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19 January 2017
                       
 
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19 Jan 2017
 
 
Solidarity: 2016’s mining fatalities disappointing
STATEMENT
Trade union Solidarity today said that the number of mining fatalities recorded in 2016 have shown no significant improvement compared with those of 2015. According to statistics announced by the...
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17 Jan 2017
 
 
 
"Eskom wrong about renewable energy costs"
OPINION
Eskom claims that renewable energy is causing a “net loss to the economy”, but if we look into the future and beyond vested interests, it is easy to see that renewable energy is now the cheapest...
 
 
16 Jan 2017
 
Petroleum Industry Bill to be passed in 2017
ENS AFRICA
The Minister of State for Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu, says the federal government will pass the Petroleum Industry Bill and revamp the nation's refineries in 2017. Mr. Kachikwu announced this while...
 
 
15 Jan 2017
 
CC: Latest decisions by the Competition Commission
STATEMENT
1.  Key decisions on Mergers and Acquisitions 1.1 Proposed merger between Vardospan (Pty) Ltd v Habib Overseas Bank Ltd The Commission has approved, without conditions, the intermediate merger...
 
 
13 Jan 2017
 
 
 
Measuring small-scale biogas capacity and production
RECOMMENDATION
This field guide presents various methodologies for estimating biogas capacity, production and consumption. Such information can be integrated into national censuses, household surveys and energy...
 
 
11 Jan 2017
 
Nersa gets new boss
ENERGY
Christopher Forlee will take over the helm as chief executive officer of the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa). Nersa announced on Monday that Minister of Energy Tina...
 
 
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)...
 
 
09 Jan 2017
 
Africa is poised for sustainable growth and development. But there are risks
THE CONVERSATION
As we know, growth accelerations are pretty commonplace among developing countries. Economist Ricardo Haussman and his colleagues identified 83 growth accelerations of eight consecutive years at 2%...
 
 
29 Dec 2016
 
Petrol and diesel prices to go up on January 4
PETROL PRICE
The retail price of 93 octane petrol is set to rise by 50 cents a litre and 95 octane by 48 cents a litre on Wednesday January 4, the energy department announced on Thursday. According to a...
 
 
28 Dec 2016
 
Ghana Q3 GDP growth rises to 4% yr-on-yr
ECONOMIC GROWTH
Ghana's gross domestic product (GDP) growth in the third quarter of 2016 rose to 4% year-on-year, up from 3.6% a year ago due to increased oil production, the statistics office said on Wednesday....
 
 
22 Dec 2016
 
Almost 300 arrested as anti-president protests subside in Congo
PROTESTS
Police said they had arrested 275 people across Democratic Republic of Congo as two days of protests against President Joseph Kabila appeared to subside on Wednesday. Sporadic gunfire rang out over...
 
 
20 Dec 2016
 
Protesters call for Congo leader Kabila to step down
POLITICS
Police fired tear gas to disperse hundreds of youths gathered in the streets of Kinshasa on Tuesday to demand that Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila step down after his mandate...
 
 
AU: Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma: Address by AU Chair, at the State of the Union Media briefing, Durban (19/12/2016)
Topics
I wish to thank from the outset the Government Communications Information Services, and the provincial government of Kwa Zulu Natal for having organized this opportunity for us to brief the African...
 
 
13 Dec 2016
 
Platinum fuel-cell plant being built in Korea by Implats project supplier
PLATINUM
The company that is building South Africa’s first multi-megawatt platinum-catalysed fuel-cell power plant in South Africa is simultaneously building an even larger fuel-cell power plant in Korea...
 
 
12 Dec 2016
 
NNPC welcomes its unbundling under proposed Petroleum Bill
ENS AFRICA
The Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on 7 December gave the thumbs up to the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB) being legislated upon by the National Assembly, which splits the...
 
 
 
                       
 
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