Category archives for: Mining

Emalahleni sits on ticking ammonia time bomb

Mpumalanga Provincial Member of the Executive Council (MEC) for Agriculture, Rural Development, Land and Environmental Affairs, Vusimuzi Shongwe

by ANNA NTABANE EMALAHLENI, (CAJ News) – AUTHORITIES fear the lives of communities at Emalahleni are at risk after a traffic accident left them exposed to the smell of the highly toxic ammonia. The chemical emerged from a trick that was involved in a collision on the N12 near this town previously known as Witbank. […]

Hoteliers eager to shake off COVID-19 setbacks

Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF). File photo

from WELLINGTON TONI in Harare, Zimbabwe HARARE, (CAJ News) – HAD it not been for the raging outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19), Mike Goba would be anticipating a windfall with the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) a week away. He is one of local hoteliers counting their losses after the annual event scheduled for the […]

COMMODITIES: Commodity economies fret at COVID-19 spread

SADC regional member states endorse DRC elections

by AKANI CHAUKE  JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – A sharp fall in global trade volumes, deteriorating levels of manufacturing sentiment and surging financial volatility, all as a result of the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), are projected to hurt Sub-Saharan economies. Southern Africa, whose economies are largely dependent on commodity prices, will not be spared the disrupted […]

Lydenburg residents acquire much-needed work skills

Posing for a group photo are Lydenburg youths in Mpumalanga province, who acquired skilled in bricklaying, plastering, plumbing, tiling, painting and carpentry. Photo by Anna Ntabane, CAJ News Mpumalanga Bureau.

by ANNA NTABANE LYDENBURG, (CAJ News) – LOCALS in Lydenburg have been empowered with the confidence to enter the job market or create jobs for others following the completion of portable skills programme. The skills programme, which took 20 days, saw 72 community members acquire expertise in bricklaying, plastering, plumbing, tiling, painting and carpentry. “It […]

SA targets SADC to empower its black industrialists

South African Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Nomalungelo Gina

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA  JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – TRADE between South Africa and Tanzania is poised to increase beyond R7 billion (US$453 million) as the former assists its black industrialists to explore markets in the rest of the continent. Tanzania is the latest addition in the list of countries that the South African government is tapping […]

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