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Open letter from non-governmental organisations to cabinet members and Eskom regarding renewable energy

September 8, 2016 at 5:22 pm

On 8 September 2016, thirty non-governmental organisations addressed a letter to the Minister of Energy, the Minister of Public Enterprises, the Minister of Environmental Affairs, the Minister of Health urging them to take all steps necessary to ensure that Eskom honours government’s legal obligations and its renewable energy policy objectives to secure clean energy that will protect people’s health and well-being. The Chief Executive Officer of Eskom and the Chairperson of Eskom’s Board of Directors were also copied in the letter.

Open letter by 30 non-governmental organisations to cabinet members (8 September 2016)

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