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LiGE will be exhibiting at Gallagher Estate end March 2017 as part of the Innovation Bridge Exhibition.

LiGE Eco-mc² (the Qube) is one of the Eco-Logic Finalists - Award Ceremony is  21 April 2016.

LiGE Qube technology is one of Village Capital Cohort 10 finalists -  Kenya 20-23 October 2015, Ghana 6-9 January 2016 and finals in Kenya 22-26 February 2016.

LiGE Qube one of the top 10 Finalists in GCIP SA Global Cleantech Competition









Warwick Leaper pitching at Demo Africa in Lagos 25 September 2015

















Eskom: All OK, but keep on saving

Dec 18 2014 17:23 - Media24

Johannesburg - Eskom has called on all customers to reduce electricity usage, especially in the early evening (17:30 - 18:30).

It said power supply was expected to remain constrained but stable the rest of the week, as well as over the rest of the festive season.

The utility said the risk of load shedding was low, but the system remained vulnerable, meaning that any extra load or faults in the system might necessitate the need to implement load shedding.

It said with many industries winding down for the festive season, coupled with the return to service of some of the power generating units and building up of emergency reserves, Eskom was cautiously confident that it would be able to meet the demand during the holidays.

Eskom generators running again

Dec 17 2014 07:52- Media24

Johannesburg - Four Eskom generators, that had stopped working at three power stations, were functional again on Wednesday morning, an official said.

"As we speak now this morning, we have recovered those units," acting spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe said.

"The system is no longer as tight as it was. We have relatively stabilised the power system," he said.

He said the power utility needed to build up its diesel and water reserves, which it had used for the past few days as an alternative supplier.

The generators had stopped working at three different power stations on Tuesday. Phasiwe said the risk of rolling blackouts still remained, but was low.

In recent weeks, the utility has battled to keep the lights on since the collapse of one of its coal storage silos, diesel shortages, and maintenance issues.

On December 5, Eskom implemented stage three "load shedding". Stage one allows for up to 1000MW of the national load to be shed, stage two for up to 2000MW, and stage three for up to 4000MW.

On December 8, Eskom CEO Tshediso Matona denied that the state utility was in a crises.

SA Govt could announce more energy projects

Dec 13 2014 15:51- Media 24

The country is in the midst of a severe power crisis because of the government's failure to build any major new power stations since the end of apartheid in 1994.

It is also committed to introducing renewable into its mix of power generation, 95% of which is coal at the moment.

The so-called "Window 4" of its renewable energy bidding rounds has invited bids for a range of renewable projects such as wind, photovoltaic, biomass and small scale hydro-electric.

Feeding into the grid
A government source said: "On Monday we will reveal the names of the projects that are successful and also the megawatt for each project and the size of the plants we are going to build."

Turnaround strategy

South Africa invited bidders to submit proposals to build coal-fired power plants on Friday.

The power crisis has seen South Africa's rand plummet to a six year-low as investors worried about the certainty of electricity supply.

The government appointed Deputy President Cyril Ramphosa to oversee the turnaround strategy for struggling state utility Eskom, that only has enough funds to operate until January next year.