South Africa’s Presidential Climate Commission said the energy ministry has an inadequate plan to tackle the country’s power supply crisis and its lack of attention to air quality and climate change puts it in conflict with the law and international agreements.
“We are deeply concerned about reports that the erstwhile CEO solicited funds from unknown sources that were channelled through Business Leadership,” the ANC said. The organisation should “reveal how much was paid to apartheid era agents” the statement continued.
The immediate priority is to “turn around the performance of existing power stations and stabilize our energy supply, whilst adding new capacity to the grid”, Ramokgopa said.
A greenfield LNG project requires “absolute harmonisation of business objectives and risk allocation and for the state-owned enterprises to be singing from the same hymn sheet”.
Outgoing Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter has survived an alleged attempt on his life, involving a cup of coffee – and cyanide.
Eskom, on December 23, reported its gross debt had reached 396.8 billion rand ($23.4bn) for the year to March 2022.
“Eskom, by not attending to load shedding, is actively agitating for the overthrow of the state,” Mantashe said.
South Africa has announced preferred bidders for Bid Window 6 and struck a number of power purchase agreements (PPAs) for Bid Window 5 projects.
South Africa is dusting off seismic plans once more as it aims to launch a licensing round, following the passage of long delayed upstream laws.
South Africa needs new power generation, but just how additional supply should be delivered is a matter of much – and increasingly heated – debate.
South Africa has been struck by severe load shedding, although Eskom has denied that the country is facing a total blackout.
South Africa has made clear it is not moving away from hydrocarbons in the near term, talking up exploration plans and gas imports, in addition to scope for new coal generation.
The Western Cape High Court has confirmed Searcher Seismic cannot go ahead with its data acquisition plans off the west coast of South Africa.
A South African court has ordered Shell to halt its seismic work offshore the Wild Coast, based on seeming failures on local consultations.
South African Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Gwede Mantashe has spoken in defence of Shell’s ongoing seismic plans as local protests continue.
A seismic vessel arriving in Cape Town has sparked the ire of environmental activists ahead of planned work off South Africa’s Wild Coast.
Africa Oil Week (AOW) and Africa Energy Week (AEW) are due to go head to head once more in 2022, this time in the same city.
Africa Oil Week (AOW) and African Energy Week (AEW) have gone head to head, competing for interest and delegates to come to Dubai and Cape Town respectively.
A group of CEOs and government officials have launched the Energy Council of South Africa.
South Africa has announced the winners for the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) Bid Window 5.
Protests will kick off tomorrow aimed at reforming South Africa’s Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE).
South Africa expects to announced winning bids under its Bid Window 5 by the end of October.
South Africa has enough petroleum products, the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) has reported.
Creation of a strong national oil company is essential to meeting South Africa’s energy needs, Minister of Mineral and Energy Resources Gwede Mantashe has said.
South African Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Gwede Mantashe has raised the prospect of gas discoveries in the Karoo.