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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…

Death toll at mines justifies new safety bill, says DME


Portfolio Committee on Minerals and Energy200 deaths a year in the mining industry from attributable accidents for the recent year was still far too many people being killed and it…

Beneficiation Strategy to Assist Move to Knowledge-Based Economy


Department of Minerals and EnergyGovernment remains committed to facilitating a move from a resource-based to a knowledge-based local economy. The minister of minerals and energy, Ms Buyelwa Sonjica, declared this…