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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 […]

Anger over Lesotho project to supply water to SA

Lesotho Highlands Water Project tunnel 1

from TSOANELO MOKHAHLANE in Maseru, Lesotho MASERU, (CAJ News) – THE construction of a Lesotho dam to supply water to South Africa has lurched into crisis after it emerged nearly 8 000 people face the loss of their homes or livelihoods when construction begins. Human rights groups have called for the construction of the Polihali […]

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 […]

Angola’s richest man evades selective clampdown on corruption

Africa's richest woman, Isabel dos Santos

from PEDRO AGOSTO in Luanda, Angola LUANDA, (CAJ News) – WHILE Angola’s (and the continent’s) richest woman is under siege from authorities alleging use of state money to finance her business empire, the man dubbed the richest in the Southern African country continues enjoying freedom and his wealth despite his alleged involvement in similar crimes. […]

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