Innovations Southern Africa Top Stories 

Minister Mantashe hands over IeC to the Qamata community

The South African Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Mr Gwede Mantashe handed over the Integrated Energy Centre (IeC) to the Thembisile Hani IeC Co-operative in the Qamata community of the Eastern Cape Province. The department, in partnership with PetroSA, has established the IeC to enhance access to affordable and sustainable energy services, job creation and stimulate rural enterprise development.

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Innovations Rest Of World Top Stories 

Innovative solar technology wins at Edison Awards

USA – Arrow Electronics and We Care Solar, a not for profit organisation, won the 2019 Edison Award for Social Innovation for their Solar Suitcase 3.0, a portable and durable power system that provides sustainable energy for around-the-clock, effective obstetric care in remote and off-grid maternal health facilities around the world. The Solar Suitcase, developed by We Care Solar, was named winner in the category of Humanitarian Technology. With more than one billion people living without electricity around the world and about 300,000 women dying in childbirth, often turned away…

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Investing North Africa Top Stories Uncategorized 

President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi Discusses Egypt’s Energy Future

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi recently met with Mr Adnan Z. Amin, Director-General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and discussed Egypt’s remarkable progress in the pursuit of large-scale renewable energy deployment and identified areas in which bilateral cooperation can be strengthened.

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Southern Africa Top Stories 

GE Whitepaper Explores Sub-Saharan Africa Energy Transmission Future

GE Power has released a whitepaper on “Digitization of Energy Transmission & Distribution in Africa”. The paper explores the opportunities and challenges faced in Sub-Saharan Africa as the new future of energy and electrification emerges. The paper also looks at the role of smart technology to transform grids as they continue to reflect the changes in the way energy is generated, distributed, traded, managed and stored.

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