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.

9 ways the latest energy plan aims to solve load shedding

2019-10-22 05:00

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.

Latest energy mix a 'promising sign', says wind energy association

2019-10-19 23:45

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.

Govt not seeking help from Russia to build new small nuclear power stations - Mantashe

2019-10-18 12:53

'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's new energy plan includes new nuclear stations

2019-10-18 10:14

Government has gazetted the intergrated resources plan for 2019.


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.

Gwede Mantashe denies paying reporters to make sex story 'go away'

2019-10-29 06:48

Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe has denied paying Sunday Word journalists to withhold publishing an article about his sex life.

Solar industry welcomes IRP, but urges DMR to get details right

2019-10-20 11:59

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.

Corrected version of SA's energy blueprint published in govt gazette

2019-10-19 16:14

A wrong version of the Integrated Resource Plan was published on Friday morning.

Coal will 'be around for a long time', says Mantashe on energy mix

2019-10-18 11:09

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 approves long-awaited energy plan

2019-10-17 12:19

Cabinet has approved the Integrated Resources Plan for 2019. It is to be gazetted soon.

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