South Africa's so-called "energy war room" – established last year to address the country's energy
issues – was focused on implementing the government's plan to stabilise supply and diversify
sources of energy, Rural Development Minister Gugile Nkwinti told a media briefing this week.
With China now South Africa's largest trading partner, a journal produced by Stellenbosch
University aims to create understanding of East-Africa relations. The fast rate of China's
involvement in the continent has had a major impact on the environment and economics, editor
Sven Grimm says.
President Jacob Zuma spoke about short-, medium- and long-term plans to tackle
South Africa's energy constraints. Measure will include improved maintenance of
Eskom power stations, enhancing electricity generation capacity and finalising the
energy security master plan.
President Jacob Zuma delivered the State of the Nation address in Parliament on Thursday night,
declaring that, while the country faced some challenges, the government had an ambitious nine-
point plan in place to ignite growth and create jobs.
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