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Eskom confident it can raise funds for nuclear build

21st October 2016 Eskom says it is confident that it can raise funding and operate the multibillion-rand 9.6 GW nuclear new build programme. “Eskom has turned the corner. We’ve turned our operations around. We’ve tucked in our shirts. Today is better than yesterday and tomorrow will be better than today,” said... 

Parliament turns away PetroSA, DoE officials

18th October 2016 Parliament turned away PetroSA board members as well as Department of Energy (DoE) officials after they failed to submit a forensic report into the R14.5-billion loss incurred by the State-owned entity. DoE director-general Thabane Zulu had prepared a presentation relating to the investigation... 

One-year countdown to the opening of Cape Town’s Zeitz Museum

14th October 2016 The largest art museum to be built in Africa in more than 100 years will open during Heritage weekend, in Cape Town, in September 2017. Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille on Tuesday marked the one-year countdown to the opening of the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA). 

Gas will help get right balance in energy mix

14th October 2016 The Department of Energy (DoE) says it is committed to finding the right balance between different sources of energy with liquefied natural gas (LNG)-to-power a vital part of the mix.   DoE director-general Thabane Zulu told the South Africa: Gas Options conference that while gas and renewables... 

Scope of gas-to-power programme unveiled as govt woos investors

14th October 2016 Investors from around the world, including the US, Japan, Spain, South Korea and China, among others, have met in Cape Town this week to hear more about plans for South Africa’s gas-to-power programme. A preliminary information memorandum (PIM), which establishes the scope of the Liquefied... 

NGOs unhappy about new bids for baseload coal

13th October 2016 Nongovernmental organisations (NGOs) have criticised the Department of Energy’s (DoE’s) decision to select preferred bidders under the first bid window for independent coal baseload power plants. The Life After Coal Network says the expansion of coal-fired power generation through the Coal... 

Fishing companies and NGOs call for moratorium on bulk sediment seabed mining

13th October 2016 The Responsible Fisheries Alliance (RFA), which comprises five major fishing companies and two nongovernmental organisations, is calling for a moratorium on all new and existing prospecting and mining applications related to bulk sediment seabed mining. This follows the release of a new report... 

Manuel says South Africa lagging behind in its commitment to protect the environment

13th October 2016 The South African government needs to step up to the plate on some key environmental concerns, says former Finance Minister Trevor Manuel. Speaking at the launch of the World Wide Fund for Nature–South Africa’s (WWF-SA’s) Oceans Facts and Futures report, in Cape Town, on Wednesday evening, he... 

Eskom confident it can raise funds for nuclear build programme

12th October 2016 Eskom says it is confident that it can raise funding and operate the multibillion-rand 9.6 GW nuclear new build programme. “Eskom has turned the corner. We’ve turned our operations around. We’ve tucked in our shirts. Today is better than yesterday and tomorrow will be better than today,” said... 

Energy Minister says Eskom to fund nuclear as new procurement framework is unveiled

11th October 2016 Eskom’s balance sheet will be used to leverage funding for government’s anticipated multibillion-rand nuclear build programme, Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson announced on Tuesday. She told Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Energy that the National Treasury would not be funding the... 

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