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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 […]

MTN hails prosecution of battery thieves

Tower batteries

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – MTN South Africa has welcomed the sentencing of some culprits behind the menace of battery theft. Sentences of between five and ten years have been slapped on individuals this year. Officials disclosed the development on the back of increasing incidents of battery theft at the company’s base stations. […]

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 […]

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