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UN Global Mercury Treaty: Almost a step in the right direction

Tuesday 22 January 2013 groundWork (South African member of Friends of the Earth International) No longer a business-as-usual approach but essentially another paper tiger Pietermaritzburg, 22 January 2013 – The world now has the text for a legally binding mercury treaty, which was decided upon by more than 140 countries this past weekend in Geneva […]

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Tragedy inflames burning resentment

In Kagiso, as in so many other settlements, time moves on but the appalling conditions persist Heidi Swart Angry residents of Kagiso, outside Krugersdorp in Gauteng, mounted a protest this week after two schoolchildren were knocked down on the busy Tudor Road, which runs through the settlement. But the community’s resentment runs much deeper: almost […]

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The ANC’s business arm gets a multi-billion-rand Eskom deal despite the previous tender outcry.

Tabelo Timse Chancellor House, the ANC business front, has benefitted from another multibillion-rand state contract – despite the heated controversy surrounding its share in contracts for boilers at two new Eskom power stations. The Mail & Guardian has established that Chancellor House has a 10% stake in engineering company Bateman Africa, which received a R2-billion […]

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South Africa: Eskom and SA Government Responsible for Threatening Water Crisis

25 June 2012 Press Release A water crisis is looming in South Africa, communities are at risk of losing access to water, and coal is right in the middle of it, according to a report released by Greenpeace today. This latest briefing is a stark reminder to the SA government to start pushing Eskom to […]

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Big-profit Eskom prepares for next round of increases

Lynley Donnelly Eskom’s profits soared to R 13.2-billion on the back of increased tariffs, it announced in its usual results on Thursday. They were up from R8.4-billion last year, representing a massive 58.5% increase. The steep rise in profits suggests that the three-year cycle of 25% tariff increases that the electricity parastatal was granted in […]

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