"South Africa commemorates National Disability Rights Awareness Month annually between 3 November and 3 December. 3 December is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, and is also commemorated as National Disability Rights Awareness Day.
This year's theme is: Persons with disabilities : Equal participants in shaping a sustainable future."
"The Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) 2010-30 was promulgated in March 2011. It was indicated at the time that the IRP should be a “living plan” which would continue to be revised by the Department of Energy (DoE). One of the criticisms of the IRP 2010-30 was that it was developed without an appropriate overarching energy plan which considers the interactions with other energy carriers. The planning activities in the DoE in the last few years have therefore focused on producing the Integrated Energy Plan (IEP). Building on the IEP, the IRP update will focus on the electricity-related elements of the IEP."
"The purpose of the Integrated energy plan is to provide a roadmap of the future energy landscape for South Africa which guides future energy infrastructure investments and policy development. The IEP analyses current energy consumption trends within different sectors of the economy (i.e. agriculture, commerce, industry, residential and transport) and uses this to project future energy requirements, based on different scenarios. The scenarios are informed by different assumptions on economic development and the structure of the economy and also take into account the impact of key policies such as environmental policies, energy efficiency policies, transport policies and industrial policies, amongst others."
The Comprehensive social security in South Africa: Discussion document of March 2012 by the Inter-Departmental Task Team on Social Security and Retirement Reform, was tabled at NEDLAC on 25 November, endorsed by the Cabinet, after much deliberation and in preference to the 2015 paper by the Department of Social Development