Browsing: Mmamoloko Kubayi

Eskom must sign renewables deals by October

Eskom will sign delayed power-purchase agreements with independent producers by the end of October, but not before pricing on the deals is renegotiated, energy minister Mmamoloko Kubayi said. The

State won’t appeal nuclear ruling

The South African government said on Saturday that it had decided not to appeal a court ruling that its nuclear energy construction programme was unconstitutional, possibly delaying plans to expand the continent’s only

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Trouble brewing in SA’s renewables sector

The renewable energy sector was notified in a short note – sent at 4.25pm on Friday – that the financial close of 37 outstanding independent power projects would not take place on Tuesday, 11 April as planned. No new date has been set and

Marian Shinn
Policy bungling keeps data costs high

The effects of perpetual policy bungling, which has become the hallmark of the ANC government’s communications ministries, will be laid bare during a two-day public hearing into the cost of communications held in parliament this

Marian Shinn
SA’s digital TV project needs a rethink

Government’s failed R8,5bn broadcast digital migration process must be stopped in its tracks and reappraised to determine a new path to free up analogue signals to deliver ubiquitous wireless broadband to the nation and foster sustainable competition in radio

Operators fear becoming ‘dumb pipes’

Parliament’s discussions about regulating over-the-top services kicked off on Tuesday with an expert saying that networks fear becoming pure infrastructure players. OTT services such

Parliament’s OTT statement ‘not authorised’

A media alert sent out by parliament on 14 January about a meeting to discuss possible regulation of over-the-top (OTT) services like WhatsApp was unauthorised, according to an MP. Last week, parliament’s portfolio committee on telecommunications

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