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Renewable Energy Benefits: Leveraging Local Capacity for Solar PV
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Renewable energy development can drive economic growth, create new jobs and enhance human health and welfare at the national level. The Leveraging Local Capacity series examines the kinds of jobs...
 
 
14 Jun 2017
 
 
 
NPC commissioner calls for energy-planning overhaul
ENERGY PLANNING
A member of the National Planning Commission (NPC) has pointed to serious shortcomings in South Africa’s current energy planning processes and has called for future plans, including the highly...
 
 
13 Jun 2017
 
 
 
Accelerating the Energy Transition through Innovation
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Technological breakthroughs are needed to reduce carbon emissions in the energy sector. Even with economically viable and scalable renewable-based solutions available for around two-thirds of the...
 
 
 
 
Renewable Energy Auctions: Analysing 2016
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At least 67 countries had used auctions for renewable energy contracts by mid-2016, up from less than 10 in 2005. This auctions report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)...
 
 
12 Jun 2017
 
 
 
Renewable energy eclipsing coal – Fieldstone
COAL
Renewable energy is very rapidly ousting coal, which could present a blow to Botswana, which has been pinning its hopes on coal replacing the static diamond industry as its new platform for...
 
 
09 Jun 2017
 
Is China’s Belt and Road Initiative just a bedtime story?
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
‘Once upon a time several routes led from China to central Asia and to Europe. It was called the Silk Road. People put things on camels and crossed the desert to trade with other people. Then...
 
 
07 Jun 2017
 
DHS: Lindiwe Sisulu: Address by Minister of Human Settlements, on the occasion of the budget vote of the Ministry of Human Settlements, National Council of Provinces, Parliament, Cape Town (06/06/2017)
Topics
South Africa is an undisputed world first in its delivery of housing for the poor. However, we as a people have to rediscover the distinction between hope and expectation.
 
 
02 Jun 2017
 
 
 
Adapting Market Design to High Shares of Variable Renewable Energy
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Liberalised electricity markets require timely adaptation to support higher shares of variable renewable (solar and wind) energy and distributed power generation. This study from the International...
 
 
01 Jun 2017
 
The rise of renewable energy across Africa
BAKER MCKENZIE
The extent of the power deficit across Africa is well documented and increasing electricity generation across the continent is the focus of a number of initiatives at both national and...
 
 
29 May 2017
 
 
 
Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2017
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Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2017 presents the status of renewable energy employment, both by technology and in selected countries, over the past year. In this fourth edition, the...
 
 
26 May 2017
 
DED: Ebrahim Patel: Address by Minister of Economic Development, during the budget vote 2017/18, Parliament, Cape Town (25/05/2017)
Economic Development
The global and domestic economic context shapes the work of the Department and agencies that make up the economic development portfolio.
 
 
DWS: Nomvula Mokonyane: Address by Minister of Water and Sanitation, on the occasion of budget vote, Assembly Chamber, Parliament, Cape Town (26/05/2017)
Water and Sanitation
It is my singular honour to present to Parliament and the people of South Africa, the Budget of the Department of Water and Sanitation for the 2017/18 financial year.
 
 
23 May 2017
 
 
 
dti: Rob Davies: Address by Trade and Industry Minister, during the dti budget vote, National Assembly, Cape Town (23/05/2017)
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In an input to the Portfolio Committee earlier this year, I argued that the dti’s contribution to the promotion of a higher level of more inclusive economic growth must involve intensifying our...
 
 
22 May 2017
 
R2K: MACODEFO and R2K GP condemns barbarism and looting of people's businesses in Makause
STATEMENT
MACODEFO and R2K Gauteng strongly condemns the public violence and looting of businesses that broke out in Makause, Ekurhuleni in the early hours of this morning.   It is reported that this was...
 
 
19 May 2017
 
DID GP: Gauteng Department of Infrastructure Development delivers the 48th school since 2014
STATEMENT
Gauteng Province is proud to open the 48th school since 2014 and the 3rd school in the Braamfisherville area since January 2017. The MEC for Education Mr Panyaza Lesufi and MEC for Infrastructure...
 
 
 
                       
 
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