Category archives for: Solar & wind

Botswana augments plan to be regional energy powerhouse

Kalahari Energy Botswana (KEB)

from ODIRILE TOTENG in Gaborone, Botswana GABORONE, (CAJ News) – A FEASIBILITY study of a power plant that will generate up to 100 megawatts of electricity from indigenous coal bed methane (CBM) heralds the end of Botswana’s energy problems and is a significant step towards its ambition to be an exporter of electricity in the […]

SA turns the tide against battery theft syndicates

Tower batteries

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE busting of some syndicates allegedly behind the rampant theft of batteries belonging to mobile network operators and the vandalism of telecommunications infrastructure indicates the government agencies and stakeholders are on track to rid South Africa of these menaces costing the economy millions of Rands. Breakthroughs have been […]

Global issues, local concerns pummel SA economy

South Africa's commodities

by AKANI CHAUKE  JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – ANALYSTS have forecast a further recession of the South African economy because of load shedding, the raging coronavirus (COVID-19) and government plans to trim the public servants’ wage bill. The bleak projections come amid Africa’s most advanced economy entering its second technical recession in the space of just two […]

Seven arrested in clampdown on battery theft

Tower batteries

by AKANI CHAUKE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SEVEN individuals have been arrested in a crackdown against the rampant theft of batteries at base stations in South Africa in recent days. Among those arrested is a suspect found in possession of 32 batteries at the Beit Bridge point of entry. His vehicle was impounded. In another […]

MTN invests billions amid load shedding threat

MTN South Africa Chief Technology and Information Officer, Giovanni Chiarelli

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA  JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – MTN is investing an average R11 billion (US$703,8 million) yearly to ensure a seamless network experience during the energy challenges South Africa is facing. Giovanni Chiarelli, Chief Technology and Information Officer (CTO) at MTN South Africa, disclosed the figures on Monday as the company was voted superior network during […]

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