Category archives for: Energy

Mixed feelings to SA Budget Speech 2020

Finance minister, Mr Tito Mboweni

from DION HENRICK in Cape Town CAPE TOWN, (CAJ News) – THE establishment of a state bank, formation of the Sovereign Wealth Fund and the slashing of the state wage bill in South Africa are among the highlights of the Budget Speech delivered by Finance Minister, Tito Mboweni, on Wednesday. For 2020/21, expenditure is projected […]

Chemical warfare a major threat to Zambia peace

Zambia president Edgar Lungu

from ARNOLD MULENGA in Lusaka, Zambia LUSAKA, (CAJ News) – A MYSTERIOUS spate of deadly gas attacks engulfing Zambia in recent weeks is a severe test to the country’s status as a beacon of stability in Africa and whose democracy has set a high bar for the continent and beyond. The Southern African nation is […]

MTN hails prosecution of battery thieves

Tower batteries

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – MTN South Africa has welcomed the sentencing of some culprits behind the menace of battery theft. Sentences of between five and ten years have been slapped on individuals this year. Officials disclosed the development on the back of increasing incidents of battery theft at the company’s base stations. […]

Extra power costs could paralyse SA mining projects

Energy and Mining Advisors Ted Blom

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – MORE than 30 percent of South African mining projects will be terminated prematurely because of additional power costs in the absence of suitable solutions within the next 12 months. This is the warning by independent power and mining expert and commentator after a cabinet minister recently conceded that […]

Corruption mars unfamiliar Portugal exodus to Angola

Portugal, Angola - a reversal of migration roles between Africa and Europe

from PEDRO AGOSTO in Luanda, Angola Angola Bureau LUANDA, (CAJ News) – THE relocation trends between Angola and Portugal is unprecedented and represent a reversal of migration roles between Africa and Europe. Migration is synonymous with thousands of disillusioned African migrants and refugees leaving in droves, in the process risking precious life on ramshackle vessels […]

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