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".

Comparing me to Trump is an insult, Mantashe claps back at renewables jibe

2019-10-23 18:48

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.

Mantashe: Africa should push harder for oil and gas investment

2019-10-11 05:00

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.

Mantashe: I'm no coal fundamentalist

2019-10-08 15:46

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.

Acting head appointed to Independent Power Producers Office

2019-07-25 17:27

Advocate Sandra Coetzee has been appointed the acting head of the Independent Power Producers Office, following the removal of former boss Karen Breytenbach.


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.

Climate change protesters demonstrate outside Mantashe’s department

2019-10-11 21:06

Global movement against human-caused climate change steps up its South African presence

Mantashe confident South Africa will have a new energy plan by next week

2019-10-10 10:35

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.

Electricity generation master plan to be tabled before Cabinet next week, Mantashe says

2019-10-08 11:03

The Integrated Resource Plan describes the state's plan for future energy generation, including projected electricity demand, cost estimated, and energy sources.

Energy department says IPP head ouster was done to stabilise office

2019-07-24 10:16

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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