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southafricalogoMoneyweb reports that energy minister Mmamoloko Kubayi has confirmed that the deputy director-general for the Department of Energy, Ompi Aphane, has been suspended.  

Aphane was importantly responsible for the new updated national Integrated Resource Plan for Electricity (IRP2016).  The minister indicated that a number of “compliance” issues had been brought to her attention relating to Aphane, that he had been given an opportunity to respond, but that he had failed to do in the three days given.  The reasons for the suspension have not been divulged.  Asked about the impact of Aphane’s suspension on the timeline for the completion of the national Integrated Energy Plan (IEP) and IRP2016, Minister Kubayi said this work was not being slowed down as it was being done by a team and an acting DDG had been appointed to manage Aphane’s responsibilities.

  • Read this report by Chris Yelland in full at Moneyweb
  • Read too, Institute of Race Relations highlights high churn of state’s top dogs, at BusinessLive

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