The Mineral Resources and Energy Department has committed to developing adequate generation capacity to meet the country’s electricity demand.
Earthlife Africa has voiced opposition to the possibility of South Africa’s use of nuclear power in the future, saying it has a negative climate change impact and is costly.
The Department of Minerals and Energy says it is satisfied at the mining companies’ level of compliance with its health and safety guidelines for managing the spread of the COVID-19 virus. That’s despite the number of infections on the mines increasing daily.
World-leading renewable companies are lining up to invest in South Africa’s energy sector and help remedy a chronic generation shortfall that pushed the continent’s most advanced economy into recession, even before the COVID-19 pandemic struck.
Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi says the department is now facing a challenge of break-ins at schools as criminals target Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy on Tuesday published safety rules for mines operating during the coronavirus pandemic and said failure to implement them would be a criminal offence.
The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation says calls for Eskom to be placed under the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy, is an attack on President Cyril Ramaphosa’s leadership and weakens his arsenal in the fight against state capture and corruption.
Energy Expert, Ted Blom says the recent resignations at the South African State Nuclear Company (NECSA) is as a result of state interference.
Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Gwede Mantashe, has denied reports that he is deliberately deepening the country’s energy crisis by refusing municipalities to procure energy from Independent Power Producers.
The second phase of the Strategic Environmental Assessment for wind and solar photovoltaic energy in South Africa proposes three additional Renewable Energy Development Zones or wind and solar photovoltaic energy projects.