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25 April 2017
                       
 
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11 Apr 2017
 
 
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...
 
 
06 Apr 2017
 
Gordhan lays into Dlamini, Mokonyane, Zuma at Kathrada memorial
POLITICS
Former finance minister Pravin Gordhan on Wednesday criticised Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini for not having the humility to admit her wrongs, and accused Water and Sanitation...
 
 
04 Apr 2017
 
03 Apr 2017
 
SARS: Revenue Service announces preliminary outcome of revenue collections for 2016/17
STATEMENT
In its humbling role of serving the nation, South African Revenue Service (SARS) has remained steadfast, once again, delivering on its core mandate; that of collecting all revenue due to the...
 
 
DoE: Energy on fuel price adjustment for April 2017
STATEMENT
The Department of Energy informs the public of the fuel price adjustments for April 2017. South Africa’s fuel prices are adjusted on a monthly basis, informed by international and local factors....
 
 
23 Mar 2017
 
CC: Latest decision by the Competition Commission
STATEMENT
1. Key decisions on Mergers and Acquisitions 1.1 Guardrisk Life Ltd v The Standard General Insurance Company Ltd
 
 
22 Mar 2017
 
DA: Alf Lees says DA welcomes the Tax Ombud investigation into refund delays by SARS
STATEMENT
The Democratic Alliance welcomes the announcement by the Tax Ombud, Judge Bernard Ngoepe, that he will conduct an investigation into systemic failures at the South African Revenue Service (SARS)...
 
 
13 Mar 2017
 
DA: Alf Lees says DA welcomes that our request for the Tax Ombud to investigate SARS has been taken up
STATEMENT
The DA is pleased that the Tax Ombud, Judge Bernard Ngoepe, has asked for permission from Finance Minister Gordhan to investigate possible systemic problems with the payment of refunds by the South...
 
 
08 Mar 2017
 
 
 
Brown calls for Eskom to bring Dentons report to Parliament
ELECTRICITY
Eskom should be called before Parliament to brief MPs on the Dentons report, Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown said on Wednesday. “Eskom should come and run you through the report,” the...
 
 
07 Mar 2017
 
 
 
Biogas for road vehicles: Technology brief
RECOMMENDATION
Switching to biogas as vehicle fuel can reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the transport sector between 60% and 80% compared to fossil-based fuels like gasoline and diesel. This brief highlights...
 
 
06 Mar 2017
 
West African gold mine signs solar power agreement
GOLD
West African gold mine Iamgold Essakane has signed a 15-year power purchase agreement with renewable-energy providers in a move that will cut its diesel use and lower its carbon footprint.  EREN...
 
 
03 Mar 2017
 
What can we tell of Eskom’s future from the Denton report?
LOW-CARBON FUTURE
The debate on the independent power producer (IPP) programme can serve as a useful distraction, and power utility Eskom is exploiting it to the full. The problem is not the IPPs, and they never...
 
 
28 Feb 2017
 
 
 
Platinum needs marketing, marketing and more marketing – RBPlat
PLATINUM
Embattled platinum needs ongoing marketing, with producers needing to invest in the promotion effort and ensure that the metal does not continue to be demonised by the anti-diesel hype, Royal...
 
 
27 Feb 2017
 
Froneman shows off Sibanye in US as Stillwater deal advances
GOLD AND PLATINUM
Sibanye CEO Neal Froneman on Monday showed off the low-cost performance of this gold and platinum-mining company to a top-level audience in America at a time when the South African company’s...
 
 
23 Feb 2017
 
SADTU: SADTU on the budget speech 2017
STATEMENT
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) has noted the 2017 Budget delivered by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. The Budget lacks the radical economic transformation as announced by the...
 
 
 
                       
 
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