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23 May 2017
                       
 
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19 May 2017
 
 
Task team deliberating on renewables impasse to report ‘first week in June’
RENEWABLE ENERGY
A joint departmental task team set up to find solutions to the current impasse holding back the signing of power purchase agreements (PPAs) for 37 renewable-energy projects procured in 2015 will...
 
 
13 May 2017
 
 
 
DoE won’t appeal nuclear ruling, but Kubayi leaves door open for new nuclear determination ahead of IRP update
ELECTRICITY
Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi announced on Saturday that government would not appeal the April 26 ruling of the Western Cape High Court, which declared the processes hitherto used to procure new...
 
 
12 May 2017
 
Ministerial Media Briefing
What's On
Members of the media are cordially invited to a briefing where the Minister of Energy, Ms Mmamoloko Kubayi, will address the matter of the outcome of the Court Judgement delivered by the Western...
 
 
AKF: Ramphosa to go on hunger strike
STATEMENT
Deputy President of South Africa and the ANC, Cyril Ramaphosa, will go on a hunger strike on May 15 in support of Palestinian prisoners. Ramaphosa, a former chairperson of the Ahmed Kathrada...
 
 
09 May 2017
 
 
 
Electricity Act: Licence fees payable by licensed generators of electricity
(Gazette 40827, Notice R400)
I Mmamoloko Kubayi, Minister of Energy, acting under section 5 (b) of the Electricity Act, 1987 (Act No. 41 of 1987), hereby prescribe that a levy of 0.08119 cents per kWh, in respect of...
 
 
02 May 2017
 
SA: Committee welcomes Minister's views on public participation in nuclear energy
STATEMENT
The Portfolio Committee on Energy notes and welcomes the views expressed by the Minister of Energy, Ms Mmamoloko Kubayi, on the willingness of public engagement and participation in the debate on...
 
 
 
 
South Africa may appeal court ruling on Russia nuclear pact
ENERGY
South Africa's government may appeal last week's court judgment declaring a cooperation pact with Russia's state-owned nuclear company Rosatom unlawful, the energy minister said on Tuesday. South...
 
 
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...
 
 
DoE: Competition Commission report on Liquefied Petroleum Gas
STATEMENT
The Minister of Energy, Ms Mmamoloko Kubayi notes and welcomes the release of the Competition Commission’s report on the market inquiry on competition in the Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) sector....
 
 
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...
 
 
12 Apr 2017
 
Rebellion is on the march against Zuma. But will it be enough to oust him?
THE CONVERSATION
The last nine months of Jacob Zuma’s rule as president of the governing African National Congress are proving tumultuous. Cabinet culling and reshuffles, their connections to private business...
 
 
11 Apr 2017
 
DA: Gordon Mackay says delay in signing of renewables contracts a massive blow to investor confidence
STATEMENT
The DA will write to the new Minister of Energy, Mmamoloko Kubayi, to call on her to urgently set a new deadline for the signing of the Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) for the Renewable Energy...
 
 
 
 
Solar body urges Energy Minister to provide revised PPA signing date
RENEWABLE ENERGY
The South African Solar Photovoltaic Industry Association (Sapvia) expressed confidence on Tuesday that the latest delay in signing of power purchase agreements (PPAs) for 37 renewable-energy...
 
 
10 Apr 2017
 
 
 
Renewables contracts will not be signed on April 11
RENEWABLE ENERGY
The signing of power purchase agreements (PPAs) for the projects procured under the fourth bid window of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) will not...
 
 
06 Apr 2017
 
DA: Gordon Mackay says new Energy Minister Kubayi must clarify position on Nuclear deal
STATEMENT
The DA will write to the new Minister of Energy, Ms Mmamoloko Kubayi, to request an urgent meeting to discuss and clarify her position regarding critical energy issues in South Africa. The new...
 
 
 
                       
 
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