Category archives for: Electricity

Illegal electricity fatal at Eastern Cape rural townships

Eskom official showing illegal connections within the Joe Slovo community

By MTHULISI SIBANDA in Cofimvaba, Eastern Cape EASTERN CAPE, (CAJ News) – POWER utility Eskom is concerned at the illegal and unsafe electricity connections posing an underlying threat to rural townships in the Eastern Cape Province. In the 2016/2017 financial year, 20 people were reported injured and another six dead in the province as a result of […]

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 […]

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 […]

SMEs big winners at Eskom business investment competition

Company representatives of category winners at the Eskom Business Foundation 2017 Business Investment Competition IMAGE PROVIDED

By MTHULISI SIBANDA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – REBA Chemicals, the Johannesburg-based company, has emerged the overall national winner of the 2017 Business Investment Competition (BIC). Selected by a panel of adjudicators Reba Chemicals’ innovation and business acumen ensured they stood out from 1 202 applications received for this year’s competition. The business, which was created […]

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