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Jade Davenport

Jade Davenport

DAVENPORT, MA (UCT), is a freelance journalist and historian –

R140m worth of investments approved under R10bn jobs scheme

6th April 2011 State-owned development finance institution the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) has already approved R140-million worth of new investments... 

Eskom sets up renewable energy unit

15th March 2011 State-owned Eskom has established a new renewable-energy focused division to drive the power utility’s efforts in the renewable energy sector.... 

Sub-Saharan Africa needs to spend $41bn/y to meet power needs

14th March 2011 Sub-Saharan Africa’s energy sector requires an investment of $41-billion each year, approximately 6,4% of the region’s gross domestic product, to... 


Negotiations for Africa free trade area to start by mid-year – Davies

8th March 2011 Negotiations for a tripartite free trade area (FTA), which would include 26 East and Southern African member states, were expected to begin by... 

Renewables scale-up core to Zille's sustainability road map

8th July 2010 Western Cape Premier Helen Zille officially released the Western Cape Provincial Government's (WCPG) strategic plan on environmental sustainability... 

New SA energy plan running behind schedule – DDG

14th May 2010 Progress on the much-anticipated integrated resource plan, or IRP2, which will provide a power investment and energy-mix road map for the next 20... 

Ipap2 firmly in implementation mode – Davies

5th May 2010 The much-vaunted 2010/11 to 2012/13 Industrial Policy Action Plan (Ipap2) has moved beyond the realm of public debate and is now firmly in... 

R5,3bn energy efficiency incentive confirmed

21st April 2010 Details of a R5,3-billion financial incentive, aimed at promoting energy efficiency among South African electricity consumers, was confirmed by... 

New EIA regulations to be effective from July

16th April 2010 New environmental-impact assessment (EIA) regulations, which will be published shortly, will come into effect in July this year, Water and... 

New fund considered to tackle R75bn road maintenance backlog

13th April 2010 The Department of Transport, in conjunction with the National Treasury, is considering the introduction of a dedicated Road Infrastructure... 

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