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Admire Moyo

Admire Moyo is ITWeb's senior news journalist.

Renewables industry blasts Eskom

22 Jul 2016Eskom is concerned private power producers will undermine its revenue streams.

The power utility decides not to sign any power purchase agreements with private producers after the current round is finalised.

Upington airport goes green

22 Jul 2016ACSA aims to complete solar plants at all six of its regional airports at an estimated total cost of R90 million.

Transport minister Dipuo Peters today unveiled a solar plant to power Upington International Airport.

Govts step up Google user data requests

21 Jul 2016In the second half of 2015, Google received more than 40 000 requests for data related to more than 81 000 user accounts.

Demands for user data related to search engine traffic increased 29% from 2014 to 2015, says the Internet search giant.

SAA, Mango take green flights to the skies

20 Jul 2016The SAA and Mango flights carried 300 passengers from Johannesburg to Cape Town on Boeing 737-800s.

The airliners operate Africa's first sustainable-fuelled flights powered with tobacco-based biofuels.

SA rolls out robotic ARV dispenser

19 Jul 2016Antiretroviral therapy transformed HIV infection from a progressive, typically fatal infection to a chronic disease that can persist for many decades.

The machine drastically reduces the time spent in queues by patients waiting to receive their monthly dose of life-saving drugs.

Bill Gates lauds African tech start-ups

18 Jul 2016Young people are better at driving innovation, because they are not locked in by the limits of the past, says Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates.

The billionaire and philanthropist commends African entrepreneurs for creating thousands of businesses and changing lives.

Eskom decommissions Klipheuwel Wind Farm

18 Jul 2016The Klipheuwel Wind Farm provided an excellent platform for learning about renewable technology, says Eskom.

For the past 13 years, the plant served as a research facility for wind energy technology and contributed 3MW to the Eskom plant mix.

Armscor plays down hack

15 Jul 2016Hacktivists claiming to be linked to Anonymous breached the Web site of the South African government-owned arms supplier this week.

The South African government-owned arms supplier says no classified information was accessed by hackers who compromised its site.

Virtual reality to capture wildlife migration

15 Jul 2016The great wildlife migration sees three million wildebeest and nearly a million gazelle and zebra grit through a multi-country trek for food.

A South African cinematic virtual reality studio heads to Kenya to create a short form, narrated wildlife documentary.

Vodacom suffers data outage

15 Jul 2016Vodacom this morning suffered data connectivity issues which left subscribers in Gauteng, Limpopo and Mpumalanga offline.

The mobile network operator has resolved connectivity issues experienced by customers this morning.

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