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23 Mar 2017
 
 
Break Free: Funeral procession outside the Department of Energy to highlight the impacts of Fossil Fuels
STATEMENT
Today, activists of the BREAKFREE coalition have taken part in a funeral procession outside the Department of Energy (DoE) in Pretoria to highlight the impacts that coal-fired power stations are...
 
 
17 Mar 2017
 
NUMSA: NUMSA plan of action on Eskom
STATEMENT
The National Union of Metalworkers (NUMSA) of South Africa is gearing up for the mother of all strikes in its bid to fight the looming crisis at Eskom. Last week the power utility announced that it...
 
 
08 Mar 2017
 
CCCI: Cape Chamber comment on provincial budget
STATEMENT
It is clear from the new provincial budget that the Western Cape continues to lead the way in promoting industrial development and growth, says the Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry. “I think...
 
 
06 Mar 2017
 
West African gold mine signs solar power agreement
GOLD
West African gold mine Iamgold Essakane has signed a 15-year power purchase agreement with renewable-energy providers in a move that will cut its diesel use and lower its carbon footprint.  EREN...
 
 
01 Mar 2017
 
Greenpeace Africa: Greenpeace Africa response to the coal truck driver strike action in Tshwane
STATEMENT
Chaos has descended upon the capital city as truck drivers brought the city to a halt. Coming together under the leadership of the Coal Transporters Forum, the drivers have expressed grave concern...
 
 
28 Feb 2017
 
 
 
Deadlock broken between Eskom and IPPs, Joemat-Pettersson insists
RENEWABLE ENERGY
Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson says the “deadlock has been broken” between Eskom and the renewable-energy independent power producers (IPPs), with the National Energy Regulator of South...
 
 
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...
 
 
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...
 
 
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)...
 
 
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...
 
 
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.
 
 
13 Feb 2017
 
 
 
National Energy Roadmaps for Islands
RECOMMENDATION
Islands around the world face crucial energy challenges, including fuel import dependency, high electricity costs, environmental sensitivity and vulnerability to climate change. The International...
 
 
 
                       
 
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