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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...

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, ...

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...

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...

Eskom starts internal overhaul

.....July 7 article..... De Ruyter keeps his cards close  When asked by parliamentarians if Eskom would be calling...

Hopes pinned on PetroSA comeback

...... may 15 2020..... CEF outlines plan to save PetroSA ...... In a series of statements to Parliament’s Mining and...

Parliament censures CEF and PetroSA

....PetroSA, CEF and SFF mess gets worse... Article circulated  5 May 2019..... Despite the claim by new acting Group CEO, Sakhiwo Makhanya, that the Central Energy Fund (CEF) annual accounts for 2017/8 have “provided sufficient headroom for growth...

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IEMO Bill proposes separated power purchasing

.... article June 2019....       Eskom to become major energy supplier... Now tabled is the DA’s plan to create an Independent Electricity Market Operator (IEMO) on a phased basis with the responsibility of centralised purchasing of electricity...

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Competition Commission gets to know LPG market

 DOE holds off on LPG regulatory changes... Sent to clients 25 Oct....In a briefing to the Portfolio Committee on Energy on the report by the Competition Commission (CC) into the Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) sector, acting Director General of the...

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Marine Spatial Bill targets ocean resources…

Bill to bring order to marine economy... November 2017 ParlyReport..... In the light of President Zuma’s emphasis in his recent speeches on oil and gas issues, it is important to couple this in terms of government policy with the tabling of the...

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Border Management Authority around the corner

SARS role at border posts being clarified .... In adopting the Border Management Authority (BMA) Bill, Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs agreed with a wording that at all future one-stop border posts, managed and administered by the...

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FICA Bill could meet new task force deadline

OECD money task force waiting for SA   ....sent to clients Feb 7.... Chairperson of the Standing Committee on Finance, Yunus Carrim, made it quite clear in terms of parliamentary rules that further debate on the FICA Bill aligning SA to global...

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PetroSA on the rocks for R14.5bn

Project Apollo plan to save PetroSA... Sent to clients 6 Oct......A team comprising of industry experts is now defining a new strategy to save the PetroSA struggling offshore gas project on the East Coast.   The experts were not named but the...

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