Category archives for: Energy

EXCLUSIVE: US defends “sovereignty” of African states in use of coal and gas

Hwange Colliery

from SCOTT COURIER in Washington, United States WASHINGTON, (CAJ News) – THE lack of electricity in Africa has become a factor in Washington’s “war on terror” Good news millions who live off the grid, but the policy is set to draw fire from those opposed to fossil fuel. Two of the most senior voices in […]

Billions invested in renewable energy to address SA power deficit

Solar energy storage plant

from SAVIOUS KWINIKA in Pofadder, Northern Cape POFADDER, (CAJ News) – GOVERNMENT and the private sector are investing billions of rands as South Africa makes the most of its abundance in renewable sources of energy and ultimately address erratic power supplies that are partly to blame for prevailing economic challenges. The country has vast clean energy sources as […]

Potential ‘Marikana’ feared in renewable energy sector


by ALICESTINE OCTOBER in Cape Town CAPE TOWN, (CAJ News) – FAILURE to include and inform local communities about multibillion-rand renewable energy projects could result in deadly protests, experts have warned the continent. The warning came as enabling economic transformation and job creation through energy generation projects came under the spotlight at the African Utility […]

Expert forecasts collapse of South Africa’s energy grid


by STAFF REPORTER CAPE TOWN, (CAJ News) – WHILE the beleaguered South African power utility, Eskom, projects playing a bigger role in the continent, an energy expert has painted a dire picture for the company and the possible collapse of the country’s energy grid. Eskom featured prominently in a roadmap for South Africa’s energy future […]

Catching them young to end SA paraffin-related deaths 

"Mr Wise" during the Engen Kleva Kids demonstration at Nomlinganiselo Primary School in Nyanga, Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA

©Luigi Bennett

by GIFT NDOLWANE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – EVERY year, mostly in winter, poor South Africans who rely on paraffin as their only source of energy continue to be exposed to shack-related fires, paraffin-related burns and deaths. Paraffin ingesting can also have serious health implications. Engen, the oil and gas company, has in an effort to […]

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