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Davos boosts platinum fuel cell outlook with hydrogen council launch
PLATINUM
Hydrogen-powered fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) offer the most natural solution for emission-free vehicles, discharging only water and requiring negligible change to current driving and...
 
 
Food prices hike December inflation by 0.2%
INFLATION
The consumer price index (CPI) inflation accelerated further to 6.8 percent year-on-year in December 2016 against market expectations of a moderation to 6.5 percent year-on-year, Statistics South...
 
 
 
 
SABC inquiry chair 'dismayed' by document leak
POLITICS
The chairperson of the parliamentary ad hoc committee looking into the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) board is "dismayed" that a working document from the inquiry has been leaked....
 
 
 
 
Ex-premier Senzo Mchunu a bitter attention seeker – KZN ANC
POLITICS
Former KwaZulu-Natal premier Senzo Mchunu "is not just ambitious, he is also desperate for attention", the African National Congress (ANC) in the province said on Wednesday after Mchunu issued a...
 
 
Alleged Gupta, SABC deals should be canned, if true - leaked document
POLITICS
Alleged improper deals between the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) and the Gupta-owned The New Age Media should be probed and, if there has been wrongdoing, be terminated. This is...
 
 
 
 
IPPs ‘entitled’ to approach courts to force Eskom to sign PPAs
RENEWABLE ENERGY
A legal opinion secured by the South African Renewable Energy Council (Sarec) relating to the refusal by Eskom to conclude contracts with 37 independent power producers (IPPs) selected as preferred...
 
 
Ethiopian government appeals for humanitarian aid
AID
On the heels of failed rains and a calamitous El Niño in Ethiopia, the country’s government has launched an appeal for $948-million to urgently address food and non-food needs, while the United...
 
 
Gambia's Jammeh can stay in office for three months – national assembly
POLITICS
Gambia's National Assembly has passed a resolution to allow President Yahya Jammeh, who lost an election in December, to stay in office for three months from Wednesday when he was due to leave...
 
 
Outa questions timing of publication of energy efficiency strategy, requests extension for comments
ENERGY
The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) on Wednesday called for an extension for public comments on the New Energy Efficiency Strategy (NEES), which was gazetted on December 23. The organisation...
 
 
Gordhan takes a stand for emerging markets at WEF
WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM
Although the US as a super economic powerhouse impacts the rest of the world, emerging markets also matter to the global environment. This was the message from Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan on...
 
 
AIC gives ANC March ultimatum on Matatiele agreement
POLITICS
The fragile African National Congress-led (ANC-led) coalitions in the Ekurhuleni and Rustenburg councils are again under threat as the party faces an ultimatum from the African Independent Congress...
 
 
Mbete distances herself from report that she has entered ANC leadership race
POLITICS
African National Congress (ANC) national chairperson Baleka Mbete has distanced herself from media reports that she has entered the race to succeed President Jacob Zuma as party president. Mbete...
 
 
Public Protector lays criminal charges over leaked Absa report
POLITICS
Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has laid criminal charges with the police over the leaking of its draft Absa report, her office said on Tuesday. Spokesperson Oupa Segalwe told News24 the action...
 
 
Draft report of SABC inquiry leaked on social media
POLITICS
The draft document compiled following the completion of the ad hoc committee hearing into the fitness of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC's) board was leaked on social media on...
 
 
ANC to review NDP at policy conference
POLITICS
The African National Congress (ANC) plans to review the successes and challenges of the National Development Plan (NDP) at its upcoming policy conference which set to be dominated by talks on...
 
 
 
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