Category archives for: Energy

E-tourism tops as Eskom recognises future entrepreneurs

Eskom prize money handover

From MTHULISI SIBANDA in RICHARDS BAY, KZN RICHARDS BAY, (CAJ News) – A CLASSIC media service rendering an electronic tourism facility has earned a KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) school the biggest prize in a competition celebrating youth entrepreneurship in South Africa. Birdswood High School, situated in Richard’s Bay, emerged the provincial winner of the 2017 Simama Ranta […]

Kids mostly killed in deadly SA power theft

SA power theft

by MTHULISI SIBANDA in Thaba Nchu, Free State THABA NCHU, (CAJ News) – AT least three people have been killed and four others injured over the past year as a result of illegal and unsafe electricity connections in the Free State Province. The statistics indicate the worst toll in the past four years. Officials revealed […]

Kenya coal plant confirmed for coast

coal plant

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – EAST Africa’s largest economy – Kenya’s first coal-fired plant is set to bring electricity to an area of high unemployment and puts the country at the table for a global alliance on fossil fuels. Kenya is to go ahead with a coal-fired power station near the port town […]

Eskom counts the cost of illegal Khutsong power connections

illegal power connections

by AKANI CHAUKE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – KHUTSONG, the restive township west of Johannesburg, synonymous with widespread unrest over service delivery, has emerged as the epicentre of electricity theft that costs the South African economy approximately R20 billion (US$1,7 billion) annually. Khutsong, with a population of over 62 000 (2011 census), is a typical township […]

SA motorists brace for more fuel hikes


by SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SOUTH African motorists will have to fork out more for petrol following increases in the fuel and Road Accident Fund (RAF) levies, which Finance Minister, Malusi Gigaba, announced in his Budget Speech on Wednesday. The general fuel levy will rise by 22 cents (US2 cents) per litre while […]

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