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28 April 2017
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25 Apr 2017
End to Eskom ‘stalemate’ will unleash wind market in 2017 – GWEC
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...
24 Apr 2017
Molefe’s pension pay-out should be zero – DA
Former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe should not receive another cent from the utility, the Democratic Alliance (DA) said on Monday after Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown blocked a bid by the board...
23 Apr 2017
GCIS: Minister Brown declines Brian Molefe's pension pay-out
The Minister of Public Enterprises, Ms Lynne Brown, has declined Eskom’s proposal to pay its former Group Chief Executive, Mr Brian Molefe, a R30-million pension pay-out. “I have considered the...
13 Apr 2017
Eskom seeking Tegeta ‘consent’ to disclose value of Optimum settlement
Department of Public Enterprises director-general Mogokare Seleke revealed on Thursday that Eskom’s legal representatives had approached Tegeta Resources, owner of the Optimum coal mine, to obtain...
11 Apr 2017
DA: Gordon Mackay says delay in signing of renewables contracts a massive blow to investor confidence
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
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...
04 Apr 2017
31 Mar 2017
Gigaba in hot seat as new Finance Minister
Former home affairs minister Malusi Gigaba has replaced Pravin Gordhan as the new Finance Minister of South Africa. Gigaba, born in 1971 in KwaZulu-Natal holds a bachelor-degree in Education and a...
SA: President Jacob Zuma appoints new Ministers and Deputy Ministers
I have decided to make changes to the National Executive in order to improve efficiency and effectiveness. The changes bring some younger MPs and women into the National Executive in order to...
Zuma’s night of the long knives
President Jacob Zuma has fired Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan in his biggest Cabinet reshuffle yet since assuming office in 2009. In a brutal display of power, the president fired five ministers,...
30 Mar 2017
Eskom to fast-track socioeconomic assessments for five coal stations facing closure
Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown has called on Eskom to urgently complete socioeconomic impact assessments for its coal-fired power stations in Mpumalanga, five of which having been...
Official Kathrada memorial service to be held in Soweto
Struggle stalwart Ahmed Kathrada's official memorial service is expected to be held at the University of Johannesburg's Soweto Campus on Saturday morning, the Presidency said. Deputy President...
Memorial Service of Mr Kathrada to take place in Soweto
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The Official Memorial Service of the late Rivonia Treason Trialist and stalwart of the liberation struggle, Mr Ahmed “Kathy” Kathrada will take place on Saturday, 01 April 2017, at the University...
29 Mar 2017
Zuma postpones Cabinet meeting
President Jacob Zuma has postponed the start of Wednesday’s Cabinet meeting “to later this afternoon” to enable members to attend the funeral of struggle stalwart Ahmed Kathrada, the Presidency...
28 Mar 2017
Suspend Eskom's Koko - ANCYL
The African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) wants acting Eskom CEO Matshela Koko suspended, following allegations that his step-daughter benefited from contracts worth R1-billion from the...
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