Category archives for: Electricity

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 […]

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 […]

Global issues, local concerns pummel SA economy

South Africa's commodities

by AKANI CHAUKE  JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – ANALYSTS have forecast a further recession of the South African economy because of load shedding, the raging coronavirus (COVID-19) and government plans to trim the public servants’ wage bill. The bleak projections come amid Africa’s most advanced economy entering its second technical recession in the space of just two […]

MTN invests billions amid load shedding threat

MTN South Africa Chief Technology and Information Officer, Giovanni Chiarelli

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA  JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – MTN is investing an average R11 billion (US$703,8 million) yearly to ensure a seamless network experience during the energy challenges South Africa is facing. Giovanni Chiarelli, Chief Technology and Information Officer (CTO) at MTN South Africa, disclosed the figures on Monday as the company was voted superior network during […]

Mixed feelings to SA Budget Speech 2020

Finance minister, Mr Tito Mboweni

from DION HENRICK in Cape Town CAPE TOWN, (CAJ News) – THE establishment of a state bank, formation of the Sovereign Wealth Fund and the slashing of the state wage bill in South Africa are among the highlights of the Budget Speech delivered by Finance Minister, Tito Mboweni, on Wednesday. For 2020/21, expenditure is projected […]

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