Category archives for: Energy

Hundreds of fuel workers observe lockdown

Engen refinery in Durban, South Africa

by TINTSWALO BALOYI JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – ONE of South Africa’s largest oil and gas producer of crude oil, Engen Refinery is set to undergo a temporary controlled shutdown in line with the ongoing 21-day lockdown in the country. As a consequence of the temporary shutdown, as many as 600 additional employees will observe the […]

Botswana augments plan to be regional energy powerhouse

Kalahari Energy Botswana (KEB)

from ODIRILE TOTENG in Gaborone, Botswana GABORONE, (CAJ News) – A FEASIBILITY study of a power plant that will generate up to 100 megawatts of electricity from indigenous coal bed methane (CBM) heralds the end of Botswana’s energy problems and is a significant step towards its ambition to be an exporter of electricity in the […]

SA turns the tide against battery theft syndicates

Tower batteries

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE busting of some syndicates allegedly behind the rampant theft of batteries belonging to mobile network operators and the vandalism of telecommunications infrastructure indicates the government agencies and stakeholders are on track to rid South Africa of these menaces costing the economy millions of Rands. Breakthroughs have been […]

How Zimbabwe’s tourism weathers economic storms

Victoria Falls

from WELLINGTON TONI in Harare, Zimbabwe HARARE, (CAJ News) – ZIMBABWE’S tourism sector continues defying ongoing economic challenges in the country thanks to a crucial agreement between authorities and the local energy regulator. The Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA), an arm of the Ministry of Tourism, Environment and Climate Change, reached the agreement with the Zimbabwe […]

Oil slams after Saudi Arabia institutes price war

Saudi Arabia oil production plant. Photo, Reuters

RIYADH, (CAJ News / Bloomberg) – OIL plunged over 30 percent on Monday after top exporter Saudi Arabia launched a price war in response to a failure by leading producers to strike a deal to support energy markets. The two main contracts both lost about 30% of their value in morning Asian trade. By early […]

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