Research and Development

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Op-Ed: How the Nigerian power sector can exploit 4IR

The application of 4IR presents the Nigerian power sector to jump from traditional metering to smart meters, writes Ify Malo CEO of CleanTech Hub.

Western Cape design project nominated for top global design award

A Western Cape housing design project that incorporates water saving and off-grid energy use is in the running for a prestigious $85,000 award.

Russia’s floating nuclear power plant prepares for operation

The floating power unit Akademik Lomonosov has arrived at the port of its permanent location in Russia's Far East, where it is being docked to start operations by the end of this year.
battery technology

New battery technology to charge EVs 100 times faster than superchargers

A new carbon-ion battery technology, developed by ZapGo Ltd, is expected to charge an electric vehicle 100 times faster than existing battery technologies.

Innovative thinking marks Africa jobs manifesto

Innovative thinking about Africa’s conventional employment issues is what marks the AfDB's new policy research document launched this month.
electrical conduit pipe market

Electrical conduit pipe market to grow by 5%

A report by Persistence Market Research estimate the electrical conduit pipe market to grow by 5% CAGR in 2029, due to investment in smart grid projects.

Webinar 22 October: What is South Africa’s position in the electric...

Join this webinar to gain more insights into South Africa’s current eletric vehicle status and what the future holds for this market.
SAB

SAB agricultural centre brewing emerging farmers

SAB opened an R80 million agricultural R&D facility to pilot farming techniques, technology and crop varieties to accelerate agricultural in South Africa.
Vodacom Tanzania

Vodacom Tanzania unveils digital programme to support startups

Vodacom Tanzania and Smart Lab have launched a programme that intends to help early-stage and growth-stage technology startups become profitable businesses.
Bushveld Complex

Geologists to conduct scientific drilling in the Bushveld Complex

Geologists from South Africa and Germany will conduct scientific drilling in the Bushveld Complex, which hosts a range of rare metals.

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