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Guy Copans

Guy Copans

Solar geyser target intact, but financing and regulatory challenges persist

27th March 2009 There was much enthusiasm at the beginning of 2008 for the mass deployment of solar water heaters (SWHs) to deal with South Africa’s then obvious power constraints. But as demand has slowed and the system has seemingly stabilised, that enthusiasm seems to have ebbed somewhat and there are... 

One-million solar geyser target intact, but financing and regulatory challenges persist

27th March 2009 There was much enthusiasm at the beginning of 2008 for the mass deployment of solar water heaters’ (SWHs) to deal with South Africa’s then obvious power constraints. But as demand has slowed and the system has seemingly stabilised, that enthusiasm seems to have ebbed somewhat and there are... 

Migration from card-based access solutions to fingerprint biometrics

13th March 2009 The commercial and industrial division of Reutech Solutions, part of the Reunert Group of companies, says it has seen a significant interest and migration from card-based access solutions to fingerprint biometrics in the past three years. Reutech Solutions specialises in integrated resource... 

Audio restoration system introduced to South Africa

13th March 2009 An audio restoration, noise suppression and audio processing system that removes background noise without damaging the desired audio or introducing unwanted side-effects and artefacts has been introduced to South Africa through UK-based audio restoration specialists Cedar Audio.  

Auctioning mineral assets is way to go, says adviser to Liberia

6th March 2009 Former Mintek CEO and one-time Department of Minerals and Energy official Dr Paul Jourdan played a role in making the South African government the custodian of mineral rights in South Africa. Until the new regime was enforced, mineral rights were the preserve of the private sector in South... 

Oil giant launches premium fuel brand in SA

27th February 2009 Petroleum company Shell South Africa has announced the launch of the new V-Power 95 premium fuel brand in the South African market.  

Cape company manufactures world's largest colour-changing LED floor

20th February 2009 Cape Town-based light manufacturer Kubik has manufactured a colour-changing light-,emitting diodes (LED ) floor which, at 95m², is the largest of its kind in the world.  

Largest solar heating system in Africa installed at Gaborone Sun Hotel

20th February 2009 The biggest solar heating system installed at any hotel in Africa has been installed at the Gaborone Sun Hotel in Botswana.  

Artificer seeks patent for mud-house innovation

13th February 2009 Prolific inventor Richard Kgwahla has invented a new building unit for mud houses that is stackable and offers a protective layer that ensures that mud is not washed away by rain. 

Digital fingerprint technology emerging as a business tool

13th February 2009 Digital biometric fingerprint technology from biometric identity management solutions company Ideco is rapidly gaining popularity in the South African business environment, with identity being used as an important business tool, says Ideco Biometric Security Solutions MD Gary Jones. 

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