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24 April 2014
                       
 
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24 Apr 2014
 
 
DST, NRF launch holistic collaborative mining research centre at UJ
MINING RESEARCH
Advancing South Africa’s ambitions of evolving from a resource-based economy to a knowledge-based economy, the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the National Research Foundation...
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28 Mar 2014
 
Energy demand will double by 2050, shale gas could ease stress
SHALE GAS
The global energy outlook is that energy demand will double by 2050 and the world’s population will grow to nine-billion, creating a need for increased energy supply with reduced carbon dioxide...
 
 
12 Dec 2013
 
Sustainable energy and the Africa growth story
CONSULTANCY AFRICA INTELLIGENCE
Despite Africa’s huge sustainable energy potential, it still faces serious power crises which have crippled efforts to increase the manufacture of consumer goods and industrial equipments....
 
 
23 Oct 2013
 
 
 
World Energy Resources: 2013 survey [Summary] (October 2013)
ENERGY
As energy is the main ‘fuel’ for social and economic development, and since energy-related activities have significant environmental impacts, it is important for decision-makers to have access...
 
 
16 Oct 2013
 
WEC: Statement by the World Energy Council, global multi-energy organisation, report confirms global abundance of energy resources (16/10/2013)
STATEMENT
There is a greater abundance of energy resources in the world today than at any other time, and, if properly managed, the reserves are sufficient to meet even a significant upturn in demand for...
 
 
06 Aug 2013
 
WWF-SA: Statement by the World Wide Fund for Nature, conservation organisation, submits carbon tax comment to National Treasury (06/08/2013)
STATEMENT
In its submission to National Treasury, WWF South Africa (WWF-SA) has identified carbon tax as an essential instrument to help enable the country’s transition to a low carbon economy. However,...
 
 
24 Jul 2013
 
 
 
National Energy Act: 2012 Integrated Energy Planning Report: Draft, (Gazette 36690, Regulation 513),
Topics
Energy is essential to many human activities and is critical to the social and economic development of an economy. One of the key objectives of the Department of Energy (DoE) is to ensure energy...
 
 
27 Jun 2013
 
AfDB: Statement by the African Development Bank, regional multilateral development bank, AfDB President Donald Kubera heads to Tanzania for by US President Barack Obama (27/06/2013)
STATEMENT
African Development Bank (AfDB) President Donald Kaberuka will arrive in Tanzania at the weekend for the visit by US President Barack Obama, which will partly focus on an initiative to foster...
 
 
21 Jun 2013
 
SA: Dipuo Peters: Address by the Minister of Energy, during the delivery of the Department of Energy 2013 Budget Vote Speech, National Council of Provinces Chambers, Parliament, Cape Town (21/06/2013)
Topics
Chairperson, Honourable Members, Please do allow me to also share my condolences with the Mbuli family, friends, the SABC and South Africa at large for the loss of our beloved son, Vuyo Mbuli.
 
 
28 May 2013
 
SA: Dipuo Peters: Address by the Minister of Minister of Energy, on the occasion of the RustMo1 Solar Farm launch, Rustenburg (28/05/2013)
SPEECH
It is a singular honour for me to be in this momentous event marking new beginnings for the entire North West province. The launch of the RustMo1 Solar Farm brings me great delight as it is the...
 
 
27 May 2013
 
UNDP: Statement by the United Nations Development Programme, African Economic Outlook 2013 reveals that natural resources can fuel Africa’s economic transformation (27/05/2013)
STATEMENT
Africa’s agricultural, mining and energy resources could boost the continent’s economic growth and pave the way for a breakthrough in human development, according to the African Economic...
 
 
23 May 2013
 
South Africa should leverage the Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI)
SOUTH AFRICAN INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
Increasingly assertive in continental politics and highly visible in a number of key global regulatory frameworks for the extractive sector, observers continue to wonder why South Africa (SA)...
 
 
16 May 2013
 
 
 
Daily podcast – May 16, 2013
PODCAST
Thomson Reuters head of business development for commodities and energy in Africa Michel Karera said Africa needed to invest heavily in its infrastructure if it is to grow its oil and gas...
 
 
15 May 2013
 
Investment in infrastructure key to unlocking Africa’s oil and gas potential
OIL & GAS
Africa needs to invest heavily in its infrastructure if it is to grow its oil and gas production, as well as increase demand for these energy resources, Thomson Reuters head of business development...
 
 
14 May 2013
 
SA: Dipuo Peters: Address by the Minister of Energy, at the Energy Department Budget Vote 2013/14, Parliament, Cape Town (14/05/2013)
SPEECH
Our first democratically elected President, Dr Nelson Mandela once said, “For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of...
 
 
 
                       
 
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