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While the implementation of the amended legislation is positive, it was not completely clear how the exemption would work in practice. Emma Dempster, Legal Director at Pinsent Masons comments on these developments.
More than a month ago, on 10 June, South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa lifted the limit for generation for companies without the need for a licence from 1MW to 100MW. Industry stakeholders are now waiting for the next step in the process, an announcement is simply not enough. People are asking, how long does it take to write the 100MW generation notice?
Legal experts warn much will depend on new regulations due by 10 August 2021 but are cautiously optimistic about the country’s future after the South African President’s 100MW announcement.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced the establishment of the Transnet National Ports Authority as an independent subsidiary of Transnet.
“It is important that the right of developing economies to policy space and sufficient time to achieve a just transition be respected,” President Cyril Ramaphosa said at the G7 Leaders' Summit.
The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA), has welcomed the announcement by President Ramaphosa to lift the threshold for companies to produce their own electricity without a licence to 100MW.
The South Africa Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) has proposed a case for the net zero carbon economy in South Africa ahead of the 2021 Conference of Parties (COP26).
Durban Port in South Africa is on course to reclaiming its status as the best-performing port in Africa, part of the country's reconstruction and recovery plan.
In his weekly, ‘From the desk of the President’, President Cyril Ramaphosa commented on the strides being taken by the national utility, Eskom. Ramaphosa highlighted the work being done by the state utility to improve operational performance and new generation capacity
Non-profit civil action organisation OUTA is sceptical about the placement of Gwede Mantashe to head up the mineral resources and energy ministry.
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