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26 May 2017
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19 May 2017
DoE: Mmamoloko Kubayi: Address by Minster of Energy, during the Department of Energy budget vote for 2017/18, Parliament, Cape Town (19/05/2017)
We would have loved to receive more in light of our work, however we understand the constraints of the fiscal capability.
11 Apr 2017
Rwanda adds to energy mix with first peat-fired power plant in Africa
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...
28 Nov 2016
OUTA: Eskom downgrade: OUTA calls for Full Forensic audit
Following on yet another vote of no-confidence on Eskom’s financials and governance manifesting in an S&P downgrade this weekend, OUTA believes it is high time for all concerned South Africans to...
23 Nov 2016
Wind and solar PV bodies cautiously welcome draft IRP, CSP body to contest exclusion
The wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) industry bodies have responded positively to the allocations outlined in the draft Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) base case, while the concentrated solar power...
22 Nov 2016
CER: Draft energy plans: First comments from Life After Coal Campaign
Earlier today, the Minister of Energy announced the publication of the long-awaited draft Integrated Energy Plan (IEP) and draft Integrated Resource Plan for Electricity (IRP) Assumptions and Base...
16 Nov 2016
R2K: We say no secret nuclear deal
The Right2Know Campaign rejects Parliament’s plan to hold its briefing on the nuclear deal behind closed doors. The proposed nuclear deal has been shrouded in secrecy from the very start. Decisions...
15 Nov 2016
OUTA: OUTA demands that government halt nuclear energy program until IRP process is complete
The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) has written to the Minister of Energy, the Presidency, Treasury, NERSA and other authorities on 14th November 2016, demanding that Government’s plans for...
A Path to Prosperity: Renewable Energy for Islands, 3rd Edition
A Path to Prosperity highlights the role of islands in global efforts against climate change. The third edition of this compilation from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) marks the...
02 Nov 2016
South Africa's power utility wants to finance nuclear. This is a bad idea.
South Africa’s cabinet is to consider a proposal that a mooted nuclear power deal for the country be financed through the state-owned power utility Eskom. This is the latest twist in South Africa’s...
10 Oct 2016
Poor regulation of mining and coal-fired power generation in SA reported to UN Human Rights Council for violating human rights
Poorly-regulated mining and coal-fired power generation in South Africa are responsible for air and water pollution, destruction of arable land, and biodiversity loss, violating the human rights of...
27 Sep 2016
DST: Naledi Pandor: Address by Minister of Science and Technology, during the Economic Sectors, Employment and Infrastructure Development Cluster media briefing, Pretoria (27/09/2016)
The MTSF is Government’s five-year plan (2014-2019) towards achieving the National Development Plan (NDP) and is implemented to realise 14 outcomes.
20 Jun 2016
Sub-Saharan Africa has a long way to go before it cracks food insecurity
The richer and more developed countries become, the less likely they are to be food insecure. Governments in rapidly growing economies have more resources to dedicate to improving food security and...
27 May 2016
How the state capture controversy has influenced South Africa's nuclear build
South Africa is facing a critical decision that could see it investing about R1 trillion – or US$60 billion to $70 billion – in a fleet of new nuclear power stations. Proponents argue that it will...
26 May 2016
Zuma says Africans must be able to fly within the continent without going via Europe
South Africa President Jacob Zuma has urged African leaders to join hands to improve roads, rail and air travel on the continent. “We want an Africa with modern infrastructure, where one can fly...
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