It is possible to overcome the energy crisis in South Africa and build a sustainable energy future. Solutions do exist and some are leading the way. In this episode we first look at how the City of Ekurhuleni is dealing with the energy crisis whereafter we explore the Transformation of the Electricity Supply Industry in South Africa.
Presented by Enpower Trading
The South African landscape and Electricity Supply Industry is changing rapidly, and as the market evolves, the incentive for municipalities to procure their own power becomes more evident.
Decarbonisation owing to climate change, is a key motivation to transition to green energy but as electricity costs accelerate and loadshedding increases, municipalities are forced to 'future-proof' their strategies in order to provide access to affordable, sustainable energy for all.
Miriam Maina is a Postdoctoral Researcher University of the Witwatersrand. She has a particular focus on the role of policy in shaping urban futures in Africa. We discuss organic growth vs proactive town planning, Africa’s predicted megacities and how we can prepare for them, the role of new technologies in better urban planning and collaboration, and much more.Play Now
Tshepo Kgobe is Chief Operating Officer at Gautrain Management Agency. We explore the impacts of the pandemic on Gautrain, their plans for recovery and future expansion, the future of public transport, lessons from 2020 and how Gautrain will integrate with other modes of transport.Play Now
Episode 5 of the Series focussing on urban governance and how to get it right in managing urban growth in towns and cities in Kenya. Show guest: Engineer Geche Karanja is Chairman of Kiambu Residents and Neighbourhood Association (AKiRNA). He has worked in various locations worldwide including Germany; Brazil; South Africa; USA; Egypt and Japan.Play Now
The Climate Finance Accelerator (CFA) directly responds to the urgency and scale of the climate crisis by supporting highly promising climate projects to become more bankable and appealing to investors, so that they can secure funding more readily. The CFA is part of the UK Government's efforts to help South Africa tackle climate change and support a just transition.Play Now
The redevelopment of Tygerberg Hospital has long been envisaged to improve infrastructure for the people of the Western Cape. Thorpe Koorts explains how maximising public-private partnerships can rebuild health infrastructure, the importance of collaboration between stakeholders, future socio-economic benefits for the broader community, and much more.Play Now