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28 April 2017
                       
 
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28 Apr 2017
 
 
SA: Relief at nuclear ruling but Archbishop Njongo warns that government won't "give up"
STATEMENT
Archbishop Emeritus Njongonkulu Ndungane has expressed his “profound relief” at Wednesday’s High Court ruling on the nuclear deal, but warned that he expected Eskom and the government to “fight...
 
 
27 Apr 2017
 
Angola in full compliance with Opec output cuts – oil minister
OIL CUTS
Angolan oil minister José Maria Botelho de Vasconcelos said on Thursday his country was more than fully complying with Opec production cuts, and that he believed a deal to curb output would be...
 
 
26 Apr 2017
 
 
 
Opinion: Court’s ‘clean slate’ nuclear directive a big opportunity for new Energy Minister
NUCLEAR RULING
Having been effectively directed by the Western Cape High Court to “start with a clean slate” when approaching the controversial issue of nuclear procurement, South Africa’s new Energy Minister...
 
 
 
 
Earthlife Africa Johannesburg and Another v Minister of Energy and Others (19529/2015) [2017] ZAWCHC 50
HIGH COURT
In late 2013, the Minister (with NERSA’s concurrence), acting in terms of sec 34 of ERA determined that South Africa required 9.6GW (‘gigawatts’) of nuclear power and that this should be procured...
 
 
SAFCEI: Judgement made on the SA government's secret trillion-rand nuclear court case
STATEMENT
“Victory for justice and the rule of law and the people of South Africa”, is how Makoma Lekalakala of Earthlife Africa Johannesburg (ELA-JHB) summed up the court judgement. After over a year and a...
 
 
OUTA: OUTA welcomes ruling to halt nuclear deal
STATEMENT
The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) welcomes Wednesday’s judgment in the Western Cape High Court to set aside Government’s irrational decision to proceed with the nuclear energy agreements...
 
 
SAFTU: SAFTU welcomes nuclear deal court ruling
STATEMENT
The South African Federation of Trade Unions warmly welcomes the decision of the Cape Town High Court that the government’s agreement with Russia to build nuclear plants is unlawful and...
 
 
 
 
Court rules nuclear plan unlawful, must be set aside
NUCLEAR
South Africa's controversial push to build a fleet of new nuclear plants suffered a setback on Wednesday after the High Court set aside the procurement process and a pre-agreement with Russia....
 
 
US slams South Sudan's Kiir over 'man-made' famine, urges truce
FAMINE
The US slammed South Sudan's President Salva Kiir on Tuesday for the African state's "man-made" famine and ongoing conflict, urging him to fulfill a month-old pledge of a unilateral truce by...
 
 
25 Apr 2017
 
Sibanye’s Stillwater buy wins strong shareholder support
PRECIOUS METALS
Shareholders have voted overwhelmingly in favour of Sibanye acquiring Stillwater, the US platinum group metals (PGMs) company. The number of shares that voted in favour of the proposed deal made up...
 
 
SAFCEI: Secret trillion-rand nuclear deal case judgement to be delivered
STATEMENT
On the eve of Freedom Day at 9:45 am tomorrow, the Western Cape High Court will deliver its judgement in the nuclear deal court case brought by Earthlife-Africa Johannesburg and the Southern...
 
 
24 Apr 2017
 
Peacebuilding in Africa: why the media matters
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
The appointment of United Nations (UN) Secretary-General António Guterres in January has many wondering how he will take forward the recommendations of three major UN reviews on peacebuilding,...
 
 
18 Apr 2017
 
Sibanye wins US thumbs up for Stillwater acquisition
PLATINUM
Precious metals mining company Sibanye has received unconditional approval from the Committee on Foreign Investment into the United States on the proposed acquisition of platinum group metals...
 
 
11 Apr 2017
 
Rwanda adds to energy mix with first peat-fired power plant in Africa
THE CONVERSATION
Rwanda recently celebrated the opening of its first peat-fired power plant at Gishoma in the far west of the country, a $39.2M project. It is the first of its kind in Africa. Another larger peat...
 
 
10 Apr 2017
 
South Africa pays the price of state capture
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
When former deputy finance minister Mcebisi Jonas made the startling claim that President Jacob Zuma’s associates, the Guptas, had offered him the position of finance minister and R600-million, the...
 
 
 
                       
 
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