The one positive of this, even if some of it is depressing, is that there'll be life on the other side, writes Adriaan Basson.
Some smelters that are "hugely costly" or "technically dangerous" to restart will be supported with reduced production.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The National Energy Regulator of South Africa has been taking its time to approve the procurement of additional power, says an expert.
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.
President Cyril Ramaphosa said last week that South Africa would be creating both a sovereign wealth fund and a state bank.
'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.
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.
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