South Africa's action plan to keep the lights on

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.

Helping Africa build Chinese expertise

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.

Bold plan to tackle South Africa's energy crisis

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.

We will move forward, Zuma tells SA

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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