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Webinar: Africa Energy Futures - A Continent in Transition

Webinar: Africa Energy Futures - A Continent in Transition

The African continent as a whole remains heavily dependent upon fossil fuels with the likes of South Africa and Nigeria remaining over 70% dependent on non-renewables. The potential for a green transition over the coming years remains pertinent, yet a long way off.

Africa Energy Futures: South Africa

Africa Energy Futures: South Africa

Although South Africa remains very reliant on fossil fuels, there has been an increased supply and use of renewable energy, particularly wind and solar. This is mainly a direct result of the 2019 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) which sets out the South African government's diversification targets for the energy supply mix by 2030.

POPIA: The long wait is over

The Protection of Personal Information Act, 2013 (POPIA) came into effect on 1 July 2020 but was subject to a 12-month grace period, which ended yesterday (30 June 2021). Therefore, from today (1 July 2021) POPIA is fully in effect, save for certain provisions.

A step forward for energy security in South Africa

On 10 June 2021, the President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, announced amendments to schedule 2 of the Electricity Regulation Act (ERA) in terms of which, amongst other things, embedded generation projects with a capacity of up to 100 MW will become exempt from being required to be licensed with the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA).