Category archives for: Energy

Anger over Lesotho project to supply water to SA

Lesotho Highlands Water Project tunnel 1

from TSOANELO MOKHAHLANE in Maseru, Lesotho MASERU, (CAJ News) – THE construction of a Lesotho dam to supply water to South Africa has lurched into crisis after it emerged nearly 8 000 people face the loss of their homes or livelihoods when construction begins. Human rights groups have called for the construction of the Polihali […]

Digitalisation brings vast prospects for mining sector

DRC mining

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE current decade is projected to be one of opportunity for the mining industry thanks to digitalisation and the shift towards lower carbon power. According to an industry executive, the mining industry is thus well positioned to defy the volatility experienced in recent years, characterised by low commodity […]

Angola’s richest man evades selective clampdown on corruption

Africa's richest woman, Isabel dos Santos

from PEDRO AGOSTO in Luanda, Angola LUANDA, (CAJ News) – WHILE Angola’s (and the continent’s) richest woman is under siege from authorities alleging use of state money to finance her business empire, the man dubbed the richest in the Southern African country continues enjoying freedom and his wealth despite his alleged involvement in similar crimes. […]

Clean energy the obvious solution to Nigeria power woes

Generators for electricity in Nigeria

from OKORO CHINEDU in Lagos, Nigeria LAGOS, (CAJ News) – EXPERTS have advised Nigeria to adopt clean energy to address power shortages and the absence of electrification in most rural areas in the West African country. This recommendation by a leading finance house comes amid the lack of electric energy cited for the slowdown of […]

The fall and fall of Africa’s richest woman

Africa's richest woman, Isabel dos Santos

from PEDRO AGOSTO in Luanda, Angola LUANDA, (CAJ News) – AN asset freeze threatening to paralyse her businesses is a rung downwards in the fall from grace of Africa’s richest woman, Isabel dos Santos, since her father’s demise from power as the president of Angola in 2017. It represents the loudest crack in the whip […]

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