Category archives for: Energy

EXCLUSIVE: Jatropha project an inspiring international success

Female black farmer for Jatropha curcas, Julia Thandeka Shungube of Mbangwane, Ehlanzeni district in Mpumalanga, South Africa. Photo by Anna Ntabane, CAJ News Africa

from ANNA NTABANE in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga MBOMBELA, (CAJ News) – BEHIND the thriving essential oils and pharmaceutical sectors in the Mpumalanga Province and neighbouring countries is an enterprise that actually started as a hobby. Making the success more unimaginable is the fact that the individual spearheading this growth is a woman from a humble background, […]

MTN recovers batteries in crackdown against thieves

Site batteries

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – MTN has in the past week recovered cellphone tower batteries worth almost R1 million, thanks to the involvement of police, security personnel and ordinary South Africans. This follows recent focused attention on the theft of equipment at its sites. The positive developments are complemented by the arrest of […]

EXCLUSIVE: Interests conflicted in Angola’s selective graft war

People's Liberation Movement of Angola (MPLA) supporters campaigning for its Presidential candidate Joao Lourenco in 2017, now Angola head of state. Photo, supplied

from PEDRO AGOSTO in Luanda, Angola LUANDA, (CAJ News) – THE conflict of interest furore besetting one of Angola’s richest entrepreneurs, serving as a provincial governor, is contrary to the assurance made by the new administration to fight corruption. President Joao Lourenco made the pledge as he assumed office, to succeed the long-serving Jose Eduardo […]

Downgrades, US-China impasse hammer SA’s Rand

US President Donald Trump with Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA  Editor-In-Chief JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SOUTH Africa’s volatile Rand currency is bearing the brunt of escalating trade tensions between China and the United States as well as possibilities of agencies downgrading the country’s sovereign rating. This depreciation spells further doom for motorists, with the price of fuel increasing again in September. The […]

Clean energy most feasible remedy to Zambia’s power woes

Solar panels

from ARNOLD MULENGA in Lusaka, Zambia LUSAKA, (CAJ News) – ZAMBIA’S energy crisis, an impediment to government’s economic diversification plans, tells an all-too-familiar irony in most parts of the continent: crippling deficits despite abundant sources of renewable energy sources. This is because of an over-reliance on hyro-power. Thus, as the Zambian government initiates efforts to […]

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