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25 February 2017
                       
 
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23 Feb 2017
 
 
 
 
 
 
Electricity-mix model shows South Africa won’t need to trade off clean for low-cost
ELECTRICITY
The steep decline in wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) costs means that South Africa will not need to make the traditional trade-off between investing in either clean or least-cost electricity...
 
 
22 Feb 2017
 
DoF: Pravin Gordhan: Address by Finance Minister, during the Budget Speech 2017, Parliament, Cape Town (22/02/2017)
Topics
I have the privilege to present our Government’s budget for the fiscal year 2017/18, and the framework for the next three years.
 
 
20 Feb 2017
 
dti: Government's drive to create fuel cell industry gathers momentum
STATEMENT
The South African government’s efforts to develop a viable fuel cell manufacturing industry that will contribute in stimulating economic growth, creating jobs, generating export revenue and...
 
 
16 Feb 2017
 
dti: SA and Germany to host fuel cell bus workshop in Cape Town
STATEMENT
The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) in partnership with the German government, will host a fuel bus workshop at the South African Renewable Energy Technology Centre (SARETEC) in...
 
 
15 Feb 2017
 
G20 foreign ministers to tackle fight against poverty in Africa
POVERTY
G20 foreign ministers will discuss ways to fight poverty in Africa, strengthen governmental institutions and better utilise the potential of many African countries, German ministry officials said...
 
 
DIRCO: Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to lead the SA delegation to the G20 Foreign Ministers' Meeting in Bonn
STATEMENT
International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane has today, Wednesday, 15 February 2017, arrived in Germany where she will lead the South African delegation to the G20...
 
 
10 Feb 2017
 
Gauteng: MEC Ismail Vadi signs Joint Declaration of Intent with Vice Minister Gunther Adler of Germany
STATEMENT
Gauteng MEC for Roads and Transport, Ismail Vadi, today signed a Joint Declaration of Intent with Vice Minister, Gunther Adler, of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation,...
 
 
Going beyond the Limits to Growth debate
LOW-CARBON FUTURE
The Limits to Growth (LTG) thesis was developed in the 1970s by a group of experts collectively called the Club of Rome. They used a computer (at that time, they did not have sufficient data or the...
 
 
07 Feb 2017
 
 
 
Signing ceremony of the joint declaration of intent
What's On
Gauteng MEC for Roads and Transport Ismail Vadi cordially invites you to the signing ceremony of the Joint Declaration of Intent regarding cooperation in the field of Green Logistics with the...
 
 
03 Feb 2017
 
 
 
Local fuel cell manufacturing launch boost for platinum demand
PLATINUM
The government-backed fuel cell plant launch scheduled to take place on the sidelines of the Mining Indaba in Cape Town has important potential demand implications for South Africa’s...
 
 
01 Feb 2017
 
Is there 1 police officer serving every 390 Kenyans, as Kenyatta said?
AFRICA CHECK
Kenyan police and a soldier stand outside the Westgate Mall in Nairobi in September, 2013 as Kenyan and foreign forensics teams scoured the wreckage of the shopping mall for bodies and clues after...
 
 
31 Jan 2017
 
 
 
EU rebuffs South African claim of chicken imports being cause of industry distress
TRADE RELATIONS
The European Union (EU) is strongly contesting arguments that its chicken exports to South Africa are the main cause of the current distress in the industry, asserting that “structural” problems in...
 
 
 
 
AfriForum: AfriForum embarks on national campaign to halt ANC’s hate speech bill
STATEMENT
The ANC’s proposed Prevention and Combatting of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill (the Bill) will not only violate freedom of speech in a constitutional manner, but will also destroy democracy,...
 
 
27 Jan 2017
 
Africa’s Future with the G20
What's On
On 1 February 2017, South African Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan ( tbc ) will be opening a high-level conference on Africa’s relationship with the Group of 20. Joining the Minister will be the...
 
 
25 Jan 2017
 
SACP: SACP Free State Provincial Executive Committee Stamement
STATEMENT
The South African Communist Party (SACP) Free State Province held the 3rd Provincial Executive Committee (PEC) Plenary Session of its 7th Provincial Congress on 22 January 2017 at the Multipurpose...
 
 
 
                       
 
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