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South Africa’s Energy Transition

Start Date: Tuesday, 21 August, 2018
Time: 18:00 for 18h30
Contact Person:
Venue: Donald Gordon Auditorium, Wits Business School, 2 St David’s Place, Corner St Andrews Road, Parktown, Johannesburg, 2193

South Africa was recently ranked 113th out of 114 countries in the Effective Energy Transitions Index 2018, a report by the World Economic Forum (WEF). The Index measures the ability of countries to balance energy security and access with environmental sustainability and affordability.

Now that the nuclear deal with Russia is off – for now – how could South Africa make the transition to cheaper and less polluting forms of energy?  Is it possible and what is this going to take?

Wits Business School invites you to a special event to launch the book ‘South Africa’s Energy Transition’ by Tobias Bischof-Niemz and Terence Creamer, as well as a panel discussion on the ‘burning issue’ of the future of energy production in South Africa. Click here for the book website

Tobias Bischof-Niemz is the Head of Corporate Business Development at ENERTRAG AG, a Berlin-based global clean-energy company. He previously established and led the Energy Centre at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), in Pretoria. Terence Creamer is a South African journalist who has been writing about the country’s energy sector since 1994. He is currently editor of Creamer Media’s Engineering News. They will be joined in discussion by:

  • Dr Tsakani Mthombeni, Group Head of Energy and Carbon: Goldfields and
  • Nelisiwe Magubane, Chairman: Matleng Energy Solutions

Professor Rod Crompton, Head of the African Energy Leadership Centre (ELC) at WBS will facilitate.
Booking is essential.
We look forward to hosting you!