Category archives for: Energy

Gas findings a game changer for South African economy

Total oil and gas discoveries in South Africa

by AKANI CHAUKE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE recent discovery of gas off the southern coast of South Africa is seen as a great step for the country which still relies on imports of oil and gas despite great reserves believed to be in its soil and waters. Industry experts believe the discovery by the […]

Labour body resists splitting of Eskom

Eskom

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THERE are differences within South Africa’s tripartite alliance following the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa of plans to privatise state-owned enterprises (SOEs). Despite some of these parastatals plagued by corruption and under-performance, the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU), opposed the privatisation plans arguing this would result […]

Mixed news for Africa in Trump’s pick at World Bank

David Malpass for World Bank top job

from TRACEY IRVING in Washington, USA WASHINGTON, (CAJ News) – A KEY player from Donald Trump’s 2016 election campaign is set to head the World Bank. Mr Trump has selected US treasury official David Malpass for the role after the surprise resignation last month of bank president Jim Jong Kim. As largest shareholder and the […]

Digitalisation boosts productivity in mining sector

Schneider Electric Vice President of the Anglophone Africa Mining, Metals and Minerals (MMM) Industry Business Unit, Marc Ramsay

by AKANI CHAUKE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – EXPERTS have forecast innovation and technology to play increasingly valuable roles in boosting performance and sustainable efficiency in mines throughout Africa. Marc Ramsay, an industry executive, said of all the trends impacting the mining industry currently, none was likely to be as critical as digitalisation for the over-arching […]

Zimbabwe villagers, fuel firm fight over land

GreenFuel truck in , Chisumbanje, Manicaland, Zimbabwe. Photo supplied

from DANAI MWARUMBA in Mutare, Zimbabwe MUTARE, (CAJ News) – MORE than 100 villagers east of Zimbabwe have dragged an ethanol producer to court in protest of the company occupying their communal land and interfering with farming activities. The villagers in Chipinge, Manicaland Province have petitioned the High Court seeking an order restraining GreenFuel from […]

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