Archive for: January, 2015

Call for a review of Ghana mining laws

Amissah-Arthur, Ghana

from MALISE OTOO in Accra, Ghana ACCRA, (CAJ News) – THE Chairman of the Ghana Association of Small Scale Miners, Amissah-Arthur, has called for a review of the Minerals and Mining Act, 2006 (ACT 703) to empower miners and enhance the industry’s contribution to economic growth. He said the legislation in its current state was […]

Kenya athletes aim to make impression in China

Jairus Birech of Kenya

from MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – TOP Kenyan athletes have set their eyes on the forthcoming International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships set for China in May. Kenya, a traditional long distance running nation will contend with rival African marathon runners drawn from Ethiopia, Uganda and Djibouti, who also […]

More blackouts in SA for the weekend

Eskom load-shedding

by TINTSWALO BALOYI JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SOUTH Africans must brace for a dark weekend after Eskom, the power utility, projected it load shedding to continue. Eskom, in a statement, said the power system is expected to be constrained for the foreseeable future. “The system is constrained but stable today. We would like thank customers […]

ICTs key to SA economic boon: ANC

ANC secretary general, Gwede Mantashe

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA PRETORIA, (CAJ News) – THE information and communications technology sector (ICT) holds the key to South Africa’s economic growth and the creation of thousands of jobs, a senior ruling party official said. African National Congress (ANC) Secretary-General, Gwede Mantashe, was speaking at the end of the party’s first National Executive Committee (NEC) […]

Unions shocked at Optimum Mine closure

Optimum Coal Mine

by TINTSWALO BALOYI JOHANNESBURG – THE South African National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) expressed “shock” and “sadness” at the closure of a mine in Mpumalanga. The announcement by Glencore to close Optimum Coal Mine on Wednesday is widely believed will affect more than 1 500 workers. “The decision to close down the operations has left […]

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