Category archives for: Electricity

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 […]

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 […]

Clean energy the obvious solution to Nigeria power woes

Generators for electricity in Nigeria

from OKORO CHINEDU in Lagos, Nigeria LAGOS, (CAJ News) – EXPERTS have advised Nigeria to adopt clean energy to address power shortages and the absence of electrification in most rural areas in the West African country. This recommendation by a leading finance house comes amid the lack of electric energy cited for the slowdown of […]

SA economy receives rude introduction to 2020

Eskom South Africa

by TINTSWALO BALOYI Executive Editor JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SOUTH Africa has gotten off to a worst possible start to the New Year with load shedding returning to haunt the country. The setback that is an indication of the struggles that lie ahead for an economy that is the most advanced in the entire African […]

Nigerians’ top expectations for 2020 revealed

Overpopulated Nigeria demand more jobs, energy and better life

from EMEKA OKONKWO in Abuja, Nigeria ABUJA, (CAJ News) – A MAJORITY of citizens in Africa’s most populous country, Nigeria, expect improvements in the economy, job creation and energy supply in 2020. This is according to findings from an annual survey, the New Year Poll to gauge the expectations of Nigerians for the year. The […]

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