Category archives for: Coal

Botswana augments plan to be regional energy powerhouse

Kalahari Energy Botswana (KEB)

from ODIRILE TOTENG in Gaborone, Botswana GABORONE, (CAJ News) – A FEASIBILITY study of a power plant that will generate up to 100 megawatts of electricity from indigenous coal bed methane (CBM) heralds the end of Botswana’s energy problems and is a significant step towards its ambition to be an exporter of electricity in the […]

Global issues, local concerns pummel SA economy

South Africa's commodities

by AKANI CHAUKE  JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – ANALYSTS have forecast a further recession of the South African economy because of load shedding, the raging coronavirus (COVID-19) and government plans to trim the public servants’ wage bill. The bleak projections come amid Africa’s most advanced economy entering its second technical recession in the space of just two […]

Mixed feelings to SA Budget Speech 2020

Finance minister, Mr Tito Mboweni

from DION HENRICK in Cape Town CAPE TOWN, (CAJ News) – THE establishment of a state bank, formation of the Sovereign Wealth Fund and the slashing of the state wage bill in South Africa are among the highlights of the Budget Speech delivered by Finance Minister, Tito Mboweni, on Wednesday. For 2020/21, expenditure is projected […]

Digitalisation brings vast prospects for mining sector

DRC mining

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE current decade is projected to be one of opportunity for the mining industry thanks to digitalisation and the shift towards lower carbon power. According to an industry executive, the mining industry is thus well positioned to defy the volatility experienced in recent years, characterised by low commodity […]

Load shedding mars SA mining sector prospects

Eskom South Africa

by TINTSWALO BALOYI JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE resumption power cuts, elevated operational costs and an uncertain policy environment as well as the unclear global growth outlook and flat commodity prices are placing further strain on potential revival of the South African mining sector. The mining industry is ending the year on a low after […]

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