Category archives for: Energy

Consortium finances access to solar energy

Solar energy storage plant

by AKANI CHAUKE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – EFFORTS to promote access to renewable energy in the African continent have received an investment boost of U$18 million from a consortium of lenders. D.light, a pioneering manufacturer and provider of solar power products, has secured the funding. The financing will be used to further grow D.light’s operations […]

EXCLUSIVE: Divisive tax latest twist to plummeting Angolan economy

Sonangol

from PEDRO AGOSTO in Luanda, Angola LUANDA, (CAJ News) – THE controversial introduction of Value Added Tax (VAT), a move government is pushing through to boost tax collection from consumption amid decreasing revenues of oil, is the latest turn to a freefalling Angolan economy. Initially set for July 1, the imposition of the tax has […]

EXCLUSIVE: New administration fails to inspire comatose Angola economy

Angola President João Lourenço

from PEDRO AGOSTO in Luanda, Angola LUANDA, (CAJ News) – BALLOONING government debt, downward revision of the country’s economic growth as well as a plummeting oil industry, the Angolan economy is in dire straits. A government led by a president that came to power on a campaign premised offering Angolans an “economic miracle” is exacerbating […]

Equatorial Guinea entry to Portuguese bloc under spotlight

Oil and Gas Mozambique

from JEAN OSCAR-PIERRE in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea MALABO, (CAJ News) – THE Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP) is exploring the capacity of the oil and gas industry in Equatorial Guinea, its newest member. This has been among the highlights of the Monitoring Mission of the Equatorial Guinea Adhesion Programme to the organisation, which concluded […]

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 […]

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