Category archives for: Mining & Engineering

Angola: Africa’s cartoon of the week

Cartoon by khalid Abdallah Ali

Safa’s African activities have been under scrutiny in recent months by the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC). At the same time, he has since December 2016 been involved in arbitration proceedings before the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) over his activities in Greece.

Broke Zimbabwe mulls barter trade for medicines

Zimbabwe

from DANAI MWARUMBA in Harare, Zimbabwe HARARE, (CAJ News) – THE cash-strapped Zimbabwean government is considering barter trade with China and Russia in exchange for medical drugs that are in short supply in the Southern African country. Government officials confirmed the arrangement but could not immediately disclose the commodities the minerals-rich country would offer the […]

Gas findings a game changer for South African economy

Total oil and gas discoveries in South Africa

by AKANI CHAUKE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE recent discovery of gas off the southern coast of South Africa is seen as a great step for the country which still relies on imports of oil and gas despite great reserves believed to be in its soil and waters. Industry experts believe the discovery by the […]

Labour body resists splitting of Eskom

Eskom

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THERE are differences within South Africa’s tripartite alliance following the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa of plans to privatise state-owned enterprises (SOEs). Despite some of these parastatals plagued by corruption and under-performance, the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU), opposed the privatisation plans arguing this would result […]

Digitalisation boosts productivity in mining sector

Schneider Electric Vice President of the Anglophone Africa Mining, Metals and Minerals (MMM) Industry Business Unit, Marc Ramsay

by AKANI CHAUKE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – EXPERTS have forecast innovation and technology to play increasingly valuable roles in boosting performance and sustainable efficiency in mines throughout Africa. Marc Ramsay, an industry executive, said of all the trends impacting the mining industry currently, none was likely to be as critical as digitalisation for the over-arching […]

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