Category archives for: Engineering

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 […]

DRC on the path to fulfilling great mining potential

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Mining Week

from JEAN KASSONGO in Kinshasa, DRC KINSHASA, (CAJ News) – AFTER years of a lull attributed to insecurity, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is on course to fulfill its mining potential on the back of the biggest global interest and some measure of stability since a new administration assumed office. Arguably the country most […]

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 […]

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.

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