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Extended assortment of mean well products

EXTENDED ASSORTMENT OF MEAN WELL PRODUCTS This article was provided  by Transfer Multisort Elektronik Sp. z o.o. Over the last decades, Mean Well has become one of the most recognisable global providers of power supply modules and converters. However, its product range also includes a broad selection of other solutions, such as KNX equipment for […]

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Africa’s immense energy potential

Africa’s immense energy potential

Africa’s immense energy potential With parts of Africa grappling with access to electricity, the energy sector provides great opportunity. European countries have been vocal about plans to boost clean, smart, and secure investments in Africa’s energy sector, with the European Union’s Global Gateway Initiative aiming to mobilise more than €150 billion across the continent by

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It is possible that Africa’s industrials can decarbonise, lower energy costs and increase reliability all at the same time. Image credit: Wärtsilä Energy

How Africa can decarbonise

How Africa can decarbonise  It is possible that Africa’s industrials can decarbonise, lower energy costs and increase reliability all at the same time.    By Ella Teperi.   In African countries, particularly those with a well-developed industrial sector, a significant portion of energy production may come from the industry’s own power plants. This is especially true

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Connecting with locals in Africa is the name of the new tourism game

Connecting with locals in Africa is the name of the new tourism game The time is ripe for local establishments to tap into socially conscious and sustainable tourism as travellers seek more meaningful interactions during their luxury holidays, industry experts say. These kinds of encounters – doing good while enjoying authentically South African experiences –

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Energy agreement underscores urgency to connect Africa’s power pools

Energy agreement underscores urgency to connect Africa’s power pools The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD) signed an agreement last week aimed at supporting African countries in their efforts to achieve the African Union’s Agenda 2063 and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 7 to ensure access to affordable,

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To understand Africa better, spend time on the ground

To understand Africa better, spend time on the ground When you want to expand your company’s footprint into Africa, or you are interested in investing in Africa, there is only one way to get all the relevant information: spend time on the ground. By Leon Louw owner of WhyAfrica and editor of the WhyAfrica magazine.   

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Cobre’s Kitlanya West copper project in Botswana is WhyAfrica’s Pick Of The Week

Cobre’s Kitlanya West copper project in Botswana is WhyAfrica’s Pick Of The Week Ongoing Aircore (AC) and shallow Reverse Circulation (RC) drilling at Cobre’s 100% owned Kitlanya West (KITW) project in the Kalahari Copper Belt (KCB) of Botswana have identified a consistent 2.5 x 1 km copper anomaly associated with the Tlou fold target. Interpretation

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Private equity crucial for Africa’s economic resurgence

Private equity crucial for Africa’s economic resurgence  Few regions have felt the impact of global economic ructions to the degree that countries in sub-Saharan Africa have.   By Bryan Turner, Partner, Spear Capital  Let’s not try and gloss over reality. The global economy has had a tough few years. A global pandemic was followed by supply

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Egypt the first African country to issue a bond in Chinese capital markets

Egypt the first African country to issue a bond in Chinese capital markets The government of Egypt plans to issue a green bond in the Chinese capital markets by end of June this year. The Green Panda Bond with a face value of USD500-million will be issued in Chinese Renminbi. This will be the first

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International tourists return to South Africa

International tourists return to South Africa The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has revealed positive signs of recovery for the South African Travel & Tourism sector with travellers heading back to its major cities. The report, researched in partnership with Oxford Economics, analysed key indicators such as Travel & Tourism’s direct contribution to GDP,

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Africa set to outperform the world in economic growth

Africa set to outperform the world in economic growth  Africa is set to outperform the rest of the world in economic growth over the next two years, with real gross domestic product (GDP) averaging around 4% in 2023 and 2024. According to a report by the African Development Bank Group titled Africa’s Macroeconomic Performance and

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Tourism: The Engine of Growth

Tourism: The Engine of Growth The inaugural Tourism Business Council of South Africa Leadership Conference got under way at Sun City, in the North-West Province of South Africa yesterday. The two-day Leadership Conference is a gathering of industry stakeholders from the private and public sectors, thought leaders and academics. It is taking place under the

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ReconAfrica completes drilling at third well in Kavango

ReconAfrica completes drilling at third well in Kavango Oil and gas company Reconnaissance Energy Africa and its joint venture partner NAMCOR (the state oil company of Namibia) recently announced that they have successfully reached total depth of the third stratigraphic test well in the Kavango basin of Namibia. According to a statement by ReconAfrica the

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Why SA companies should measure ESD programmes

Why SA companies should measure ESD programmes Despite the optimism with which corporate companies in South Africa developed ESD strategies, they have not always invested in analysing the impact in terms of desired outcomes. By Mpopi Khupe, Executive Director at Zevoli Growth Partners Corporate South Africa’s funding of Enterprise and Supplier Development (ESD) initiatives is

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NamPower and solar central to Namibia’s mining future

NamPower and solar central to Namibia’s mining future At a time when renewable energy, ESG reporting, climate change and water supply dominate mining discussions, it is interesting to try and find out which way exploration companies in Africa (those that are likely to operate producing mines soon) are heading in terms of energy and water

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Increasing complexity raises bar for rock engineering

Increasing complexity raises bar for rock engineering With the world’s most accessible mineral deposits already discovered and developed, extraction conditions are becoming progressively more difficult – making rock engineering more demanding. By William Joughin, Ed Saunders, and Diane Walker of SRK Consulting In open pits, slopes are often required to be steeper, with increased production

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Biodiversity: Africa’s greatest asset

Biodiversity: Africa’s greatest asset The degradation of natural ecosystems and the loss of biodiversity in poor African countries could destroy the foundations for future growth, writes Leon Louw, founder and editor of WhyAfrica   According to a World Bank Group paper titled Unlocking Nature-Smart Development, there is sufficient evidence to prove that nature loss is capable of erasing recent

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Road reconstruction rolled out in SA’s Eastern Cape

Road reconstruction rolled out in SA’s Eastern Cape A project to upgrade the road infrastructure in the Kouga Local Municipality of the Eastern Cape province in South Africa got underway recently. The Kouga Local Municipality has embarked on a project to reconstruct and resurface 27 priority gravel roads in nine towns that fall under its

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Water management key to Kenya’s mining sector

Water management key to Kenya’s mining sector Kenya’s mining industry, which generated an estimated Ksh22.7- billion in 2020, is expected to grow as more operators are set to begin production next year. The western part of Kenya is undoubtedly going to attract large-scale gold mining in 2022 after Shanta Gold, a mining company with operations

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Morocco’s phosphate exports surge on global price rally

Morocco’s phosphate exports surge on global price rally Export revenue from Morocco’s phosphate sector has surged on the back of weak supply, strong demand, and as a result, a global rally in prices.   This article was first published by Oxford Economics Africa   According to data from the Office des Changes (ODC), export revenues from phosphates

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Full life cycle monitoring of TSF by satellite

Full life cycle monitoring of TSF by satellite Satellite imagery is a flexible and cost-effective means of monitoring tailings storage facility sites (TSF) over the full life cycle, writes Sonja Goosen (Managing Director) and Nicolaas Steenkamp (Earth Observation Manager) from Pinkmatter Solutions, South Africa. Sponsored article Satellite imagery change detection and monitoring meets the six

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