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Wednesday, 04 November, 2020

Public Lecture: Has the Constitutional Court Killed the Gas Industry?

Natural gas is becoming an increasingly important part of South Africa’s economy, especially in support of renewable power generation as we transition to a lower carbon society. However, a recent Constitutional Court decision on NERSA’s maximum gas prices may have put paid to gas industry investment. Initially, seven large gas customers took NERSA to court, but have they ended up leaving South Africa’s regulated energy markets with an intractable problem?

16:00 Wednesday, 04 November, 2020

Thursday, 05 November, 2020

4th Colloquium: The Importance of ESG

Up to 80% of the market cap of companies are not additives in a balance sheet according to financial reporting standards. This percentage is made up of environmental, social and governance issues. These so-called ESG factors include how the board of a company is acting as a steward of nature, the quality of its social relationships with its stakeholders and how the company is being led and managed. People and planet have become important because of the resource constraints of planet Earth.

08:00 - 13:00 Thursday, 05 November, 2020