SA to become global leader of renewables - IPP bid winner

2015-04-16 13:20

Renewable independent power procurement businesses upbeat after energy ministry announces massive boost in bid awards and new possibilities.

SMEs fear disaster on Eskom supply cut plans

2015-04-13 11:50

Eskom's plans to interrupt bulk electricity supply to the top 20 defaulting municipalities is of grave concern to the small business sector, says a business body.

Nene: Nuclear build a ‘substantial commitment’

2015-04-09 17:23

South Africa’s proposed nuclear build programme would be “a substantial commitment”, acknowledges Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene.

Greenpeace takes Tina to court on nuclear plans

2015-02-27 18:18

Greenpeace has filed papers in the North Gauteng High Court to try and compel Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson to update the country's nuclear liability regulations, it says.

Joemat-Pettersson appoints task teams

2015-02-21 09:42

Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson has appointed task teams to investigate allegations facing the SA Nuclear Energy Corporation and National Radioactive Waste Disposal Institute boards, the energy ministry says.

Power cuts will affect mine output, warns body

2015-01-14 18:00

An industry group has told Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson that further power constraints would lead to reduced mine output and plant closures.

Presidency miffed at 'unacceptable' newspaper report

2014-12-21 13:11

A Sunday newspaper has totally disregarded the Presidency's response to questions on an energy department official the paper identified as a nuclear adviser to President Jacob Zuma. the Presidency says.

SA, China enter into nuclear deal

2014-11-07 17:26

Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson has signed a framework co-operation for the possible use of Chinese nuclear technology in the country.

Govt making progress on nuclear vendors

2014-10-19 12:03

The government is making progress in its engagements with various prospective vendors to build nuclear power stations in SA, says the department of energy.

No light on future electricity costs

2014-10-09 07:00

The department of energy is still studying the relative costs of the different technologies involved in the new build projects, says Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson.


Call for more South Africans to join power plan

2015-04-16 10:26

Minister of Energy Tina Joemat-Pettersson says she wants to see more South Africans capitalise on the power procurement plan in a bid to help overcome energy shortages.

Tsotsi's quick fix plan for Eskom surfaces

2015-04-12 14:37

Deposed Eskom chairperson, Zola Tsotsi, wanted to set in motion a quick fix plan to fight the SA power crisis without regard to the supplier's internal processes and interests.

Bad start to government's energy plan

2015-03-10 17:11

No minister, no deputy minister, no director general, no air conditioning and late paperwork marked the start of an energy department briefing on SA's power crisis.

Food security a priority: Nene

2015-02-25 16:24

Food security remains a top priority, with 1 000 farms set to benefit from a new programme, says Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene.

Joemat-Pettersson: Madonsela nothing but a mediator

2015-01-25 15:26

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela “is claiming powers she does not have” and her role is really nothing more than a kind of “mediator”, Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson has said.

SA should have enough festive fuel

2014-12-22 12:34

Despite oil companies saying SA should have enough fuel for the festive season, the department of energy has sent out an urgent request to all South Africans.

DA wants Joemat-Pettersson suspended

2014-11-24 18:53

Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson has misled Parliament and should be suspended pending an investigation, the DA says.

More nuclear meetings to be held

2014-10-24 18:41

Meetings with nuclear experts from various countries are set to take place soon, following one already held with Russia, the SA Nuclear Energy Corporation says.

Joemat-Pettersson must break nuclear silence - DA

2014-10-09 18:43

Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson must give details on what authority had been acquired in concluding a nuclear agreement with Russia, says the DA.

Veil of secrecy covers Russia nuclear deal

2014-10-08 15:19

Minister of Energy Tina Joemat-Pettersson was reportedly alone when she signed a mysterious multi-billion rand nuclear deal with Russia.

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