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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...

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...

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...

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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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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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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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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Parliament goes virtual for lockdown

....20 May 2020... SA first with virtual e-debate ....At the same time as the venerable British Parliament was tackling what seemed to them a totally invasive idea of a virtual e-Parliament, South Africa was simultaneously tackling the same subject...

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