Category archives for: Electricity

No research on water despite persistent drought

Vaal Dam

from DION HENRICK in Cape Town CAPE TOWN, (CAJ News) – RESEARCHERS are concerned over decreased expenditure on water security research despite serious drought problems across Southern Africa. The concern raised at the African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa conference and exhibition held in South Africa. South Africa is a water scarce country, yet expenditure […]

Defiant communities hinder smart energy provision

Eskom Head Office

from DION HENRICK in Cape Town Cape Town Bureau CAPE TOWN, (CAJ News) – A DEEPLY culture of non-payment, mistrust and general negative public perceptions have been identified as some factors hindering companies in the sector despite utilities adopting technology to improve customer service and drive revenue. Among companies afflicted by these issues include Eskom, […]

SA young scientists to compete in global stage

One of the most brilliant South African young scientists to represent the country at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Keira van Niekerk poses for a photo.

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SEVEN of South Africa’s finest young scientists will represent the country at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in the United States. They will showcase their brilliance at the event scheduled for Phoenix, Arizona from May 12 to 16. The learners are top achievers who were […]

OPINION: Is Zimbabwe really ready for business?

Power utility, Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA)

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA THE level of corruption and chaos at the Zimbabwe Electricity Distribution Company (ZETDC), a subsidiary of Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA), has left me shocked and in disbelief. This follows my recent visit to Harare where I have a home. Unsuspecting private companies, entrepreneurs and residents are at the mercy of the […]

MTN SA invests millions in backup systems

Battery generator

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – MTN South Africa spent more than R400 million ($27.7 million) last year on investments in battery backup systems and generators. Despite the spend, its mobile sites continue to face significant threats, due to Eskom’s ongoing stage three and stage four load shedding. Excluding the amount spent on new […]

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