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South African Municipality told to stop polluting water resources.

SAPVIA comments ahead of Suntech Solar legal case against the dtic

The South African Photovoltaic Industry Association responds to being named as a respondent in an application filed by Suntech Solar against the minister in the Department of Trade Industry and Competition.
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Public Works to release renewable energy RFI for state properties

The Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI), as the largest landlord and facilities manager in South Africa, is set to release a Request for Information for the Integrated Renewable Energy and Resource Efficiency Programme (iREREP).

Municipalities need urgent funding model reforms to survive

Municipalities in South Africa’s three tier government have never quite reached the level of envisioned in the constitution. Inequalities and mismanagement still run rampant and are not in-line with their goal of making services (water, electricity and refuse) accessible and affordable.  
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How local government can achieve effective economic planning

Economic planning is critical for the development of the local government sphere says Auntony Mukhwana, the managing director at Ntiyiso Industrialisation Consulting.
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Trees to the rescue, study on how cities can offset carbon footprint

Research has revealed the number of trees capital cities around the world need to plant to offset their carbon footprint and estimates that Reykjavik only has to plant 69,326 trees annually.

Moody’s downgrades 5 SA municipalities as revenue collection declines

International ratings agency, Moody's Investors Service, recently took rating actions on five South African Regional and Local Governments (RLGs) and one Government-Related Issuer (GRI).
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Kenya: EPRA invites insights into their energy regulations for 2021

The Energy and Regulatory Petroleum Authority (EPRA) has developed the Energy Regulation 2021 and now invites input from industry stakeholders over the proposed regulations aimed at spurring minigrid investment.

Commentary: Empowering youth with access to electricity in SA

June is Youth Month in South Africa and this year the South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) is reflecting on the importance for access to energy for all South Africans. SANEDI Interim CEO, Lethabo Manamela writes on the challenges the youth of today face in accessing electricity and its ripple effects.
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Municipal service delivery solution lacks sustainability

To increase service delivery in South Africa, the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA)’s minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, plans to empower dysfunctional municipalities through deploying technical expertise and skills. Yesterday, Mkhize announced that...