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Gas Amendment Bill changes energy horizon

.....article dated 9 September 2021..... Mantashe puts Gas Amendment Bill before Parliament....  An interminably long journey has finally come to an end with the tabling of the Gas Amendment Bill in Parliament, introduced by Minister Mantashe as...

Energy plan on gas exploration tabled

.......article dated 4 July 2021.... Minister to brief Parliament in August Now that Cabinet has approved the Upstream Petroleum Resources Bill and the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) have indicated their policy and the purpose...

Minister holds ground on Employment Equity Bill

....article dated 4 June 2021..... Minister to fix black empowerment targets            Minister Thulas Nxesi, in leading the presentation of Department of  Employment and Labour (DEL) responses to submissions on the proposed Employment Equity (EE)...

Minister Mantashe toe tapping on energy issues

.......article posted 25 June 2021...... Too many ideas and no decisions at all.....      In a parliamentary energy committee meeting, it was decided to hold over a vote to investigate the Karpowership SA tender award granted by the Department...

Minister holds ground on Employment Equity Bill

....article dated 4 June 2021..... Minister to fix black empowerment targets            Minister Thulas Nxesi, in leading the presentation of Department of  Employment and Labour (DEL) responses to submissions on the proposed Employment Equity (EE)...

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Minister Mantashe toe tapping on energy issues

.......article posted 25 June 2021...... Too many ideas and no decisions at all.....      In a parliamentary energy committee meeting, it was decided to hold over a vote to investigate the Karpowership SA tender award granted by the Department...

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Decision time for fuel industry, MPs told

.....article dated 5 May 2021....... SA oil refineries have limited future...        In a recent parliamentary meeting of the energy portfolio committee, AdvThabo Mokoena, DDG of the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy, surprised many with...

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Industry speaks out on Employment Equity Bill

.......article dated 1 May 2021..... Minister's plans to apply BEE targets too dictatorial..... The highly contentious Employment Equity Amendment Bill, tabled in a hurry by Minister of Employment and Labour,Thulas Nxesi, has now reached a stage in...

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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...

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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...

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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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