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Energy Bill and energy master plan in Parliament at same time


Portfolio Committee on Minerals and EnergyThe new National Energy Bill gives recognition to the fact that energy is linked to economic development, said Nhlanhla Gumede, deputy director-general, hydrocarbons and energy…

Energy Bill aimed at future energy security, says DME


Portfolio Committee on Minerals and Energy"The Energy Bill is all about energy security in the future and is designed to ensure that energy resources are available in sustainable quantities and…

DME Sets Date For Mining and Energy Departmental Split


Portfolio Committees on Energy and MiningA joint sitting of the newly formed mining and energy portfolio committees was told that the financial re-structuring process of splitting the department of minerals…

DME Says Lack of Research Inhibiting Development in Mining


Portfolio Committees on Energy and MiningThe current low levels of investment in research remained one of the challenges facing South Africa's mining sector, Mosa Mabuza, minerals policy and promotions director…

DME planning to make LPG more affordable


Portfolio Committee on Minerals and EnergyA regulated refinery gate price of R6.90/kg for liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) with allowances for transport, wholesale retail margins, distribution and VAT leading to a…

DME outlines its legislative programme for 2008


Portfolio Committee on Minerals and EnergyIn its first meeting of 2008, the parliamentary portfolio committee on minerals and energy nominated Mr Nqaba Ngcobo (ANC) to become chairperson. The nomination was…

DME clamps down on National Energy Bill “master” plan


Portfolio Committee on Minerals and EnergyThe department of minerals and energy (DME) has agreed to the many submissions on the subject not to form a National Energy Modelling and Information…

DME and DEAT make peace on environmental legislation


Portfolio Committee on Environmental Affairs and Tourism; Portfolio Committee on Minerals and EnergyWhat began as a major row in the mining industry in 2006 over inordinate delays in processing environmental…