Petrol price drop a relief to troubled consumers

2020-03-27 18:43

Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Gwede Mantashe said the main reason for the lower oil prices was due to the continuous spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus beyond China and Europe as well as the oil price war.

Mantashe: Creating energy capacity is not like making instant coffee

2020-02-20 22:20

Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe said government is working to get additional energy capacity, but it won't be rushed.

'We'll make it happen': Mantashe says plan for new power utility a 'reality'

2020-02-20 10:18

The minister of energy and mineral resources says his department will provide further details on the proposed utility when it draws up its budget.

ANALYSIS | The fightback: Ramaphosa’s enemies within the ANC

2020-01-31 10:00

President Cyril Ramaphosa is isolated, and his last surviving ally Gwede Mantashe is taking a neutral stance, partly driven by his resistance to transfer Eskom (overseen by Pravin Gordhan's Department of Public Enterprises) to Mantashe's energy department, writes Lizeka Tandwa.

Nuclear board resignations due to government meddling, says OUTA

2020-01-16 20:28

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.

Cabinet approves new guide for biofuels policy

2019-12-17 16:24

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.

Govt will seek to soften blow from coal closures, says Mantashe

2019-11-03 11:02

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.

Sanef's open letter to Gwede Mantashe: You need to come clean

2019-10-29 13:21

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.

Presidency, ANC quiet as storm brews around Mantashe's bribery allegations

2019-10-29 10:55

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.

Tiso Blackstar 'shocked' over allegations that Mantashe bribed journalists

2019-10-27 18:03

The Tiso Blackstar Group has "noted with shock the alleged admission by a sitting government minister to have corruptly bribed two Sunday World journalists".


Mantashe meets with industry to prepare for lockdown

2020-03-24 17:54

Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Gwede Mantashe has met with industry captains to ensure that continuing operations do so safely.

Crisis or not, there's no better time to start a sovereign wealth fund – Mantashe

2020-02-20 13:07

The minister has suggested redirecting mining royalties to a sovereign wealth fund.

Mantashe’s take on SAA 'disgraceful' and 'ill-informed' – SACP

2020-02-10 15:27

The SACP has slammed Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe for claiming that SAA should be sold to private buyers if it can't make a profit.

Mantashe: lowest mine fatalities on record

2020-01-24 12:07

Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Gwede Mantashe announces the latest statistics on mining health and safety.

Dept confirms resignation of remaining nuclear board members

2020-01-15 09:15

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: Zondo grants Mantashe, Ranjeni Munusamy leave to cross-examine witnesses

2019-12-03 10:58

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.

'What else has he lied about?' - DA after Mantashe backtracks on bribery claims

2019-11-01 15:51

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.

ANALYSIS: No accountability as Mantashe, Presidency dodge bribery statements

2019-10-29 12:15

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.

Mantashe bribery claims: 'Parliament must probe minister over allegedly paying journalists to squash sex story'

2019-10-28 22:09

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.

Sanef shocked by allegations Mantashe paid reporters for sex story to 'go away'

2019-10-27 13:47

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.

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