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25 June 2016
                       
 
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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,...
 
 
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...
 
 
13 Mar 2015
 
SA: Jacob Zuma: Address by South African President, at the Launch of The Presidency Energy Saving Campaign, Union Buildings, Pretoria (13/03/2015)
Topics
It is a great pleasure for us to join you today to launch the energy saving campaign of the Presidency and government as a whole. We have come together because of the energy shortage challenge that...
 
 
20 Jan 2015
 
Sacrificing poverty alleviation for climate financing?
The South African Civil Society Information Service
Green energy could be something of a magic bullet for social and economic justice because it will inevitably erode elites’ grubby hold on energy resources such as coal, oil and gas in much of...
 
 
18 Nov 2014
 
'Frack off': An analysis of shale gas extraction in the Karoo Basin
CONSULTANCY AFRICA INTELLIGENCE
The stage is set. Upon a backdrop most famed for its stunning scenery, the semi-arid Karoo region,(2) South Africa, is the “grand coliseum” in which disgruntled residents will do battle with...
 
 
13 Oct 2014
 
IEA: International Energy Agency says Energy sector is key to powering prosperity in sub-Saharan Africa
STATEMENT
Increasing access to modern forms of energy is crucial to unlocking faster economic and social development in sub Saharan Africa, according to the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) Africa Energy...
 
 
14 Aug 2014
 
‘Next 10’ biggest sub-Saharan African cities hold real future opportunity – PwC
ECONOMY
Foreign investors were increasingly recognising the untapped potential of sub-Saharan Africa, with Africa expected to have the biggest labour force and faster economic growth than any other region...
 
 
 
                       
 
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