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Opinion: Court’s ‘clean slate’ nuclear directive a big opportunity for new Energy Minister
NUCLEAR RULING
Having been effectively directed by the Western Cape High Court to “start with a clean slate” when approaching the controversial issue of nuclear procurement, South Africa’s new Energy Minister...
 
 
DA NW: Joe McGluwa says Coligny, Lichtenburg violent acts demand more from SAPS
STATEMENT
Scenes of violence, looting and community division in Coligny and Lichtenburg, in the last 24 hours, highlight the need for a far greater SAPS response to prevent violent protests before they...
 
 
21 Apr 2017
 
President Zuma’s track record: 7 claims about #progress fact-checked
AFRICA CHECK
The South African presidency took stock of government’s progress under President Jacob Zuma in celebration of his 75th birthday on 12 April. A series of tweets – under the hashtag #progress –...
 
 
19 Apr 2017
 
 
 
Mashaba, EFF to lay criminal charges against ANC councillors over violence at meeting
POLITICS
Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba says he will be laying criminal charges against 10 African National Congress (ANC) councillors for allegedly leading and fuelling violence during a community forum...
 
 
 
 
'We've had no power cuts for 15 months' – Mugabe
POLITICS
On Thursday President Robert Mugabe, 93, said Zimbabweans should be happy that there haven't been any power cuts for the last 15 months. "We all should be pleased that since January 2016 the...
 
 
De Lille vows to take minister to court over energy management
ENERGY
The City of Cape Town is preparing to take legal action against the energy minister over where it receives its electricity supply from, mayor Patricia de Lille said on Tuesday. The city would fight...
 
 
No need to despair even as the dream of South Africa feels like a nightmare
THE CONVERSATION
Like many, this Easter I feel that the dream of South Africa feels more like a nightmare. Personal interests, corruption, private gain, entitlement, a vicious contempt for the poor and the common...
 
 
18 Apr 2017
 
 
 
The ANC “succession race” and rebuilding South African democracy
RAYMOND SUTTNER
There is something uninspiring in the activities of aspirant and unacknowledged candidates for the ANC succession. They give one little confidence in the idea that the ANC and the country are set...
 
 
12 Apr 2017
 
Eskom: Eskom removes illegal connections in Tshwane
STATEMENT
Illegally connected electricity users in Pienaarspoort, in Tshwane got a rude awakening on 30 March 2017 when Eskom moved in on the area to remove the hundreds of illegal connections that pose a...
 
 
DST: Minister Pandor on the latest R&D survey
STATEMENT
Our aim in government is to double the investment in R&D from the 2014/15 figure of 0.77% to 1.5% of GDP. That means doubling the 2014/2015 investment of R29 billion to roughly R60 billion a year...
 
 
11 Apr 2017
 
 
 
Solar body urges Energy Minister to provide revised PPA signing date
RENEWABLE ENERGY
The South African Solar Photovoltaic Industry Association (Sapvia) expressed confidence on Tuesday that the latest delay in signing of power purchase agreements (PPAs) for 37 renewable-energy...
 
 
Rwanda adds to energy mix with first peat-fired power plant in Africa
THE CONVERSATION
Rwanda recently celebrated the opening of its first peat-fired power plant at Gishoma in the far west of the country, a $39.2M project. It is the first of its kind in Africa. Another larger peat...
 
 
10 Apr 2017
 
 
 
Renewables contracts will not be signed on April 11
RENEWABLE ENERGY
The signing of power purchase agreements (PPAs) for the projects procured under the fourth bid window of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) will not...
 
 
 
 
R2.3bn Anglo coal sale to Seriti may hit Eskom ownership snag
COAL
A new aspirant South African mining champion on Monday announced its intention to purchase Anglo American’s Eskom-tied domestic thermal coal operations in South Africa, which would position the...
 
 
 
                       
 
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