No wind or sun? There’s a battery for that

South Africans joined the rest of the world in marking World Earth Day to the backdrop of an electricity grid that is still under immense pressure and still dominated by coal, despite large mining houses announcing divestment in the fossil fuel source. While there are...

ICT can reduce carbon emissions, leapfrog Africa into a green economy

ICT has the potential to reduce global carbon emissions by 20% over the next decade. This is the word from William Xu, director of the board and president of Huawei's Institute of Strategic Research, who says energy sustainability is a daunting challenge that faces...

Translating transformation in mining

The mining sector has undergone significant change over the past year. By John Lewis, MD of Aggreko Africa Change that was both expected and unexpected. On one hand, digital transformation, integrated operations, supply chain efficiencies, and investments into tools...

Is load shedding here to stay?

Since Eskom cannot meet the country's demand for electricity, load shedding is likely to be with us for the rest of the year, at least. By Barry Bredenkamp, senior manager at the South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) However, there are steps...