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Section 34 Ministerial Determination Under the Spotlight


Department of Mineral Resources and Energy The mineral resources and energy minister, Gwede Mantashe, has welcomed the concurrence by the National Energy Regulator of South Africa to the second Section…

Independent Electricity Management Operator Bill Rejected


Parliament The portfolio committee on mineral resources and energy has recommended to the national assembly that the Independent Electricity Management Operator (IEMO) Bill is not desirable. The private member’s bill…

RFP for Emergency Power Procurement Programme Issued


Department of Mineral Resources and Energy The Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Emergency Power Procurement Programme has been issued. In a statement, the mineral resources and energy department confirmed…

Mantashe Withdraws Appeal on 2010 Mining Charter


Department of Mineral Resources and Energy The minister of mineral resources and energy, Gwede Mantashe, has decided to withdraw his appeal to the Supreme Court of Appeal against an April…

MHSC Sets Up Committee on Re-skilling of Mine Workers


Parliament The Mine Health and Safety Council (MHSC) has set up a committee to look into the re-skilling of mine workers. The select committee on land reform, environment, mineral resources…

Koeberg Life Extension Under the Spotlight


Department of Mineral Resources and Energy The 20-year extension of the Koeberg Nuclear Power Plant’s life is to be completed by 2024. The mineral resources and energy department highlighted this…

Draft National Nuclear Regulator Bill on Track


Department of Mineral Resources and Energy The Draft National Nuclear Regulator Amendment Bill and the Draft Radioactive Waste Management Fund Bill will soon be published for public comment. The Budget…

Eskom Applies for Nuclear Installation Licence


National Nuclear Regulator Eskom has applied to the National Nuclear Regulator (NNR) for a nuclear installation licence. The NNR published the notice of application in Government Gazette 43514. According to…

New Electricity Generation Capacity in the Pipeline


Department of Mineral Resources and Energy The mineral resources and energy minister, Gwede Mantashe, has determined that 2000 megawatts of new generation capacity should be procured from a range of…