Category archives for: Technology

Connectivity solutions bring farming into 21st century

Zimbabwe agric

by AKANI CHAUKE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – CUSTOMISED internet of things (IoT) has been identified as the solution to the growing trend of livestock theft and provide farmers with tools enabling them conserve water without compromising productivity. This has emerged from the National Maize Producers’ Organisation (NAMPO), a significant annual gathering of food producers and […]

ICT investment, partnership key to fuelling Africa’s digital growth

LI PENG President: Huawei Southern Africa Region

By LI PENG President: Huawei Southern Africa Region RAPID advancements in information communications technologies (ICT) over the past 20 years have substantially altered the ways in which people live, work, play and interact with one another. The World Bank’s World Development Report shows that ICT has a positive effect on a country’s economy, with a […]

Potential ‘Marikana’ feared in renewable energy sector

Solar

by ALICESTINE OCTOBER in Cape Town CAPE TOWN, (CAJ News) – FAILURE to include and inform local communities about multibillion-rand renewable energy projects could result in deadly protests, experts have warned the continent. The warning came as enabling economic transformation and job creation through energy generation projects came under the spotlight at the African Utility […]

Expert forecasts collapse of South Africa’s energy grid

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by STAFF REPORTER CAPE TOWN, (CAJ News) – WHILE the beleaguered South African power utility, Eskom, projects playing a bigger role in the continent, an energy expert has painted a dire picture for the company and the possible collapse of the country’s energy grid. Eskom featured prominently in a roadmap for South Africa’s energy future […]

Tech-savvy firms thrive in booming SA construction sector

business growth

by MTHULISI SIBANDA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SOUTH Africa’s construction firms are leveraging technology to boost competitiveness in a sector enjoying vast opportunities with the government’s increasing investment in the supply and rejuvenation of basic infrastructure. Some of the commitment by governments include the signing of 27 renewable energy projects, which are expected to create […]

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