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23 January 2017
                       
 
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20 Jan 2017
 
 
GCIS: Cyril Ramaphosa concludes productive working visit to World Economic Forum
STATEMENT
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday concluded his productive visit to Davos with his participation in the World Economic Forum (WEF) session: Informal Gathering of World Economic Leaders...
 
 
Norton Rose Fulbright bolsters presence in South Africa
NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT
Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has announced that Keller Snyman Schelhase, Cape Town, will join Norton Rose Fulbright, effective 1 February 2017. Established in 2012 Keller Snyman Schelhase...
 
 
Ramaphosa concludes ‘productive’ visit to Davos
WEF 2017
South Africa Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has concluded his visit to the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, where he delivered the message that South...
 
 
Power battle lines
ELECTRICITY
The delicate balancing of the factional interests within the African National Congress (ANC) was a significant feature of the National Executive Committee’s 105th anniversary statement. It was even...
 
 
19 Jan 2017
 
South African’s taking a stand for unity over division on Mandela Bridge
What's On
Taking a stand for #BridgesNotwalls on Mandela bridge is a fervent call for the world to remember Nelson Mandela’s dedication to a peaceful and just world rid of oppression and hatred. It is all of...
 
 
 
 
Planning for the renewable future: Long-term modelling and tools to expand variable renewable power in emerging economies
RECOMMENDATION
Ambitious national commitments, international agreements and rapid technological progress have prompted countries around the world to turn increasingly renewable energy to expand their power...
 
 
18 Jan 2017
 
China: Xi Jinping: Address by Chinese President, at the World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland (18/01/2017)
Topics
People from around the world come here to exchange ideas and insights, which broaden their vision.
 
 
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...
 
 
 
 
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...
 
 
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...
 
 
OUTA: OUTA seeks extension on comment period for critical energy gazette
STATEMENT
It has come to OUTA’s attention that the Department of Energy appears to be sneaking an important gazette of the New Energy Efficiency Strategy (NEES) - one that will impact heavily on South...
 
 
 
 
REthinking Energy 2017: Accelerating the global energy transformation
RECOMMENDATION
Renewable energy is a fundamental and growing part of the global energy transformation. Increasingly, renewables have become the first choice for expanding, upgrading and modernising power systems...
 
 
17 Jan 2017
 
President Xi Jinping: Don’t Blame Economic Globalization for the World’s Problems
WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM
Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered a robust defence of globalisation to business, government and civil society leaders in the opening plenary session of the 47th World Economic Forum Annual...
 
 
 
 
Cosatu calls on govt to help municipalities indebted to Eskom
ELECTRICITY
National government has a duty to intervene and help municipalities owing billions of rands to Eskom, the Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) said on Tuesday. The federation urged government to...
 
 
 
                       
 
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