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24 May 2017
                       
 
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10 May 2017
 
 
Petrol vehicle demand growth boosting palladium price
PLATINUM AND PALLADIUM
Palladium reached its most expensive price in 15 years last week, rallying to within $100/oz of the price of platinum. Speaking to Thomson Reuters' Jan Harvey, CPM Group MD Jeffrey M Christian...
 
 
09 May 2017
 
Palladium set to overtake platinum – GFMS
PLATINUM GROUP METALS
The palladium price is poised to exceed the platinum price for the first time since 2001, Thomson Reuters said on Tuesday with the publication of its GFMS Platinum Group Metals Survey 2017. The...
 
 
05 May 2017
 
 
 
Precipitous platinum price plunge putting industry at risk
PLATINUM
This week’s precipitous platinum price plunge to as low as $893/oz is putting the entire platinum industry at risk, making it essential that steady hands are placed on the tiller to ensure that a...
 
 
28 Apr 2017
 
 
 
Daily Podcast – April 28, 2017
Podcast
Making headlines: Gordhan praises Ramaphosa, backs State capture inquiry Zimbabwe has met all conditions to clear arrears to World Bank, AfDB And, alleged ‘coup plotter’ set to make first appearance
 
 
South Africa's petrol, diesel pump prices to rise in May
FUEL PRICES
The retail price of petrol and the wholesale price of diesel in South Africa will rise from May 3, the energy department said on Friday. The price of 95 octane petrol will climb 3.7% to R13.79...
 
 
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...
 
 
 
                       
 
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