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Fibre solution aids communication

By: Halima Frost     3rd December 2021 Multinational network operator Paratus Zambia is rolling out its fibre and microwave links to cover the Copperbelt mining area and is extending coverage to the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Paratus Zambia country manager Marius van Vuuren tells Mining Weekly that the... 

Eskom estimates Bedfordview electricity supply will be restored by Dec 4

By: Marleny Arnoldi     2nd December 2021 State-owned power utility Eskom is making progress with repairs to a damaged cable that caused electricity supply interruptions at the Bedfordview substation and expects to fully restore supply by December 4. Eskom reports that it has started working on the second joint, after successfully... 

Going green with a multi-pronged approach

1st December 2021 Local food and beverage factory upgrades slashes carbon footprint Reducing carbon footprint, cutting down on energy spend and building sustainable businesses have become priority goals for businesses across the globe, but arguably nowhere more so than in South Africa. Rising energy costs,... 

Metrorail in recovery mode after vandals cripple embattled rail service in Cape Town

By: News24Wire      30th November 2021 Metrorail teams have started recovery operations in Cape Town after fibre optic cables were vandalised which resulted in the cancellation of services. "The lines were vandalised but they are telecom lines with no copper whatsoever," said its acting spokesperson, Nana Zenani. 

Eskom estimates it will take four or five days to restore power to Bedfordview following cable theft

By: Schalk Burger     30th November 2021 State-owned power utility Eskom on November 30 said an attempted cable theft incident has affected supply to the Bedfordview substation, which supplies the City of Ekurhuleni’s (CoE's) Bedfordview customers. Given the extent of the damage, it may take four to five days to restore supply. 

Parliament passes energy Bills

By: Esmarie Iannucci     29th November 2021 The federal Parliament at the end of last week endorsed a package of new laws which will support the development of Australia’s offshore energy industry and deliver new jobs and investment in offshore windfarms and transmission projects. The three bills, which passed the final stage in the... 

ITA, Paratus connects East Angola to rest of the world

By: Creamer Media Reporter      26th November 2021 Internet Technologies Angola (ITA) has launched its first broadband Internet service in Moxico, in Angola. The new service by ITA, which is part of the Paratus Group, covers more than 1 000 km, from Lobito, in Benguela province, linking across the central plateau through the Huambo and Bié... 

Recycled rubber can reduce environmental impact

By: Nadine Ramdass     26th November 2021 Recycled rubber manufacturer Xtyre Global provides patented products made from recycled tyres that can replace wood and plastic products, particularly in the industrial environment. Xtyre Global notes that its rubber pallets and safety products are ideal for the mining industry’s harsh conditions... 

IFC partners with Liquid Intelligent Technologies to boost Africa’s digital infrastructure

By: Natasha Odendaal     26th November 2021 World Bank Group member IFC has entered into a partnership with independent fibre and digital services provider Liquid Intelligent Technologies to increase digital connectivity and inclusion in Africa and to support the region’s growing digital ecosystem. The partnership aims to expand data... 

WIOCC secures $80m equity capital raise

By: Creamer Media Reporter      25th November 2021 A new multimillion-dollar capital raise will enable WIOCC to accelerate its growth across Africa while introducing a new investor into the company. Verdant Capital advised WIOCC on an $80-million equity capital raise, $75-million of which was invested by CAPE IV, a fund managed by African private... 

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