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South Africa needs to embrace new power technologies, not only to save us from Eskom’s load shedding
The traditional first column of the year is usually a prediction of the events and trends to expect this year. I’ll give it to you in a sentence, then focus on the unfortunate reality in South Africa where the tech we need to focus on is somewhat more prosaic but infinitely necessary: solar.
Toby Shapshak chats to key players in SA’s solar energy industry, like Mike Peo who is the head of infrastructure and telecoms at Nedbank, along with the team at Eldo Energy. They went from making solar panels to managing the infrastructure related to the solar market. A market that has been growing rapidly in South Africa due to… obvious reasons. Increasingly, South Africans are looking for alternative energy sources, so let’s hear what the experts suggest.
The country may be hit by some ‘scheduled rolling blackouts’, but that doesn’t mean we should stop having fun. Although it may feel like we’re back in the stone age, and traffic seems to add hours to your commute, there are ways to make the dark times more comfortable for everyone.
The Chinese smartphone maker, Vivo Mobile has officially launched in South Africa. What does that mean? More budget-phone options for Saffas, that’s what.
Having proved themselves in East Africa, the largest public WiFi provider on the continent is launching its clever service here.
South Africa’s data prices have been found to be excessively high by the country’s Competition Commission. The short version of the Commission’s announcement, made earlier today, is that mobile service providers MTN and Vodacom have two months to drop pricing to a more appropriate level.
It is a really interesting time, with technology developing at a quick rate in Africa. Next, we need to develop the skills of people in Africa to adapt with tech, and that’s what SA’s ministry of communications has set out to do.
When one talks about young Africans using smartphones, the dominant narrative is that these gadgets serve mostly as platforms for connection so that users can communicate and share greetings and information via text and images.