Category archives for: Electricity

Angola takes lead in hydropower plant capacity

ANGOLA’S Laúca Hydropower Plant

from PEDRO AGOSTO in Luanda, Angola LUANDA, (CAJ News) – ANGOLA’S Laúca Hydropower Plant is about to become the largest such facility in the Southern African country and among the biggest in the region, with an installed capacity of 2 070 megawatts (MW) The third power generation group was commissioned in April, bringing the current […]

Power meters to come to a standstill in 2024

Electricity pre-paid reader

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THERE are concerns South African utilities might leave it too late until about 7 million prepaid electricity meters become obsolete by 2024 when the system that runs credit tokens run out of numbers. The Standard Transfer Specification Association (STSA) has thus embarked on an awareness programme to inform […]

E-tourism tops as Eskom recognises future entrepreneurs

Eskom prize money handover

From MTHULISI SIBANDA in RICHARDS BAY, KZN RICHARDS BAY, (CAJ News) – A CLASSIC media service rendering an electronic tourism facility has earned a KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) school the biggest prize in a competition celebrating youth entrepreneurship in South Africa. Birdswood High School, situated in Richard’s Bay, emerged the provincial winner of the 2017 Simama Ranta […]

Kids mostly killed in deadly SA power theft

SA power theft

by MTHULISI SIBANDA in Thaba Nchu, Free State THABA NCHU, (CAJ News) – AT least three people have been killed and four others injured over the past year as a result of illegal and unsafe electricity connections in the Free State Province. The statistics indicate the worst toll in the past four years. Officials revealed […]

Eskom counts the cost of illegal Khutsong power connections

illegal power connections

by AKANI CHAUKE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – KHUTSONG, the restive township west of Johannesburg, synonymous with widespread unrest over service delivery, has emerged as the epicentre of electricity theft that costs the South African economy approximately R20 billion (US$1,7 billion) annually. Khutsong, with a population of over 62 000 (2011 census), is a typical township […]

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