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Energy Department commits to developing adequate generation capacity

10 December 2019, 9:18 PM

The Mineral Resources and Energy Department has committed to developing adequate generation capacity to meet the country’s electricity demand.

SA nuclear energy prospects costly: EarthLife Africa

15 June 2020, 9:42 AM

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.

Minerals Department satisfied with COVID-19 protocols at mines

11 June 2020, 9:27 PM

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.

Red tape thwarts South Africa’s green energy potential

4 June 2020, 10:16 AM

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 department mulls ways to deal with school break-ins

26 May 2020, 3:19 PM

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).

Department publishes COVID-19 mine safety rules for SA

19 May 2020, 7:28 PM

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.

Calls to put Eskom at minerals and energy is ‘an attack on Ramaphosa’

19 January 2020, 8:49 AM

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.

State interference led to NECSA resignations: Energy Expert

16 January 2020, 9:26 AM

Energy Expert, Ted Blom says the recent resignations at the South African State Nuclear Company (NECSA) is as a result of state interference.

Mantashe denies deliberately deepening energy crisis

11 December 2019, 1:19 PM

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.

Additional Renewable Energy Development Zones proposed for wind, solar PV

8 November 2019, 10:14 AM

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.



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