Category archives for: Energy

Mobile app makes petrol purchases pain-free

Fuel levy increase

by AKANI CHAUKE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE retail oil sector is being positioned as a pioneer in mobile-based customer convenience in Africa following the availability of an international fuel payment system developed in South Africa. Payment 24, a ground-breaking fuel management solution and mobile app, will be to one of the world’s leading oil […]

Zero carbon buildings now standard practice across SA

Zero carbon buildings

by AKANI CHAUKE PRETORIA, (CAJ News) – FOUR South African cities have committed to make all new buildings zero carbon as part of the country’s efforts to deliver on its commitments to the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. Following the move, residents and businesses moving into new buildings in Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg and the […]

Power meters to come to a standstill in 2024

Electricity pre-paid reader

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THERE are concerns South African utilities might leave it too late until about 7 million prepaid electricity meters become obsolete by 2024 when the system that runs credit tokens run out of numbers. The Standard Transfer Specification Association (STSA) has thus embarked on an awareness programme to inform […]

Pollution claims 62 lives in Nigeria

United Nations Environmental Programme sampling in Ogoniland

Ogoni from EMEKA OKONKWO in Abuja, Nigeria ABUJA, (CAJ News) – MORE than 60 people have reportedly died this month resulting from decades of pollution in the oil-rich southern Nigeria. The deaths have been reported in Ogoniland, the area which came into international recognition after 2 000 civilians were killed in the aftermath of protests against […]

Dangote to save Nigeria the embarrassment of fuel shortages

Nigeria fuel shortages

from OKORO CHINEDU in Lagos, Nigeria LAGOS, (CAJ News) – WHILE it is the continent’s biggest producer of crude oil, the irony is that Nigeria suffers recurrent crippling fuel shortages. It is possibly the only oil-producing country still struggling with the importation of refined petroleum products. The chronic shortages of the commodity are seen as […]

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