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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.
Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe said government is working to get additional energy capacity, but it won't be rushed.
The minister of energy and mineral resources says his department will provide further details on the proposed utility when it draws up its budget.
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.
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 has met with industry captains to ensure that continuing operations do so safely.
The minister has suggested redirecting mining royalties to a sovereign wealth fund.
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.
Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Gwede Mantashe announces the latest statistics on mining health and safety.
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.
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