In the lead up to and in support of South Africa’s Investment Conference, which is expected to take place on 18 November 2020, #TeamEurope will be hosting a number of events to highlight the main opportunities and impediments for increased trade, investment and cooperation between South Africa and the EU.
As a single market, the EU is South Africa’s largest trading partner, making up 30% of South Africa’s imports and 24% of South Africa’s exports in 2019. The EU is also the largest investor in South Africa.
EU Delegation in South Africa engaged with national, provincial and local South African government stakeholders, as well as representatives from industry and civil society, in an online dialogue on the theme of green SMME recovery. This engagement forms part of various initiatives in the build-up to the #Team Europe Climate Diplomacy Week, which runs from 14 – 23 September.
University of Johannesburg vice-chancellor and deputy chairperson of the Presidential Commission on the Fourth Industrial Revolution (PC4IR) Professor Tshilidzi Marwala has shared some the recommendations of the commission’s report around South Africa’s progress towards embracing the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR). – Marleny Arnoldi
Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe met with renewable-energy stakeholders on Thursday in an effort to build trust, improve communication and reduce obstacles to the roll-out of renewable energy in South Africa – Terence Creamer
Investors in renewable energy and municipalities both must give ground if South Africa is to find a lasting solution to the electricity crisis, argues electricity analyst – Chris Yelland
In order to provide clarity to EU stakeholders, the webinar explored the current status and the reasons, real or perceived, for the regulatory blockages delaying much needed private sector investment in the energy sector.
An energy storm is driving innovations and reforms in own use electricity generation in South Africa’s municipalities.
The Department of Trade, Industry & Competition is conducting a COVID-19 Export Impact Survey to identify emerging challenges faced by exporters as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This Flash Report provides an aerial perspective on the key legislative changes in Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) since 2015, which affects EU businesses in South Africa.