Mantashe: Coal mines to keep supplying Eskom during lockdown, but at reduced levels

2020-03-25 14:49

Some smelters that are "hugely costly" or "technically dangerous" to restart will be supported with reduced production.

Crunch time for SA's national nuclear company, which has run out of capital

2020-03-17 20:57

It is crunch time for South Africa's state-owned national nuclear company, which ran out of operating capital several months before its financial year-end.

INTERVIEW | Gwede Mantashe: 'One must never panic'

2020-02-25 06:03

In this interview, Chris Yelland of EE Business Intelligence explores wide-ranging issues with Minister Gwede Mantashe, including the War Room, emergency procurements, IRP 2019 and the need for new generation capacity.

Can mining companies generate their own power without licenses?

2020-02-05 21:45

Mining companies would do well to examine the detail of any legislative amendments that follow from Minister Gwede Mantashe's announcement that they can generate power for self-use.

OPINION: Gwede Mantashe, the world is listening to you

2020-02-03 05:30

The keynote address by the minister of mineral resources and energy at the annual Investing in African Mining Indaba helps current and potential investors try to gauge future policy direction, write Jonathan Veeran, Lizle Louw, Kate Collier and Garyn Rapson.

Petrol price going down, diesel up in January

2019-12-28 13:24

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: We have 'non-firm' power contracts with Zim and Zambia

2019-12-11 19:57

Eskom chief operations officer Jan Oberholzer has said that Eskom has contracts with Zimbabwe and Zambia to supply power - but only when it can.

ANALYSIS | Creecy talks the talk, but will the govt walk the walk?

2019-12-11 10:53

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.

Mantashe announces 'immediate measures' to aid energy supply

2019-12-10 16:22

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.

ANC 'heartened' by Gwede Mantashe denying bribery claims

2019-10-29 14:36

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.


Energy regulator approving emergency power at 'snail's pace' - expert

2020-03-19 14:23

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa has been taking its time to approve the procurement of additional power, says an expert.

Mantashe: Mining sector has kept coronavirus infections at bay so far

2020-03-17 20:56

Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe met with the leadership pf the Minerals Council of South Africa, to receive an update on plans by the mining industry on the coronavirus pandemic.

Mantashe says mining royalties could help to start up sovereign wealth fund

2020-02-19 15:13

President Cyril Ramaphosa said last week that South Africa would be creating both a sovereign wealth fund and a state bank.

Mining companies can generate own power without licences - Mantashe

2020-02-03 10:14

'You will not need a licence for that, you just generate for self-use and you run ahead,” says the minister of mineral resources and energy.

Mantashe announces seven NECSA board members

2020-01-21 16:49

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.

Cape Town to Mantashe: Avoid 'costly litigation' by allowing municipalities to buy their own electricity

2019-12-12 10:13

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.

'I am not the minister responsible for Eskom' - Mantashe says he is not to blame for blackouts

2019-12-11 11:17

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.

DA calls for Mantashe's head over electricity crisis

2019-12-10 18:33

The Democratic Alliance has called for the minister of energy and mineral resources, to be fired over the power crisis gripping the country.

Public can now weigh in on draft mining bill

2019-12-06 06:00

The draft mineral petroleum resources development act includes amendments in respect of social and labour plans.

OPINION: Mantashe betrayed the public trust. Why he must be charged

2019-10-29 09:34

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.

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