Since 2004, complaints have piled up against Hlophe. The list is filled with allegations you don't want a senior judge to face, writes Adriaan Basson.
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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 city has written to the minister of mineral resources and energy asking that it and other municipalities be permitted to buy electricity directly from independent power producers, avoiding a pending court case.
Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe says South Africans should not blame him for Eskom's woes, pointing out that the power utility is actually part of Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan's area of responsibility.
The Democratic Alliance has called for the minister of energy and mineral resources, to be fired over the power crisis gripping the country.
The draft mineral petroleum resources development act includes amendments in respect of social and labour plans.
Gwede Mantashe has betrayed the public trust placed in him and should, as a minimum, be immediately suspended pending the outcomes of a criminal investigation, writes Tebogo Khaas.
The Integrated Resource Plan for 2019 outlines nine interventions to improve electricity supply, including making provision for a nuclear build programme and immediately working on increasing reserve capacity.
The South African Wind Energy Association has praised Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Gwede Mantashe for releasing what it called a "promising" Integrated Resource Plan.
'We don't have Russia sitting somewhere doing designs for us,' said the minister of energy in response to a question about plans for small nuclear units.
Government has gazetted the intergrated resources plan for 2019.
The price of petrol will be going down, while that of diesel is set to increase in January, according to Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Gwede Mantashe.
Eskom chief operations officer Jan Oberholzer has said that Eskom has contracts with Zimbabwe and Zambia to supply power - but only when it can.
As South Africa faces an energy crisis, the government has announced stopgap measures to procure more electricity. But it hasn't procured more renewable energy in years.
The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy has announced short- and medium-term interventions to meet South Africa’s energy demands and address its electricity and energy challenges, including steps to allow Independent Power Producers to come on stream sooner.
The ANC says it has welcomed a statement by its chairperson Gwede Mantashe in which he denies allegations that he bribed two Sunday World journalists to bury an article about his alleged extramarital affair.
Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe has denied paying Sunday Word journalists to withhold publishing an article about his sex life.
The SA Photovoltaic Industry Association welcomes the SA government's Integrated Resource Plan, but pointed out that policy document's details needed to be sharpened.
A wrong version of the Integrated Resource Plan was published on Friday morning.
Mineral resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe has said over the next decade the country will rely on coal, hydro, gas and renewable energy.
Cabinet has approved the Integrated Resources Plan for 2019. It is to be gazetted soon.
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