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28 April 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...
 
 
10 Feb 2017
 
Nafcoc pleased with Zuma’s radical transformation to favour blacks
TRANSFORMATION
The National African Federated Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Nafcoc) on Friday commended President Jacob Zuma for highlighting “radical and significant” steps to transform the South African...
 
 
17 Jan 2017
 
 
 
"Eskom wrong about renewable energy costs"
OPINION
Eskom claims that renewable energy is causing a “net loss to the economy”, but if we look into the future and beyond vested interests, it is easy to see that renewable energy is now the cheapest...
 
 
10 Jan 2017
 
Eskom: Eskom remains committed to renewables at a pace and cost the country can afford
STATEMENT
Eskom acknowledges the positive role played by the renewable energy programme in the reduction of load shedding and in turn the benefit to the South African economy. The Council for Scientific and...
 
 
14 Nov 2016
 
SAFCEI : Those without integrity must be held accountable
STATEMENT
One month after the Public Protector’s State Capture report was release, the fallout continues. This last week has seen interesting revelations, rumours and counters, with a good dose of threats....
 
 
02 Nov 2016
 
SA: Judy Beaumont: Address by Deputy Director-General of Climate Change and Air Quality, at the National Stakeholder Consultation Session in preparation for COP 22/CMP12, National Monument, Pretoria (01/11/2016)
Topics
It is my pleasure to be with you today as we finalise our negotiating position and key messages that will guide South Africa’s delegation in the negotiations at the twenty second session of the...
 
 
07 Oct 2016
 
SA: Cyril Ramaphosa: Address by South African Deputy President, at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Singapore (07/10/2016)
Topics
It is a great honour and privilege to be at this prestigious school of public policy, established in the name of Singapore’s founding Prime Minister, Mr Lee Kuan Yew.
 
 
15 Jun 2016
 
Private equity seen as key to Africa’s infrastructure speed-up
BOTSWANA CONFERENCE
Mobilising private equity to help fill Africa’s $31-billion infrastructure expenditure gap is key to the continent’s future, says Africa Infrastructure Investment Managers regional director Vuyo...
 
 
16 Mar 2016
 
 
 
South Africa's new nuclear programme to stimulate coastal industrialisation
NUCLEAR
South Africa's planned new nuclear power plant (NPP) construction programme will serve to stimulate industrial growth in the country's coastal areas. So affirmed South African Nuclear Energy...
 
 
15 Mar 2016
 
Why South Africa is finding it difficult to wean itself off coal
THE CONVERSATION
South Africa has made domestic and international commitments to climate change mitigation. But the country continues to depend on coal-fired power plants, which provide 92% of its electricity. A...
 
 
09 Feb 2016
 
SA: Jacob Zuma: Address by South African President, during the Presidential Investor Luncheon and World Economic Forum review, Cape Town (09/02/2016)
Topics
I would like to first voice my appreciation for the efforts that have been made in the last few weeks by both business and government in preparation for the World Economic Forum and further...
 
 
17 Nov 2015
 
 
 
SA president slips up – $13.4 BILLION invested in renewables, not $14 MILLION
AFRICA CHECK
South Africa has embarked on a major renewable energy programme, but President Jacob Zuma got his sums wrong talking about this at a G20 leaders meeting in Turkey. Rolling black-outs in 2008 and...
 
 
21 Oct 2015
 
SA: Nhlanhla Nene: Address by Minister of Finance, during the 2015 Medium Term Budget Policy Statement, National Assembly (21/10/2015)
Topic
It is my privilege to present the 2015 Medium Term Budget Policy Statement, together with the Adjustments Appropriation Bill and the Division of Revenue Amendment Bill for 2015/16.
 
 
13 Oct 2015
 
 
 
South Africa’s renewables ramp-up ‘impressive’, study shows
RENEWABLE ENERGY
Between January and June this year, wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) power plants contributed 2% of the 114.1 TWh of electricity sent to the national grid, a material scale-up from the position of...
 
 
06 Oct 2015
 
Power to the people: renewable energy projects must be a collaborative effort
THE CONVERSATION
Renewable energy is finally a reality in South Africa’s electricity mix. The government’s renewable energy programme has procured 92 solar, wind, hydro and biomass projects. Some of these are...
 
 
 
                       
 
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