Category archives for: Construction

New bridge to curb deaths at Zimbabwean river

Chilonga Bridge, Chiredzi south, Masvingo province, Zimbabwe

from PATRICK CHITONGO in Chiredzi, Zimbabwe CHIREDZI, (CAJ News) – CONSTRUCTION of new bridge to address carnage south of Zimbabwe is set to resume soon after government pledged a further US$20 million for the project. The Chilonga Bridge set to stretch 250 metres across the Runde River will link rural and urban Chiredzi, through to […]

Miners union warns of another ‘Marikana’

AMCU President Joseph Mathunjwa

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) is wary of armed intruders accessing mines were its members work. AMCU has documented four such incidents, with the latest reportedly on Thursday at Kloof Mine outside Westonaria. Members arrested the man who was allegedly found in possession of numerous […]

Djibouti fined 20% of GDP for seizing port

DP World

from SAID ABOUBAKER in Djibouti, Djibouti DJIBOUTI, (CAJ News) – A London court has awarded Dubai firm DP World $385m in compensation after the government of Djibouti cancelled the company’s contract to run one of Africa’s most strategic harbours. Measured as a share of gross domestic product – the amount equals one fifth of the […]

Bumpy ride forecast in crucial week for SA econom

Rand currency

by AKANI CHAUKE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – ANALYSTS are wary of one of the most critical weeks in the South African economic calendar culminating in downgrades by international rating agencies on the back of serious problems afflicting the national power utility. Problems have been mounting at the beleaguered electricity parastatal, Eskom, resulting in recurrent blackouts […]

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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