Category archives for: Energy

First South Sudan energy summit defies insecurity

South Sudan energy summit

From RAJI BASHIR in Khartoum, Sudan KHARTOUM, (CAJ News) – THE first energy and infrastructure conference in the war-torn South Sudan has exceeded expectations. It brought together 400 delegates including Vice President, James Wani Igga, and ministers of petroleum, energy, trade, roads and environment. “We were blown away by the attendance and by the level […]

Deaths from Eastern Cape illegal connections rise

Eastern cape

By MTHULISI SIBANDA in Cofimvaba, Eastern Cape COFIMVABA, (CAJ News) – FOUR people have died and 20 others injured in incidents linked to illegal and unsafe electricity connections in the Eastern Cape Province this year. The statistics indicate an escalating problem after six people were killed and 20 others injured in the 2016/17 period. Eskom […]

Glencore buys Chevron stakes in Botswana, SA

GLENCORE

By AKANI CHAUKE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – GLENCORE has entered into an agreement with Off The Shelf Investments (OTS) for major acquisitions in Chevron Botswana and South Africa for US$973 million. It will acquire from OTS a 75 percent stake in Chevron SA and the entire issued share capital of Chevron Botswana. The acquisition follows […]

Ghana recovers millions from illegal power connections

illegal power

From RUSSELL ADADEVOH in Accra, Ghana ACCRA, (CAJ News) – THE Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has recovered GH₵23 million (US$5,2 million) from illegal connections over the past year. The power utility is clamping down on clients illegally connecting their facilities to the national power grid. ECG Acting Managing Director, Samuel Boakye-Appiah, disclosed the figures […]

BLSA announcement on suspension of Eskom and Transnet

Bonang Mohale Chief Executive Officer BLSA

By GIFT NDOLWANE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – BELEAGURED state-owned enterprises Eskom and Transnet have suffered a fresh blow after Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) suspended their membership. BLSA said the suspension came after engagement with the two enterprises in connection with extensive allegations of corrupt behaviour. “South Africans have been rightly disturbed in recent times at the […]

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