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Band-It makes inroads into Africa thanks to its global presence

Band-It makes inroads into Africa thanks to its global presence

  The Band-It product range is distributed locally by Banding & Identification (ID) Solutions Africa, which represented the continent at a global sales conference organised by Band-It UK in October 2017. Here Sales Director Rosa Dos Remendos and Senior Sales Representative Matthew Campbell outlined how Ultra-Lok® has played such a key role in combating cable

Africa Prize finalists use engineering to solve local health, energy, education and resource challenges

The inventors of a device that detects malaria without drawing blood, a cheap and sustainable recycling method to recover precious metals, an innovative smart meter that gives consumers more control over energy use and a textbook-sized science lab for kids are the four engineering innovators chosen as finalists for the prestigious 2018 Africa Prize for

High cost of cybercrime in Africa cause for concern

African businesses need to prioritise data protection and enhance enterprise security to mitigate the high cost of cyberattacks. Ken Munyi, Country Manager at iWayAfrica Kenya (inset) says the millions of cyberattacks that take place every year across the continent are cause for concern, particularly for Africa’s larger economies such as South Africa and Nigeria, as

Life-style diseases: Africa needs new technologies

    The African continent is characterised by a population in the process of transition. As more and more people experience a change in lifestyle, embracing the Western way of life as opposed to more traditional customs, so too are they more exposed to a number of chronic conditions and illnesses that were less of

Ashden Awards announces shortlist for the sustainable energy pioneers of 2018

Twelve cucutting-edgerganisations working on the frontline of sustainable energy in the fields of health, cities and buildings, finance, energy access, mobility and powering business have been shortlisted for the 2018 International Ashden Awards. The Ashden Awards are a globally recognised measure of excellence in the field of sustainable energy and winners receive tailored support to help scale up their work and a prize of up

LG’s Signature Kitchen Suite Pro Range Oven, LG CineBeam Laser 4K Recognized

Leading consumer electronics manufacturer, LG Electronics received 21 honours at this year’s Red Dot Design Awards, one of the world’s top three design awards alongside iF Design Awards and IDEA (International Design Excellence Awards)., two The ultra-premium built-in Signature Kitchen Suite Pro Range oven and the high-end LG CineBeam Laser 4K projector – which were

Life is on for Gwakwani Village

For a community in deep rural Limpopo, a successful and on-going partnership between the University of Johannesburg’s (UJ) Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Science (Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment) and Schneider Electric South Africa has ensured that the Gwakwani Village has had access to basic services through sustainable interventions. Gwakwani is a

Africa: £250,000 up for grabs in competition to stimulate off-grid cold chain technology

The Global LEAP Off-Grid Cold Chain Challenge (OGCCC) – a competition to develop innovative and energy-efficient off-grid cold storage technology – has launched in Nairobi, Kenya. Part of the UK Department for International Development’s (DfID)’s Ideas to Impact programme, the OGCCC will offer £250,000 in prizes for off-grid cold chain technologies deployed in select Sub-Saharan African countries. Cold storage facilities are a

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