Posts tagged as Cape Town

Cape Town’s water usage map has residents seeing red

The latest weapon in Cape Town’s water saving arsenal is a map that exposes private meter readings to public scrutiny. The initiative has been launched as the city enters the third year of its worst drought on record. Unless residents can cut their daily water use to 50 litres per person, city authorities estimate that […]

First locally-made biogas generator delivered

Sustain Power delivered the first locally manufactured biogas combined heat and power (CHP) generator to Ibert, a local biogas company, for use at an abattoir near Pretoria recently. Manufactured with the assistance of Unique Hydra in Cape Town, the 220 kW CHP generator is a waste-to-energy converter, fueled by organic waste such as agricultural waste, […]

New cloud infrastructure offering for local data centres

Teraco, a vendor-neutral colocation data centre, has announced the availability of Amazon Web Services (AWS) Direct Connect through its Johannesburg JB1 and Cape Town CT1 data centres. It will enable customers to directly access AWS services in AWS infrastructure Regions around the world, with the benefit of consistent network performance, and reduced bandwidth costs. AWS […]

Incubators launched in Cape Town and Lagos

Pan-African entrepreneurial training programme, seed fund, and incubator Mest has launched two new incubator spaces in Cape Town, South Africa and Lagos, Nigeria as the programme continues to expand beyond its headquarters in Accra, Ghana. The spaces will cater to everyone from startup founders and teams, to investors and corporate executives, as well as offer co-working. […]

Energy minister calls on City of Cape Town to engage

  In an interview on Friday 4 August 2017 with EE Publishers investigative editor Chris Yelland, Energy Minister Mmamobolo Kubayi confirmed that the Department of Energy (DoE) and the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) has been served with court papers by the City of Cape Town demanding the right of the City to […]

SANEA energy rendezvous, Cape Town

  The South African National Energy Association (SANEA) will host its next Cape Town-based Energy Rendezvous on 26 July 2017 at 18h00. Addressing the topic “How will my research change the world?”, four post graduate students will present their approach, methodology and status of their research: Mbali Mabaso: Scaling energy systems analysis Durgaprasad Madras Rajaraman […]

Desalination plant to be installed at Koeberg Power Station

  Eskom is planning to install a desalination plant at the Koeberg nuclear power station. The objective of this project is to reduce Koeberg’s dependency on, and consumption of, municipal water supplied by the City of Cape Town for use at the power station.  Eskom will initially use a mobile desalination unit to supply the […]