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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 […]

AI forecast to create opportunities than eliminate jobs

Citrix Regional Director for Sub-Saharan Africa, Brendan McAravey

by TINTSWALO BALOYI JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – A TECHNOLOGY executive has allayed fears of Artificial Intelligence (AI) replacing jobs but believes its adoption would create opportunities for humans. Brendan McAravey, Regional Director for Sub-Saharan Africa at Citrix, believes in 2020, AI will continue to grow but in the contexts of narrow AI and machine learning. “The […]

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 […]

OPINION: South African Economy Has a Yoke Around its Neck

Luke Zunga is Chartered Secretary and Corporate Governance at C & Z Professionals. He is also the Global Zimbabwe Diaspora Forum (ZDF) chairman.

by LUKE ZUNGA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE Monetary Policy Committee of the Reserve Bank projected South African economy to grow by half percent. There are fundamental policies which constraint growth. I will deal with three. The policy of expropriation of land without compensation can be a yoke round the economic neck or shooting yourself […]

Load shedding mars SA mining sector prospects

Eskom South Africa

by TINTSWALO BALOYI JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE resumption power cuts, elevated operational costs and an uncertain policy environment as well as the unclear global growth outlook and flat commodity prices are placing further strain on potential revival of the South African mining sector. The mining industry is ending the year on a low after […]

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