Instead of focusing on rebuilding the country after years of state capture, we were distracted by a sideshow, writes Mandy Wiener.
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Nuclear Energy Corporation South Africa spokesperson Nikelwa Tengimfene told Fin24 that the corporation would be able to pay its staff salaries on Friday and that it was on track to make the necessary payments for employee benefits thereafter.
Eskom should be consolidated with the energy department - ANC Women's League president Bathabile Dlamini believes that should be part of government's rescue plan for the power utility.
Minister of Energy Jeff Radebe told Parliament's oversight committee on energy on Tuesday that difficulties beyond the government's control look set to inform the fuel price announcement due at the end of the week.
The Department of Energy has announced price increases for petrol and diesel for the month of February.
The department of energy has invited public comments on how it calculates the underlying prices of fuel, diesel and illuminating paraffin - before taxes, transport, and other costs are added.
Though the new draft IRP is a vast improvement on that of 2010, thanks to a "least-cost" scenario, the plan still sticks to electricity projections that are far too high, the portfolio committee has heard.
Although the new Integrated Resource Plan is seen as a big improvement, its pricing structure, especially concerning new coal stations, is seen as implausible.
Parliament’s portfolio committee on energy resolved to summon Minister of Energy Jeff Radebe to appear before it after no-one from his department showed up for a planned fuel price meeting.
The price of a litre of petrol in South Africa grew from R6.92 in July 2008 to R15.53 in July 2018.
The direct impact of the US sanctions on Iran would be felt on fuel prices, although South Africa does not import oil from the Middle East state, the department of energy said on Thursday.
Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Gwede Mantashe has announced the appointment of seven members to the board of the Nuclear Energy Corporation of South Africa, through a statement released on Tuesday afternoon.
The possibility of a hard fuel price ceiling was mooted by Energy Minister Jeff Radebe in mid-October 2018, as a cushion against escalating prices.
Low crude oil prices are taking their toll on national oil company PetroSA, and the Auditor General has raised concerns over its ability to continue operating in future.
A high court judge has struck from the urgent roll an application challenging the removal of three board members from the Southern African Nuclear Energy Corporation.
The association was commenting on unaudited month-end fuel price data released by the Central Energy Fund.
A bleak festive season is on the cards if the current rate of fuel increases continues over the next two months, warns an economist.
Radebe conceded that fuel prices in South Africa were at an all-time high and government, labour, business and civil society were in unison on the negative impact.
Minister of Energy Jeff Radebe has told Parliament Eskom is not closing its own coal plants early to meet Independent Power Producers' offtake requirements.
Both grades of petrol, 93 and 95 (ULP & LRP), will again increase on Wednesday, taking the inland per litre pump price to over R16, the Department of Energy has announced.
After a decade of unprecedented growth in staff numbers, cash-strapped power utility Eskom is finally tackling the controversial issue of its headcount.
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