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“South Africa should not rush move away from coal, minister says. South Africa must manage its transition away from coal-fired power generation systematically and not rush a switch to renewable energy sources, Mining and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe said on Thursday.
“I am not saying coal for ever, … I am saying let’s manage our transition step by step rather than being emotional,” Mantashe said when asked how China’s pledge to not build new coal power stations abroad would affect South Africa.
“We are not a developed economy, we don’t have all alternative sources,” he added, speaking at the Joburg Indaba virtual mining conference
South Africa aims to cut coal’s share of the energy mix to less than 60% by 2030 from around 75% now while increasing the share of wind and solar power to around 25%.
House of the Dragon could be a doomed idea – the world has moved on from Game of Thrones
Restraint was never exactly a word that was in Game of Thrones’ vocabulary. HBO’s hit fantasy series was eight seasons of pure bombast – perhaps the first TV series with a scale to rival Hollywood’s great epics. Fans marvelled at the vast battlefields, the CGI dragons; every dollar of its budget (a whopping $15m per episode by the series’ end) was up there on screen.
So when, in 2017, two years before the series would finish airing, it was announced that a number of spin-off series were in development, it seemed almost inevitable. You couldn’t exactly sidle up to the creators and wisely inform them that sometimes less is more. More being more was what won them their kingdom.
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NIGERIAN – NCC issues new directive, disqualifies under 18 from owning SIM cards
Nigerians below the age of 18-years have been disqualified from registering and owning a Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) in Nigeria, the Nigerian Communications Commission has said.
The Punch reports that the directive is contained in a draft copy of the modified Registration of Telephone Subscribers Regulations published by the commission.
According to the updated regulation, the commission has directed telecommunication companies to limit registration of SIM card owners to only Nigerians above 18-years-old.
The regulation states:
“Subscriber means a person not below the age of 18 years who subscribes to communications services by purchasing a subscription medium or entering into a subscription contract with a licensee.”
It also stated that a licensee refers to a provider of communications services (the telecoms) that utilises a subscription medium in accordance with the laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Read More – MSN