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25 March 2017
                       
 
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17 Mar 2017
 
 
SA: Jeff Radebe: Address by Minister in the Presidency for PME, on the occasion of a public lecture on "Education as a Human Right", Sol Plaatje University, Kimberley (16/03/2017)
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I have no words to describe how delighted I am to be in Kimberley, and particularly to be at the Sol Plaatje University this evening.
 
 
14 Mar 2017
 
SA: Portfolio Committee on Energy briefed by PetroSA
STATEMENT
The Portfolio Committee on Energy was briefed by PetroSA and the Board on the forensic report on the PetroSA impairment. The Committee was also briefed by PetroSA on its turnaround strategy. The...
 
 
13 Mar 2017
 
The legacy of autocratic rule in Tanzania - from Nyerere to life under Magufuli
THE CONVERSATION
The Arusha Declaration of 1967 is a defining document in Tanzania’s and Africa’s post colonial history. It began a process of nationalisation and rural collectivisation which was then replicated in...
 
 
10 Mar 2017
 
Meeting Sub-Saharan Africa’s Frontier Market Financing Needs: More Is Better from the IMF
RECOMMENDATION
An energizing development for IMF staff working on sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) over the past decade was the region's clear growth uptick and progress in reducing poverty relative to earlier periods. I...
 
 
08 Mar 2017
 
 
 
Petroleum Products Act: Regulations: Maximum retail price for liquefied petroleum gas
(Gazette 40650, Notice R176)
The Minister of Energy has under Section 2(1)(c) of the Petroleum Products Act, 1977 (Act No.120 of 1977) made the Regulations set out in the Schedule
 
 
07 Mar 2017
 
 
 
Biogas for road vehicles: Technology brief
RECOMMENDATION
Switching to biogas as vehicle fuel can reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the transport sector between 60% and 80% compared to fossil-based fuels like gasoline and diesel. This brief highlights...
 
 
06 Mar 2017
 
SA: Jacob Zuma: Address by South African President, at the Indian Ocean Rim Association Business Summit, Jakarta, Indonesia
Topics
Let me extend our gratitude to our gracious host, His Excellency Mr. Joko Widodo, President of the Republic of Indonesia, for a warm welcome and outstanding hospitality since our arrival here in...
 
 
Solidarity: Rising mining fatalities disconcerting
STATEMENT
Trade union Solidarity today expressed its concern about the rise in fatalities in the mining industry in the first two months of 2017. This comes after the latest provisional statistics for the...
 
 
CC: Latest decision by the Competition Commission
STATEMENT
1. Key decisions on Mergers and Acquisitions 1.1 General Electric Company v Baker Hughes Incorporated The Commission has recommended to the Tribunal that the proposed large merger be approved,...
 
 
02 Mar 2017
 
GCIS: Visit by the Inspecting Judge, Justice Johann van der Westhuizen to the Thohoyandou Correctional Centre on 22 February 2017, following incidents of 27 December 2016
STATEMENT
Introduction 1. The Inspecting Judge (IJ), for the Judicial Inspectorate for Correctional Services visited the Thohoyandou Management Area on 22 February 2017 accompanied by his staff, including an...
 
 
 
 
A Thousand Tales of Johannesburg
AUTHOR INTERVIEW
This is the story of Sara, who poses stiffly for a photo with her four children at Turffontein concentration camp in 1901, and of Abraham, who paints the street names on Johannesburg’s kerbs. It is...
 
 
28 Feb 2017
 
 
 
Deadlock broken between Eskom and IPPs, Joemat-Pettersson insists
RENEWABLE ENERGY
Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson says the “deadlock has been broken” between Eskom and the renewable-energy independent power producers (IPPs), with the National Energy Regulator of South...
 
 
 
 
National Energy Regulator Act: Municipal tariff guideline, benchmarks and proposed timelines for municipal tariff approval process for 2017/18 financial year: Comments invited
[G. 40653 GeN 163] - Comment by 20 Mar 2017
The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) is a regulatory authority established as a juristic person in terms of Section 3 of the National Energy Regulator Act, 2004 (Act No. 40 of...
 
 
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...
 
 
23 Feb 2017
 
Analysts acclaim Glencore’s performance as good fundamentals return
DIVERSIFIED MINERS
Commodity market fundamentals are improving against a backdrop of better than expected demand and limited, if any, inventory build through the trough of the cycle, diversified mining and marketing...
 
 
 
                       
 
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