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President Ramaphosa warns against coal-reliance in weekly letter

South Africa’s main trading partners may put restrictions on our exports if the production of goods are reliant on coal-generated electricity, according to a warning from President Cyril Ramaphosa who says the country needs to address greenhouse gas emissions.

In his weekly letter to the nation, the president said the country will now invest in low-carbon generation capacity such as renewables.

To make this happen, Ramaphosa says Eskom will undertake a pilot project at Komati power station, which is set to shut down its last coal-fired unit next year.

Recently, Cabinet ministers met climate envoys from the EU, US, UK, France, and Germany to discuss multibillion-rand grants that will fund the energy transition.

Source: eNCA

In other news – Scandal actor Given Stuurman (Kgosi) threatens to kill his baby mama & their child

Popular TV actor Given Stuurman has allegedly threatened to kill the mother of his child and daughter and commit suicide in one of their dramatic domestic violence episodes in Joburg recently.

Given Stuurman

The actor, who played Kgosi in’s flagship soapie, Scandal, also threw a cellphone at the woman after hurling a barrage of profanities at her. He also threatened to kill her dad and her uncle or anyone who will try to protect her. Learn More

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