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How the brushless motor can catalyse energy efficiency

If you consider yourself an entrepreneur or an inventor designing products that require a motor, one of the simplest ways to make your product energy efficient is to use a brushless motor

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 23 hours ago

Solar technology applied in an ingenious way

A solar power system was considered the logical way in which to provide electricity to power the irrigation pumps on a new macadamia farm on the outskirts of Hazyview, Mpumalanga

1 day ago

Partnership to secure private investment in renewables

A platform aimed at boosting private sector investment into on- and off-grid renewable energy production in Africa was launched in Geneva recently

22 Mar 2017

Is industrial IT the next wave for Africa?

Kenya is on the cusp of real growth and innovation. In fact, according to the African Economic Outlook in 2015, East Africa was again the continent's fastest-growing region

By Stephen du Preez 15 Mar 2017

African mining needs an industrial revolution

The African mining industry needs to explore innovative ways to improve productivity, competitiveness, and profitability to propel the continent into industrialisation

14 Mar 2017

Two solar plants on the cards for Burkina Faso

A grant for a feasibility study for two 17MW solar photovoltaic plants near the villages of Pá and Kodéni in Burkina Faso

10 Mar 2017

Future Energy to address Africa's power potential

Regional power events in Africa, including EAPIC and WAPIC, have been renamed to Future Energy, in order to reflect the optimism and potential of the energy and power sectors on the continent

24 Feb 2017

New categories added to African Utility Week Industry Awards

The fourth annual African Utility Week Industry Awards will honour pioneering utilities, projects and people in the energy and water industry on the continent

20 Feb 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa lags in sustainable energy policies

Sub-Saharan Africa trails the world in government policies that promote sustainable energy

16 Feb 2017

Oil attacks in 2016 cost Nigeria up to $100bn: minister

Militant attacks on key oil facilities last year reduced Nigeria's output by one million barrels per day, resulting in a revenue loss of up to $100bn (€94bn), according to the government

16 Feb 2017

Mining doesn't benefit African communities, AMI says

The Africa Mining Vision (AMV) has been sponsored by outside agencies and could become a model to allow corporations to continue looting Africa's resources

8 Feb 2017

Switch your radar on

Many in the business world are glad to see the back of 2016, but one month into 2017 and not much has changed. This is because what we are experiencing is not just a bump in the road; we are living in an inflection point in history where all the rules are being rewritten

By Danette Breitenbach 3 Feb 2017

Africa needs to manage food, water and energy in a way that connects all three

There is an increasing global demand for food, water and energy. All three are inter-linked, a fact that has increasingly become the focus of attention for policy makers and governments

By Agathe Maupin and Mercy Mwanikah Ojoyi 23 Jan 2017

Firms push envelope with bright ideas to deliver energy to Africa

The Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship, a specialised unit at the UCT Graduate School of Business, said in 2015 that in terms of current trends, it would take until 2080 for every African to have access to electricity

By Tsakane Ngoepe and Tine Henriksen 11 Jan 2017

Steering committee selected for WAIPEC

The West African International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (WAIPEC) has announced its steering committee, which will guide the content of over 25 business

22 Dec 2016

#BestofBiz 2016: Energy & Mining

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2016, featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices on our Energy & Mining portal

12 Dec 2016

Three keystones in reaching Africa's energy goals

Overcoming energy poverty is still one of the greatest challenges facing Africa

By Fola Esan 6 Dec 2016

The world's largest powerships are helping to electrify Africa

A floating power plant isn't something you see every day

28 Nov 2016

ASEAN market seeks to increase bilateral trade with Africa

Member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations will make a leap into the African continent with their first joint trade mission and business expo in South Africa next year

11 Nov 2016

Developing agricultural and energy security in rural Africa

There is a great need to develop renewable energy, particularly for small and medium-size enterprises in the agricultural and agro-processing industries

28 Oct 2016

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