Category archives for: Electricity

Digital evolution underway in African power sector


By GIFT NDOLWANE in Cape Town CAPE TOWN, (CAJ News) – OVER 200 government officials, electric power industry executives and experts have gathered in Cape Town, South Africa to explore ways to accelerate digital transformation within the power industry. Meeting under the aegis of the fifth Huawei Power Summit, under the theme, “Leading New ICT, […]

Eskom, Huawei partnership to advance smart grid innovation


by MTHULISI SIBANDA in Cape Town CAPE TOWN, (CAJ News) – LEADING global information and communications technology solutions provider, Huawei, has announced a smart grid joint innovation partnership with South African  utility, Eskom, to accelerate digital transformation in the power industry. The transformation will be attained through the development of internet of things (IoT), cloud, […]

Power utilities warned of vicious cycle of borrowing


By GIFT NDOLWANE in Cape Town, South Africa CAPE TOWN, (CAJ News) – AFRICAN power utilities have been warned of the danger of increasing their borrowings to cover costs. The warning at the Africa Utility Week Conference in Cape Town follows the problems reported at South Africa’s Eskom, whose recent financial statements have showed increased […]

Millions secured for Zimbabwe energy projects

Zimbabwe Power Company

By TINTSWALO BALOYI JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) -ENERGY generation in the region has received a major boost following the US$120 million financing deal Standard Bank has arranged for the rehabilitation of existing power infrastructure at Zimbabwe’s major power stations. Kariba South hydro and Hwange thermal power stations will be upgraded. Standard has finalised the debt package […]

Eskom Academy upskills SME business owners

Dr Baldwin Ngubane - Eskom Chairman (1)

By MTHULISI SIBANDA JOHANNESBURG – MORE than 100 small business owners have graduated in Midrand after completing the eight-month Eskom Contractor Academy course. The graduation ceremony, held at the Eskom Academy of Learning, reaffirmed Eskom’s commitment to skills development, job creation and poverty alleviation. Since 2008, more than 1 000 graduates have graduated from the Contractor […]


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