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Drakenstein Municipality first in Africa to implement pioneering green electricity technology by Schneider Electric

Drakenstein Municipality first in Africa to implement pioneering green electricity technology by Schneider Electric

Drakenstein Municipality in the Western Cape province of South Africa has become the first municipality in Africa and South Africa, and the third in the world to implement specific, cutting-edge green electricity technology. It has adopted Schneider Electric’s green RM AirSeT air-powered ring main unit, which will reduce the Municipality’s carbon footprint by using pure

Masdar and Africa50 Join Forces to Accelerate Clean Energy Transition Across Africa

By Opondo Henry   Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company PJSC – Masdar has announced a partnership with Africa50, the pan-African infrastructure investment platform to identify, fast-track and scale clean energy projects across the continent. The UAE’s clean energy champion has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Africa50 which will work to bridge the infrastructure

Niyel Sparks Vital Dialogue on Policy Opportunities and Challenges for Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Africa

Niyel, a leading international impact-driven campaign, advocacy, and African public affairs firm, played a pivotal role in strengthening public policy and advocacy as one of the core organisers of the inaugural AfricAI Conference 2023. The conference, themed “Advancing Responsible and Open AI Ecosystems in Africa,” provided a platform for thought leaders, policymakers, researchers, and civil society representatives

DNA repair test takes ‘hit and miss’ out of chemotherapy

A personalised test that tells how well chemotherapy, radiotherapy or gene therapy will work on individual patients is now approved for UK, US, EU and Japanese patents. It will give many people with serious diseases like cancer, heart disease, HIV and cystic fibrosis the choice to opt out of gruelling rounds of treatment that, for

EY builds data science capacity in-house with Zindi

EY South Africa has this week announced the winners of the EY Data Science Competition, an exciting internal event run on Zindi to encourage learning and development in the AI and data science space. The objective of this challenge was to create machine learning models that use open-source CO2 emissions data (from Sentinel-5P satellite observations)

Africa Prize announces finalists for the continent’s largest engineering innovation award

Scalable engineering innovations were created to address high gas prices by retrofitting motorbikes to run on batteries; easily diagnose and treat uterine health issues without anaesthetic; recycle lithium-ion laptop batteries into power packs for affordable electricity; and connect local communities through a digital rescue network to form community policing groups; have been selected as finalists