14
Jan
2021
Debates Videoconferences
from 09:00 to 10:30
This event is restricted
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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.

 

Contact the organizers: 

By invitation only. For more information on the debate, please contact Cécile De Cordier :  decordier@ifri.org

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