BULLETIN 20 November 12 pm
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In this bulletin:
# The Integrated Resource Plan 2023 remains on track
# President Ramaphosa is to address the Education International 10th Africa Regional Conference
# And Motorsport: Lewis Hamilton says the Las Vegas Grand Prix proved critics wrong
# The ministry of Electricity, Kgosientsho Ramokgopa, has announced progress in addressing the implementation of the Energy Action Plan. The minister affirms that the Integrated Resource Plan is on track. The IRP outlines demand projections, energy sources to meet demand, and the associated implementation costs. Ramokgopa highlights the advanced stage of IRP 2019, emphasizing ongoing efforts to secure additional financing for transmission. The minister says, the developments underscore the government’s commitment to shaping a robust and sustainable energy landscape.
# President Cyril Ramaphosa will address the Education International 10th Africa Regional Conference in Sandton, Johannesburg this week. The conference, attended by 400 delegates, observers, and guests from across and beyond the region, representing 32-million members from the global teacher and education workers’ labor federation. Hosted by South African Education International member organizations, the conference, spanning from yesterday to Thursday, aims to devise strategies for equitable, inclusive, and high-quality public education. Addressing challenges such as Covid-19, Ebola, HIV/AIDS, conflict, and climate change, participants seek to collaborate to shape the future of education in the African region.
# Heatwave conditions resulting in persistently high temperatures exceeding average maximums are expected for the interior of the Eastern Cape, Mpumalanga, Limpopo, Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal from today until Friday. The South African Weather Service announced that heat wave conditions are expected to persist for the central and eastern parts of the country for the whole week. The City of Johannesburg Emergency Management Services spokesperson, Robert Mulaudzi is urging residents to exercise caution when conducting daily activities:
# Motorsport: Mercedes’ driver Lewis Hamilton believes the action-packed Las Vegas Grand Prix showed that critics of the event were wrong to suggest it was all about show over substance. The seven-time world champion, who started the race tenth, fought back to finish seventh after an incident-filled 50 laps. Red Bull’s Max Verstappen won the race, a record-extending 18th win of the season for him. Hamilton says despite challenges with the car, he enjoyed racing in Vegas:
# 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.