South Africa: New energy minister

Issue 260 - 09 Aug 2013
New energy minister Ben Martins has taken up the portfolio vacated by Elizabeth Dipuo Peters, who has swapped to take up his post as transport minister in President Jacob Zuma’s government. As has been the case for several recent ministers, Martins does not have a background in energy issues. An African National Congress (ANC) member, he is a qualified lawyer and also an artist, writer and poet, whose posts include deputy chair of the Robben Island Museum Council

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