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28 April 2017
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26 Apr 2017
Opinion: Court’s ‘clean slate’ nuclear directive a big opportunity for new Energy Minister
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...
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...
18 Apr 2017
Petroleum Products Act: Regulations: Single maximum retail price of illuminating paraffin
(Gazette 40766, Notice R317)
, Ms. Tina Joemat-Pettersson, Minister of Energy, under section 2(1)(c) of the Petroleum Products Act, 1977 (Act No. 120 of 1977), determine that a maximum retail price for Illuminating Paraffin...
17 Apr 2017
DA: Zakhele Mbhele says DA calls on new Acting Hawks Head to investigate neglected cases
The new Acting Head of the Hawks, Ms Yolisa Matakata must take steps to immediately investigate several important and long neglected cases. Specifically, the following issues, all of which were...
12 Apr 2017
Ramatlhodi served with distinction - Mthembu
Former public service and administration minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi served with absolute distinction and dedication, African National Congress (ANC) chief whip Jackson Mthembu said on Wednesday....
Axed Cabinet minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi quits as MP
Former public service and administration minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi has joined the long line of former ministers to resign. The African National Congress on Wednesday confirmed Ramatlhodi’s...
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...
10 Apr 2017
Renewables contracts will not be signed on April 11
The signing of power purchase agreements (PPAs) for the projects procured under the fourth bid window of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) will not...
07 Apr 2017
ANC must ask if it's on the right path - Hanekom
African National Congress (ANC) members need to think deeply about the path the party is on, former tourism minister Derek Hanekom said on Thursday. He would remain an ANC MP and not follow his...
06 Apr 2017
SA: Parliament confirms resignation of Tina Joemat-Pettersson
Parliament confirms the resignation of National Assembly member and former Minister of Energy Ms Tina Joemat-Pettersson. The resignation is effective from 31 March  
And then there were 3: Joemat-Pettersson resigns as MP
Former Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson has also resigned from Parliament. The former minister lost her job when President Jacob Zuma reshuffled his cabinet on Friday, March 31.
31 Mar 2017
Teacher union lashes Zuma over Muthambi appointment
The South African Democratic Teachers Union (Sadtu) on Friday accused President Jacob Zuma of “rewarding mediocrity” after he moved Faith Muthambi from the communications ministry to become the new...
Treasury has been captured – EFF
South Africa’s Treasury has been captured by the controversial Gupta family who have used President Jacob Zuma as their tool, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) said on Friday. “This Treasury and...
Outa seeks legal action in the wake of Cabinet Reshuffle
The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) said on Friday that it was exploring legal action and would persuade influential people in authority to support this objective following the axing of...
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