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23 January 2017
                       
 
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23 Jan 2017
 
 
BMF: Lonmin shareholders to be challenged on Marikana obligations
STATEMENT
Shareholders of mining company Lonmin will this week face a challenge from the Bench Marks Foundation to compel the company to meet its obligations in respect of workers’ needs by the fifth...
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28th AU Summit: Are you ready to fill Dlamini Zuma’s shoes?
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma’s successor will be elected at the 28th African Union (AU) Summit, taking place in Addis Ababa next week. The Institute for Security Studies’ PSC Report asked the candidates...
 
 
20 Jan 2017
 
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...
 
 
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...
 
 
18 Jan 2017
 
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...
 
 
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...
 
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
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...
 
 
 
 
Cost-competitive renewable power generation: Potential across South East Europe
RECOMMENDATION
Renewable energy has long been used in South East Europe, whether as fuelwood for heating or in the form of hydroelectric power generation. More recently, governments from Slovenia to Ukraine have...
 
 
16 Jan 2017
 
Ramaphosa disappoints supporters after applauding Eastern Cape matric results
EDUCATION
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa caused a stir when he congratulated the Eastern Cape for its 2.5% improvement in the 2016 matric exam results, despite it being the country's worst performing...
 
 
11 Jan 2017
 
 
 
CSIR responds to Eskom claim of R9bn renewables-related economic loss in 2016
RENEWABLE ENERGY
The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has responded to Eskom’s claim that buying power from the country’s renewable-energy plants resulted in a net economic loss of R9-billion...
 
 
 
 
High Court exposes DMR as incompetent, irrational investment obstructor
LEGISLATIVE ENVIRONMENT
A judgement of the Gauteng division of the High Court of South Africa exposes the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) as an irrational institution with a high degree of incompetence that...
 
 
 
 
Who is winning the race to build a green internet?
RECOMMENDATION
The internet will likely be the largest single thing we build as a species. Tasked with creating and then catering to the world’s insatiable appetite for messages, photos, and streaming video,...
 
 
Nersa gets new boss
ENERGY
Christopher Forlee will take over the helm as chief executive officer of the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa). Nersa announced on Monday that Minister of Energy Tina...
 
 
Surprise move to make Eskom nuke procurer ‘unlawful’, court told
NUCLEAR
The environmentalist groups taking the Department of Energy (DoE) to court over the nuclear procurement programme claim its decision in late 2016 to make Eskom the nuclear energy procurer was...
 
 
 
                       
 
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