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Adopt renewables with caution, says IPP head

Dec 12 2018 21:28

Head of the Department of Energy’s Independent Power Producers Office Karen Breytenbach said the department was working on a transition to renewables that would best benefit the country.


Pilot association bolts to SAA CEO's defence

Dec 12 2018 21:17

The South African Airways Pilots’ Association credits South African Airways CEO Vuyani Jarana with addressing challenges at the carrier's technical and operations divisions.


Hanekom: SA scaling up efforts to address climate change

Dec 12 2018 22:30

Despite experiencing "slow and fragile" economic growth, SA is scaling up its efforts to address climate change, Minister of Tourism Derek Hanekom tells COP24.


Protestors slam new coal-fired power station at Energy Week

Dec 11 2018 21:09

Activists staged a protest outside the African Energy Week conference in Cape Town on Tuesday, calling on the Development Bank of South Africa to scrap plans to fund a new coal-fired power station.


INFOGRAPHIC: December marked the biggest drop in petrol prices in over 10 years

Dec 09 2018 20:51

This month, South Africans are paying R1.84 less per litre for 93 and 95 octane petrol, mainly owing to low international oil prices.

South Africa

SA gold industry enters final phase of slow death

Dec 09 2018 13:43

The nation’s 130-year-old gold industry - which has produced half the bullion ever mined on Earth - is locked in the final stages of a decades-long death spiral.

South Africa

Land Bank boss Tshokolo Nchocho to head up IDC

Dec 06 2018 13:18

The appointment of Land Bank boss Tshokolo Nchocho as the next CEO of the Industrial Development Corporation has been approved by Cabinet.

South Africa

White monopoly capital according to Johann Rupert

Dec 06 2018 19:44

"What does white monopoly capital mean?" Rupert said, after Mkhari introduced him as the face of the concept. "Yes, I’m white, or I mean a white person. Show me a monopoly we have ever had, show me one monopoly I have ever had, just one, please."

South Africa

Business confidence flat for November - Sacci

Dec 06 2018 11:34

The BCI index came in at 96.1 index points for November, an increase of 0.3 index points month-on-month. Local business confidence has been increasing since September, after falling to a low of 90.5 points in August.


South Africa

Carbon tax will mean more trade, not less - Treasury

Dec 05 2018 08:02

The National Treasury says the carbon tax will not have a negative effect on trade, but will help protect South African companies against punitive trade actions for failing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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