There are hundreds if not thousands of public servants who are facing disciplinary action - they did not benefit directly, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
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The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse said on Thursday that the resignation of members from the Nuclear Energy Corporation of South Africa’s board was a sign that government interference was harming governance at strategic state-owned companies.
Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu told reporters that the biofuels regulatory framework was approved because Cabinet recognised biofuels internationally as an alternative to carbon intensive energy.
The minister of mineral resources and energy says his department is considering interventions to soften the blow of decommissioning coal power stations on local economies and mining towns.
In this open letter to Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe, the South African Editors' Forum asks why the minister has made two contradictory statements.
Neither the Presidency nor the governing ANC will comment on allegations that Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe reportedly claimed to have bribed two Sunday World journalists to bury an article about his alleged extramarital affair.
The Tiso Blackstar Group has "noted with shock the alleged admission by a sitting government minister to have corruptly bribed two Sunday World journalists".
Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Gwede Mantashe South Africa was not as developed as European and western economies and could not be held to the same standard as these advanced economies when it came to reducing emissions.
Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Gwede Mantashe showed strong support for mega energy projects across the continent, highlighting Africa’s lack of development compared to other regions as a reason to keep going.
Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Gwede Mantashe said a golden opportunity lay ahead for wind energy investors to exploit, as off-grind energy solutions would boost the country’s energy consumption without burdening the national energy grid.
Advocate Sandra Coetzee has been appointed the acting head of the Independent Power Producers Office, following the removal of former boss Karen Breytenbach.
The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy says a list of proposed names for a new board has been finalised for submission to Cabinet.
State capture inquiry chairperson Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo has granted Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe leave to give evidence, call witnesses and cross-examine former Bosasa COO Angelo Agrizzi.
Even though Gwede Mantashe says he lied about bribing Sunday World journalists to quash a story about his sex life, the DA still wants Parliament's ethics watchdog committee to investigate him.
Gwede Mantashe seems to be in trouble. He told the Sunday World he bribed to journalists to make an unflattering story about him go away. He's since issued a half-hearted "denial", but hasn't demanded a retraction. President Cyril Ramaphosa must act.
The DA has asked Parliament’s Joint Committee on Ethics and Members’ Interests to look into Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe's conduct, following claims that he bribed two journalists.
The South African National Editors' Forum on Sunday said it was shocked about Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe's 'brazen' reported admission to Sunday World that he paid two of its journalists R70 000 to make a story about his sex life disappear.
Global movement against human-caused climate change steps up its South African presence
At Thursday’s Oil and Power Conference, Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Gwede Mantashe said he briefed the Cabinet Committee on the latest version of the document.
The Integrated Resource Plan describes the state's plan for future energy generation, including projected electricity demand, cost estimated, and energy sources.
The statement said the Department of Energy, as the Chair of the joint implementation committee mandated to oversee the office’s governance, requested a meeting to address issues creating operational instability at the Independent Power Producers Office.
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