Category archives for: Mining & Engineering

Government tiff with miner jeopardizes Botswana investment status 

BCL Mine

From ODIRILE  TOTENG in Gaborone, Botswana GABORONE, (CAJ News) – BOTSWANA, the diamond-rich Southern African country, risks reputational damage as an investment destination following the bungled liquidation of BCL Mine and the trail of disputes in the transaction’s wake. The protracted battle has left the future of at least 5 000 mineworkers and their families […]

Dubai “port” could change land-locked Africa

Container dock photo (free)

from ADANE BIKILA in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia ADDIS ABABA, (CAJ News) – PLANS for an “inland container port” hold promise for Africa’s 16 countries without coastlines. But a lot depends on having the right neighbours. Ethiopia is to develop a container dock that will handle imports and exports for the region, even though it no […]

Zimplats, government resolve dispute over land

ZIMBABWE Platinum Mines (Zimplats)

from MARCUS MUSHONGA in Harare, Zimbabwe HARARE, (CAJ News) – ZIMPLATS and the Zimbabwean government have reached an agreement over land which the latter had sought to acquire compulsorily from the mining firm. The differences were over the land measuring 27 948 hectares within Zimplats’ special mining lease area. An announcement had been made in […]

Billions invested in renewable energy to address SA power deficit

Solar energy storage plant

from SAVIOUS KWINIKA in Pofadder, Northern Cape POFADDER, (CAJ News) – GOVERNMENT and the private sector are investing billions of rands as South Africa makes the most of its abundance in renewable sources of energy and ultimately address erratic power supplies that are partly to blame for prevailing economic challenges. The country has vast clean energy sources as […]

Protests erupt over alleged looting of Zimbabwe diamonds

Zimbabwe police dogs

From MARCUS MUSHONGA in Harare, Zimbabwe HARARE, (CAJ News) – THE government and global industry regulators have been urged to investigate alleged human rights abuses and reported brutality by security forces against civilians protesting the suspected looting of diamond revenue from the Marange fields. Human rights groups reported armed soldiers and police who fired teargas […]

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