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24 February 2017
                       
 
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24 Feb 2017
 
 
Why Gordhan's silence on South Africa's nuclear option is a good sign
THE CONVERSATION
South Africa’s Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan said very little about the energy sector in his recent budget speech. The word “energy” came up only once compared with 2016, when it was used...
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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
 
 
 
Eskom and Transnet need to borrow billions more
STATE-OWNED ENTERPRISES
Eskom and Transnet need to borrow billions more than anticipated in 2016, National Treasury revealed in its 2017 Budget Review on Wednesday. Even as Eskom’s financial performance improved in...
 
 
 
 
Biofuels for aviation: Technology brief
RECOMMENDATION
Developing and promoting biofuels for aviation will be essential to reduce carbon emissions from commercial aviation. As a first step, some pioneering airports have already incorporated bio-jet...
 
 
 
 
Electric vehicles: Technology brief
RECOMMENDATION
The global stock of electric vehicles (EVs) reached 1 million in 2015 and exceeded 2 million by the end of 2016. Yet faster growth is needed for EVs to fulfil their role in the global energy...
 
 
20 Feb 2017
 
 
 
New panel established to guide Gauteng on infrastructure projects
ECONOMY
The Gauteng provincial government (GPG) has established an economic advisory panel to advise it on the roll-out of social and economic infrastructure projects planned for the next two years. GPG...
 
 
ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE TO BE BRIEFED ON WILDLIFE CRIMES LEGISLATIVE REVIEWS
What's On
The Portfolio Committee on Environmental Affairs will tomorrow be briefed by the Department of Environmental Affairs on wildlife crimes legislative reviews, particularly rhino poaching and killing...
 
 
 
 
Budget Speech must be in sync with radical economic transformation – Cosatu
BUDGET
The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) said on Monday that it wanted this year’s budget to be dedicated to radical economic transformation and to be in sync with the resolve of the...
 
 
Gauteng: David Makhura: Address by Gauteng Premier, during the State of the Province Address, Green Hills stadium, Rand-West city, West Rand District Municipality (20/02/2017)
Topics
Please join me in acknowledging the presence of members of the Family Committee representing the bereaved families of the Life Esidimeni tragedy in which more than a hundred mental health patients...
 
 
17 Feb 2017
 
 
 
Sarec says Eskom dragging its feet in honouring Zuma’s renewables ‘injunction’
RENEWABLE ENERGY
The South African Renewable Energy Council (Sarec) claims that Eskom has yet to issue any updated budget quotes for projects that President Jacob Zuma said in his State of the Nation address (Sona)...
 
 
Watching brief
REAL ECONOMY: GREEN MANUFACTURING
The closure and possible liquidation of an Eastern Cape wind-tower manufacturing facility only four years after it opened raises serious questions about whether business can truly rely on...
 
 
16 Feb 2017
 
DPTS: Siyabonga Cwele: Address by Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services, during the debate of the State of the Nation Address, National Assembly, Cape Town (15/02/2017)
Telecommunications and Postal Services
His Excellency, President Jacob Zuma declared 2017 as the Year of Oliver Reginald Tambo in honour of the centenary of the birth of this selfless patriot and gallant fighter for the liberation of...
 
 
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
 
 
 
South Africa to be ‘resolute’ in using tariffs to protect domestic industry
TRADE POLICY
South Africa will be “resolute” in using tariffs to defend domestic industry and support industrial development, particularly in light of moves towards greater protectionism in other countries,...
 
 
dti: Rob Davies: Address by Minister of Trade and Industry, during the SONA debate, Parliament, Cape Town (15/02/2017)
Topics
Mr President, in the SONA you referred to continued uncertainty in the global economy.
 
 
 
                       
 
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