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Future Options to Store Energy near Cape Town’s City Centre

Electric power arrived at Cape Town around 1900 with the construction of a coal-fired, steam-driven power station located near the Victoria and Alfred dockyard area. The location offered 2-advantages in that the power station was close to the unloading area of coal ships that could sail from Durban. The second advantage was that close proximity to the sea allowed for seawater cooling of the exhaust-steam condensers. For several years, City of Cape Town owned that power station that closed in 1965 and ended electric trolleybus operation in the city.

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Kenya: International Air Arrivals on Steady Growth Curve

Forecast urges aviation sector stakeholders to open up the skies.

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Swedish Steel Prize 2017 finalists lead the way with innovative design concepts​

/INS.Truly innovative design concepts pushing utilization of high-strength steels to the limits characterize this year’s four finalists for the Swedish Steel Prize. The winner will be announced at a ceremony in Stockholm on May 11.

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Despite a bold agenda for change, South African business executives claim organizations are not “change agile,” new Mercer study finds

Mercer’s study shares insights from over 7,500 perspectives globally, 462 of these in South Africa, and compares the views of senior business executives, HR leaders, and employees from organizations around the world

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Business Pivotal to Addressing Structural Inefficiencies in the Continent

Currently intra-Africa trade stands at a mere 12% compared with about 40% in North America and about 60% in Western Europe

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An Option for Energy Efficiency and Water Production at Cape Town

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The thermal capacity of seawater off Cape Town’s coast can be applied to reduce the energy consumption of commercial scale refrigerators and air-conditioners as well as sustain the energy efficient operation of refrigeration-based technology that extracts potable water from humid air.

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Teraco raises R1.2 billion in debt funding for further investment into South African data centres

South Africa, Teraco, Africa’s largest carrier & cloud neutral colocation data centre and home to NAPAfrica, Africa’s largest Internet exchange point (IXP), today announced that it has raised a medium term funding facility from Absa amounting to R1.2 billion.

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South Africa to strengthen investment relation with Ghana and Nigeria.

South Africa will be strengthening its investment relation with Ghana and Nigeria as the country’s department of trade and industry recognizes Ghana and Nigeria as strategic partners within the West Africa region. In this regards, the dti will send a business delegation on a Trade and Investment Mission to Accra, Ghana and Lagos, Nigeria from 20-25 March 2017 with the objective to identify and create export markets for South African value-added products and services while creating business partnerships between business communities of the respective countries. Sectors to be focused on by the mission includes Agro- Processing; Electro-technical; Infrastructure, Mining and Capital Equipment.

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World Economic Forum selects Rapelang Rabana as a Young Global Leader 2017

Rapelang Rabana

Today the World Economic Forum announces its newest cohort of 100 ‘Young Global Leaders’ from around the world. Rapelang Rabana, internationally renowned entrepreneur and CEO of Rekindle Learning, is among the 100 nominated distinguished leaders under the age of 40 being honoured this year.

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A Boost for African Innovation

BY MALAIKA KAMAU

Launch of a School for Design Thinking at the University of Cape Town introduces a new way of problem solving and solution finding for business and government.

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