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Gwede Samson Mantashe

Date of Birth: 21 June 1955
Place of Birth: Lower Cala Village, Transkei (now Eastern Cape Province)


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Lindiwe throws a designer hat in the ring

ANC veteran and former Secretary-General Gwede Mantashe who is Mining and Energy Minister party chair and historically a key Ramaphosa ally said that Sisulu was expressing a personal view...


The ANC faces a reckoning on corruption

Possible contenders are Treasurer-General Paul Mashatile a former Premier of Gauteng; Zweli Mkhize the former health minister who resigned after it was found his family benefited from a government Covid-19 communications contract; and Gwede Mantashe a Ramaphosa ally at odds with him over the rate of phasing out coal (AC Vol 62 No 22 Leaders clash over climate)...


Edging towards breakdown

Green activists and civil society oppose the plans which are strongly supported by Minerals and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe who argues that a too sudden phasing out of coal will devastate communities dependent on the industry...


ANC hits coalition conundrum

But green activists and civil society oppose the nuclear plans which are strongly supported by Minerals and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe...


Leaders clash over climate

Climate experts have come to regard Gwede Mantashe Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy and chair of the ANC as the main obstacle to Ramaphosa's campaign to drag the country out of the Covid-19 trough and prevent a meltdown of Eskom (AC Vol 62 No 13 The urgency of now)...

GWEDE TRIES TO RESCUE TURKEY'S POWERSHIPS South Africa's large delegation which met an international delegation of climate envoys in Cape Town September 28 included cabinet heavyweights but Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe stayed at home...


In need of a spark

Much depends on Ramaphosa's key relationship with his Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Gwede Mantashe...


The urgency of now

Coal advocateThe liberalising of electricity generation had been repeatedly blocked by Minerals and Energy Minister and ANC chair Gwede Mantashe – former general secretary of the National Union of Mineworkers and former chair of the South African Communist Party (SACP) – who favours coal over green energy and sought to protect jobs in the failing state monopoly (AC Vol 61 No 20 Private capital green shoots)...


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