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Terence Creamer is the Editor of Engineering News and a Deputy Editor for Mining Weekly. He also has editorial responsibility for Polity.org.za and Creamer Media's Research Channel Africa.

SOEs to report to line departments while reform unit oversees creation of Holdco

SOEs to report to line departments while reform unit oversees creation of Holdco

24th July 2024 The State-owned Enterprises (SOEs) that were previously under the stewardship of the Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) will report to their... 

Ramaphosa signs legislation establishing single public procurement framework

Ramaphosa signs legislation establishing single public procurement framework

23rd July 2024 President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed the Public Procurement Bill, which aims to create a single framework for the procurement of goods and services... 

Growth and transformation two sides of one coin, Ramaphosa insists as he takes on GNU critics

Growth and transformation two sides of one coin, Ramaphosa insists as he takes on GNU critics

22nd July 2024 President Cyril Ramaphosa has again underlined the need for higher levels of economic growth, urging lawmakers not to allow themselves “to be led... 

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Leveraging firms

Leveraging firms

19th July 2024 South Africa, everyone agrees, has a growth problem. The country has performed poorly when compared with its middle-income peers for more than a... 

Vulindlela 2.0, green industrialisation, infrastructure at centre of GNU’s growth vision

Vulindlela 2.0, green industrialisation, infrastructure at centre of GNU’s growth vision

18th July 2024 A second round of economic reforms under Operation Vulindlela, together with green industrialisation and scaled-up infrastructure development have... 

Ramokgopa urges ‘timeous’ passage of Bill to usher in new SOE shareholder management model

Ramokgopa urges ‘timeous’ passage of Bill to usher in new SOE shareholder management model

18th July 2024 Minister in the Presidency of Planning, Monitoring, and Evaluation Maropene Ramokgopa, who has taken over the coordination of State-owned... 

Localisation to be used to create early-stage demand in targeted sectors - Tau

Localisation to be used to create early-stage demand in targeted sectors - Tau

16th July 2024 While proclaiming industrial policy to be the “centre piece” of the government of national unity’s economic development strategy, new Trade,... 

George promises wide consultation on 2025 decarbonisation pledge

George promises wide consultation on 2025 decarbonisation pledge

16th July 2024 Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Minister Dr Dion George has promised “wide consultation” on South Africa’s next nationally determined... 

Nuclear Regulator grants Eskom permission to extend life of Koeberg Unit 1 to July 2044

Nuclear Regulator grants Eskom permission to extend life of Koeberg Unit 1 to July 2044

15th July 2024 South Africa’s National Nuclear Regulator (NNR) board has approved a 20-year life extension for Koeberg Unit 1, but has deferred a decision on the... 

Carbon intensity of our economy has become unsustainable - Ramaphosa

Carbon intensity of our economy has become unsustainable - Ramaphosa

15th July 2024 The carbon intensity of our economy has become unsustainable, President Cyril Ramaphosa writes in his latest weekly newsletter, published ahead of... 

Rewards and risks

Rewards and risks

12th July 2024 The decision to again uncouple the energy portfolio from mineral resources and appoint Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa as the new Electricity and Energy... 

Moment of consequence?

Moment of consequence?

5th July 2024 As is the case for the country as a whole, South Africa’s industrial development is at “a moment of fundamental consequence”, to borrow a line from... 

Ramaphosa to issue Gazette notice to clarify Presidency’s role in coordination of SOEs

Ramaphosa to issue Gazette notice to clarify Presidency’s role in coordination of SOEs

4th July 2024 Minister in the Presidency Khumbudzo Ntshavheni has reaffirmed that the coordination of State-owned enterprises (SOEs) previously falling under the... 

Energy Regulator rescinds decision on new tariff-setting rules as Eskom prepares to apply for big hike

Energy Regulator rescinds decision on new tariff-setting rules as Eskom prepares to apply for big hike

3rd July 2024 The Energy Regulator has rescinded its approval, made in December, of the so-called Electricity Price Determination Methodology Rules (EPDMR),... 

New trade and industry leadership expected to use industrial policy levers to support key sectors

New trade and industry leadership expected to use industrial policy levers to support key sectors

2nd July 2024 With industrial policy back in fashion in many economies, business and policy specialists expect new Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Parks... 

Separation of energy portfolio and Ramokgopa’s appointment praised amid rising energy-transition complexity

Separation of energy portfolio and Ramokgopa’s appointment praised amid rising energy-transition complexity

1st July 2024 The decision to establish a separate energy portfolio with the African National Congress’s Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa as Minister and the Democratic... 

Lack of transparency

Lack of transparency

28th June 2024 The tapering of loadshedding has arguably provided the Eskom board and executive team with some much-needed time and space to consider the future... 

South Africa continues to push for long extension to Agoa well ahead of 2025 expiry

South Africa continues to push for long extension to Agoa well ahead of 2025 expiry

26th June 2024 With the expiry of the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act 15 months away, South Africa is continuing to call for an early and substantial extension... 

‘Second wave’ of Operation Vulindlela set to prioritise ‘green and digital’ growth

‘Second wave’ of Operation Vulindlela set to prioritise ‘green and digital’ growth

25th June 2024 The ‘second wave’ of government’s Operation Vulindlela initiative is poised to be widened to include additional structural reforms to those that... 

Defusing CBAM

Defusing CBAM

21st June 2024 South Africa is strenuously opposing the European Union’s (EU’s) Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) that, under its evolving design and... 

City of Tshwane pushing ahead with plan to procure 1 000 MW by 2026

City of Tshwane pushing ahead with plan to procure 1 000 MW by 2026

19th June 2024 The City of Tshwane is signalling its intention to proceed with plans to procure and/or revive 1 000 MW of electricity generation capacity by 2026... 

Eskom targets JETP funds and partnerships for 2 GW clean-energy pipeline

Eskom targets JETP funds and partnerships for 2 GW clean-energy pipeline

14th June 2024 Having recently confirmed a decoupling of its just energy transition strategy from the decommissioning of its coal-fired power stations, Eskom is... 

Reality check

Reality check

14th June 2024 Regardless of composition, there are certain realities that South Africa’s new government cannot avoid. The first is an unemployment rate so high... 

Benchmarking study highlights slow pace of South Africa’s grid-connection system

Benchmarking study highlights slow pace of South Africa’s grid-connection system

12th June 2024 A new benchmarking assessment of South Africa’s electricity grid access queueing mechanisms indicates that Eskom’s systems are slower and less... 

Transnet claims World Bank container port index contains ‘factual errors’

Transnet claims World Bank container port index contains ‘factual errors’

12th June 2024 South Africa’s Transnet claims the World Bank’s 2023 Container Port Performance Index (CPPI) – in which South Africa’s ports rank dismally overall... 

South Africa’s climate focus needs to shift from setting targets to tangible results – Moosa

South Africa’s climate focus needs to shift from setting targets to tangible results – Moosa

11th June 2024 South Africa is now entering a new and more demanding phase of climate action, Presidential Climate Commission (PCC) deputy chairperson Valli Moosa... 

Reform momentum must be sustained ‘regardless of the form or composition’ of new government

Reform momentum must be sustained ‘regardless of the form or composition’ of new government

10th June 2024 President Cyril Ramaphosa has underlined the importance of the new government – which is yet to be formed after no single party secured an outright... 

Big business backs speedy formation of ‘stable GNU’

Big business backs speedy formation of ‘stable GNU’

7th June 2024 Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA), whose members are drawn from the largest domestic and multinational businesses operating in the country,... 

Public protection

Public protection

7th June 2024 The application by Eskom to preserve and reserve grid connection capacity for independent power producers (IPPs) participating in public... 

Eskom ‘decouples’ renewables roll-out from coal station closure plan

Eskom ‘decouples’ renewables roll-out from coal station closure plan

6th June 2024 Eskom CEO Dan Marokane reports that a decision has been made to “decouple” the closure of its coal stations from the building, in partnership, of... 

Marokane says R285m spent on diesel in May compared with R2.8bn in May 2023

Marokane says R285m spent on diesel in May compared with R2.8bn in May 2023

6th June 2024 Eskom CEO Dan Marokane has rebuffed persistent suggestions that the utility is keeping loadshedding at bay owing to an “excessive” reliance on the... 

Khoza calls for political leaders to prioritise ‘common good’ as he lambasts ‘betrayers’ of the Constitution

Khoza calls for political leaders to prioritise ‘common good’ as he lambasts ‘betrayers’ of the Constitution

5th June 2024 Renowned and outspoken business personality Reuel Khoza has urged South Africa’s political leadership currently negotiating the governance... 

Think tank outlines five priorities for new government and for shaping coalition talks

Think tank outlines five priorities for new government and for shaping coalition talks

5th June 2024 The Centre for Development and Enterprise (CDE) has released a list of five priorities for South Africa’s yet-to-be-formed new government and which... 

Standard Bank’s Tshabalala confident South Africa’s institutions will deliver post-election stability

Standard Bank’s Tshabalala confident South Africa’s institutions will deliver post-election stability

4th June 2024 While refusing to be drawn on what coalition arrangement would be favourable for investment, Standard Bank CEO Sim Tshabalala has expressed... 

Wild Coast communities mull appeal of SCA gas exploration right ruling

Wild Coast communities mull appeal of SCA gas exploration right ruling

3rd June 2024 While dismissing an appeal of a High Court judgment setting aside a right granted to Shell to explore for oil and gas off South Africa’s Wild... 

Business urges all parties to accept election results and work together to rebuild country

Business urges all parties to accept election results and work together to rebuild country

3rd June 2024 Organised business has urged political leaders to accept the 2024 election results and to prioritise the crafting of stable governance arrangements... 

Worth the ink?

Worth the ink?

31st May 2024 The National Council of Provinces’ (NCOP’s) recent approval of the Electricity Regulation Amendment (ERA) Bill has far-reaching implications for... 

Delayed coal decommissioning won’t ‘collapse our climate commitments’

Delayed coal decommissioning won’t ‘collapse our climate commitments’

27th May 2024 The Presidential Climate Commission (PCC) is currently assessing the impact of South Africa’s decision to delay the decommissioning of the... 

Unintended consequences?

Unintended consequences?

24th May 2024 It is highly unlikely that South Africa would have made the progress it has in stabilising electricity supply and setting in place initiatives to... 

Presidency insists 22.5 GW private IPP pipeline won’t be disrupted by Eskom move to reserve grid for public projects

Presidency insists 22.5 GW private IPP pipeline won’t be disrupted by Eskom move to reserve grid for public projects

22nd May 2024 The Presidency does not anticipate that Eskom’s move to reserve scarce grid capacity for independent power producers (IPPs) participating in public... 

Eskom board approves plan to operate Camden, Grootvlei and Hendrina to 2030

Eskom board approves plan to operate Camden, Grootvlei and Hendrina to 2030

20th May 2024 The Eskom board has given its approval for the continued operation of the Camden, Grootvlei and Hendrina power stations to 2030 – a departure from... 

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