Category archives for: Mining & Engineering

Mixed feelings to SA Budget Speech 2020

Finance minister, Mr Tito Mboweni

from DION HENRICK in Cape Town CAPE TOWN, (CAJ News) – THE establishment of a state bank, formation of the Sovereign Wealth Fund and the slashing of the state wage bill in South Africa are among the highlights of the Budget Speech delivered by Finance Minister, Tito Mboweni, on Wednesday. For 2020/21, expenditure is projected […]

Extra power costs could paralyse SA mining projects

Energy and Mining Advisors Ted Blom

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – MORE than 30 percent of South African mining projects will be terminated prematurely because of additional power costs in the absence of suitable solutions within the next 12 months. This is the warning by independent power and mining expert and commentator after a cabinet minister recently conceded that […]

Corruption mars unfamiliar Portugal exodus to Angola

Portugal, Angola - a reversal of migration roles between Africa and Europe

from PEDRO AGOSTO in Luanda, Angola Angola Bureau LUANDA, (CAJ News) – THE relocation trends between Angola and Portugal is unprecedented and represent a reversal of migration roles between Africa and Europe. Migration is synonymous with thousands of disillusioned African migrants and refugees leaving in droves, in the process risking precious life on ramshackle vessels […]

AI forecast to create opportunities than eliminate jobs

Citrix Regional Director for Sub-Saharan Africa, Brendan McAravey

by TINTSWALO BALOYI JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – A TECHNOLOGY executive has allayed fears of Artificial Intelligence (AI) replacing jobs but believes its adoption would create opportunities for humans. Brendan McAravey, Regional Director for Sub-Saharan Africa at Citrix, believes in 2020, AI will continue to grow but in the contexts of narrow AI and machine learning. “The […]

Digitalisation brings vast prospects for mining sector

DRC mining

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE current decade is projected to be one of opportunity for the mining industry thanks to digitalisation and the shift towards lower carbon power. According to an industry executive, the mining industry is thus well positioned to defy the volatility experienced in recent years, characterised by low commodity […]

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