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Medupi finally completed

Medupi finally completed

2 August 2021 3:46 PM

Guest: Chris Yelland | Energy Analyst and MD at EE Business Intelligence  

The last of Eskom's Medupi Power Station generation units has finally come on line, six years after the first one attained commercial operation status.
 The  4,764 MW project, based in Lephalale in Limpopo province has been beset with problems, delays, and soaring costs since construction got underway in May 2007.
Eskom says the commercial operation of Unit 1 means the construction of Medupi, the largest dry-cooled power station in the world, is now complete.


More episodes from Afternoon Drive With John Maytham

Could it be that the world will return to normal as Covid-19 will end in a year?

28 September 2021 5:34 PM

Guest: Professor Shabir - Wits University's principal investigator of the South African VIDA vaccine trial

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An expert reading of the political manifestos

28 September 2021 5:29 PM

Guest: Professor Sipho Seepe

With municipal elections fast approaching, political parties in the running have delivered their manifestos.  
Political analysts have expressed concern that the manifestos lack depth in terms of speaking to specific issues facing South Africans.
Political Analyst Professor Sipho Seepe will asses them in the context of the current political reality. 

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Must Britain expect a 'winter of discontent'?

28 September 2021 4:45 PM

Guest: Gavin Grey

Britain faces a great deal of severe challenges - to the extent that a 'winter of discontent' parallel with the 1970's crisis is a repeated headline. 
A resurgence of the virus, appropriate COVID travel restrictions, rising inflation and a massive energy and supply chain crisis are factors combining to cause a great deal of fear.
UK Correspondent Gavin Grey will discuss the British reality, the difficult obstacles that are currently faced and potential solutions. 

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Investigation Progress: Three young women shot in head in Khayelitsha

28 September 2021 4:32 PM

Guest: Shamiela Fisher

Three young females – including a teenager – were shot in the head execution-style in Khayelitsha on Monday evening.
A 72-hour activation plan has been initiated by the Western Cape to investigate the crime.  
Reports indicate that residents from TT Block heard gunshots just after 8pm before making the gruesome discoveries.  All three victims aged 17, 20 and 21 were shot in the head. 

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Kruger Park has laid a charge against a driver that killed a Cheetah in an accident.

28 September 2021 4:04 PM

Guest: Ike Thaahla

An unnamed female driver has been officially charged in relation to an accident that occurred on Saturday in the Punda Maria camp in the Kruger National Park. A cheetah was killed during the accident. 
Ike Thaahle will speak on behalf of The Kruger Park to emphasize the dangers of cars consistently speeding in the Kruger Park to the danger of the animals.

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The Killarney Response to The Street Racer Memorandum

28 September 2021 3:42 PM

Guest: Des Easom | Executive Manager at Killarney International Raceway

Angry street racers and drifters caused chaos this weekend by putting up a blockade on The Killarney Motor Racing Complex. 
Gerrard Cooper joined Mike Wills yesterday to explain why he joined the Killarney protest in order to demand event dates and fight for the rights to race! 
Many listeners called in to Cape Talk with something to say on the subject. 
A representative of Killarney, Des Easom, will join Mike Wills to explain the Complex side of the story.
Killarney Motor Racing Complex, whose main race track is also known as Killarney International Raceway, is a motor racing complex in Milnerton Rural, Cape Town, South Africa.

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Arts and Culture R300 Million Arts Mismanagement

27 September 2021 5:25 PM

Guest: Thando Khubeka - EWN Reporter

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A Tribute to the life of Franz Marx

27 September 2021 5:09 PM

Guest: Karen Meiring | Director at M-Net'S Afrikaans Channels

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