Posts tagged as Africa

Power developments in Africa, Nov-Dec 2018

Universal electrification becoming a reality Kenya’s Lake Turkana Wind Farm is making the promise of nationwide access to electricity a reality. Electrification rates have reportedly increased from 28% in 2013 to 60% in 2017. The rate is expected to reach 80% by 2020. Lake Turkana Wind Farm is the biggest in Africa, with a generating […]

Decentralised renewable energy with minigrids

G7 Renewable Energies has expanded its portfolio by investing in RVE.SOL, a minigrid development venture using renewable energy to foster decentralised electrification in Africa. The company’s patented, pay-as-you-go system “Kudura”, has more than six years of proven reliability and measured outcomes. The investment in RVE.SOL will enable G7 to be involved in facilitating growth in […]

South Africa joins International Energy Agency

Jeff Radebe, the minister of energy, and Dr Fatih Birol, the executive director of the International Energy Agency (IEA), jointly announced that South Africa has joined the IEA as an Association Country. South Africa is the first sub-Saharan African country to institutionalise its engagement with the IEA, a development which marks an important milestone for […]

Call for startups to rethink how technology could interact with aerospace

Airbus launched its second edition of #Africa4Future, a joint accelerator programme between the company’s global aerospace accelerator BizLab and Make-IT in Africa, a programme by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit German (GIZ), the German Agency for International Cooperation. For this second edition, the company calls for African tech start-ups that are working on solutions […]

New tool to assess resilience and fragility in African countries

The African Development Bank has created and refined a new tool to diagnose fragility in countries, considering their capacities and pressures they may be under. Called the Country Resilience and Fragility Assessment (CRFA), the tool offers a new method of assessing resilience and fragility using seven key criteria: political inclusiveness, safety and security, justice, the […]

An invitation to invest in South Africa’s energy sector

The minister of energy invites all investors in the energy sector to consider South Africa as a developing nation with huge potential to grow in a politically stable environment. The country is open for business and welcomes foreign direct investments. Addressing ministers, senior government officials, company CEOs and other dignitaries from Kenya, Togo, Benin, Sao […]

Drone company secures mining contracts

Rocketmine, a subsidiary of the international Delta Drone Group, has renewed its contract with South African mining giant, Exxaro Resources Group. The drone company will provide survey and mapping solutions to the Grootegeluk site in the Limpopo Province as part of the mining company’s plan to evolve towards the “digitised mine of the future”, where […]

The evolution of the electricity sector and the role of innovation

The energy industry, particularly the electricity sector, has undergone exciting developments over the past two centuries. From fulfilling the basic functions of lighting and cooking at the turn of the 19th century, electricity is now the backbone of the world’s economy and a basic societal need. In his keynote address at the 2018 Africa Energy […]