Big firms may muscle in on small producer plan, warns IPP

2015-10-06 19:03

The darling of SA’s renewable energy programme says government must be careful not to allow big multinationals to abuse the new small projects programme.

SA's renewable energy success in 8 slides

2015-10-05 13:16

The Independent Power Producer office has procured 6 327 MW of renewable energy since 2010 and has plans to expand into Africa.

Western Cape needs to be freed - minister

2015-10-03 17:57

South Africa’s freedom will only be complete once the Western Cape has been freed from the opposition, says Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson.

Transnet ports will be ready for gas IPPs

2015-09-29 21:30

Transnet has prepared scenarios for the import, storage and transmission of gas ahead of the procurement of 3 126 MW of gas-fired power generation.

Diesel addict Eskom needs a new drug – energy minister

2015-09-29 11:43

Using the analogy of a drug addict, Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson says Eskom will be put on a cheaper, healthier drug to produce electricity.

Gas could be X-factor in SA’s energy mix - report

2015-09-29 07:44

Natural gas must play a major role in South Africa’s future energy mix, according to a new report from Econometrix.

Nuclear deal will be clean - ANC MP

2015-09-13 18:00

South Africans who are worried about the controversial and expensive nuclear deal being shoved down their throats have received support from an unexpected quarter.

Minister dismisses R1trn cost for nuclear plan

2015-09-01 10:46

Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson has dismissed reports that the nuclear build programme will cost R1trn.

SA gives urgent priority to gas to tackle energy needs

2015-09-01 07:43

The use of natural gas for electricity generation is a priority for SA so it can address power shortages and energy needs, says Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson.

Joemat-Pettersson causes stir with secret document

2015-08-12 07:34

Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson caused a stir when she tabled a document classified as secret at a portfolio committee meeting on energy.


Stay clear of nuclear, Germany warns SA

2015-10-05 20:13

Germany, which has recently snubbed nuclear energy to focus on growing the renewable energy industry, is looking for partners to bring rapid change to the sector.

Major boost for solar energy

2015-10-05 12:29

Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson has announced a new power procurement project in the Northern Cape to deliver 1 500 MW of solar energy.

Western Cape turning into new Orania - Joemat-Pettersson

2015-10-03 15:01

The Western Cape is turning into an Orania filled with racists who have moved from Gauteng and other provinces because they do not believe in black majority, says Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson.

Small MW allocation not viable, lament gas firms

2015-09-29 13:20

Independent power producers say the requested 3 126 MW of gas-fired power generation is not enough to make it a viable investment in South Africa.

SA could increase gas to energy mix

2015-09-29 10:19

Gas contribution to future electricity output in South Africa could increase, says Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson.

Lift veil on R15bn PetroSA loss, urges Cope

2015-09-15 14:40

The Congress of the People has urged Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson to release a report on the R15bn loss incurred by PetroSA.

DA slams minister over ‘costly secretive nuclear deal’

2015-09-08 11:13

The DA says that Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson is “purposefully misleading the public” as to the cost of the nuclear deal, which they say is around R1rn.

Energy minister to face questions over nuclear bid

2015-09-01 08:55

The DA will ask Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson why Russia’s nuclear energy framework agreement looks like a signed deal.

Taxpayers fork out R7m for 40 trips to China ... and counting

2015-08-31 14:47

China appears to be the destination of choice for government officials and civil servants. At least R7.45 million was spent on 40 trips to the country in the 2014-2015 financial year.

Sushi, calamari, chandeliers for Tina’s ‘budget bash’ at larney Shimmy Beach Club

2015-05-20 11:17

There was sushi on the table and elaborate chandeliers dangling from the ceiling at one of the Mother City’s most exclusive hangouts: a networking event hosted by Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson for hundreds of invited guests.

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