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It’s time to turn to renewable energy

Independent online (SA) 29 Jan 2023
Renewable energy has only recently become a significant theme in the public discourse ... Renewable energy is especially crucial for nations such as South Africa that are predominantly dependent on non-renewable energy sources such as coal, oil, gas, and nuclear power ... Very little has been done to implement renewable power sources and reduce pollution.
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Xinhua Commentary: Africa should not be a battleground for a great power rivalry

Xinhua 29 Jan 2023
Worried that the United States is not genuinely interested in helping Africa or Zambia but cares more about advancing its interests where it feels it is losing ground, Fred Mutesa, a Zambia-based expert on governance, development cooperation and poverty alleviation, said that "we ...
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Revival of Russia-African Relations: Sergey Lavrov to Choose Between Illusions and Reality for Africa

GlobalResearch 29 Jan 2023
South Africa has refused to condemn Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine ... In August 2023, South Africa will host the BRICS summit ... In summary, Lavrov’s trip to Africa, which has become a renewed diplomatic battleground since the Ukraine war began, has taken him to Angola, Eswatini and South Africa, and with plans for visiting North Africa.
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Power play: The energy conundrum facing South Africa — and the world

Mail Guardian South Africa 29 Jan 2023
South Africa appears to be discovering sources of energy, just as the clamour for migration to renewable energy is gaining momentum. The global oil company, Total, has found gas in the area around Mossel Bay and could begin extraction fairly soon ... While Total is in the early stage of public consultations, Shell’s efforts have ground to a halt.
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Yellen to meet with donors, private sector on South Africa's energy transition

Reuters 27 Jan 2023
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen met with local officials in South Africa's coal mining region of Mpumalanga on Friday, pledging America's firm support to ensure the country's transition to renewable energy does not leave them behind.
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Yellen to meet with donors, private sector on South Africa’s energy transition

FX Empire 27 Jan 2023
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen met with local officials in South Africa’s coal mining region of Mpumalanga on Friday, pledging America’s firm support to ensure the country’s transition to renewable energy does not leave them behind.
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Borrell Says EU Represents 'First Trade Partner, Investor' in South Africa

Urdu Point 27 Jan 2023
South Africa and the EU actively cooperate in the fields of transition to green energy, raw materials, renewable hydrogen, education, research, development, production of vaccines and medicines, as well as in the fight against money laundering and terrorism, the EU foreign policy chief added.
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Yellen sees S. African finance chief

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette 27 Jan 2023
PRETORIA, South Africa -- U.S ... South Africa is a key U.S ... The announcement that South Africa would host Russian and Chinese warships for 10 days of exercises in February has raised concern at the White House ... South Africa plans to reduce that to 59% by 2030 by phasing out some of its 15 coal power stations and increasing its use of renewable energy.
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Desperate to be a CEO? Here's the worst job in global energy

Independent online (SA) 27 Jan 2023
The last year when the lights stayed on every day in South Africa was 2017 ... The problem in South Africa has many idiosyncratic elements - and we'll get to those in a moment - but offers a wider lesson to emerging nations ... Finally, South Africa, where the coal mining lobby is deeply embedded in the government, needs to embrace renewable energy.
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Foundation Donates N500m to Obasanjo’s Library

This Day 27 Jan 2023
The foundation awards 10 youths, from different countries in Africa, with 10,000 dollars each, and a star winner amongst them with an additional 25,000 dollars ... no poverty, no hunger, quality healthcare, quality education, gender equality, sanitation and hygiene, renewable energy, jobs and economic growth in Africa.”.
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The cabinet reshuffle will make or break the ANC

Mail Guardian South Africa 27 Jan 2023
Delivering the ANC’s January 8 statement, Ramaphosa declared 2023 as “the year of decisive action to advance the people’s interests and renew our movement”. To realise this, he will need to appoint cabinet members who are capable of addressing South Africa’s socio-economic problems.
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Spanish tech firm Torsa opens Joburg office as it broadens footprint

Independent online (SA) 26 Jan 2023
Spanish mining technology company Torsa has launched its pan-African business hub in South Africa with intentions to drastically reduce mining incidents and fatalities, it said yesterday in a statement ... “Our experience in other areas, including distribution and renewable energy, brings technological developments that can benefit South Africa.
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Yellen discusses energy transition in South Africa

Metro USA 26 Jan 2023
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen is discussing South Africa’s transition from its heavy reliance on coal to greener energy sources during talks with the country’s finance minister Thursday ... South Africa is a key U.S ... Ahead of the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington in December, U.S.
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Yellen focuses on energy transition in South Africa visit

Rutland Herald 26 Jan 2023
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen discussed South Africa’s transition from its heavy reliance on coal to greener energy sources during talks with the country's finance minister Thursday ... South Africa is a key U.S ... Africa's most developed economy relies on coal to generate about 80% of its electricity.
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US Treasury Secretary lauds South Africa’s just energy transition

Mail Guardian South Africa 26 Jan 2023
Under the Just Energy Transition Partnership, the United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany and the European Union pledged a combined initial commitment of $8.5 billion (about R145 billion) in support of South Africa’s decarbonisation efforts and to accelerate its move towards renewable energy.

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