Category archives for: Mining

Mixed fortunes for SA export commodities

Coal energy

TINTSWALO BALOYI Executive Editor JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SOME of South Africa’s main export commodities have been under pressure in recent weeks amid growing concerns about the global growth outlook. Among such commodities are iron ore and coal. Absa’s economics unit noted since the end of July, iron ore prices have fallen sharply by 23,9 […]

Chikombedzi mineral rush triggers fears of land degradation

Some of the miners relaxing at the amethyst minefield at Phahlela, Gezani in Chikombedzi under Chief Sengwe. Photo by Patrick Chitongo, CAJ News Africa

from PATRICK CHITONGO recently in Gezani, Zimbabwe GEZANI, (CAJ News) – IN scenes reminiscent of over a decade ago, small scale miners have flocked Gezani communal lands, Chikombedzi under Chief Sengwe in Chiredzi district following the discovery of amethyst, a precious stone used in jewelry. However, there are fears the unregulated mining activities could harm […]

Downgrades, US-China impasse hammer SA’s Rand

US President Donald Trump with Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA  Editor-In-Chief JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SOUTH Africa’s volatile Rand currency is bearing the brunt of escalating trade tensions between China and the United States as well as possibilities of agencies downgrading the country’s sovereign rating. This depreciation spells further doom for motorists, with the price of fuel increasing again in September. The […]

IoT can revive exhausted SA health sector

Internet of Things (IoT)

from DION HENRICK in Cape Town CAPE TOWN, (CAJ News) – THE internet of things (IoT) could be the solution to South Africa’s health problems, marked by ageing infrastructure and a growing population. An expert said as health facilities were straining under the pressure, traditional cost-cutting techniques – such as reducing staff or services – […]

South Africa to spend over R300 billion on IT

Gartner Vice President, John-David Lovelock

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA  JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SPENDING on information technology (IT) is set to total more than R303 billion ($21,78 billion) in South Africa in 2019, a 3,9 percent increase that will make the country one of the fastest-growing markets globally. Gartner, the world’s leading research and advisory company, the adoption of Cloud Computing will […]

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