How smart models can make solar and wind energy more reliable

South Africa’s shift to renewable energy is moving at a slow pace, however there are some small communities which have already been integrated into renewables and are predicted to be the future of energy. Communities in the remote areas of the country have opted for...

Water crisis solution lies in infrastructure management

The water crisis in the Western and Eastern Cape regions is a stark reminder that South Africa is a water-scarce country. Businesses and individuals have responded to pleas from local government to reduce consumption but damaged pipes are still resulting in the loss...

Technology benefits are not felt equally by everyone

Simon McCullough, major channel account manager at F5 Networks, asks whether tech companies could do more to ensure everyone benefits from the fruits of innovation. Across the world, countless digital divides between rich and poor nations are emerging, stoking stark...

Internet inclusion and its transformative power in Africa 

The recently-released Internet Inclusive Index: Bridging Digital Divides report – commissioned by Facebook and compiled by The Economist – gives South Africa the number one ranking on the African continent, and 71st globally, for Internet inclusivity and access to...

High performance, smart hospitals in Africa

The next generation of healthcare buildings will be very different from the hospitals, clinics and general practitioner (GP) surgeries we are familiar with today. By Laura Swanepoel, head of healthcare, building services at WSP in Africa A revolution in building...

News ways to drive energy efficiency in the data centre

Reducing energy consumption in South Africa is a national imperative. Hyperscalers currently investing in South Africa, and those planning on doing so in the future will have to take this into consideration when designing their facilities. By Sameer Cassim, R&D...

African businesses could become obsolete

If African businesses do not adapt to the fourth industrial revolution (4th IR), they will become obsolete. At the very least, they will become isolated and unable to compete globally. This is according to Dr Gustav Rohde, chief operating officer of Aurecon, speaking...

Rethinking the value of infrastructure in SA

The National Development Plan (NDP) notes that to “achieve sustainable and inclusive growth by 2030, South Africa needs to invest in a strong network of economic infrastructure”. By Mathieu du Plooy, MD of WSP, Africa As we are a little more than a decade away from...

The future for Africa’s power utilities

A new study into the future of African power utilities and the challenges they face has highlighted four possible scenarios of what the continent’s energy sector will look like by the year 2030. In the whitepaper, titled: “The Future of Energy and Power Utilities in...

What’s the future for Africa’s power utilities?

A new study into the future of African power utilities and the challenges they face has highlighted four possible scenarios of what the continent’s energy sector will look like by the year 2030. In the whitepaper, titled: “The Future of Energy and Power Utilities in...

Taking a commercial property off the water grid

Growthpoint Properties has successfully taken a sizeable South African commercial building completely off the municipal water grid. The District, in the heart of Woodstock in Cape Town, has become Growthpoint’s first “water net-positive” building. It is also the first...

Blockchain to measure conservation efforts

ixo Foundation, the non-profit open-source software development foundation that is building the ixo Blockchain for Impac’, has partnered with the Seneca Park Zoo Society to measure impact for global conservation projects and develop funding flows for zoos and...

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