Browsing: Tina Joemat-Pettersson

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Gas to SA’s rescue?

Natural gas must play a major role in South Africa’s future energy mix, according to a new report from Econometrix. “Gas is necessary for South Africa to meet its target growth rates and

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Report exposes treasury on nuclear: DA

A national treasury official received training in nuclear finance, sponsored by South Korea, at an estimated cost of R500 000 in the 2014/2015 financial year. This information listed among others in national treasury’s 2014/2015 annual report contradicts claims by finance

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Heated debate over SA’s nuclear plans

In a heated energy budget session, the Democratic Alliance gave energy minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson a roasting and continuously disrupted her during her budget speech in the national

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SA could be leader in renewables: claim

Independent power producers praised the energy department’s announcement on Thursday that it would be opening the door to a host of new possibilities for the private sector to contribute to the production

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More millions for Gupta paper

Pro-government newspaper The New Age received an advertising injection of more than R2m from the department of higher education, which joins a host of other departments in directing advertising

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Bad start for government’s energy plan

No minister, no deputy minister, no director-general, late paperwork and a broken air conditioning system marked the start on Tuesday of an energy department briefing on South Africa’s electricity crisis. Opposition MPs serving on parliament’s energy portfolio committee angrily

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At the heart of Eskom’s darkness

There will be load shedding even if it may cost the ANC votes. This is the expressed attitude of public enterprises minister Lynne Brown, who remains resolute about fixing the problems plaguing power utility Eskom for the long term, even if it means doing the unpopular

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Nuclear fixation shafts renewables

Within two years, South Africa could have a further 1,2GW of renewable energy entering the grid. The bidders have been selected and the companies are waiting for financial sign-off so they can start building. But policy uncertainty and a new focus on nuclear energy are responsible for a nearly 18-month