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Historical issues are hampering transformation: Zuma

Policies that help create black industrialists in townships and rural areas need to be the focus of the newly appointed Black Economic Empowerment Council, President Jacob Zuma said at the council's inaugural session held at Tuynhuys in Cape Town on Tuesday.

 President Jacob Zuma addresses the BEE Council

KaXu Solar One to ease pressure on SA's energy grid

South Africa opened its first solar thermal electricity plant – KaXu Solar One – near Pofadder in the Northern Province on Monday. KaXu, which means "open skies" in the local Nama language, will add 100MW of electricity from the sun to the national grid, equal to the consumption of 80 000 houses.


Eskom's Medupi power station produces first electricity

The first of Medupi power station's six units was connected to South Africa's national power grid on Monday, marking "an exciting milestone" toward full commercial power of the Limpopo plant, Eskom boss Tshediso Matona said.


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.


South Africa's economy grows by 4.1%

South Africa's Gross Domestic Product increased by 4.1% in the fourth quarter of 2014, Stats SA announced on Tuesday, accelerating much more than the markets expected – thanks largely to higher production in the manufacturing sector.

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