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Qualm over SA manufacturing, mining prospects

Ford Silverton manufacturing plant, Pretoria, South Africa

by TINTSWALO BALOYI  JOHANNESBURG – ANALYSTS have projected mixed fortunes for the struggling manufacturing and mining sectors in the wake of load shedding and strikes in South Africa. The projections come ahead of the release of mining and manufacturing production data for May by Statistics South Africa (Stats SA). Absa Bank’s economics unit forecast mining production to […]

Zimbabwe approaches SA for more power supplies

Zimbabwe faces acute power shortage

from MARCUS MUSHONGA in Harare, Zimbabwe HARARE, (CAJ News) – ZIMBABWE, which is experiencing massive load-shedding, is making frantic efforts to secure power supplies from neighbouring countries despite it owing foreign power utilities. It is pinning most of its hopes on South Africa and neighbouring Mozambique. President Emmerson Mnangagwa met his South African counterpart, Cyril […]

SA mining sector needs defence against cyber threats

Cullinan mine

by AKANI CHAUKE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SOUTH African mining companies risk crippling shutdowns and threats to human safety if they fail to adequately protect their infrastructure against cyber-attacks. The warning by a technology executive comes as mining operations are set to embrace next-generation automation and industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) systems to slash costs […]

Budding SA female scientists compete in global science stage

Anica Dennis of Potchefstroom Girls High School in North West Province, South Africa

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – TWO South Africa’s finest young female scientists will compete against learners from around the world in Turkey’s most prestigious science fair for high school learners. Anica Dennis from Potchefstroom Girls High School in North West and Kelsi Hewitt from Pietermaritzburg Girls’ School in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal are to compete […]

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 […]

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