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Durban negotiations 'constructive', says Figueres

By: Brindaveni Naidoo     7th December 2011 Negotiations were proceeding in a “constructive and productive” manner, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change executive secretary... 

World cannot accept ‘no’ for an answer in Durban – UN chief

By: Brindaveni Naidoo     7th December 2011 The business community has an important part to play in the fight against climate change, United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-moon said at a... 

Development banks move to help cities fight climate change

By: Brindaveni Naidoo     6th December 2011 Five multilateral development banks (MDBs), which loan some $8.4-billion a year for climate action in cities, agreed this week on a new partnership... 

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Developed world must honour climate finance commitments – Sisulu  

By: Brindaveni Naidoo     6th December 2011 Africa is concerned about the slow disbursement of the financial resources pledged by countries as “fast-start" finance, and has urged developed... 

Gauteng depts not under administration

By: SA News     6th December 2011 None of the departments in the Gauteng Provincial Government are under any provincial administration from the national government. 

Electricity utilities collaborate on climate change 

By: Brindaveni Naidoo     6th December 2011 The Global Electricity Initiative (GEI) was launched in Durban on Tuesday, bringing together 25 utilities from around the world to collaborate on... 

'Cadre deployment led to intervention'

By: Sapa     6th December 2011 Cadre deployment has led to the government's intervention in three provinces under national government control, opposition parties said on Tuesday. 

Business sees infrastructure as key 2012 ‘shock absorber’, but wary on delivery 

By: Terence Creamer     5th December 2011 Actual delivery on South Africa’s R802-billion public infrastructure programme could offer an important “shock absorber” for the South African... 

Progress towards achieving millennium development goals slow

By: Brindaveni Naidoo     5th December 2011 Deputy Energy Minister Barbara Thompson said on Monday that the pace would need to be stepped up if the millennium development goals (MDGs) were to... 

Poor will suffer under NHI – DA 

By: Sapa     5th December 2011 The poor will likely suffer more under the proposed national health insurance (NHI) system, the Democratic Alliance (DA) said on Monday. 

Warrant issued for Selebi 

By: Sapa     5th December 2011 A police officer has been given a committal warrant to make sure Jackie Selebi begins his jail sentence, but it will be up to the former top cop's... 

Malema appeal still underway 

By: Sapa     5th December 2011 African National Congress (ANC) youth league leader Julius Malema's lawyers have received correspondence from the ruling party's national... 

Mechanisms sought to offset incremental costs of SA’s renewables roll-out 

By: Terence Creamer     5th December 2011 The renewable energy targets outlined in South Africa’s Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) 2010 would add an average incremental cost of around... 

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