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24 May 2017
                       
 
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17 May 2017
 
 
 
 
The South African government hasn't given up the fight for nuclear
THE CONVERSATION
Nuclear energy in South Africa is a highly contested issue; so much so that a court recently ruled against the government’s plans to issue a contract for the construction of eight new nuclear power...
 
 
12 May 2017
 
KZN: Richards Bay Industrial Development Zones: site for energy infrastructure
STATEMENT
Apart from the politics and the economy, the maritime industry and the Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone featured very strongly in the discussions between the International Monetary Fund...
 
 
05 May 2017
 
NUMSA: Irvin Jim on NUMSA demands a socially owned energy renewables program
STATEMENT
The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) notes the decision of the Western Cape High Court which found that government’s deals with various countries on nuclear energy are...
 
 
04 Apr 2017
 
SACCI: South Africa revised to junk status by S&P
STATEMENT
The South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SACCI) notes with disappointment, that on April 3, 2017, S&P Global Ratings lowered the long-term foreign currency sovereign credit rating on the...
 
 
29 Mar 2017
 
DEA: Edna Molewa advocates for inclusive green economy
STATEMENT
The Minister of Environmental Affairs, Dr Edna Molewa called for the inclusion of young people in the economy of our countries, in the process of transition and transformation into a sustainable...
 
 
28 Mar 2017
 
 
 
Perspectives for the energy transition: Investment needs for a low-carbon energy system
RECOMMENDATION
This joint study looks at the potential for decarbonisation in the energy sector in G20 countries and around the world. Chapter 3, “Global Energy Transition Prospects and the Role of Renewables”,...
 
 
17 Mar 2017
 
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...
 
 
24 Feb 2017
 
Why Gordhan's silence on South Africa's nuclear option is a good sign
THE CONVERSATION
South Africa’s Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan said very little about the energy sector in his recent budget speech. The word “energy” came up only once compared with 2016, when it was used...
 
 
27 Jan 2017
 
dti: Trade Invest Africa and SAEEC to jointly lead a specialised energy mission to Zambia
STATEMENT
Trade Invest Africa, an initiative of the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), together with the South African Electro-Technical Export council (SAEEC) will lead a joint specialised energy...
 
 
23 Jan 2017
 
 
 
Trump vs Africa: how the continent can counter destructive policies
THE CONVERSATION
Every four years the CIA’s National Intelligence Council (NIC) provides the incoming president and his administration with an assessment of the most powerful global forces likely to affect foreign...
 
 
10 Jan 2017
 
NERSA: Changes in leadership at the National Energy Regulator of South Africa
STATEMENT
The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) wishes to confirm that the Minister of Energy, Ms Tina Joemat-Pettersson, has appointed Mr. Christopher Forlee as Chief Executive Officer (CEO)...
 
 
08 Dec 2016
 
SITE VISIT TO KUSILE POWER STATION PROJECT BY HIS EXCELLENCY, MR EDGAR LUNGU, PRESIDENT OF ZAMBIA
What's On
His Excellency Mr Edgar Lungu, President of the Republic of Zambia, will be visiting the Kusile Power Station project as part of his State Visit to South Africa on Friday. The purpose of the visit...
 
 
05 Dec 2016
 
Why Renewable Energy is just as Important as Hydropower in the DRC
SAIIA
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is expected to go to the polls to elect a new leader to succeed President Joseph Kabila, whose mandate expires on 19 December. This should have happened...
 
 
01 Dec 2016
 
Greenpeace Africa: Greenpeace condemns appointment of Matshela Koko as Acting Eskom CEO
STATEMENT
Reacting to the news that Matshela Koko has been appointed by Minister Lynne Brown as Eskom’s Acting CEO with effect from today, Melita Steele, Senior Climate and Energy Campaign Manager for...
 
 
29 Nov 2016
 
 
 
South Africa's new energy plan has sparked strong emotions. Here's why
THE CONVERSATION
The much awaited updated South African Integrated Resource Plan for electricity has been released for comment. The document makes far-reaching proposals about the target energy generation mix...
 
 
 
                       
 
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