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Angola officials under corruption probe in France

Angola minister of Energy and Water, João Batista Borges

from PEDRO AGOSTO in Luanda, Angola LUANDA, (CAJ News) – REVELATIONS that authorities in France are investigating senior officials of the Angolan government following the discovery of evidence of impropriety in the awarding of contracts to a French company are a serious dent to the purported fight against corruption by the Angolan government. The Minister […]

Russia digitalises Africa’s mining sector to increase output

Russia-Africa Summit and Economic Forum recently held in Sochi, Russia

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA  JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – RUSSIAN companies have offered African countries solutions based on the internet of things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) to boost mining production. The offers follow the realisation that traditional means are becoming increasingly expensive, with productivity falling due to technical maintenance costs, unreliable equipment, reactive troubleshooting, a lower equipment […]

Mixed fortunes for SA export commodities

Coal energy

TINTSWALO BALOYI Executive Editor JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SOME of South Africa’s main export commodities have been under pressure in recent weeks amid growing concerns about the global growth outlook. Among such commodities are iron ore and coal. Absa’s economics unit noted since the end of July, iron ore prices have fallen sharply by 23,9 […]

4th industrial revolution disrupts South Africa mining sector

Coal energy

by MTHULISI SIBANDA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE South African mining industry is undergoing an extensive transformation amid the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) taking root in what is among the major sectors of the continent’s most advanced economy. Mining forms the backbone of the South African economy and is responsible for a third of the […]

EXCLUSIVE: One Planet Summit showcases Africa’s role against climate change

Though Africa is responsible for merely 4 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, 65 percent of the continent’s 1,3 billion people are directly impacted by climate change

from MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – WHILE Africa is responsible for merely 4 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, 65 percent of the continent’s estimated population of 1,3 billion people is considered to be directly impacted by climate change. It is against the backdrop of this irony that global leaders, entrepreneurs, […]

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