Potential ‘Marikana’ feared in renewable energy sector

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CAPE TOWN, (CAJ News) – FAILURE to include and inform local communities about multibillion-rand renewable energy projects could result in deadly protests, experts have warned the continent. The warning came as enabling economic transformation and job creation through energy generation projects came under the spotlight at the African Utility Week More...

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By On Wednesday, May 16th, 2018
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Expert forecasts collapse of South Africa’s energy grid

CAPE TOWN, (CAJ News) – WHILE the beleaguered South African power utility, Eskom, projects playing a bigger role in the continent, an energy expert has painted a dire picture for the company and the possible More...

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By On Tuesday, May 8th, 2018
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Catching them young to end SA paraffin-related deaths 

JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – EVERY year, mostly in winter, poor South Africans who rely on paraffin as their only source of energy continue to be exposed to shack-related fires, paraffin-related burns and deaths. Paraffin More...

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By On Monday, May 7th, 2018
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Diamond boost for African Utility Week 2018

JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – PREPARATIONS for next week’s African Utility Week (AUW) have received a major boost after Lucy Electric confirmed its longstanding partnership for the event. The company will More...

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By On Monday, March 19th, 2018
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Dangote to save Nigeria the embarrassment of fuel shortages

LAGOS, (CAJ News) – WHILE it is the continent’s biggest producer of crude oil, the irony is that Nigeria suffers recurrent crippling fuel shortages. It is possibly the only oil-producing country still struggling More...

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By On Friday, March 2nd, 2018
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Kids mostly killed in deadly SA power theft

THABA NCHU, (CAJ News) – AT least three people have been killed and four others injured over the past year as a result of illegal and unsafe electricity connections in the Free State Province. The statistics More...

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By On Tuesday, February 27th, 2018
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Kenya coal plant confirmed for coast

JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – EAST Africa’s largest economy – Kenya’s first coal-fired plant is set to bring electricity to an area of high unemployment and puts the country at the table for a More...

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By On Monday, February 26th, 2018
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Eskom counts the cost of illegal Khutsong power connections

JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – KHUTSONG, the restive township west of Johannesburg, synonymous with widespread unrest over service delivery, has emerged as the epicentre of electricity theft that costs the South More...

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By On Thursday, February 8th, 2018
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Africa Utility Week holds despite Cape drought

CAPE TOWN, (CAJ News) – AFRICA’S largest power, energy and water trade summit will not be cancelled despite the severe water shortages in Cape Town, South Africa. Set for May 15-17, the event organised by Spintelligent, More...

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By On Friday, November 17th, 2017
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Cameroon solar scheme with Huawei globally lauded

YAOUNDE, (CAJ News) – A micro-grid solar plant helping Cameroon improve the livelihoods of locals and boost economic development is among projects recognised at the just-ended Smart City Expo World Congress More...