We are saddened by the passing of Chris van Rooyen, a valuable member of SAWEA’s Environmental Working Group. Chris was a well-renowned bird and wildlife photographer, as well as an avifaunal specialist.

Chris was an extraordinary individual who dedicated his life to unlocking the secrets of nature and promoting sustainable development in the South African renewable energy field. Alongside his close friend and business partner Albert Froneman, Chris made significant contributions to avifauna conservation and renewable energy projects throughout Southern Africa.READ MORE

Wind body wants independent assessment of grid constraints in Cape provinces after shovel-ready projects are frozen out

he South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) is hoping to convince Eskom to conduct an independent technoeconomic assessment of whether there is potential to extract more capacity from the constrained grid in the Cape provinces after none of the 23 wind projects that participated in the most recent public procurement round were appointed as a preferred bidder.READ MORE

Rolling blackouts – SABC News FullView, 14 July 2022

Could a real push towards renewables end our woes?

Our CEO, Niveshen Govender joined Energy and Infrastructure finance specialist Ruse Moleshe, founder of DNG Energy, Aldworth Mbalathi and news anchor Francis Heard in Sandton on 14 July 2022 to unpack this further.

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