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30 April 2017
                       
 
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28 Apr 2017
 
 
State questions mental history of man accused of planning SA coup
COURT PROCEEDINGS
The State is questioning the mental history of a man who was allegedly plotting to assassinate South African government officials perceived as beneficiaries of State capture, including cabinet...
 
 
SA: Relief at nuclear ruling but Archbishop Njongo warns that government won't "give up"
STATEMENT
Archbishop Emeritus Njongonkulu Ndungane has expressed his “profound relief” at Wednesday’s High Court ruling on the nuclear deal, but warned that he expected Eskom and the government to “fight...
 
 
27 Apr 2017
 
Eskom: Tip-off leads to arrest of two men for cable theft
STATEMENT
Two men, including a Lesotho national, were arrested on 21 April 2017 in connection with the theft of electricity cable at Eskom’s Kardell substation in Stilfontein, North West. The arrest came as...
 
 
26 Apr 2017
 
 
 
Opinion: Court’s ‘clean slate’ nuclear directive a big opportunity for new Energy Minister
NUCLEAR RULING
Having been effectively directed by the Western Cape High Court to “start with a clean slate” when approaching the controversial issue of nuclear procurement, South Africa’s new Energy Minister...
 
 
 
 
Earthlife Africa Johannesburg and Another v Minister of Energy and Others (19529/2015) [2017] ZAWCHC 50
HIGH COURT
In late 2013, the Minister (with NERSA’s concurrence), acting in terms of sec 34 of ERA determined that South Africa required 9.6GW (‘gigawatts’) of nuclear power and that this should be procured...
 
 
SAFCEI: Judgement made on the SA government's secret trillion-rand nuclear court case
STATEMENT
“Victory for justice and the rule of law and the people of South Africa”, is how Makoma Lekalakala of Earthlife Africa Johannesburg (ELA-JHB) summed up the court judgement. After over a year and a...
 
 
DA says court ruling a victory for the country as it halts nuclear procurement
POLITICS
The Democratic Alliance (DA) on Wednesday described the Western Cape High Court ruling halting government’s nuclear procurement plans as a victory for the whole country. “The Court’s findings have...
 
 
 
 
Court rules nuclear plan unlawful, must be set aside
NUCLEAR
South Africa's controversial push to build a fleet of new nuclear plants suffered a setback on Wednesday after the High Court set aside the procurement process and a pre-agreement with Russia....
 
 
Citizens must unite to save corruption-crippled SA
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
Democratic institutions in South Africa are in disarray. Serious breaches of accountability have made it hard for the constitutional aspiration of responsive and transparent governance to become a...
 
 
Eskom: Press Ombudsman issues stern rebuke to Financial Mail on Eskom
STATEMENT
The Press Ombudsman has reprimanded the Financial Mail for its Dentons reports which brazenly veered off the SA Code of Ethics and Conduct, resulting in Eskom being cast in a negative light. The...
 
 
DPE: Minister Lynne Brown grants Eskom time to reconsider Brian Molefe’s pension pay-out
STATEMENT
The Minister of Public Enterprises, Ms Lynne Brown, has granted the Board of Eskom more time to resolve through a mutually beneficial consultation process a pension pay-out to its former Group...
 
 
25 Apr 2017
 
 
 
End to Eskom ‘stalemate’ will unleash wind market in 2017 – GWEC
WIND ENERGY
The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) expects a recovery in the deployment of wind projects in South Africa, following a hiatus in 2016 brought about by Eskom’s refusal to enter into power purchase...
 
 
SAFCEI: Secret trillion-rand nuclear deal case judgement to be delivered
STATEMENT
On the eve of Freedom Day at 9:45 am tomorrow, the Western Cape High Court will deliver its judgement in the nuclear deal court case brought by Earthlife-Africa Johannesburg and the Southern...
 
 
Competition Commission is looking for precedent setting excessive pricing case
BAKER MCKENZIE
The South African Competition Commission recently referred a supplier of the main ingredient in bricks used in the construction of affordable housing to the Competition Tribunal for charging...
 
 
24 Apr 2017
 
Call for probe into possible Eskom, ANC ties
POLITICS
A R1.7-million donation to the African National Congress (ANC) from a company linked to acting Eskom boss Matshela Koko’s stepdaughter has prompted the Democratic Alliance (DA) to lodge an...
 
 
 
                       
 
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