75 international exhibitors and over 2,800 delegates converged at the Sandton Convention Centre for the fifth annual POWER-GEN & DistribuTECH Africa in July, to explore power solutions and discuss strategies and technologies for power sector growth on the continent. With the urgent need for stable and affordable power across Africa a top of mind issue, local power companies exhibited alongside their international counterparts at POWER-GEN & DistribuTECH Africa 2017 in Sandton
POWER-GEN & DistribuTECH Africa, staged in Johannesburg by PenWell Corporation, opens on 18 July 2017 – the day South Africans mark Nelson Mandela Day. To commemorate the occasion, POWER-GEN & DistribuTECH Africa will donate R 30 000.00 to SolarAid, and will encourage event delegates to add their contributions to the cause during the opening keynote address. SolarAid is an international charity that combats poverty and climate change. The organisation gives people access to l
Renewable energy, particular solar, is approaching tipping point across Africa, according to experts who participated in the POWER-GEN & DistribuTECH Africa 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Speaking during the annual exhibition and conference, advisory Board members said it had become clear across Africa that renewable energy sources hold the key to meeting future power needs across the continent. According to Sindiswa Mzamo, Chief Operating Officer of the Edison Power Gr
Eight thousand miles away from home, I stumbled upon a five-year old girl, hiding behind a tree, peering into my house. As months passed, the entire village began to call her my child, as she tagged behind me wearing my straw bag as a hat, gently placing the tomatoes and onions inside once we reached the market and cheerily toting it back home. Some students would start to ask, “Is she really your child?” in which I would laugh and explain to them the truth. Though just a jok
There is not even an image I would like to show. Its the absence of beauty. Kind of. A matter of taste, I suppose. On our Madagascar journey, I fell in love. Very. And to keep the powers of the universe in balance, I also unintentionally fell in hate.
Our last days in Madagascar rushed through. It became a hurry. Things we so desperately wanted to do were not possible in this short amount of time. Once in the plane, I got a last glimpse of what has become my life for two mo
I realize that Madagascar is in Africa but most people never consider visiting the country (definitely not Americans). I was intrigued by the country ever since I found out about the Tsingy stone forest. Once I arrived, I was completely caught off guard by the people and after a week & a half on the island I can certainly tell you that it isn’t for the light hearted. The luxury traveler may want to soak up some frappa mocha cappa chini chinos in their loft in New York City