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PetroSA’s desperate ploy to stay alive

.....article dated 10 March..... Mossel Bay's LNG refinery out of feedstock... PetroSA, the liquid gas participant in the Central Energy Fund (CEF) portfolio of state-run entities, has for some time reported to be running out of gas feedstock for...

New Transport Bill gives state too much power

Regulator’s powers excessive, say business sectors The Economic Regulation of Transport Bill is now before Parliament for debate, four meetings of the Portfolio Committee on Transport having taken place on this legislation which will establish a...

Eskom, Mantashe spurn DA electricity plan

.....article dated 20 October 2020..... State zaps idea of independent power purchaser..... Minister Pravin Gordhan put any idea of private sector participation in an independent power purchasing plan firmly to bed by labelling any proposals as a...

Parliament updated on SOE finances

.....article dated 25 August 2020...... DPE presents bleak picture....  As part of a portfolio committee meeting covering the status of the seven SOEs under the umbrella of the Department of Public Enterprises (DPE), new director general, ...

Eskom, Mantashe spurn DA electricity plan

.....article dated 20 October 2020..... State zaps idea of independent power purchaser..... Minister Pravin Gordhan put any idea of private sector participation in an independent power purchasing plan firmly to bed by labelling any proposals as a...

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Parliament updated on SOE finances

.....article dated 25 August 2020...... DPE presents bleak picture....  As part of a portfolio committee meeting covering the status of the seven SOEs under the umbrella of the Department of Public Enterprises (DPE), new director general, ...

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Pravin Gordhan’s plan for ailing SOEs

......article dated 3 September 2020...... New DG explains 'step in' powers..... Khathatso Tlhakudi, appointed recently by Pravin Gordhan as the new Director General, Public Enterprises, recently had the unenviable task of taking on angry MPs to...

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PetroSA part of new energy plan

.....article dated 2 September 2020..... CEF to restructure both PetroSA and NECSA..... In what appears to be the first serious attempt to organise and restructure the struggling state entity Central Energy Fund (CEF) and rescue what will now be...

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Eskom starts internal overhaul

.....July 7 article..... De Ruyter keeps his cards close  When asked by parliamentarians if Eskom would be calling upon retirees and ex-employees to assist with the Eskom recovery plan, CEO André de Ruyter told a joint Public Enterprises meeting...

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NECSA says nuclear will come to SA

......may 15 2020...... A damaged NECSA plans its energy future ..... The South African Nuclear Corporation (NECSA), with an employee role beyond its capacity as a result of waiting  for a R750bn nuclear programme which never arrived, might be...

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Hopes pinned on PetroSA comeback

...... may 15 2020..... CEF outlines plan to save PetroSA ...... In a series of statements to Parliament’s Mining and Energy Portfolio Committee, acting CEO of Central Energy Fund (CEF), Lufuno Makhuba, surprised many with a promise of not only...

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By-passing Parliament at one’s peril

....editorial,  30 May 2020 Regulations mania hits South Africa ..... Winston Churchill, perhaps the greatest political and parliamentary figure of the last century, said that if you make 10,000 regulations you destroy all respect for the law. ...

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