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EU Delegation in SA supports policy dialogue on local green SMME recovery

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.

South Africa’s 4IR starts with proper spectrum allocation, incentives

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

Mantashe agrees to creation of engagement forum with renewables stakeholders

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

Renewable Energy Investors and Municipalities Must Compromise

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

The Regulatory Environment for Electricity

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.

Affordable Own Use Energy Will Most Likely Force Municipal Electricity Reform

An energy storm is driving innovations and reforms in own use electricity generation in South Africa’s municipalities. 

COVID-19 Export Impact Survey

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.

Flash Report – Key Changes in Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Legislation

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.

New generation capacity from the range of Energy Technologies

On 18 February 2020, the Minister of the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy published a consultation paper and invited the public to comment.

South African response on the COVID-19 pandemic

Following a special cabinet meeting on 15 March 2020, President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the country on the national response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Debate with EVP Frans Timmermans and Minister Patel

Mr Frans Timmermans, Executive Vice-President of the European Commission, responsible for the Green Deal, was in South Africa in early March 2020.

Investment Climate in South Africa – Discussion Paper

Some of the key issues faced by European Union businesses in South Africa have been highlighted in an Investment Paper, looking at sentiment and highlighting enormous opportunities for trade with the EU.
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