South Africa: The Impact of COVID-19 on Key Africian Sectors

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has resulted in mass production shutdowns and supply chain disruptions due to port closures in China, causing global ripple effects across all economic sectors in a rare “twin supply-demand shock”. With South Africa having just reported its first cases of COVID-19, Africa is beginning to feel its full impact and plans to …

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Seize the opportunities of carbon capture technology

Right now, the government’s only focus is getting the country through the current coronavirus pandemic. But once we are through the worst, we will turn once again to tackling another global crisis: climate change.  That the government claims to take the climate crisis seriously is impossible to deny. The 2050 target for carbon neutrality is …

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Some of the potential impacts of COVID-19 on the TMT sector in Africa

Africa is beginning to feel the full impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and plans to control and manage the humanitarian challenges of the virus are underway across the continent. Economically, the effects have already been felt. COVID-19 has resulted in mass production shutdowns and supply chain disruptions due to port closures in China, causing global ripple …

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The Advantages and Disadvantages of Optical Fiber

Driven by the rising demand for higher bandwidth and faster speed connections for a variety of industrial and residential purposes, fiber optic transmission using optical fiber is becoming more and more common in modern society. In this tutorial, the advantages and disadvantages of fiber optic transmission will be explored in details. To find out more …

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South African mines could generate their own electricity before the end of 2020

Several South African mines have plans to roll out their own power generation capacity over the next few years. A presentation by the Minerals Council at this year’s Mining Indaba showed that at least seven mining companies are either busy developing or considering potential projects. The total electricity that could be generated by these projects …

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OTN Systems Fibre-Optic Communication Networks for Mines

OTN Systems designs, develops and markets dedicated fibre-optic communication networks for open cast and underground mines worldwide. The Open Transport Network (OTN) is based on the latest fibre-optic technology and offers you the most reliable, open and easy-to-use system available on the market. To find out more about this article please visit:   https://www.mining-technology.com/contractors/communications/otn-fibre-optic/ Resources:   https://www.mining-technology.com/

A New Twist on Light to Boost Secure Quantum Fibre Optic Links

A team of South African and Chinese scientists have figure out how to harness multiple quantum patterns of twisted light (from a laser) so that it can be sent across a conventional single mode fibre optic cable (these can usually only support one pattern), which wouldn’t ordinarily be possible without a custom made fibre. To …

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