Eco Minute 13:30
BULLETIN 20 November 1:30 pm
Good afternoon, here is your Eco Minute:
# Electricity minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa says government is moving with speed in policy issues and giving certainty to what will constitute South Africa’s energy mix, transmission intervention, and additional generation capacity. He gave an update on the implementation of the Energy Action Plan yesterday. The minister said he was encouraged by the successful synchronisation of unit one at Koeberg nuclear power station in Cape Town. Ramokgopa says once unit one is considered stable, unit two will be taken offline to have its steam generators replaced:
# Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment, Barbara Creecy, says the City of Tshwane will benefit from the department’s five-year Working for Water programme, to eradicate invasive alien plants from communities. The minister recently launched this programme to the value of 152-million-rand to implement projects across the five Gauteng municipalities. Creecy says the programme will clear 74-thousand-781 hectares over a five-year period from 2023/2024, creating 13-thousand-615 job opportunities:
# And finally: The Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds has launched its festive season adoption programme for African penguins. Penguin enthusiasts are urged to adopt and name an African penguin and in return, they get a newly launched festive-theme certificate. The organisation says by adopting this festive season, a person enables intervention to make the recovery and release journey of this incredible species possible. It adds that it is also a meaningful way for animal lovers to contribute to the conservation of African penguins.
Stay tuned for more news………….