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Break Free: Funeral procession outside the Department of Energy to highlight the impacts of Fossil Fuels
STATEMENT
Today, activists of the BREAKFREE coalition have taken part in a funeral procession outside the Department of Energy (DoE) in Pretoria to highlight the impacts that coal-fired power stations are...
 
 
22 Mar 2017
 
COGTA: Andries Nel: Address by Deputy Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, at the 4th Pan-African Local Climate Solutions for Africa Congress 2017, OR Tambo Conference Centre, Ekurhuleni, Gauteng (22/03/2017)
Topics
You are most welcome to South Africa. We thank the leadership of ICLEI Africa for inviting us to share ideas and to reaffirm our commitment to unity in action with local governments for...
 
 
 
 
S&P affirms Eskom rating on ‘extremely high’ likelihood of govt support as liquidity weakens
ESKOM
S&P Global Ratings has sustained a negative outlook on Eskom after affirming its 'BB-' sub-investment-grade rating this week, pointing to the State-owned electricity utility’s weakening liquidity...
 
 
17 Mar 2017
 
NEHAWU: NEHAWU calls on the Department of Social Development to address workers demands
STATEMENT
The National Health Education & Allied Workers Union [NEHAWU] is highly disturbed and disappointed with the level of arrogance displayed by the Department of Social Development in handling issues...
 
 
Baker McKenzie South Africa’s legal expertise recognised in Chambers Global 2017
BAKER MCKENZIE
Ten lawyers from Baker McKenzie South Africa and nine of its practice areas have been recognised by international legal research organisation, Chambers & Partners in its 2017 Chambers Global Guide....
 
 
NUMSA: NUMSA plan of action on Eskom
STATEMENT
The National Union of Metalworkers (NUMSA) of South Africa is gearing up for the mother of all strikes in its bid to fight the looming crisis at Eskom. Last week the power utility announced that it...
 
 
16 Mar 2017
 
Buhari’s mystery illness unsettles the country and the continent
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
You know things are going badly when even your wife criticises the way you are running the country – publicly. Nigeria’s First Lady Aisha Buhari recently told BBC that if her husband, Muhammadu,...
 
 
15 Mar 2017
 
 
 
Eskom initiates talks on triggering government support to cover IPP costs
ESKOM
Eskom has written to the signatories of the Government Support Framework Agreement (GSFA) – which guarantees support for the State-owned utility in meeting its obligation to buy electricity from...
 
 
SA: Cyril Ramaphosa: Address by South African Deputy President, at the Global Entrepreneurship Congress 2017, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg (14/03/2017)
Topics
It is a great honour and privilege to address the Global Entrepreneurship Congress 2017, which is taking place for the first time on African soil.
 
 
08 Mar 2017
 
SA: Minister Brown believes Commission of Inquiry should be established on State of Capture report
STATEMENT
The Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises was briefed by Minister of Public Enterprises, Ms Lynne Brown, on organisational issues at state-owned enterprises. The Committee welcomed the open and...
 
 
There will be no Brexit ‘cliff edge’ in UK-SA relations
BILATERAL RELATIONS
Outgoing British High Commissioner to South Africa Dame Judith Macgregor says there will be no “cliff edge” in the trade and investment relationship between the UK and South Africa when Britain...
 
 
Strong outlook for recovering ferrochrome industry – Merafe
FERROCHROME
Ferrochrome and chrome ore prices recovered from rock bottom in the first quarter of last year to levels twice and four times higher respectively in 2017, a year in which a shortage of electricity...
 
 
Ghana is 60: An African success story with tough challenges ahead
THE CONVERSATION
Black Africa’s first independent nation celebrated its 60th independence anniversary this week. A pioneer in many ways, Ghana was the first country in sub Saharan Africa to secure independence from...
 
 
06 Mar 2017
 
SA: Jacob Zuma: Address by South African President, at the Indian Ocean Rim Association Business Summit, Jakarta, Indonesia
Topics
Let me extend our gratitude to our gracious host, His Excellency Mr. Joko Widodo, President of the Republic of Indonesia, for a warm welcome and outstanding hospitality since our arrival here in...
 
 
28 Feb 2017
 
 
 
Deadlock broken between Eskom and IPPs, Joemat-Pettersson insists
RENEWABLE ENERGY
Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson says the “deadlock has been broken” between Eskom and the renewable-energy independent power producers (IPPs), with the National Energy Regulator of South...
 
 
 
                       
 
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