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Sona 2021: Ramaphosa’s energy promises are finally catching up to renewable targets

The president’s latest energy commitments were meant to have been met years ago, but he struggled to get Gwede Mantashe on board

Carlos on powerfully obvious solutions

What to do, what to do... If only there was a way for Mantashe and De Ruyter to reliably produce power while protecting the environment.

Zondo to consider ANC leaders’ role in abetting state capture

Evidence presented at the commission points to the governing party’s MPs not being allowed to carry out their oversight functions

ANC: ‘We’re operating under conditions of anarchy’

In its latest policy documents, the ANC is self-critical and wants ‘consequence management’, yet it’s letting its members off the hook again

The living nightmare of environmental activists who protest mine expansion

Last week Fikile Ntshangase was gunned down as activists fight mining company Tendele’s expansions. Community members tell the M&G about the ‘kill lists’ and the dread they live with every day

Renewables will light up the darkness

More than 11 800MW of new electricity capacity from independent power producers will come online in 2022, giving Eskom space to do more maintenance on its unreliable infrastructure

We cannot afford incremental action on climate change

The government has promised that we will get to net zero emissions by 2050, but is still taking actions that will make the climate crisis worse

Former iGas member accuses Gwede and CEF of interfering

Board members have quit the gas company, accusing the Central Energy Fund of poor governance, and the energy minister of overreach

Schools to close for a month due to Covid infection surge — Ramaphosa

The academic year will extend into 2021 in a ‘deliberately cautious approach’ as president confirms South Africa has world’s fifth-highest Covid-19 infection tally

What if Ramaphosa gets sick?

Senior South African politicians have not been spared the coronavirus. What happens if the head of state is not well enough to be at his desk?

Invisible threat to workers’ rights

Nearly half of all workplaces inspected by the department of labour found to be unsafe

Department warns mines to comply

Estimates hint that the scaling down of work in response to Covid-19 will result in a sharp drop in production in April and by 4.5% for the year

New power providers to be authorised

The energy department last week took out a draft of determinations proposing more than 13000MW of power to be supplied

State can’t yet afford wealth fund

Despite the government’s announcement of a R30-billion sovereign wealth fund, analysts are questioning its utility in a time of increasing debt

Another state-owned enterprise collapses – are we learning anything?

SOEs must be dynamic growth enablers if they are to be deemed strategic assets for the economy

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Zondo deplores ‘attempted killing’ of state capture witness who implicated Molefe

The deputy chief justice says an attack on one witness may deter many others from giving evidence

State’s failure to act leaves Mpumalanga community at land grabbers’ mercy

Mpumalanga land claimants have been failed by state organs, whose officials are not helping them to remove land invaders, despite a court order

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