Category archives for: Energy

Eskom counts the cost of illegal Khutsong power connections

illegal power connections

by AKANI CHAUKE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – KHUTSONG, the restive township west of Johannesburg, synonymous with widespread unrest over service delivery, has emerged as the epicentre of electricity theft that costs the South African economy approximately R20 billion (US$1,7 billion) annually. Khutsong, with a population of over 62 000 (2011 census), is a typical township […]

SA motorists brace for more fuel hikes


by SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SOUTH African motorists will have to fork out more for petrol following increases in the fuel and Road Accident Fund (RAF) levies, which Finance Minister, Malusi Gigaba, announced in his Budget Speech on Wednesday. The general fuel levy will rise by 22 cents (US2 cents) per litre while […]

Africa Utility Week holds despite Cape drought

Cape drought

From DION HENRICK in Cape Town CAPE TOWN, (CAJ News) – AFRICA’S largest power, energy and water trade summit will not be cancelled despite the severe water shortages in Cape Town, South Africa. Set for May 15-17, the event organised by Spintelligent, the Cape Town-based trade exhibition and conference organizer, will in fact focus strongly […]

Tullow allocates over $2 billion in Kenya project


From MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – TULLOW Oil is set to invest more than US$2 billion in the upstream and pipeline ahead of oil production in Kenya. Total gross capital expenditure (CAPEX) associated with the foundation stage is expected to be $1,8 billion in the upstream and $1,1 billion for the […]

$55 million for Mozambique natural gas utilisation

Oil and Gas Mozambique

from ARIMANDO DOMINGOS in Maputo, Mozambique MAPUTO, (CAJ News) – AN investment of $55 million (about R698.5 million) is set to enhance the utilisation of Mozambique’s natural gas resources to generate power for the country’s economic growth and to increase access to electricity. International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, on […]

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