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  1. Hanno Labuschagne

    Coal power is here to stay — Mantashe

    Coal power is here to stay — Mantashe South Africa’s energy minister said expecting a rapid transition from its dependence on coal-fired power generation to clean energy would be “very wrong,” and the nation will need to use the fossil fuel for longer to address an electricity shortage. Gwede...
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    Independent report on state of Eskom power stations being kept secret

    Independent report on state of Eskom power stations being kept secret An environmental pressure group and energy analysts have raised concerns over the justifications for keeping an independent report into the state of Eskom's coal-fired power stations under wraps, City Press reports...
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    Brace for worse load-shedding in 2024

    Brace for worse load-shedding in 2024 Eskom's system status outlook for 2024 shows that there will be a significant electricity shortfall for every week of the year and people should expect extensive load-shedding. The report's 52-week outlook forecasts that electricity demand will be much...
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    Integrated Resource Plan 2023 includes more coal and lots of gas power for South Africa

    Integrated Resource Plan 2023 includes more coal and lots of gas power for South Africa South Africa’s updated energy blueprint envisions more than 100 gigawatts (GW) of new generation capacity being built by 2050, and proposes that a variety of technologies and fuels be considered to produce...
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    Ramaphosa authorises SANDF call-up to combat illegal miners

    Ramaphosa authorises SANDF call-up to combat illegal miners South African President Cyril Ramaphosa authorised the deployment of 3,300 soldiers in support of police efforts to curb illegal mining, his office said in a statement on Thursday. The deployment will run until 28 April 2024, and...
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    NUM wants South Africa's renewable climate pact with rich countries suspended

    NUM wants South Africa's renewable climate pact with rich countries suspended The main labour union at South Africa’s state power utility called for the suspension of an $8.5-billion (R164.01-billion) climate finance pact with some of the world’s richest nations as well as plans to break up...
  7. Jan

    Karpowership willing to reduce 20-year South African contract to five

    Karpowership ready to cut South African contract from 20 years to five Turkish power ship company Karpowership is willing to reduce the period on a contract for providing emergency power to South Africa with its floating gas-powered plants from 20 to five years. That is according to feedback...
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    Mantashe says South Africa must focus on energy poverty over cutting emissions

    Mantashe says South Africa must focus on energy poverty over cutting emissions South Africa must balance the need to cut emissions with increasing electricity access and developing its natural resources, according to the nation’s energy minister. “We can’t be only about decarbonisation,”...
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    Energy minister Mantashe missing from Ramaphosa's major green energy meeting

    Energy minister Mantashe missing from Ramaphosa's major green energy meeting South African energy minister Gwede Mantashe refused to attend a top-level meeting held by President Cyril Ramaphosa with European leaders for the signing of a green energy memorandum of understanding, the...
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    Eskom wants to build 3,000MW gas power station — without spending its own money

    Eskom wants to build 3,000MW gas power station — without spending its own money The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) has approved Eskom's plan to build a 3,000MW gas power station in Richards Bay. Sunday newspaper Rapport reports that Nersa recently backtracked on its previous...
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    Gwede Mantashe loses electricity procurement powers to Ramokgopa

    Gwede Mantashe loses electricity procurement powers to Ramokgopa South African President Cyril Ramaphosa allocated a range of powers to his electricity minister to help address the nation’s energy crisis, almost three months after appointing him. The announcement transfers some...
  12. Jan

    Gordhan refuses to say that Mabuza and Mantashe were accused of corruption at Eskom

    Pravin Gordhan refuses to name senior politicians accused of Eskom corruption Public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan has refused to reveal the names of senior politicians allegedly orchestrating the mass looting of Eskom that former Eskom CEO André de Ruyter provided him with. Gordhan was...
  13. Jan

    Mantashe's disdain for the private sector on full display

    Mantashe's private sector fight over load-shedding Energy minister Gwede Mantashe has spent the last five years since his appointment advocating against the full participation of private companies in the energy sector. The minister blamed the private sector for being the root cause of...
  14. Jan

    "Concocted intelligence" and "outlandish conspiracy theories" cast doubts over Andre de Ruyter assassination allegations

    Big questions over André de Ruyter cyanide poisoning allegations Intelligence reports produced by George Fivaz Forensic and Risk (GFFR) allege that former deputy president David Mabuza and Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe may be involved in an alleged assassination attempt...
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    SA's R154-billion renewable funding project turning into a cautionary tale

    SA's R154-billion renewable funding project turning into a cautionary tale It was meant to be the climate justice blueprint, the deal that showed how rich countries could help developing economies end their reliance on coal and go green. Almost 18 months on, South Africa’s $8.5 billion (R154.5...
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    The government of flip-flops — Mantashe says load-shedding could stop by end of 2023

    The government of flip-flops — Mantashe says load-shedding could stop by end of 2023 Energy minister Gwede Mantashe says he believes it is still possible to bring an end to load-shedding by the end of the year. This is despite electricity minister Kgosientsho Ramokhopa stating that it is...
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    Electricity minister has no powers to tackle load-shedding

    Electricity minister has no powers to tackle load-shedding South African President Cyril Ramaphosa is facing increasing pressure to hand powers to his new electricity minister and enable him to make decisions to stave off more intense blackouts as peak winter demand looms. Two months after...
  18. Jan

    Connie Mulder accuses Gwede Mantashe of blocking energy transition over vested coal interests

    Gwede Mantashe has vested coal interests, says Connie Mulder Solidarity Research Institute head Connie Mulder says Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe is delaying the energy transition because of vested interests and a Marxist ideology. Mulder made the comments during a speech...
  19. Jan

    "Corruption is everywhere, including in renewables" - Mantashe

    Solar and coal power are equally corrupt — Mantashe Last Tuesday, mineral resources and energy minister Gwede Mantashe told delegates at the Africa Energy Indaba in Cape Town that coal is here to stay for a long time. Greenpeace Africa activists disrupted Mantashe’s keynote address at the Cape...
  20. Jan

    De Ruyter: Eskom is the ANC's feeding trough, R1 billion stolen every month

    Eskom is the ANC's feeding trough — De Ruyter comes out guns blazing in interview Outgoing Eskom CEO André de Ruyter believes South African politicians — particularly those in the ANC — are complicit in corruption and power station sabotage that has hammered the utility. In an hour-long...
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