Daily Archives: April 8, 2013

“Small and mini hydro will need to be an integral part of the future energy mix in Africa.”

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“The time for a sustainable use of renewables is now. We do not have a choice. Clean energy is the way to go.”

Exclusive interview with Engineer Martin Manuhwa, Managing Director of ZAIDG, Zimbabwe and speaker at the upcoming Clean Power Africa conference. read more

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“With over 600 hundred referenced sites across the globe Clean Power Africa offers us an opportunity to share our experiences.”

“To help ordinary people in Africa have a better quality of life.” read more

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“The implementation of an energy management system aligned to ISO 50001 is critical to capacitate industry in managing its energy efficiently.”

Interview with Alf Hartzenburg, Senior Project Manager Western Cape – Industrial Energy Efficiency Project, National Cleaner Production Centre of SA, CSIR and speaker in the Large Power Users track at the upcoming African Utility Week.  He will speak on the ISO 50001 Energy Management Standard. read more

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“Much is said of Inga but Ethiopia has the potential to become a major regional supplier.”

Interview with Paul Runge, Managing Director, Africa Project Access.  Paul will chair two hydropower sessions during the upcoming Clean Power Africa in Cape Town in May. read more

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“Solar investors, project developers and EPCs are shifting from a short term cost per Watt focus to a more accurate measure of a system’s value based on the levelized cost of electricity, expressed as cost per kilowatt hour.”

Exclusive interview with StephanPadlewski, Market & Program Leader at DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions.  DuPont is a silver sponsor at the upcoming Clean Power Africa.  A DuPont specialist will also address the solar conference session on:  “Know What is in Your Modules – Materials Matter”. read more

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“The demand for electrical energy in many African countries is growing rapidly, requiring both supply and demand solutions.”

Exclusive interview with Dudley Miller, vice-president energy business unit, Schneider Electric South Africa – who are gold sponsors again at African Utility Week. read more

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“Water utilities have come to realise there is an urgent need to conserve energy if they want to break even.”

Interview with Sarah M. Tibatemwa, Africa Director at the International Water Association and speaker in the water track at African Utility Week 2013. read more

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MTN Uganda Voted as the best Mobile Telephone Service provider of the year

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NEW SEED LEGISLATION SPELLS DISASTER FOR SMALL FARMERS IN AFRICA

Civil society organisations from the SADC region, and around the world have condemned the SADC draft Protocol for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (Plant Breeders’ Rights) as spelling disaster for small farmers and food security in the region. These groups, representing millions of farmers in Africa and around the world have submitted their concerns to the SADC Secretariat. They are calling for the rejection of the Protocol and urgent consultations with farmers, farmer movements and civil society before it’s too late. read more

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US Food Seminar to Explore Diversifying the Southern African Food Basket

On Thursday, 18 April 2013, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and a consortium of U.S. food and ingredient producers will host a food seminar in Sandton. read more

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How the Western Cape’s largest electricity consumer saved R90 million in one year

African Utility Week to give insight into large power users’ challenges read more

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IMF Executive Board Completes Second Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement for Malawi and Approves US$19.6 Million Disbursement

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Mali gives away its .ML domain names for free

BEIJING /PRNewswire/ — Mali became the first African nation to announce it will give its domains for free. Today the Dot ML Registry published the launch schedule for the .ML top level domain space.  Dot ML – the Mali domain name – will be operated by the Agence des Technologies de l’Information et de la Communication (AGETIC) as a generic, unrestricted, clean and global TLD focusing on individuals and businesses in- and outside Mali. read more

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