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19 January 2017
                       
 
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19 Jan 2017
 
 
State 'not seeking surveillance' with cybersecurity bill
LEGISLATION
The Cabinet-approved cybercrimes and cybersecurity bill’s final draft will not give any power for the State Security Agency (SSA) to control the internet or spy on local users. This is according to...
Updated 7 hours ago
 
 
GCIS: Statement by John Jeffrey on Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill
STATEMENT
Technological advances have been gone beyond our wildest imagination. But with great technological advances, come greater risks. Research shows that our country’s comparatively high levels of...
 
 
'Moment may be passing' for two-state solution – Obama
POLITICS
The prospects for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are waning because of growing Israeli settlement of the West Bank, Barack Obama has said in his final press conference as...
 
 
18 Jan 2017
 
Davos boosts platinum fuel cell outlook with hydrogen council launch
PLATINUM
Hydrogen-powered fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) offer the most natural solution for emission-free vehicles, discharging only water and requiring negligible change to current driving and...
 
 
Outa questions timing of publication of energy efficiency strategy, requests extension for comments
ENERGY
The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) on Wednesday called for an extension for public comments on the New Energy Efficiency Strategy (NEES), which was gazetted on December 23. The organisation...
 
 
OUTA: OUTA seeks extension on comment period for critical energy gazette
STATEMENT
It has come to OUTA’s attention that the Department of Energy appears to be sneaking an important gazette of the New Energy Efficiency Strategy (NEES) - one that will impact heavily on South...
 
 
17 Jan 2017
 
EU nations alarmed by Donald Trump's comments
POLITICS
Germany and France have led a sharp European response to US President-elect Donald Trump's remarks that the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (Nato) is "obsolete" and more countries would leave...
 
 
13 Jan 2017
 
 
 
IPPs want solution for all 26 outstanding renewables projects, not only some
RENEWABLE ENERGY
The South African Renewable Energy Council (Sarec) indicated on Friday that, while it welcomed indications that Eskom was willing to reopen lines of communication on 26 outstanding renewables...
 
 
Eskom: Chose Choeu on setting the record straight on nuclear procurement
STATEMENT
The nuclear new build programme has suffered the unbridled mangling by various role-players, relentlessly to an extent that it has been soiled enough to assume the undesired status of a crude swear...
 
 
12 Jan 2017
 
 
 
Sarec slams Eskom for distorting facts in calculating renewables-related loss
ELECTRICITY
The South African Renewable Energy Council (Sarec) has slammed as a “blatant distortion of facts” Eskom’s claim that the country suffered a net economic loss of R9-billion in 2016 as a result of...
 
 
11 Jan 2017
 
 
 
Obama's final speech: 'We rise or fall as one'
POLITICS
Barack Obama has addressed the US and the world for the final time as president, in an emotional speech that listed the landmark achievements of his presidency and stressed unity as nation. Capping...
 
 
 
 
Daily Podcast - January 11, 2017
Podcast
Making headlines: Nersa gets new boss Gambia's top court adjourns Jammeh's poll challenge And, surprise move to make Eskom nuke procurer ‘unlawful
 
 
Surprise move to make Eskom nuke procurer ‘unlawful’, court told
NUCLEAR
The environmentalist groups taking the Department of Energy (DoE) to court over the nuclear procurement programme claim its decision in late 2016 to make Eskom the nuclear energy procurer was...
 
 
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