South Africa's Energy Policies at a Turning Point Ifri Closed Seminar
South Africa benefits from a successful renewable energy program and a certain status as the only nuclear power plant operator on the African continent. These assets have been increasingly overshadowed by structural and mounting challenges affecting the energy sector and entire economy: load shedding, financial meltdown of Eskom, poor regulation and governance, inadequate planning, lack of transparency.
Are things changing under President Ramaphosa's leadership and will the latest financial pressures, and new gas discoveries, bring much needed reforms?
Chair and discussant: Marc-Antoine Eyl-Mazzega, Director, Center for Energy & Climate, Ifri
South Africa's energy policies at a turning point: Chris Yelland, Managing Director, EE Business Intelligence
This seminar will be held in English.
Energy and electricity policy, planning and regulation in South Africa has been slow and bureaucratic, lacking visionary leadership, and marred by uncertainty. Policy positions and actions taken have tended to be reactive, and driven more by crisis management than by forward-looking leadership...
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