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International Partners Launch Regional Wind Association for SADC

08.10.2019; Cape Town, South Africa

Today saw the launch of Wind SADC, the regional wind association for the Southern African region, helping countries and companies benefit from this renewable, economically attractive energy source that has grown rapidly in South Africa. The collaborative effort between the Africa-EU Energy Partnership (AEEP), Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) and SADC Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (SACREEE) will create a non-profit industry body which will work across sixteen countries to ensure wind power is fully utilised in the journey towards universal access to sustainable energy services in Southern Africa – while boosting jobs, skills and economic development. READ MORE

SAREC responds to Public Protector’s investigation

The renewable energy industry in South Africa, represented by the South African Renewable Energy Council (SAREC) has responded to recent media reports regarding the Public Protector’s investigation into Eskom signing the Power Producers Agreements in April 2018.READ MORE

SA’s energy transition can be beneficial for all

While the SA government is backing renewable energy, more has to be done to get everyone one on board as is evident from the court case brought by the Coal Transportation Forum (CTF) against Eskom that will be heard later this month.

By Brenda Martin


Planned next steps in the Public Private Growth Initiative, following the industry’s 5-year plan as presented to Minister Dlamini-Zuma

Yesterday, representatives of 14 sectors of the South African economy met in Cape Town with the Minister of Planning in the Presidency, Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. The purpose of the meeting was to provide these business leaders the opportunity to present their respective sectoral Five-Year- High-Level-Growth-Plans, to stimulate the economy. This session followed several earlier engagements with the Minister during the last few months as well as a meeting with President Ramaphosa in August during which he mandated the initiative to go ahead.READ MORE

Include ‘important’ nuclear in SA’s electricity mix, says Parly committee

by Melanie Gosling

The energy portfolio committee has come out in strong support of including nuclear power in South Africa’s future electricity mix.This is in stark contrast to the latest government plan for South Africa’s future electricity mix – the draft Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) 2018 – which contains no nuclear power because of its high cost.


Renewables sector rubbishes union’s job loss claims

By Admire Moyo, ITWeb’s business editor

The South African renewable energy sector will  tens of thousands of jobs rather than cause job losses.

This is the assertion made by the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) on behalf of the local renewables industry.READ MORE

Investment Pledge

Publication: Engineering News

Wind energy industry commits to investing in South Africa

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