Category archives for: Solar & wind

Zambia surplus energy supplies to uplift SADC

Zambian flag

from ARNOLD MULENGA in Kanyemba, Zambia KANYEMBA, (CAJ News) – IN a continent synonymous with constant power cuts, Zambia has emerged a leading light, literally, in power generation. Significant investments in the country’s own primary resources such as biomass, coal and hydroelectricity have not only left Zambia on track to energy surplus but is good […]

Hoteliers eager to shake off COVID-19 setbacks

Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF). File photo

from WELLINGTON TONI in Harare, Zimbabwe HARARE, (CAJ News) – HAD it not been for the raging outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19), Mike Goba would be anticipating a windfall with the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) a week away. He is one of local hoteliers counting their losses after the annual event scheduled for the […]

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 […]

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