Green IT

US firm Vantage dwarfs Teraco in Africa’s biggest data centre race

Vantage Data Centres announces the beginning of construction on its new R15 billion state‐of‐the‐art data centre campus in Johannesburg.


Government positions Gauteng as Africa’s e-mobility hub

Public transport and roads infrastructure MEC Jacob Mamabolo says Gauteng plans to create a connected and integrated transport system.


UN gives the nod to African alternative energy solution for mobile networks

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization has recognised South African NEC XON’s alternative energy Hybrid Storage Solution.


President commits to ‘green’ industrialisation, EV production

The country will decommission and repurpose coal-fired power stations and invest in new low-carbon generation capacity, says president Cyril Ramaphosa.


Offshore wind energy could be a reality for SA

SA’s coastline needs to be recognised as a valuable energy resource, but must balance environmental and marine protection, say industry players.


Smart technologies complementary to SA’s National Infrastructure Plan

The country's National Infrastructure Plan is focused on delivering critical energy, transport, water and digital communications through a plan that is linked to the National Development Plan, says Sivi Moodley, CEO of Macrocomm.


More South Africans see merits of electric vehicles

South Africans in the market for a car are developing an increased appetite for electric vehicles, with some planning a purchase in the next five years, says AutoTrader.

4 Oct

Tesla exceeds target despite supply chain constraints

The Elon Musk-owned electric vehicle manufacturer hits a sales record in the third quarter, with over 241 000 cars delivered.


Motsepe-backed fund pumps R37.8m into Sun Exchange

The latest investment enables Sun Exchange to continue scaling its success using its crowd-based solar leasing platform in Sub-Saharan Africa.

29 Sep

ZTE, China Mobile, NR Electric jointly release industry's first end-to-end 5G TSN deterministic network to empower green grids

ZTE, China Mobile and NR Electric jointly release what they say is the industry's first end-to-end 5G TSN deterministic network.


Sakhumnotho takes stake in EV firm Everlectric

The investment firm enters into a binding agreement to acquire up to 30% of local electric vehicle company Everlectric.

27 Sep

Alviva struggles to meet demand as global chip shortage bites

The worldwide shortage of processors and components significantly restricted the group’s ability to satisfy its customers’ demands for products.