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25 May 2017
                       
 
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22 May 2017
 
 
Zuma congratulates President of Iran on election win
POLITICS
President Jacob Zuma has congratulated the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Hassan Rouhani, following the latter’s win in the Iranian presidential elections which took place on May 19....
 
 
GCIS: President Zuma congratulates the President of Iran on his election victory
STATEMENT
His Excellency President Jacob Zuma has congratulated the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, His Excellency Hassan Rouhani, who has won the Iranian presidential elections held on Friday, 19...
 
 
06 Apr 2017
 
Gordhan’s firing – why did it happen and what will happen next?
INSTITUTE FOR RACE RELATIONS
What explains the allegedly irrational decisions taken by the South African government over recent days? Two explanations suggest themselves. The first is that the decisions were not irrational,...
 
 
27 Jan 2017
 
Walk and chew gum
REAL ECONOMY: ELECTRICITY
Much attention is rightly being given to the composition of South Africa’s future electricity generation mix. Warts and all, the much-delayed process of updating the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP)...
 
 
26 May 2016
 
Eskom: Power alert 1
STATEMENT
Eskom is progressing well with the maintenance of its power generating plant whilst supplying the country’s electricity needs. With the theme for the 2016 Africa Day and Africa Month being...
 
 
25 May 2016
 
Eskom: Power alert 2
STATEMENT
Eskom was today able to meet the country’s electricity demands while performing the requisite maintenance on its power generating plants. No load shedding has been implemented for over nine months...
 
 
19 May 2016
 
Rwanda provides lessons on how to narrow Africa's energy deficit
THE CONVERSATION
Only 16% of Rwanda’s households are connected to the grid. But it’s not all doom and gloom. The country is emerging as a regional high-tech hub and one of the world’s most competitive economies. It...
 
 
11 Dec 2015
 
Save water, produce energy, innovate to tackle climate change
SOUTH AFRICAN INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
Sustainable development summits and climate change negotiations have slowly but steadily paved the way to the recognition of the inextricable linkages between water, energy and climate change. It...
 
 
09 Oct 2015
 
Smaller African cities need sustainable energy intervention
THE CONVERSATION
Africa is experiencing a massive flow of people into urban areas. This is happening in major urban centres such as Lagos, Accra and Dar es Salaam as well as in smaller and secondary cities. The...
 
 
07 Oct 2015
 
Energy: Tina Joemat-Pettersson: Address by Minister of Energy, during her closing remarks at the South African International Renewable Energy Conference, Cape Town (06/10/2015)
Energy
Distinguished Guests, to meet the greenhouse gas reduction objectives and mitigate global warming, as governments we need to actively pursue low-carbon policies. On our respective journeys...
 
 
10 Jul 2015
 
DIRCO: VII BRICS Summit Ufa declaration
STATEMENT
1. We, the leaders of the Federative Republic of Brazil, the Russian Federation, the Republic of India, the People's Republic of China and the Republic of South Africa, met on 9 July 2015, in Ufa,...
 
 
03 Jul 2015
 
Delinking from the minerals sector
Low Carbon Future
Minerals and energy resources will continue to play an important role in South Africa’s economy. It is what South Africa does that will determine its future. While we have substantial minerals...
 
 
02 Jun 2015
 
NUMSA: Karl Cloete: Address by Numsa Deputy General Secretary, at the civil society conference on the electricity crisis, Booysens Hotel, (02/06/2015)
Topics
Greetings Comrades and Colleagues, 1. We are here today because there is a crisis in South Africa. 2. Our government has plunged the country into crisis and is incapable of solving that...
 
 
08 Apr 2015
 
 
 
Summit highlights need for robust energy system
ELECTRICITY
According to the International Energy Agency, only 290-million people out of a population of 915-million in sub-Saharan Africa have access to electricity.
 
 
NABA: Africa Energy Summit takes place in Oslo
STATEMENT
African Ministers of Energy from Ghana and Zambia are amongst the attendees at the Norway - Africa Energy Summit organized by Norfund and the Norwegian-African Business Association (NABA). The...
 
 
 
                       
 
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