 ICONS South Africa Season 3 to demonstrate that through hard work and dedication individuals can overcome barriers and adversity and strive to be the best possible version of themselves...

9 Feb 2016

It's officially Design Month on Biz

Traditionally February is dedicated to all things design on Biz. This year we're rolling out the design theme, with a multi-industry Design Month feature on how design is influencing 20 sectors locally and globally...

Issued by 1 Feb 2016

Call for Papers for POWER-GEN Africa, DistribuTECH Africa

The fourth annual POWER-GEN Africa and third DistribuTECH Africa conference and exhibition, have announced the Call for Papers for both events, with a deadline for abstract submissions of 6 January 2016...

21 Oct 2015

Glencore to keep most staff at DR Congo mine

Swiss mining giant Glencore, which announced last week drastic moves to cut its debt as the slump in commodities prices bites, said Monday, 14 September, it would keep 80% of staff on at a DR Congo mine despite suspending production there...

15 Sep 2015

Africa's energy industry needs a clear policy environment

Meeting the demands for Africa's critical energy infrastructure was in the spotlight at the annual Infrastructure Africa Business Forum which was recently held at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg...

10 Sep 2015

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