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17 Feb 2017
 
 
DEA: Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi commemorates World Wetlands Day
STATEMENT
The Deputy Minister of Arts and Culture Ms Rejoice Mabudafhasi today, 17 February 2017 has on behalf of the Deputy Minister of Environmental Affairs, Ms Barbara Thomson led a public awareness drive...
 
 
16 Feb 2017
 
 
 
National Environmental Management Act: Department of Trade and Industry Environmental Implementation Plan 2015-2020: 4th edition
(Gazette 40577, Notice R59)
National Environmental Management Act: Department of Trade and Industry Environmental Implementation Plan 2015-2020: 4th edition (Gazette 40577, Notice R59)
 
 
Major South African coal extension project on cards – South32
DIVERISIFIED MINERS
A decision will be taken in the June quarter on go-ahead for the Klipspruit Life Extension coal project in Mpumalanga, which is said to have robust economics. The original BHP Billiton capital...
 
 
GCIS: Statement on the Cabinet meeting of 15 February 2017
STATEMENT
1. Implementation of Government Programmes 1.1. Cabinet welcomes President Jacob Zuma’s 2017 State of the Nation Address (SoNA) under the theme "Radical Transformation of the Economy”. This was at...
 
 
 
 
Diamonds and All That – The Contribution of Mining to South Africa
RECOMMENDATION
This year, 2017, is the 150th anniversary of the discovery of diamonds in South Africa. Actually, that is probably not strictly true, as diamonds might have been discovered earlier by people who...
 
 
Africa: Governance Peer Reviews still offer Africa a major opportunity
SAIIA
This year's African Union (AU) January summit, appropriately themed around the potential of the continent’s youth, sought to position the continental body to meet the challenges of the coming...
 
 
15 Feb 2017
 
 
 
South Africa to be ‘resolute’ in using tariffs to protect domestic industry
TRADE POLICY
South Africa will be “resolute” in using tariffs to defend domestic industry and support industrial development, particularly in light of moves towards greater protectionism in other countries,...
 
 
 
 
 
 
DRDGold spends R26m in six months on environmental restoration
GOLD
Johannesburg is probably one of the world’s best examples of unintended sustainable development, where almost accidentally the mining economy has been fully replaced by another larger economy. This...
 
 
dti: Rob Davies: Address by Minister of Trade and Industry, during the SONA debate, Parliament, Cape Town (15/02/2017)
Topics
Mr President, in the SONA you referred to continued uncertainty in the global economy.
 
 
POSTPONED: MINISTER OF ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS TO OUTLINE PROGRESS IN FIGHT AGAINST RHINO POACHING
What's On
Please note that the Environmental Affairs media briefing scheduled for Friday, 17 February 2017 has been postponed until further notice. Our sincerest apologies for this. The Minister...
 
 
DRDGold ups operating profit on lower output as enviro cleanup weighs
GOLD
Gold-from-dumps producer DRDGold on Wednesday announced a 4% increase in operating profit to R172.6-million on 7% lower gold output for the six months to December 31. A rise in the rand gold price...
 
 
14 Feb 2017
 
 
 
Joburg MMC fired after clash with Mashaba over City Power
POLITICS
City of Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba has announced that one member of his mayoral committee has been fired with immediate effect on Tuesday. Anthony Still will be replaced by Nico De Jager as...
 
 
SA: Environmental Affairs Committee resolves to convene an urgent meeting with Department of Mineral Resources to discuss the State of environmental rehabilitation and financial provisioning in the mining industry
STATEMENT
The Portfolio Committee on Environmental Affairs has resolved to convene an urgent meeting with the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) to discuss the state of environmental rehabilitation and...
 
 
13 Feb 2017
 
 
 
National Energy Roadmaps for Islands
RECOMMENDATION
Islands around the world face crucial energy challenges, including fuel import dependency, high electricity costs, environmental sensitivity and vulnerability to climate change. The International...
 
 
Facts or alternative facts? Zuma’s 10th State of the Nation Address checked
AFRICA CHECK
Amidst unprecedented security measures, South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma delivered his tenth State of the Nation Address on 9 February 2017. We fact-checked his speech. Energy  
 
 
 
                       
 
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